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Whippersnapper Six (Sole Composition Series) | Upright Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Upright Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by chumba526 on 01-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by tcampbel1:
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another brew from Inflatablechair 14/46.. Sam is a stallion.

Pours a beautiful clear deep amber... very nice off white head.. good lacing and retention...

Nose is fruity and spicy... tart and some how herbaceous.... sorta sweet and sorta sour.... very interesting.

mildly phenolic and showing tons of flavors that go off in literally all directions... herby and tart.... lemon zest and light caramel sweetness... some odd light vanilla/cherry essence.. finish is more herby .. a touch of gin essence and a slight caramel finish.

Yummy... Definitely not an every day drinker, but I would give it a good try.


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Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.94/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle 36 of 46. Served in a cervoise. Pours a brown-amber and fairly clear. Nose has a bit of barrel and some rye plus a bit of bread. Flavor is more toward the gin. Spice and herbal character. Dry and a bit crisp. Moderate body. Interesting, but not my favorite of the Sole Comp series.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tobelerone
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Interesting sour/whiskey barrel blended brew. Lightly hazed, dark orange body verging on coppery brown. Slowly settling tan head, patchy lacing.

Aroma is an unusual mix of tart lemon notes, whiskey, menthol and mint. Aspects of toffee and brown sugar round things out. The flavor follows suit; I get the sour aspect first, with a bit of moderately puckering lemon and acidity; sweeter malt notes and brown sugar follow, and the finish leaves a lasting whiskey note lingering with subtler mint flavor than is detected in the aroma. Herbal, spice, caramel, and fruit notes all emerge in the course of the glass. In the end it winds up being fairly dry.

Medium bodied with crisp but smooth carbonation and a clean drinking overall feel. This one is certainly one complex little oddball. Glad I got to try this.

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Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sideshowe with me LIVEFAST and Joe. Thanks for the treat. Into a TJ's snifter.

Whippersnapper six pours in the glass a deep dark amber with some plum red highlights. A nice tan inch of foam stood atop and clung to the glass real nice.

Smell is caramel malt mixed in with light rye and some coca-cola soda scent. A small amount of earth present from some by now faded hops. Alot of spice character reminding me of a winter warmer.

Taste comes off the same with some of that whippersnapper barrel coming through, im guessing it's whiskey. It's pretty light when up against some caramel/black/rye malt. There is some berry in the middle with some funky oak. Light acidity and sourness, quite pleasant in fact. It's ended by some spice.

Feel is pretty much medium, with a slightly sharp bite, yet six is not a palate destroyer. This reminds me of a a mix of rye infused light flemish red with a nice amount of winter warmer characteristics. Out of the two 'Sole' beers I've had, none came off as super sour/tart, but highly tasty.

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Photo of chumba526
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears light black/ dark brown with a small light brown head.

It smells slightly peppery, there is a mild alcohol (whiskey) smell, a tart like and a wine like smell.

It tastes initially tart like and sour. This taste is followed by a mild whiskey burn and a whiskey taste. There is also a mild bitter flavor as well. It gets a mild vanilla flavor and a dry berry like flavor as well. This is a pretty good beer there is a nice amount of heat to the beer from the whiskey but it is not overpowering.

The beer has a low carbonation and the mouthfeel is quite smooth.

The drinkability is pretty good though the sourness and whiskey burn limits how much of this beer I would want to drink.

Overall, a very good whiskey barreled rye ale. Worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of johnbjaeger
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Generous wedding present from oregonskibum, this was bottle 45 of 46 (!!!) and it was paired with homemade samosas and various salsas.

I was wearing my favorite plaid shirt, the one that is wrinkled, but it is supposed to be, you know? There is some Italian phrase for working hard to create a look that appears impeccably haphazard and carefree. Anyway, I was also wearing jeans (we had company, after all), but they are far less important. The interior temperature was pegged at about 71, but with the cooking, it may have crept up toward 72. Outside it was far colder, but the beer never left the apartment, so I think it is perhaps negligible and I mention only for completeness.

I believe the moon was still waning at the time of this beersperience and I hadn't shaved yet for the day (yes, it was dinner-time, but I choose to go with a more relaxed stubble on weekends. I find it gives my skin time to recover and, frankly, I am dead sexy with a little scruff). My co-drinker was a relative neophyte who dislikes strong hop characters, but teaches high school at a relatively high level of competence. He also has really well-groomed facial hair. None of this qualifies him to appropriately comment on this beer so his observations have been duly expunged from this record.

Oh, the beer. It was really freaking good. Absolutely stunning out of the bottle, like copper on fire. I don't generally get excited about how beer looks much further than how happy it makes me to see a beer. It smelled nice and sour, with a little bit of what I can only imagine is the rye poking through. I took a sip and was immediately hit by a really nice sour and spice followed by a bit of the funk. Holy crap, this was good stuff. There was a bit of booze slap-in-the-face that faded as the thing came up to temperature. I really wish I a) had another bottle of this, and b) lived closer to Upright. They are, quite candidly, the shit.

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Whippersnapper Six (Sole Composition Series) from Upright Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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