Petal To The Kettle
Upland Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,553
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #33,477
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 10.81%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
40
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Upland Brewing Company
 
Indiana, United States
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Notes: This refreshing kettle sour welcomes in spring with a distinctly tart grapefruit, peach, and strawberry flavor. Hibiscus and rose petals were chosen to compliment the tart and citrusy character, giving this ale a delightful floral nose.

This beer pours a beautiful pinkish purple reminiscent of the inside of a ripe grapefruit. The aroma is of tart strawberries, lemon, and grapefruit with floral notes of rose and hibiscus. The flavor has a distinctly tart grapefruit character supported by peach, strawberry, and delicate hints of floral perfume.

5 IBU
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 40 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Franziskaner
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy and pink to light red in color. There’s a trace of a fingernail of off white on top. The aroma is of strawberries, rose, and hibiscus. The flavor is of muddled strawberries, rose, and hibiscus. The mouth is moderately carbonated.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 8/2019. Pours very hazy reddish/pinkish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy strawberries, hibiscus, cranberry, fruit skin/seeds, rose, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of strawberries, hibiscus, rose, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy strawberries, hibiscus, cranberry, fruit skin/seeds, rose, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy strawberries, hibiscus, cranberry, fruit skin/seeds, rose, lemon, lime, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of strawberries, hibiscus, rose, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and fairly acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited kettle sour! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of strawberries, hibiscus, rose, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Nicely soft feel, not overly lactic. Nicely juicy/jammy strawberries; with balanced rose, hibiscus, and Lacto complexity; with a great balancing pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Mild residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

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3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Welcome back to my New Hoosier Daddy Beer Sunday (Week 738)! I am CANtinuing with CANs from IndiCANa, courtesy of @AyatollahGold & @jkblr both of whom have recently hooked me up, Hoosier style. It will be a CANner, not banner, day for The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "Tart at Full Speed"; "Ale with Rose, Hibiscus & Strawberry".

Was there a bumper crop of hibiscus in IndiCANa this year?!? This is my seCANd CANsecutive beer from there with hibiscus as an adjunct!

This beer strikes me as an homage to both my late Pops & his mom, my paternal grandmother. He was an avid bicyclist & a founding member of the Lancaster Bicycle Club & she was a brilliant gardener whose rose & raspberry bushes were a haven for bees. As to me, strawberries are my favorite fruit!

A Crack! a Glug & the same result! Clearly, either the adjuncts, the yeast or a CANbination of both do/es not lend itself/themselves to the creation of head and/or retention. It fizzed and foamed as quickly as I poured & quickly faded into nothingness. 8=( Color was again the cloudy look of freshly-squeezed Ruby Red grapefruit juice (SRM = N/A). Nose smelled like Grummy ChANdler's garden - fresh fruit & flowers! This was probably the least funky-smelling beer in this style that I have enCANtered. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was definitely tart, but not so much so as to be puckering. The taste was definitely of strawberries, underlain by easily-identifiable rose & hibiscus. I was pretty impressed with this one! It made me long for a strawberry pie, with or without rhubarb. And a bouquet of roses on the table as a centerpiece. I miss Pops & Grummy. 8=( Onward! This was NOT "tart at full speed" or I would not have liked it as much. Its lack of inherent tartness hurts it when rating to style, which may acCANt for its "Good" score. Finish was dry, after all, it was tart. I liked it much more than the previous IndiCANa hibiscus-infused beer & that has to count for something, right? YMMV.

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Photo of Flickib41
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale pink. Definitely taste the strawberry and hibiscus. Get floral hints strawberry on the nose. Not an overpowering tartness with this sour. Very drinkable. On a warm summer day I bet this beer is even better.

Not sure why they say this beer is retired. Talked to a Upland rep and they are going to produce this beer on a yearly basis as part of their new sour series.

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Photo of Lafayette_Beer_League
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hey The Lafayette Beer League is working to bring you video reviews of beer from Indiana. We love craft beer. We are trying to explore all the great beer Indiana has to offer. Our Goal is to bring a video to you each week! Check out this Video about Uplands Petal to the Kettle

Talking about Beer: Upland Petal to the Kettle
https://youtu.be/Uy0bXwM9fjI

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tart, refreshing, simple, the smell is of flowers and strawberries. Its drinkable when cold on a hot day. The Sourness is light. I wouldn't buy this again, but that's because "sour" beers really aren't my thing....

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright rose red color, tinted with purple. The nose is floral over core acidity. Flavor is primarily kettle sourness, sharp, with rose water and herbal tea accents. Pleasant and quite tasty, but not terribly deep.

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Photo of AspenInd
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Upland Brewing Company labels this as a sour ale with rose, hibiscus, and strawberry notes. However, this is really light compared to most. IBU of 5. In my opinion it is the perfect blend for a sour. Heavier on hibiscus notes but not too prominent. Smell is light. Color has a rose hue. Perfect summer ale.

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Photo of Barnoloid
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A light sour. Not a bad option if you've been drinking heavier stock and need to lighten it up somewhat. Hibiscus and rose flavors blend with the strawberry fruit notes. Overall it is a very soft beer, in a sense, in that none of these flavors seem to prominent. An entry level sour that is well put together.

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Petal To The Kettle from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 40 ratings