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From:
Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
89
Avg:
4 | pDev: 9.25%
Ratings:
113
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 18, 2020
Added:
Oct 02, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  37
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Blend of two beers in equal amounts. First beer was a blonde wild ale aged on Persimmon in oak foudre. Second beer was a lambic-style aged on Dragonfruit in white oak barrels.
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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a one finger head; clumpy lacing

Smell: As the beer warms the persimmon and dragonfruit tones emerge with acetic sourness embracing

Taste: Acetic sourness forward, with the malt assertive; subtle tones of dragonfruit and to a lesser extent, persimmon; the finish is moderately sour

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: I was hoping for more fruit here but this beer has held up nicely over six years

Thanks, JHE73, for the opportunity

Jan 18, 2020
 
4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Sep 19, 2019
 
4 by emottram from Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2018
 
4.19 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Jun 30, 2017
 
4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey on Jun 29, 2017
 
4.03 by shoegueuze from California on May 25, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance- The beer was a slightly murky yellow color with a white head.

Smell - A nose of green apple was noted with sour hints.

Taste - My initial impression was green apples with sour hints. Persimmon comes through toward the middle of the taste. Dry sour sticks to the roof of the mouth in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- The carbonation may stick brush away the sweetness, but allows the tart to cling to the roof of the mouth.

Overall - Battling the Jolly Pumpkin version of the collab, this one wins.

Jan 01, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Light golden yellow, clear with huge carbonation, massive white head, very persistent, and thick clumps of lacing laying over the glass.

S - Acid is first, striking and harsh, but with hints of sour fruit and lots of oak. Definite interest, but the acid is a bit muddling.

T - Lots of the lambic in the open, huge acidity, which sticks around, but also a lot of other flavors come through in the middle, as the oak comes in, sour fruit juice reminding me of lemon, but without citrus. The close then narrows back to acidity.

M - Tart but not brutal. Pleasant while still big and full.

O - Lots of good work here. Delivers many of the elements of a lambic without stripping the tongue. And the oak, which can be overpowering, manages to stay a bit player here, which allows the fruit and the bugs to shine.

May 24, 2016
 
3.71 by thatoneguymike from Georgia on Feb 26, 2016
 
3.5 by Svyturys30 from Illinois on Feb 12, 2016
 
4 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jan 02, 2016
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3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by LloydDobler from Indiana

Pours bright yellow with a ton of fluffy/patchy head. Nose is only slightly funky with no acidic or fruity notes. Tast followed suit. Was a little disappointed that there wasn't a better fruit presence, but it was still sweet ant tart. Nice carbonation.

Dec 31, 2015
 
3.85 by DaveHack from Pennsylvania on Nov 01, 2015
 
3.66 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2015
 
4.25 by ethanmc12 from Illinois on Oct 05, 2015
 
3.89 by IrishColonial from Texas on Aug 15, 2015
 
2.85 by Mersh from Connecticut on Jul 28, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

This beer was a letdown.

I was expecting the best of both breweries in this collaboration, yet what I got was an elementary version of what either brewery could offer on their own.

The signature sour that I have come to expect from Upland and Jolly Pumpkin was not present, instead replaced by an over-carbonated peppery beverage.

The dragon fruit is the only real flavor this beer carries, which by itself is somewhat off-putting.

For what this beer cost, it was very disappointing and not at all worth trying.

Jul 28, 2015
 
4.05 by imperialking from Illinois on Jun 15, 2015
 
3.94 by MaximumYuks from Oregon on Jun 14, 2015
 
4.25 by jjwisenheimer from Indiana on May 18, 2015
 
3.95 by aasher from Indiana on May 18, 2015
 
3.58 by zachpaschal from Indiana on May 18, 2015
 
3.5 by sweemzander from Illinois on May 14, 2015
 
3.78 by swanfungus from California on May 04, 2015
 
3.6 by claspada from New Jersey on May 04, 2015
 
4 by Jas45678 from Michigan on May 03, 2015
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2.98/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by AlexFields from Tennessee

This just tastes like a fresh green pepper.

Apr 26, 2015
 
4.2 by dheldman from Minnesota on Apr 22, 2015
 
4.13 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Apr 19, 2015
 
4.22 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Apr 16, 2015
 
4.03 by intovert2438 from Michigan on Apr 12, 2015
 
3.93 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Apr 09, 2015
 
4.05 by Canada_Dan from Colorado on Apr 08, 2015
 
4.35 by georgeaaron from Indiana on Apr 04, 2015
 
4.25 by ghirsh from Virginia on Mar 29, 2015
 
4 by nathanmiller from New York on Mar 19, 2015
 
4.35 by Axnjxn from North Carolina on Mar 16, 2015
 
4.25 by Highbury09 from North Carolina on Mar 15, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by rlee1390 from Indiana

A-Cloudy bright yellow, three finger fluffy white head.

S-Fruity, semi tropical, mild funk,

T-Fruity, semi tropical, rather funky, decent balance, wee pit of pickles.

M-Lighter, nice carbonation, semi crisp.

O-I though the Upland version was slightly better than the JP version

Mar 01, 2015
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 113 ratings