Prairie Hop | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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:
1,149
Reviews:
189
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.05%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
208
For Trade:
8
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Photo of ions
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The liquid pours a cloudy goldenstraw but there is way too much foam and I really have to adjust my pour to deal with this issue; decent stickage as the head grows rocky and some clumps stick to the glass wall

Smell: Bready, with grassy and tropical fruit tones; the Saison yeast adds a noticeable dimension

Overall: Bread and yeast forward, with the grassy and tropical fruit flavors building; the finish is dry, which accentuates the bitterness but the yeast returns to prominence in the aftertaste; some warmth from the ABV

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I should probably try a fresher version as I am cannot recall how long this hung out in my cellar - perhaps six months or more; the hops have faded a bit and it would be interesting to see how they work with the Saison yeast as the brewer intended

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

Photo of benloho
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heerboth
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of mangos are present in the nose along with hints of yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has stronger flavors of mangos and tangerines that stand out in front notes of peaches and hints of yeast and slight bits of spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and is quite bubbly with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The back end of the taste—mostly from the yeast and spices—lends some dryness to the mouthfeel.
O: This saison is quite interesting—it has lots of tropical fruit flavors akin those you would expect from a very hoppy IPA—but still retains a lot of the characteristics that you normally come to expect from a saison.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jhartley
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1 pint .9 fl oz bottle into a tulip.
Hazy golden body with a huge 2 fingers worth or head, had to wait a while for it to calm down to pour the rest. small islands of lacing left on the inside of the glass.
Belgian funk and spicy hops on the nose.
Taste is so balanced and delicious it's ridiculous! Funkiness is moderated with the hops and aren't played against each; total compliment.
Nice light mouth feel and for and 8% abv beer...no hint of it at all. That's dangerous!
Overall, this is a great beer and I am not really sure of the age, but it doesn't matter since it just tastes too damn good. For sure going to keep an eye out for this one again!

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Photo of Bristopher89
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheHopsman
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mumbled
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Apearn87
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of donspublic
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured with minimal head from tap into a tulip. Golden yellow, crystal clear. Nice hop smell, this gets past my dumbed down olfactory nodes. Sharp hop presence to the taste. Any Belgian personality is hammered by the hops. Drinks like a dry IPS. Really like this beer

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oakley
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xashy
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wingnutter
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKFine
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,149 ratings.
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