Prairie Hop | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie HopPrairie Hop
1,152 Ratings
Prairie HopPrairie Hop

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

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

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hman43
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours golden with a pillow white head. Head retention is excellent. There is plenty of lacing to it.

Smell: It has strong aromas of peach and mango.

Taste: The flavors are strong with mango, tangerine, and peach. There are some orange notes as well. There are slight notes of bread. There are also slight hints of earthen qualities as well.

Feel: It has a moderate body and a moderately bitter aftertaste. It is rather smooth on the palate.

Overall, this is an easy drinking rather tasty beer that highlights the hops.

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Photo of hoponit
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KatyBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into Tulip glass. Hugr 4 inch head made filling the glass difficult. Champagne-y and effervescent. Nice initial flavor with pleasant and quick aftertaste. Fruity. Very nice, would definitely drink again.

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

L: Cloudy dull golden bronze pour. Massive foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Sharp citrus and stone fruits. Peach and apricot. Mango and grass.

T/F: Dry and grainy. Champagne-like... fruity esters and floral. Peach and apricot mingled with mango and apple rind. Medium bodied... effervescent and bubbly. Finish is dry and fruity.

O: A style defying complex saison. Lots of fruit character mingled with dry white wine/champagne. One to drink slowly and savor.

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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip and a snifter the day I had it. The appearance was a nice looking hazy orange color with a thin white foamy half fingered head that dissipated within less than a minute in both glasses. The smell had some light notes of peach, mango and tangerine and had some light Belgian spices arrange themselves neatly in and out on over top of the previously mentioned fruits. The taste was a good combination of spicy to sweet. On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed pretty good for the Belgian ale style. Overall, though I thought this was a saison at one time in my life, I see that it is not, well, honestly I’m okay with that. Straight up Belgian Pale Ale or Saison, either way this is good to me and worthy of having again.

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Photo of Gus_13
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden in color with a nice off white head. Nose of simcoe pine and citrus from the citra. Nice pepper quality from the yeast. Flavor follows with more pepper and a super dry finish. I'm really glad this is in 4 packs now.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yuno
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Estria
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, dark yellow towards golden color with a thick head of cream colored foam, at least two fingers thick. Smells of melon, peaches, and slightly of malt and bread. Tastes fruity, peaches, melon, rich breads, very little bitterness, a hint of pine, and some grapefruit towards the end. Medium-light body. Finishes fairly cleanly. Interesting beer, aroma isn't huge but the flavors certainly are. Doesn't necessarily prepare you for it. Easy, easy drinker and drinks more like a 4% beer than an 8%.

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Photo of Pens1967
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinpd58
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet hop nose, sweet hop taste. Different yet the same. Great yet only good. The hoppiness carries this beer through the seeetness. Very good beer with a kick.

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Photo of SFNC
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fmccormi
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (JK stemware). This has a bottling date December 16, 2016 if I’m not mistaken (assuming that the last portion of the batch info reads as a Julian-variant date in a leap year, as 2016 was: “33662092 19:36 35116”), which would make this bottle roughly two months and two weeks old at the time of consumption. Normally, I’d leave this on the shelf due to age, but because it’s a mixed culture farmhouse ale (if I’m not mistaken) and Prairie generally does a good job with hoppy brett beers, I’m still expecting this beer to be in pretty decent shape. It’s been refrigerated for several days prior to consumption, and rolled a bit to re-suspend hops and yeast particulates.

Appearance (4.25): This pours with about two solid fingers fluffy, custard-colored foam capping a very hazy, dark orangish-tan body. The head dissipates fairly slowly, leaving a sticky collar of foamy lacing around all sides of the glass and a good bit of foam on the surface of the beer. As the beer goes on, it leaves half of a very wide collar of foam on one side of the glass. Overall, very good retention and decent lacing.

Smell (4.0): A really interesting mix of overripe peach, smooth melon, and light lime zest aromas blend into a rich body of musty, basement-dank “farmhouse” notes, like the inside of a silo, along with some fresh-cut grass, a light bit of resin, and a delicate floral scent. It’s a nicely varied, diverse set of smells coming out of the glass here.

Taste (4.0): Hmm, this contains an oddly gentle array of overripe orchard fruit (apples, pears) and rich, bready (challah, brioche, kind of eggy/buttery breads like that) flavors that blend together nicely and smoothly. They’re infused with a tastefully restrained mix of the barnyard/basement notes picked up in the nose, with dry straw and a rich, musty flavor emphasizing the savory qualities of the malt. The hop flavor, at this point in the beer’s life, is focused on a piney, resinous bitterness with a touch of yellow grapefruit pith, with some grassy component that sits somewhere between strictly bitter and more flavorful. No sign of alcohol whatsoever.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Here, Prairie did an excellent job. The beer is somewhat full-bodied with a smooth, creamy body, and fine carbonation that spreads out evenly and tingles very, very nicely. In spite of the beer’s relatively heft malt, the hop oils really dry out the beer nicely, begging for another sip while remaining thoroughly satisfying.

Overall (4.0): If this is a mixed-culture beer, I’m not getting a lot of that character. That said, it’s an extremely well put-together farmhouse ale that avoids the pitfalls of most other hoppy saisons/other farmhouse styles. Now, though, I’m really curious to try an ultra-fresh version of this beer. Regardless, it’s quite good. I don’t like it nearly as much as ‘Merica or even Standard, but it’s still very good. I’ll have to keep an eye out for freshies in the future.

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Photo of khargro2
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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