Prairie Phantasmagoria

Posted: October 29, 2016 in American Double/Imperial IPA, Prairie Artisan Ales, Reviews

I’ve only read one review of this beer and it wasn’t good. I was hoping they got a bad bottle, but (spoiler alert), I was not a fan of this beer. It’s rare that I say that about a beer coming from Prairie.

phantasmagoria

ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Phantasmagoria is an IPA that is low in malt flavors, but high in hops. We brew this beer as a nod to the big hoppy beers of the west coast. We use loads of citrusy and piney hops at the end of the boil and in the fermenter to make this beer a hop experience.”

Random: This comes in at 70 IBUs.

The brew poured with a one finger, thick and fluffy white head. It dissipated slowly and left generous amounts of lacing on the glass. The body was really hazy and lemon juice yellow with light carbonation. I was surprised that I couldn’t see more carbonation. The nose was musty with hay and then grassy hops. I was surprised that I picked up a wheat note too. The taste was…well, interesting. The first thing that I picked up was lemon pledge and old pine needles. It had a green herbal note. Maybe it was arugula? Then, it went into wet hay. It also had a fruity note with a touch of tropical fruit, like star fruit. It had a thick body with a lot of booze. The carbonation was light and could have been amped up. The finish was lengthy with hay, dried grass and dried lemon peel. This beer was expensive at $5 a bottle ($.42 per ounce). I wouldn’t have this one again because of how expensive it was and how weird the taste was.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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