Jam Up The Mash
Collective Arts Brewing

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Wild Ale
Ranked #577
Ranked #4,120
4.12 | pDev: 7.52%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Jam Up The MashJam Up The Mash
Notes: To all our Collective Seasonal Dry Hop Sour fans, we heard you. This brew is now part of our year-round lineup! After the never-ending battle between the hop heads and sour lovers, we decided to appease the two. Using Vic Secret, Citra, and Mosaic hops, this mixed fermentation brew is juicy, sour and extremely refreshing. Sour and hoppy in perfect, thirst-quenching, melody!
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Darker straw yellow. Cloudy. Almost no lacing.

S: Mosaic hops foremost. My buddy says it smells lovely. The hops are too strong to delve deeper. Luckily it's a dry hop, so it doesn't influence the taste too greatly.

T: Starts juicy ends sour. Fresh hops follow the sip to the finish.

F: The flavor profile could be more nuanced but it's acceptable as a sour.

O: It excels as a sour dry-hopped ale.

Aug 02, 2020
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Renhebert from Canada

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is, hands down, the best beer I’ve ever had. As a lover of hops, IPA and sour beer, Jam up the Mash offers the perfect balance. I’ve tried so many craft sours and keep coming back to this one and always keep it on hand. If I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life, it’d be this one.

Jul 04, 2020
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clear, golden body with minimal heard. Skunky, potent aroma has me leaving if I have a bad can. Smooth, light, not skunky, although more like juicy onion with some sour hops for balance in a dry beer that has a dry finish.

Jun 08, 2020
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kookajamo from Delaware

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Outstandingly well executed sour IPA hybrid mashup beer. Many have tried and the majority have failed with this combination. This one is deliciously hoppy, tart, and very drinkable.

Apr 23, 2020
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4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A refreshing, light, hoppy, sour.
Honestly, I had nearly lost hope trying to find an IPA I enjoyed drinking again. At the beginning, in the before time, an IPA was a new experience each time you popped a bottle. I remember my first Dogfishead 60 minute, relishing the yellow-amber liquid with awe and wonder.

Jam Up the Mash reignites this passion for me. I've come to thoroughly enjoy sours recently, for their interesting taste, drinkability, and overall flavor profile. This ale from Collective Arts hits all of the marks. It's light and easy to throw back, not too much alcohol (and almost none on your palette) but still substantial enough if you put three or four down. The hazy pale yellow color harkens back to earlier days of wonderful beers from a remote brewhouse. The smooth and not overly-carbonated quaff is even enjoyable warm, if you can't wait until it cools down.

My first sip was bliss. The second, even better. Sour, hoppy, floral, and yet a distinct sweetness; it smells like a small can of dole pineapple juice when you stick your nose in for a whiff (in the best way possible). A bitter sweet experience with a sour feeling that leaves your mouth feeling clean and dry, ready for another sip.

Suffice it to say I thoroughly enjoy Jam Up the Mash; I try to keep a 4 pack in my fridge as often as possible.

Apr 21, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loving all that comes out of collective arts. Love sour hoppy beers, of which this is leader example.
A) Pours a hazed golden straw body, with lofty but fast fade, loose head, that laces little.
S) Wine like, astringent, mix of mineral and cereal, and lime rind, yeast.
T) Bready, white cracker malt, mineral, lemon yogurt, grapefruit pith, moving into long grassy, yeasty, orchard, cider hops.
F) Wine-like, astringent, clean, sour.
O) Fine example

Mar 14, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I must say, I have been impressed by just about everything that our CANadian neighbors have put in a CAN & sent south to me for The CANQuest (tm)! Not only are the beers good, but the graphics are wild! It makes for a rollicking good time each & every time.

From the CAN: "Dry Hopped Sour"; "Hops: Vic Secret, Citra & Mosaic"; "Unfiltered [-] Keep Cold"; "Artist: Carmen Hickson, Toronto, ON, CANada".

