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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Hop is our hop driven saison. This beer is packed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Notes of peach, mango, and tangerine can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. The beer finishes dry which helps the hops jump out of the glass flavor wise.

Added by StaveHooks on 12-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,143
Reviews:
186
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
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132
Gots:
207
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Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First had poured from 16.9-oz. bottle, into goblet. Dry-hopping masked saison character a bit, reminding me of a dry-hopped Belgian IPA, but so far, my favorite beer from Prairie Artisan not named "Bomb!"

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Photo of ghostwalker
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gold body with a thin white head.

Nose is somewhat tart and snappy with hops. A malt overtone creeps in here, somewhat surprisingly.

Flavor is smooth with a slight tropical finish. Expected more tartness and hop character.

Mouthfeel is medium and slightly stripping.

Overall, a good quaffable beer. Less complexity than I expected.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.41/5  rDev -19%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soupyman10
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a big three finger white head and active carbonation and lots of lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, light grainy and biscuit malt, lemon citrus and citrus hops. Flavor is dry grainy farmhouse malt, moderate funky yeast, lemon and orange citrus with an interesting light stone or tropical fruit flavor developing just before a dry, lightly funky finish with light citrus hops and a hint of camphor or mint. Medium bodied with sharp peppery carbonation. A nicely made dry saison, the hops seem subdued or are subsumed into the bone dry funky farmhouse yeast flavors. The subtle fruit flavors in the finish are what kept me sipping on this. It's a bit dry for my taste, and to its credit still was freshing, interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keeling
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - a rich golden orange color that has a slight haziness to it (the second pour was super hazy). It poured with a gigantic white head that was super creamy and loaded with bubbles of all sizes.
Smell - a lot of hop characteristics: juicy citrus and pine resin. There are also some pepper and peach notes along with yeasty mustiness (that horse/hay note).
Taste - the taste is pretty subtle. You get the juicy citrus and pine resin as well as the peppery spices. It finishes very dry with a mix of the juicy citrus hop notes and musty barnyard yeast.
Feel - surprisingly creamy, even though it finishes very dry. There's a lot of carbonation, and the body seems about right for the style.
Overall, this is definitely a solid hop-forward Saison that blends these two different flavors quite nicely. I would like more of a pronounced taste, but I think the body and mouthfeel are pretty spot on.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonj
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Florida
Just a touch of hazy in a light golden color with a huge frothy bone white head that shows great retention. Aromas of light earthy funk with bits of sweet citrus and caramel. Light bits of metal are a bit distracting. Decent brew.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.69/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcb7472
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkermitj
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. It is stamped but I can't figure out the date it was bottled. Sampled on April 17, 2016.

The pour is cloudy amber-orange with a lingering white foamy head.

The aroma has a bit of Belgian yeast, toasted malt, and vague fruit characters. Nothing that really stands out but still decent.

Medium body and smooth.

Toasted bread and light fruitiness are in the taste with a mild to moderate finish. Mellow all around but not spectacular.

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Photo of cyclone
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,143 ratings.
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