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4.17/5
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1,157 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,382
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
1,157
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
206
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,157 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of rjcoy06
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rob1cain
2.98/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not my kind of beer

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Photo of WritersBlock
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Strongly disliked it fresh, but let a bottle sit for a year and it is outstanding. Beautiful fluffy head. Big carb, super soft mouthfeel.

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Photo of jworkman
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VinceMig
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: golden straw, cloudy, 2+ fingers of white head.

Smell: da funk, plus da hops (in da background). Very nice.

Taste: the Belgian funk hits first, nice and tangy, then the hops follow - light citrus, a little pungent. Exquisite.

Feel: lotsa carbonation going on, as I expect with a saison, and it's VERY dry.

Overall: I've been looking forward to this for a bit now, and it didn't disappoint at all. A great example of the style, with a bit more hop punch. Very well executed by Prairie.

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Photo of stephenlee
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birmz
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jophish17
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ldhughes3
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is tropical fruit, cloves and herbs/spices. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, spices/very mild heat, slightly coarse texture and a tart/bitter finish.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shauun176
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lookitzwess
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a wonderful complement to the burger that I just got done eating. Cheers!

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Photo of dbell23
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of siege06nd
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFrank78
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle. A very ripe, well-balanced hoppy saison. The hops don't overpower, but will still tickle your tongue. I think this would be a great beer for IPA-lovers to help introduce them to more complex beers. Whereas hops dominate IPAs, the hops in this saison simply add texture and fruit notes to an extremely flavorful ale. My hat goes off to Prairie Artisan Ales.

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Photo of ruzzal
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryaneasterling
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A beautiful, subtle, and hop minded Saison/Farmhouse Ale. I didn't catch much "grassy" flavour but I did notice the subtle hop complexity and dangerous drinkability. This is a nod to the hop hysteria of the current beer landscape without being an abrasive hop bomp. It also avoids the trap of malt overload. This is a wonderful beer that just so happens to be up my "alley".

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Photo of BigAl18
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemoarps
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Turbid orange body with a massive massive white head. Like three fingers+. Stiff peaks. Seriously, I blew on it and it formed a wavecurl and held.

You can tell right away that the yeast is going to play an integral part in this movie: sweet belgian, crisp tart apples are the dominant note here. Some lemon.

Starts off sweet following the apple/lemon blueprint laid out by the nose, but takes a sharp detour into... like baked almond biscotti? Yeah, that reminds me of my classmate's dad's biscotti. NOT what I was expecting. Also, I'm not a huge fan of biscotti in general. I know, I know. Almond gives way and it rededicates to the yeast and hop bitterness of grassy lemon and apple and a slight tart funkiness.
Finish is at once yeasty sweet and sharply bitter.
A unique one per my experience. Probably wouldn't grab it again, but I could see how this would work for some folk

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Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Guess I'm just not the biggest fan of belgian yeast

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Photo of spacecake9
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as interesting or complex as I had hoped for. It was just ok.

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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,157 ratings
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