Prison Rodeo Hoppy Coffee Ale | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.01/5
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98 Ratings
Prison Rodeo Hoppy Coffee AlePrison Rodeo Hoppy Coffee Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
We have been using coffee in beer for years. What began with Bomb! eventually made an appearance in Okie and Noir. Roast and chocolate and dark flavors dominated these beers. They were what most people would expect from a coffee beer. While loving these beers we also knew we could do a lot more with coffee. We knew there was an array of flavors in coffee and beer that would be great together. We wanted to take a different approach.

Prison Rodeo is that approach to coffee and beer. We started with a beer (maybe it was an IPA) full of juicy and citrus hops. It was about as far as we could get from a stout. We needed a coffee to stand up to and compliment the hops. We needed a coffee that was just as fruity and refreshing. Our friends at Spaceship Earth Coffee sourced multiple samples for us to pick from. After cupping numerous coffees this natural-process Ethiopia Sidamo Guji really stood out. We could tell the coffee was going to add another dimension to the beer.

We were careful to add just enough coffee to amplify but not dominate the beer. In the glass the beer is full of those bright, delicate fruit aromas before fading into a slight but noticeable roast aroma.

Added by gatornation on 05-11-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,586
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
98
pDev:
8.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is alcohol and wheat. The taste follows the nose.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy, almost opaque brown with some floaties. The head is enormous, rocky and creamy white. Very long retention with sheets of lacing.

S: Muddled light-roast coffee, caramel, milk chocolate, mocha, candied orange peel, vanilla, sugar cookie.

T: A great balance of coffee, malt, and hops. Nutty medium-roast coffee meets candied orange peel, orange marmalade, and pink grapefruit flesh with toasty, caramel and brown bread malt. Hints of vanilla. The flavors combine to evoke mocha and chocolate-covered orange peel. Slightly sweet, with a nice balancing bitterness of citrus peel, and then lingering fresh coffee roast. No discernible taste of alcohol.

F: Fluffy and pillowy, very carbonated, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced between sweetness and a light dryness.

O: This isn't very fresh, yet still tastes fantastic. I wish I could try it fresher.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More like a DIPA on the light side; more like a Belgian -- Beer, Bourbon and BBQ festival - Atl 3/3/2018

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of coffee, citrus hops, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level with a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of strong citrus hops, strong spicy hops, slight coffee, and a hint of floral notes. Overall, good appearance, strong body, but otherwise not well blended and simplistic.

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4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2017-12-17
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Brought to me by a friend in OK. 15971PT1 19:42 19017 is the tiny, almost indistinguishable stamp on the shoulder of the bottle, which is mostly incomprehensible to me anyway.

Pours a hazy amber with a smallish head and not a lot of carbonation. Smell is a bit strange -- some citrus, some old hay, and yes, some noticeable coffee.

Taste is coffee and a mild, boring pale ale.

Mouthfeel is dry and light. Overall...nothing special.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter from the bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy Amber color with medium bubbles on the body creating and orange tinted white head rising maybe just over half a finger's length. Semi sticky lacing drops quick after two or three sips.

Smell: Light coffee and malts, dissipates quickly and you kinda need to work to inhale it.

Taste: Sweet hops and coffee bean, a fusion of floral and a special creamy bitterness which is hard to explain. As if half and half was added to the concoction of beer.

Mouth: Medium carbonation and very full bodied.

Overall: I picked this beer up by luck, I don't get to have a lot of Prairie beers here in Long Island area and this was beyond worth grabbing. If you share it you're a better person than me, always with love...Salud!

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 98 ratings