Lupulo De Hielo - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by biga7346:
4.6/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served fresh on tap at release Sept. 30 into JP snifter.
A: Shimmering golden to straw like in color, turbid, not as firm as most other JP beers, good amount of soapy lacing sticks around the glass.
N: Sour stone fruits and funk up front in the nose followed by pumpkin seeds, white pepper, Champagne accompanied by really juicy, tangy like aromas. More sour cherries, tangerine and apricot; again very bright flavors but there is a nice underline of like pumpkin patch, or maybe crisp veggies, think of biting into a fresh green pepper. Great aromatic wet hay, barnyard funkiness.
T: Up front we have sour cherries, massive granny smith apple, velvety carbonation (champagne) balanced with suggestions of hop oil; more of the crisp veggie like character, some grape skin, maybe even lemon peel, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice. It all leads into an astoundingly long, drying tannin-like finish, reminds me of a dry Cabernet wine. The finish is almost cloying but yet somehow the beer remains refreshing, something that would go with salad greens or fruit and soft cheeses. I can definitely pick up on the Oro in here as well.
D: This beer is a fucking masterpiece. Wish there was more available.
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2011 01:29:53 | More by biga7346
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4.58/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On cask at Hay Merchant in Houston, TX.
A: Pours a beautiful golden hazed color. A perfectly formed dense, one finger white head rises. Rings of lace are left behind. This is a looker.
S: Hops and fruit up front that are amazing. Juicy citrus, mango, tart lemons. A light basement like funk. An incredible nose that does not hit you over the head, but subtle and balanced.
T: Hops are big up front again. Juicy mango, passion fruits. Acidic citrus flavors like orange and lemon, which then works perfect with the sourness that follows. A tart acidic punch, light wood, light basement like funk. The nuances just keep coming with every sip.
M/D: A light to medium body. Perfectly carbonated, especially for cask. Effervescent, crisp, and dry. The tartness and acidity pulls the cheeks in and makes you want to keep coming back for more. So refreshing and easy to drink.
This is immaculate. Juicy hops, light wood, substantial tartness. Everything works perfectly. Not to mention, the cask is in near perfect condition. I don't get any pumpkin or cacao. No bother, I think everything else involved overpowers that. As is a treat to drink, and I hope to find bottles if possible.
Serving type: cask
07-16-2014 00:14:33 | More by champ103
Lupulo De Hielo from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.