Jam Up the Mash Sour IPA
Collective Arts Brewing

Jam Up the Mash Sour IPAJam Up the Mash Sour IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #378
Ranked #4,466
4.11 | pDev: 7.06%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Jam Up the Mash Sour IPAJam Up the Mash Sour IPA
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 Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand and Vic Secret from the Yakima Valley this mixed fermentation brew is juicy, sour and extremely refreshing. Sour & hops in perfect, thirst quenching, melody!
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 125
Photo of justintcoons
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
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

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of bnes09
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
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!

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Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
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

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Photo of npolachek
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Derek
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of Seducer_McCoon
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of Spiceepicklez
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of sesh
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
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!

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate amounts of pale yellow + lemon yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of lacto tart lemon citrus, slightly funky earth hay-like brett, pale + wheat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness, herbal + citrus/lime + dank resinous hops.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of pale + wheat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of lacto tart lemon citrus and slightly funky earth hay-like brett. Finally there are light to moderate flavors of herbal + citrus/lime + dank resinous hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away leaving lingering tart lemon citrus flavors.

M: Light to medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink as it is much more tart than sour and the alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyable with a nice hop presence that complements the funky + tart flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 473ml can.
I think this is only my 4th sour but this one is the best by far.
A flavor bomb for sure. Very nice clean and crisp.
Lots of ratings here i need to try a few more to do a proper rating.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated May 17 2018 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy yellow-blonde colour, with countless flecks of sediment visible within the body of the liquid. Just under one inch of frothy white foam gathers atop before dissipating within the next two minutes or so; a foamy collar of modest size is its only major remnant. The lacing is a bit scant, but otherwise it looks fine... however, the nose is where my interest is legitimately piqued. It's a little sour, but mostly just fruity - I'm getting hints of white wine and grape, as well as notes of passion fruit, melon, lemon/lime zest and maybe just a touch of stone fruit.

Tart, fruity and refreshing, this is a quality soured ale - the lactic acidity is a force to be reckoned with throughout the sip, providing a sour backdrop that beautifully complements the fruity flavours of the hops. Citrus is the big one - lemon especially, but with minor notes of lime and grapefruit - while hints of melon, stone fruit, white grape, pineapple and passion fruit provide added depth to the profile. There's also a semblance of grainy, crackery pale malt buried somewhere in there. Finishes tart, with lemon and lactic acidity briefly carrying on into the aftertaste, which soon dries out. Light in body, with middling carbonation levels that briskly prickle the tongue, frothing up slightly and giving this brew a smooth texture that borders on soft. Reasonably sessionable by sour ale standards - I could have a few of these in a row, though it's not something I'd want to drink all night.

Final Grade: 4.19, an A-. As far as Ontario-made sour beers go, Collective Arts' Mash Up the Jam is one of the better ones that I've tried - and if you're shopping solely at the LCBO, it might actually be the best option in that category, at least for the moment. They sure picked the right hop bill for this job, as the citrus, tropical fruit and grape flavours imparted by the trio (Citra, Vic Secret and Nelson Sauvin) performs extraordinarily well here. Supposedly a year-round offering, though I haven't seen any stock around here in a few months - hopefully that changes sooner rather than later, because I'd love to be able to pick this up whenever I want.

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Photo of billyblackeye
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Here’s a description in layman’s terms:

Smells gorgeous and appealing like hoppy/IPA styles always do- somewhere between green pine pitch and a ripe, citrusy, peppery grapefruit- but instead of mouth numbing bitterness, tastes tart, fruity, crisp and dry. Absolutely outstanding for anyone into the funky yeast sour styles that are/were so popular.

Overall, a really well executed experiment; I’m not sure if there are other similar examples to compare this to or not but I’m loving this refreshing stuff and hope they produce it year round as it’s local to me (Hammer4life) and easy to find.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tonight’s offering: Mash Up the Jam Dry Hop Sour from Collective Arts Brewing in Hamilton, Ontario. Grapefruit citrus notes. Quite tart. Dry finish. This I’m really enjoying.

