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Lupulo De Hielo - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Lupulo De HieloLupulo De Hielo

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%


Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: camil1mj on 09-30-2011)
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Reviews by rdickey:
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rdickey

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep orange-amber into my tulip, capped off with a fine, fluffy white head.

Smell: As soon as the cap came off, an amazingly full sour smell pervaded the room. There’s citrus in it, and some wild yeast funk as well. Very intriguing.

Taste: The sourness is just huge, and hits first and hard. It doesn’t linger on, however, like a Rodenbach Grand Cru. Instead, it gives way relatively quickly to a dry, piney hoppiness, which pair with the funkiness from the yeast to carry the beer through to a dry, somewhat acidic finish. Looking at my description makes this sound like an incoherent, slapped-together beer, but it’s anything but that; somehow Jeffries makes all these disparate and aggressive flavors hang together.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, but feels almost light in the mouth, notwithstanding the big flavors going on.

Drinkability: Pretty high; each sip leaves you wanting the next one.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 23:15:56 | More by rdickey
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jwg782

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-06-2013 20:33:51 | More by jwg782
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-26-2013 02:37:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-20-2013 05:52:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-20-2013 05:51:59 | More by largadeer
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-22-2013 13:16:16 | More by beernads
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

06-25-2013 02:50:26 | More by illidurit
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-27-2013 14:45:21 | More by WeisGuy
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StaEva

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-16-2013 05:02:39 | More by StaEva
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-13-2013 01:43:16 | More by AleWatcher
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml, 8/1/11
Tired Hands wine glass

A: Hazy light orange color. Half finger of fluffy bright white head. Highly carbonated. Some good lacing sheeting. Some alcohol feet.

S: Mild funk. Getting white grape hints. Some of that spice, Belgian? Not pulling pumpkin or cocao. Like I have read, some smells similar to Orval.

T: Tip of the tongue, you get a sharp pit if tart character. Mid palate is smooth. Not getting pumpkin or cocao or anything, but it's a good sour. Well done. Getting some soft oak flavors. Dry finish. Always leaves me wanting another sip.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 20:40:07 | More by inlimbo77
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

10-18-2012 19:45:04 | More by bauermj
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-17-2012 02:06:50 | More by t0rin0
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-17-2012 11:52:35 | More by whatname
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claspada

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a decent size white head of foam that settles to a thin collar, leaving very minimal lacing behind.

Aromas begin with a mix of herbal and bitter citrus hops. Then you get some spicy oak and Bretty powdery yeast.

The tastes begin with pilsnery grainy malt but then the herbal hops add a balancing quality. As it warms you get the house Jolly Pumpkin funk, hay-like mustiness and moderate white wine acidity.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is super dry and oaky with only minimal lingering sourness/tartness.

Overall this was a decent sour ale but more like an Orval light Bretty beer or a Brett induced IPA than a Wild ale with all the bells and whistles that are advertised. Maybe it was different fresh but I cannot imagine it was much different. I wish this had more of the "added" ingredient flavors or was more sour but right now it is just in the lower end of both.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 19:46:32 | More by claspada
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scray24

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-02-2012 21:38:57 | More by scray24
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beerhan

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-27-2012 18:16:59 | More by beerhan
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-24-2012 15:40:50 | More by acurtis
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-03-2012 17:59:25 | More by slvrmon82
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-03-2012 23:33:36 | More by imperialking
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rmaste6282

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-20-2012 19:08:46 | More by rmaste6282
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womencantsail

California

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kyle for this bottle.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a tall white head. Surprisingly citrusy on the nose. Lots of grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine notes. A light grassiness as well as some peach and apple. Plenty of oak, too. This has the typical tart and dry flavor of Jolly Pumpkin beers. Nice lemon and apple tartness along with some other fruit notes, particularly the peach and citrus noted on the aroma. Lots of oak and maybe even a hint of sweet vanilla.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 03:05:41 | More by womencantsail
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-08-2012 16:21:46 | More by hoppymcgee
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle shared by Thorpe429.

Pours a hazed golden orange with a thin white head and webs of lacing. Smells like, well, a Jolly Pumpkin beer. Funky and mildly tart, with lemon and citrus sweetness adding a little more of a fruit presence than expected. Flavor is similarly funky and tart, with straw, lemon and grass blending with tropical fruit and mild acidity. Not much hop or pumpkin presence. Medium thick body with light carbonation. Quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 00:39:31 | More by yourefragile
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johndoe8

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-05-2012 06:12:47 | More by johndoe8
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Lupulo De Hielo from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.