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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:
1,148
Reviews:
189
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
208
For Trade:
8
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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with Cyde. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 dating stamped on the cork. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, lemon zest, tangerine, mango, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, hay, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of pineapple, peach, tangerine, lemon zest, mango, pear, apple, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, hay, grass, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, hay, floral, grass, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hop and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a fair amount of malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, lightly slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic dry hopped saison! All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, malt, and fruity/spicy yeast esters; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

White head with some lace left. Color is a hazy golden orange.

Flavor profile: very fruity and hoppy. Clementines, tangerines, and oranges. Floral and pine hops. Kind of herbal. Belgian yeast with some dryness. It has grape like flavors with some tannins. A light amount of barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel: smooth with a slight bitterness. Kind of funky. Lighter bodied. Nice carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, a really solid saison. I loved how fruity and hoppy this one was. Very drinkable!

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of nickfl
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a small head of white foams n top of very hazy, gold body. The head settles quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - Funky Brett aromas with lots of wheat and tart lemon.

T - Thick wheat and musty yeast character up front with some lightly fruity hops in the middle. Finishes with funk, pepper, and a touch of citrus.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very nice, the funky yeast character is excellent and while I might like a bit more hop character, I did enjoy what it added to the party.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Artisianal Ales (brewed & bottled by Krebs Brewing) "Prairie Hop"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, yellow ink jet production code is illegible
$9.99 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Notes via stream of conscious: Haha, I'm an idiot, without having read the label I was expecting a hoppy American beer, but as I poured it I could smell the mineralish Belgian yeast - and lack of bright American hops! I was reminded of La Chouffe Houblon (except that their yeast is so distinct). Massive rocky white head above a slightly hazy golden body (edit: much more cloudy with the yeast pour, and visible yeast remaining at the base of the bottle). Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma: floral, yeasty/mineralish, grainy, earthy/grassy, and mildly fruity (with some citrus/tropical included) and phenolic (I'm not sure how to describe the phenolic side, perhaps a touch clove and plastic-like). The flavor adds in a note of tea, and light chocolate (I wasn't expecting that), as well as subtle spice - or is that the alcohol? - no, probably not, it's 8 % ABV. It has depth and complexity, and remains really rounded and polished. Soft and easy to drink with a medium body and a gently zesty-then-creamy seemingly natural carbonation that's median to slightly-elevated standard. Mildly spicy and dry finish with a sharp fruity edge, grass, and earthy and mineral components to balance. Very nicely done, I think that this is one of those beers that can serve in almost any situation - full of flavor and complex, yet quite drinkable.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New brewery showed up at the store, with Belgian style Farmhouse beers, which I love these days. And not too expensive, with decent reviews, so I had to get the two. I'll try the Hop first.

Wow, the really twisted the handle of the crown, it probably has about 15 twists and almost impossible to turn now. Then it got twisted on itself, so needle nose pliers made quick work of it.

Finally pours a pasty white bubbly fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, some decent lacing, semi clear a little hazy golden honey color.

Nose is quite nice, a blend of floral hops and farmhouse aromas. I'll start with the farmhouse saison aromas, wheat, grainy malts, hay, dried grass, lemon zest, light spices, a very light farmhouse funk, and a light fluffy Belgian golden malt. Then hops, floral, light leafy grassy, a bit of a citrus zest, slightly herbal. Some earthiness too between the funky saison yeast and grassy hops. Lemony citrus aromas eventually end up taking over mostly as it warms and swirls in my glass.

Taste starts with the saison funk, little funky yeast then quickly into the saison malts, grassy wheat, fresh cut grass, dried hay, floral lemon grass, etc. It also brings light golden Belgian malts, a little grainy malt base, a light sweetness and juicy feel. Saison also brings light spices, lemon zest and citrus spray, and a little yeasty farmhouse funk flavors. Then into hops, floral fresh hops, lighter but nice, light leafy grassy flavors, little earthy and touch spicy, as well as a bit of the citrus, lemon zest and touch of fresh orange flesh. The bitterness starts light but ramps a bit as it goes, as the hops progress they get slightly spicy and earthy, chewy even. The finish gets a bit drier but still slightly sticky, long fairly bitter hop, little earthy, some leafy and grassy, with light saison grainy malts, lemongrass, hay, and light saison funk and spices.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of fluffy carbonation, juicy feeling.

