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Prairie Hop | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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:
#1,375
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 drew74
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.71/5  rDev -11%
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 +1.7%
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 +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vitamin_g
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a taster glass.

A: Opaque golden with a tremendous off-white 2 finger head that wouldn't quit. Nice lacing.

S: A bit of barnyard funk mixed in with some great floral hops and fruity Belgian yeast. Peaches and mangoes dance nicely on the olfactory.

T: Light malts dance in with those terrific citrus flavors, followed by a kiss of Belgian yeast. Floral and fruity.

M: Medium with low to medium, dry carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try another winner from Prairie. Terrific.

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

Photo of DanoBear
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bnes09
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Here I was thinking this was a Belgian IPA and come to find out its classified as a Saison. Interesting how little some of these styles can vary, especially when brewed by innovative American brewers.

Pours a gorgeous orange with towering head that takes several minutes to recede enough to sip the wonderful beer beneath. Lots of yeast at the bottom of the bottle creates a milky haze.

Aroma of grass, weeds, herbs, veggies, cloves, bananas, and yeast. One of the "greenest" smelling beers I've ever purchased.

Buttery bread malt flavor. Follows the fresh botanicals in the nose with added garlic and floral notes. Very spicy overall with moderate yeast tones. Finishes on the dry side.

Moderate to medium body. Grainy, yeasty texture. Well carbonated. Creamy throughout then dry in the end.

I'm impressed yet again from this brewery. Another unique and tasty creation.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The only thing wrong with this hoppy saison is the alcohol presence.

The aroma is full of juicy pineapple peach and tangerine, along with a hint of pepper and clove.

The taste follows identically but with the tiniest bit of harshness from an almost soapy alcohol off flavor. A lovely tartness follows.

This beer is quite a beauty, a hazy golden brew with a frothy white head that lasts forever. It definitely gives fresh opal a run for it's money, but the alcohol harshness is what holds it back.

Truly an amazing example of what makes american craft brewing so great!

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Photo of NT03
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mattbrat1
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwjd
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teromous
3.05/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

There is a code on the bottle that says:
17351VV2
12:01
19615
So...yeah not really sure what the bottle date is.

Appearance: Light gold hazy body with a ridiculous amount of white foam. Even pouring carefully into a glass will produce enough foam to put out a car fire.

Aroma: It has a very nice spicy hop aroma but I'm not picking up any farmhouse character. The bottle only says "Belgian Style Ale" so I am not sure if this is supposed to be categorized as a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. It certainly has the aroma of a Belgian IPA. There is a nice sweet lemon grass aroma and a bit of a floral character as well.

Taste: It's hard to really start pinning flavors down with the ethanol flavor that comes through. It's pretty strong. Otherwise there is a nice woody flavor to the beer with a touch of bitterness. There really isn't much flavor to this, as if it is watered down.

Mouthfeel: It has an extremely light body and a ton of carbonation that foams on the palate making it even lighter. It makes for a bit of an odd drinking experience as if the beer has no real presence in the mouth.

Overall: I started out really impressed with the beer. I was to the point where I would have recommended it to people who like Belgian style IPA's but unfortunately the further I went in the bottle the more I realized how empty the beer really was. It's like the beer has some nice character but no real foundation. It lacks body and a real base for the flavor to rest on. The hop character is there but very weak and rather insipid.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color ale with a super large foamy head with excellent retention and great lacing. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with light green and grassy note with some rustic malt notes. Tate is also dominated by grassy notes with light dry rustic malt and hay notes. Body is full with great carbonation. Nice easy drinking saison with just the right amount of complexity.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A touch dry and bitter but wonderful smell.

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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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