Prairie Hop | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie HopPrairie Hop

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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.

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Photo of jcb7472
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkermitj
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of puboflyons
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
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 +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nurt20
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.31/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of harsley
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jadjunk
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. Prairie Hop is brewed in the style of a Dry-Hopped Saison ale, available in 16.9 oz. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a pearl white head of a frothy foam consistency over a medium hazy amber body with ample carbonation. Retention is very good and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) A hop-led nose of juicy citrus, lemon, mild tropical fruit, resinous pine, and slight peppery spice atop a clean pale and cracker malt base. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Pine, citrus, tropical fruit and white pepper hop notes with a moderate bitterness, met with a very dry malt profile of pale grain and cracker malts, a slightly effervescent and peppery yeast profile. Quite a tasty hop profile that generates a lot of flavor atop a simple, but nicely built saison base. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly resinous, clean, very dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is slightly hoppy bitter and peppery over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A nicely flavored saison ale with a good bit of hop character, quite juicy with citrus and fruit notes that does a decent job of balancing out the dryness of the malt character. Pretty tasty and a decent beer consumed fresh, if at a reasonable price. 4

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Prairie Hop

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Photo of SawDog505
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass bottled I assume on the 191 of 15, a tad old. Pours a dark yellow with a 4 inch fluffy sticky white head that clings to the glass.

Smell clove, banana, hard candy, coriander, pepper, and limes.

Taste follows with clove, pepper, coriander upfront, with banana, lime, and hard candy in the background.

Mouthfeel is a little behond medium, a lot of carbonation, maybe a little dry, and good drinkability.

Overall for what it is, Classified as a Saison and that is one of my least favorite styles, this is good.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. Beer pours with a wicked large, bubbly head that does eventually dissipate a little bit. Excellent cloudy orange appearance with some yellow in the light with some patchy lacing on the sides. Really nice aromas of spiced, lightly grassy hops mixed with citrus orange. Sharp orange-citrus flavor with a bitter/very sweet aftertaste follows the flavor. Really delicious without anything too overwhelming. Great carbonation that helps make the drink approachable and crisp. Overall, I thought this drink was fantastic across the board.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$11 16.9oz bottle. Always enjoy m'self a good Prairie beer...

...and this is one. Shocker there. Honestly, it smells like what's on the label. It smells like wet grass, flowers, and yes, I guess mushroomy (that is to say it's earthy... not really smelling like mushrooms). It's a very "clean" funk from the yeast that couples uniquely with the hops. Like a wet pine tree with a musk to it. Unusual aroma on this beer, but one that I absolutely enjoy. The taste is almost exactly like the aroma. So clean, light, refreshing... 8% ABV? Watch out. Floral, grassy, a little resinous/piney, very slightly funky with a biscuit/bread flavor...really nice. The feel is on the thin side with a pop-like carbonation, which works very well with the style, but makes this crazy drinkable for the ABV.

Great beer. Certainly expensive, but it's a treat. Very clean. The flavor is light-ish, but that makes it all-the-more impressive. It's delicate and thirst quenching, but with a very pleasant depth of flavor -- for that, I give it a 4.25 overall rating. Pick it up.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of drew74
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 1 pint 0.9 fl oz (500ml) bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 19515, meaning it was bottled on 14th July 2015. It was poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy light gold colour (maybe even a bit murky) with a huge 3 finger white head that had good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma: Tropical pineapple, mango and peach, some grassiness and pear with a peppery mandarin finish.

Taste: Starts with biscuity bready malts, slight tartness with tropical mango and peach, followed by grassy and floral notes, some citrus zestiness and a mandarin, white peppery spice finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with mid to high carbonation.

Overall: Overall a great saison with nice tropical, zesty and spicy notes.

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Photo of smi69
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color. Head is gargantuan. Might as well take a nap while it settles down. Aroma is a conflicting combination of aggressive hoppiness & Belgian yeast. Fruity & grassy hops arm wrestle yeasty spice and phenols. The flavor is much better. The citrusy hop flavor seems to make amends with the Belgian yeast aspects. I have zero opinion of the malt because I'm trying to make sure the other two aspects of the beer play nice. Medium bodied and fairly bitter. Belgian yeast and US hops usually don't mix well with me. I'm now $13 lighter in the pocket for further reference to said opinion.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-02-16 in Columbia, PA from a 16.9oz (1/2 liter) bottle.

A - Hazy, peach-gold color with a massive 4-finger pillowy-white head into a 20-oz tulip. Moderate lace.

S - Saison yeast, earthy and herbal spice, orange flesh, lightly cooked carrots, floral.

T - More orange than the aroma. I notice the citrus first, before the Saison yeast phenols. There's a moderate bready character underneath all the citrus. Then the earthy and herbal spices and some pepper kick in followed by a really nice Citra hop finish which is all flavor and just mild-moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation

O - My kind of Saison! Light on the phenols but still spicy and fresh tasting with an emphasis on the citrus. Nice fusion of old and new styles.

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

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
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