Hopsynth Dry-Hopped Sour Ale | Upland Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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120 Ratings
Hopsynth Dry-Hopped Sour AleHopsynth Dry-Hopped Sour Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
By dry hopping our blonde sour ale Basis, we developed HopSynth, a well-melded sour ale with full hop aromas and flavors. Using the freshest experimental hops available, we tailored HopSynth to have a range of hop aromas, including pine, tropical fruits, and citrus notes.

Added by jaydoc on 04-04-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,055
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
120
pDev:
7.63%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
2.87/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheHopsman
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.1 ounce (330 ml) bottle, no dating that I could find on it. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is excellent and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like funk, earthiness, apricot, tropical fruit, white/green grapes and citrus peel. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some pine and grassy hop, oak, and bready/grainy malt. Nice amount of tartness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's creamy and a bit coating with a good amount of soft carbonation. I think this is a good enough brew, I wouldn't mind picking this up again sometime. $7.99 a bottle.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a light yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted a good amount of time. Excellent lacing.

S: An interesting aroma of tropical fruit, hops, yeast, pine, and a vinous quality.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of Belgian-style yeast, some pine notes (not your typical addition), citrus (lemon), light malt, some of the vinous quality, a bit of tropical fruit (pineapple), and hops. Not your typical sour flavor, mainly due to the inclusion of the pine and the vinous quality. Oddly tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this offbeat beer works. It takes a little getting used to, but give it a shot.

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Photo of kkarimi
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is white, frothy, 1 finger. Retention is good.
The nose has a nice funky, wild aroma. A hint of sourness to the nose.
Taste - it is a funky, sour beer, but in a pleasing way. Wild!
Feel - this beer has a decent body, and a good mouthfeel. I also enjoy the carbonation bubbles.
A very interesting wild sour beer. If you're not a fan of this style, you won't be a fan. I am, and it's delicious.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Grizzarky for this
500 ml bottle poured into tasting glass

A- A slightly hazy bright golden color with a three finger white head.

S- Sour, lemons, some apricots, hops, citrus zest, touch of pineapple, herbal tea, touch of oak.

T- Sour, citrus hops, hints of tropical fruits, herbal tea, some oak, funky/piney finish.

M- Smooth, light body.

O- A solid example of a dry hopped sour, worth picking up if you get the chance.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well carbonated, golden color with a sour nose that hid any hopping. The taste is a straight, puckering sour that hides the dry hopping until the beer warms. Light body and high carbonation.
I like sours, but this one was a pucker-er. The name lead me to believe there would be hops, but I didn't pick up on those until the last couple of sips, after the beer warmed up. More hops would've hopefully broken up the tongue numbing sour.

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Photo of RyanPoff
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy apricot with slight head retention. Good, not exceptional.

S: White grapes, sour. Plenty of floral/tropical white notes as well.

T: The blonde sour comes through first. The hops really balance this out for a sour. Bright, refreshing, and the sour isn't overpowering.

M: Fresh and bubbly. Exactly as expected.

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Photo of BKotch
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden white a slightly off white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has aromas that are tart and resemble white grapes. There are some leather aromas along with earthen elements. There are some non distinct fruity esters as well.

Taste: It is moderately tart with white grape and leather elements. There are fruity elements and a grainy elements as well.

Feel: It is moderately light in body with a tart long lasting aftertaste. There is a crackery flavor that develops long into the aftertaste.

Overall, this is an interesting sour ale highlight by grape and fruity flavors with the malt lasting long into the finish.

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Photo of AngEo
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hopsynth Dry-Hopped Sour Ale from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 120 ratings