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a slow, gentle C-Line Glug to see what that might get me. It seemed to be streaming clearly so I just CANtinued until reaching nearly the kick/punt of the CAN. Color turned out to be an oh-so-slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). 8=( It also netted me two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. Nose had a slightly tart, funky grapefruit & tropical fruit cast. Hmm. Mouthfeel was kind of thin & watery. The taste was initially lemon & grapefruit tart, slowly giving 'way to more tropical fruit flavors of mango and guava while still remaining puckeringly tart. Phew. At this point, I was beginning to see a good bit of sticky lacing beginning to appear. It remained tart and fruity throughout with the citrus and tropical fruit flavors vying for supremacy, although not achieving it. It just seemed to go back & forth throughout with a lingering tartness as its central note. Finish was quite dry and tart. It was the kind of thing that I enjoy once in a while, but I hold a steady diet of such things in disdain. YMMV.

Dec 04, 2019
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Olek4374 from Canada

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Sampled this off the growler bar at Liquor Depot Capilano.

Pours a hazy blonde. Smell: It's got that stereotypical kettle sour smell - faintly citrusy and fruity, but pleasant nonetheless.

The taste is really what does it for me. This beer is the perfect amount of sour, and the hop burst compliments it perfectly. Very dry tasting with no strong fruit flavours, and the finish in the mouth is absolutely clean and refreshing. Really sessionable.

A fairly unique specimen in Alberta, as there are not many other dry hopped kettle sours. Blindman puts out a good one, but that's the only other one that immediately comes to mind. This is a refreshing, yet strongly flavoured beer that leaves you feeling satisfied. This one always makes the shortlist whenever I see it on tap.

Nov 20, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Collective Arts Brewing "Jam Up The Mash"
1 Pint can, coded "07/17/19 22:50" and sampled on 10/28/19
$4.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what exactly do we have here? I know it's a dry hopped sour beer, but what else? It's 5.2% abv. OK, I went to their website and found this: "After the never ending battle between the hop heads and sour lovers we decided to appease the two. Using Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Citra from the Pacific North West this mixed fermentation brew is juicy, sour and extremely refreshing. Sour & hops in perfect, thirst quenching, melody!" It's poured a hazy straw gold body beneath a finger-thick head of white foam. It looks like a Belgian witbier. The aroma is both resinous and fruity, and there's just a slight hint that it'll be sour. I'm getting more of the Nelson Sauvin than the Citra but I'm sure they're both doing their part to create that beautiful fruitiness. It's really tempting. The taste is more sour than the aroma suggests it will be but it's not too tart. I'd put it on the mild end of the scale as far as sour beers are concerned, and I should point out that there's not a lot of sweetness to it either. The body is thin, but it's also only 5.2% alcohol, so the starting gravity couldn't have been that high. I'm not finding any real bitterness either, which makes complete sense. Back to the hop flavors, I'm finding both the white grape of the Nelson Sauvin and the citrus of the Citra. They're not particularly strong like you might find in a pale ale or IPA, but they're perfectly balanced for what it is. It's remarkably smooth for a sour beer, and I'm assuming that's not just the hops, but also the moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation in play. Surprisingly the head held really well, which is unusual for a sour beer, and it initially left some pretty good lacing given that. I'm about halfway done now and I'm pretty impressed. It's fruity, a little resinous, tart but smooth, and really refreshing. This would be a great summer beer, but I'd enjoy it at almost anytime of the year except for the darkest and coldest depths of winter when I naturally want more malt, more body, and more alcohol. This is really well done and I'm glad I got to try it.
Review #6,763

Oct 28, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/14/2019. Pours moderate hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, red/green apple, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, pine, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/light earthy hops, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, red/green apple, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, pine, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate lactic tang/tartness; and light pine, herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, red grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, red/green apple, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light peppercorn/pine/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/light earthy hops, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/tangy balance, and no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering sour/tang/tartness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an awesome dry hopped sour ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/light earthy hops, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Very flavorful for the ABV, and mellowly lactic. Awesome Vic Secret, Citra, Mosaic profile. Very juicy/vibrant hops and Lacto complexity; light dank/earthy notes; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Mild residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example.

Sep 24, 2019
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dd53grif from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of
pineapple, passionfruit, and papaya. Taste of pineapple and lemon. Moderately tart, crisp and dry. Good mouth feel. A decent sour.

Sep 24, 2019
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JRed from New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light golden in body with thin white bubbly head. Aroma of lemon, grass, pine. Tastes of lemon, sourness, green apples, dryness. Light bodied with zest carb.

Sep 15, 2019
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a shaker.

Hazy, cloudy blonde. Short white head that fizzles out quickly.