Overall pretty nice, a well done saison and nice fresh hops to go with it. The hops go well with teh saison as expected, nice grassy little leafy and floral, some lemony citrus zest, and just enough bitterness. the saison flavors are on nicely too, not too much funk which would have overpowered the subtle hops, drinkable and tasty, well done. I would drink quite a few of these no problem (not in a row of course).

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle with label somewhat reminicent of Pretty Things.

A: Opens with a robust pop and pours a hazy yellow-orange with a solid two-finger fine white head which slowly fades to a cap leaving rings and spotty lace.

N: Wonderful fruity peaches, mango, and tangerine citrus and tropicals, with a slight belgian yeasty note. Floral, herbal/grassy.

T: Bready yeast, mildly pepper spice, citrus peel, melon fruit, trace funk. Liquid sunshine.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Dry and yeasty finish.

O: Blending of Simcoe and Citra hops lend an IPA-ish quality while the yeast and spices balance the traditional saison/farmhouse style. Really nice and would have again.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dcmchew
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear shiny golden with a small frothy head that doesn't seem to go away to soon.
Smells funky, with some lemon sourness. Hay, herbs, grass, cream, nice orchard fruit (pear, quince, yellow apple), bit of apricot, cherry plum, even tropical hints. A hint of brandy warmth up the nostrils.
There's a great yeasty complexity here, complemented by the hops. Initially, rich orchard fruit, like fresh pear, apple (hints of cider), peach, leading to some musty white grape and even a bit of mango juice. Rich citrus too, getting bitter and bitter, from light tangerine to grapefruit. Light grainy backbone, with a nice splash of honey to help all the flavors stick. The saison funk marries perfectly with the grassy hop, giving off a really strong "field" taste (aside of a light moldy feel), with herbs, green barley, straw, lemongrass, peppermint and lots(!) of floral notes, dry and perfumey to go along with the bitter dry finish. That's not all, there's also clove and some white pepper, trying to shine along with the funk.
Medium body, smooth carbonation. Aftertaste is rich with spices, funky grass, apple peel, citrus peel, light tropical fruit and a bit of alcoholic warmth that reminds of mixed fruit schnapps.
This is not just a hop driven saison, it's a monster of saison with hops integrated perfectly. They never steal the show, only complement the yeasty complexity. Awesome on so many levels.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opens with a resounding pop! Love the label on these beers

Pours a chill-hazed bronze/amber with a thumb of ivory colored head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Hay, wet grass, faint lemon & just a bit of dirt/funk. Apple peels as this warms, some coriander & white pepper, plus some apple pie & pear notes

T: Grapefruit, lemongrass, a touch of apricot hiding in the background, along with some tangerine & a touch of funk up front. Green apple peels, funk, grassyness, lemons & grapefruit as this warms, some white pepper & cilantro notes. Finishes with spicy hops, grapefruit, funkyness in subtle doses, apple peel & orange peel

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation, nicely balanced

I like this, very drinkable. This to me, is like Tank 7's slightly smaller brother, a little less in your face with the hops & a touch more funkyness, a bit more overall finesse

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Mostly clear golden body. Small white head. Thin collar and some wisps.

Smell - Big tropical fruit. Mango and peach. A little yeasty.

Taste - Big hop presence. Tropical and stone fruits again, but some grassier notes. Pale malt in the midrange and an herbal hop flavor in the finish. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Kinda bitter.

Overall - Not a lot of saison here, but nice hop flavors. Should also be noted that this beer had more of a peach aroma and flavor than two other beers that claimed to have peach added to them. Good stuff.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,148 ratings.
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