RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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3.3
3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 750ml bottle. cloudy semi-dark wheat colored body with a billowy and sitcky white head. strongly floral nose with a lot of potpourri, dish soap, wax, mango and peach notes; very yeast-heavy. the vanilla candle wax and tropical fruit esters begin to grow as it breathes, and though my first impression (cold from the bottle) was nice, as it arrives around 55 F there is an ester amplification. I have to say itís more a design problem than execution. medium to medium-full body; medium aicd; strongly tart; yeast and chalk texture with a lot of gummi malt sugars. an abundance of tropical / fruity American hops appears through the ester cloud, but the core is bitter pine sap. even with a careful pour itís all in suspension. perhaps you have to sit these bottles upright for a week to settle them out. so here is a beer that I would call more of raw unfiltered wheat IPA (wheat or not, the malt and yeast share similarities with Hefeweizen, flavor-wise) than anything I would call Saison. I like the effort, it has the fundamentals right to land somewhere in the area of XX Bitter (mostly pale malt, strong hop expression, Belgian yeast); but the use of American hops and doughy yeast turns it into a very bitter ester-bomb. the malt texture seems smooth by comparison to all of this, so itís one of the things I like most about this beer.


3.8
andrepintado (3320) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle. Light hazy orange. Thin white head. Taste is medium high bitter. Dry body. Medium high bitterness. Aroma and flavour is hops, grass, pepper, yeast, citrus, peach, tangerine.

2.4
ganache (5851) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from VE. Nose very peppery, lemon, lemon floor cleaner, very Belgian spice character, though not fruity. Pour murky dark golden but never getting all the way to brown, soapy and churning too-large beige head. Taste lightly tart but that accumulates, semi-dry, touch metallic, citrus peel, low bitterness but a little rubbery, wheat, oaty-grainy slime, big and slightly rough alcohol. Full body but not fat, carbonation actually relatively low despite the huge head. Oily, doesnít lace properly. Iíll say this: it is very rustic, natural, though neither of those necessarily means good. [2017.06.13: 2.4]

3.1
migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 Ab InBev? I caught on that I was a sap for writing free reviews on Amazon long ago. And when IMDB got absorbed... there went my reviews into the corporate pockets. So, I pull out from the sell-out here... it was nice. But how is ratebeer going to attract new users now that this news is public? The next time you go to a pub, are you going to admit to people youíre a RateBeer user? The first thing theyíll say is Itís owned by InBev. So people are going to stop telling others to join. And if RateBeer does attract new users, itís going to be sort of people who donít care about the war against big beer...and, in that way, the ratings will get skewed. Eventually it becomes like UnTappd...just a social network with lots of people who are not really into beer and donít really know anything about it.

4
simontomlinson (329) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Pure white bubbly head stayed well on a finely effervescent, murky, dark golden body. Bitter aroma of citrus, zest, lemon & Tropical fruit. Medium bodied, sharp, highly carbonated - feels smooth on the back. Bitter sweet citrus, fresh tastes, spices, yeast, bursting with fruit & hops.

3.4
FunkyF (1171) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2017
Flaska frŚn khiosk i KŲpenhamn . Gul med vitt skum. Humlig doft. Barr och skog i smaken.

3.8
mansquito (6320) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2017
The Sampler, Brooklyn bottle: pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is slighty funky, fruity hoppage. Pleasant to drink hopped saison. Basically what you would expect but done with a high degree of refinement.

4.2
jefcon (1830) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2017
Terrific, juicy hops hit the nose first. Full, rich, flowery, tangerine, tropical and grassy. Just totally complex. All the richness and yeast elements of a saison provide a unique backing for a well-hopped beer. Dry and satisfying finish.

3.8
willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2017
Bottle from Old Town. Pours a clear gold with a finger of foam that lingers. Light hay, citrus and some pine. Clean with good Belgian-like carbonation. Dry finish. Very nice.

4.2
ChadPolenz (1801) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2017
DOB: 12/1/2016

2015 BJCP Category: 21B Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA

AROMA: Strong American hop aroma of stone, citrus and tropical fruit. A light wheat scent appears in the background. Esters and phenols are very obscured. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Very hazy copper/orange. Moderate off-white foam persists. 3/3

FLAVOR: A veritable fruit basket of flavors. Tropical and stone fruits are most prominent and are lightly sweet and almost juicy. Green pear is present in the background. Bitterness is moderate with a dry/spicy taste. Esters and phenols are present for slight pepper taste and drying sensation, but are obscured by the hops. Aside from a slight crackery taste, the malt base is passive. Alcohol plays no role in the palette. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body with medium-low carbonation. Doesnít feel sticky, but is certainly not crisp. The 8% ABV is well-masked as far as taste and warmth. Beer is genuinely refreshing and quaffable. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though billed as a "Belgian-style ale" (saison?), itís clearly a Belgian IPA and works well as such. 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 42/50


4.2
jflopsu (1590) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Pours a cloudy bronze/bright orange with white head and carbonation. A citrus, floral, tropical fruit, pine, and yeast aroma. A sweet citrus, tropical fruit, and floral taste with some pine, wheat, yeast and some spices. A dry yeast and citrus aftertaste.


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