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Photo of avalon07
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a tulip glass. Had a dull, dirty yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy / rocky head that lasted a below average amount of time. No lacing to speak of.

S: A bright and sweet aroma of citrus, hops, tart fruit, a funky quality, and some tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of funky yeast, some mild malt notes (in the finish), light citrus notes (lemon), some raspberry, a surprising amount of hops, and a little tropical fruit (mango). A vibrant, tart, and sweet flavor - very summery. It's not palate-destroyingly sour, but rather strikes a nice balance with the fruit and hops.

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

O: A very solid and likable sour beer. Good for the summer months.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a pale yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice floral undertones with light tart notes is very pleasant. Taste is a great mix of citrusy hops notes with nice hoppy floral undertones with Nelson Sauvin notes clearly coming through with a light tart finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Superb mix of hoppy notes with a nice kettle sour.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow gold with a nice haze. Head is two fingers and breaks quickly leaving a cap and collar. Minor lacing.

Smell is citrusy with a slight grassy end. There is a funkiness that gives a hint of the tart to come.

Taste brings a tart citrus to the tongue, with a definite lemony aspect. These flavors dominate, but that grassy funk I got from the nose does appear briefly.

Feel is light with active carbonation. Finish is puckering and dry.

A nice beer, easy to drink and enjoy on a warm afternoon. One thing that could be said is that it may be a little one dimensional, however I enjoyed the hell out of it.

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Photo of Jesterr44
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Though not a fan of sour beers, a friend told me he liked this one, and I'm a big fan of CA's IPAs so I gave it a try. Nice aroma upon opening can; some fruity hops reminiscent of their hazy NEIPAs. Nice hazy look in the glass, although carbonation was a little too active & faded down to nothing quite quickly. Taste: Hints of fruity hop but the sourness just gets in the way & doesn't let the hop compete much in terms of what dominates the flavour. I'm sure sour fans like this, but to me it's just a faint shadow of some of the nice flavours CA lets shine through in their other beers, here drowned out by sour.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright hazy look with a nice fruity hop aroma. Transitions into dry, tart, clean flavour. Hint of bready malt under the tart citrusy flavour that coats the palate

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Feb 13th 2018.

Pale and muted orb like appearance. Glowing green yellow lime lemon citrus colored body, with classic middle column of roaring carbonation. Eggshell white head, slightly bright, good soapy appearance and more staying power than expected. Dissolves slowly into a good astronmical puck and clingy collar.

This is one heck of a yeast profile which dominates the nose. While a bit of herbal hop notes get into the mix, the aroma goes into large amounts of dry funky hay. Flirts with a bit of tropical, but gets blown with this bitter pepper like quality that as quite large. The effect is impressive, but slightly not so much real pleasing. Otherwise pretty solid.

Palate makes a big splash. First sip provides a breadth of great fruit flavors. Mixes with a fabulous mix of tropical hop and estery fruity funky qualities. Juicy touches of pinapple, lemon, and earthy funk. Giant cracked black pepper finish, mixing with tangy light acid, more saison sensabilities than actual sourness on the palate. Excellent supportive mouthfeel, and flavors that really bounce, even with a touch of playful carbonation and light but supportive body.

Really great take on a funky brew.

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Photo of leaddog
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a pale straw with two fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - bready malts, raspberry, cranberry, and other tart fruits, earthy, citrus, and floral hops, sour aromas, and earthy yeast.

Taste - Starts off with the bready malts then quickly goes into the tart fruits (raspberry, cranberry). The earthy, citrus, and floral hops come through next followed by the earthy yeast.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the tartness lingering.

Overall - A nicely brewed sour beer that makes the fruit stand out while the other elements are supporting cast members. This is another easy drinking brew that is pleasant for the warm weather.

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Jam Up the Mash Sour IPA from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 125 ratings