Peach, passion fruit, berry, dank, and lemon.

Pink lemonade, peach, apricot, and papaya. Guava and passion fruit. Slight blueberry and strawberry. Dankness permeates underneath.

Light bodied, lightly tart, clean, and refreshing.

I generally write off dry-hopped sours, but damn! This strikes the perfect balance of hops and sour.

Jun 06, 2019
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LampertLand from Canada

3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Collective Arts Brewing 'Jam Up the Mash' @ 5.2% , served from a 473 ml can
A-pour is a clear gold from the can to a hazy yellow/gold in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a minimal fine lace ring along the tulip
S-dry-hopped , citrus
T-tart start , refreshing , dry-hop finish
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-very drinkable beer
prost LampertLand

May 12, 2019
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at a music club. This was the only non IPA on tap so I thought WTF. Light yellow light copper body with a small head. Sour slightly grapey smell. Taste was initially hoppier than I was expecting producing a quick eye roll but then it became more pleasant with non existent bitterness. Mouthfeel was smooth. A very refreshing sour. I had another.

Apr 19, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - 1-finger fizzy white head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - vinegar, citrus, grapes.

T - tart grapes doused in vinegar, backed by citrusy hops. Low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-light body with aggressive carb.

O - light, refreshing, but still full of flavor.

Mar 16, 2019
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captaincoffee from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale and hazy with a pretty good head for the style. Nose is more citrus zest than dry-hop, but does have that white wine fruitiness of the nelson sauvin. Taste brings some of the juiciness from the hops and more of that citrus zest. It (presumably) is a kettle sour, so don't expect much complexity here. Dry finish.
Overall, a very tasty beer.

Feb 04, 2019
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bnes09 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, lemon, transparent appearance. Fresh citrus, hop and mild grain aroma. Plenty of hops and acidity on the palate. Well balanced. Citrus and grain finish. Hint of ginger? Light feel and nice bubbles. Dry in the finish. Overall, very nice.

Jan 13, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good head production with OK retention, with a couple of fingers of snow white head topping a lemon yellow brew. Very hazy but not opaque; translucent by definition.

Both the dry hopping and sour elements are present on the nose. Slightly musty and rustic, with notes of mango, pineapple, peach, vinegar, honey, and lemon.

Flavor follows: "dry-hopped sour" perfectly encapsulates the experience. It's bright, mildly funky, moderately sour, fruity, and hoppy. Citrus tones are favored over tropical, although that's likely the sour element asserting itself. Lemon-lime tartness, wheat and hay, vinegar, honey, and touches of pineapple and mango.

Silky and smooth. A delicious dry hopped sour!

Nov 25, 2018
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metter98 from New York

4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color. It poured with a short white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has moderate to strong aromas of gooseberries along with hints of passionfruit. There is a light to moderate amount of associated sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the aromas and flavors of gooseberries in this wild ale.

Serving type: can

Nov 08, 2018
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npolachek from New York

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent beer and good combination of sour with hops. Smell is the best part of this brew with good piney hops similar to a typical New England IPA. Color is solid as well.

Oct 07, 2018
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Derek from Canada

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 05Jul2018.

Hazy, pours a nice fluffy head.

Great hop aroma, passion fruit, gooseberry, pineapple and a little weed.

If the sourness was a bit more restrained it’d work better... I’d prefer a light tartness like a fine wine. It is a bit like a sourdough bread rather than just yogurt though.

Well carbed, moderate body has some acidity.

I guess it’s a good dry hopped sour, though I’d prefer more of a hop tart.

Oct 01, 2018
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Seducer_McCoon from Canada

4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great fruity flavor. Extremely enjoyable tasty and refreshing sour. If you are a fan of sours I wouldn't skip this beer. Personally i wish it was a bit hoppier but the flavour is still among the best. Would definitely pick this up again next time I see it.

Sep 30, 2018
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Spiceepicklez from New York

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer. Lots of sour and tartness. Some small citrus notes, mainly lemon and lime. Golden in color with a small head, very carbonated. Incredibly tasty and a great session wild ale.

Sep 27, 2018
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sesh from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An easy to session sour that isn't too heavy. The carbonation feels great and the sourness stings your nose. If you like sours or drys then this is a beer for you. Plus let's be real, the artwork on the can is DOPE!

Sep 19, 2018
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