Jumpseat | Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales

BA SCORE
86
very good
14 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
Colorado, United States
blackprojectbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brew Date: July, 24th, 2014

Inoculation Method(s): Solera

Barrel Blend: 100% Barrel III

Description: Citra, Mosaic, and Equinox dry-hopped with a gentle hand in order to ensure balance and desirable aging characteristics. Citrusy hops and mild Brett. character on the nose gives way to a moderate acidity, layers of subtle bready malt and tart stone fruit finish. Beautifully complex and drinkable.

Release Date / Format / Availability:
Saturday January 10th, 2015 - Big Beers, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail, CO / Sample Pours / Extremely Limited

February, 2015 / 750mL Bottles / Very Limited

Added by McNazz on 02-21-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
14
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
6.24%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of M_chav
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i actually prefer this to the ejector double dry hopped wild beer they do, the hops overtake that fermenting agents a little bit in that one, i prefer it like this, more balanced for sure, and still well hoppy! totally brett driven beer, oddly a whole lot more funky than most of the others i have had from these guys, quite low on the sourness really, but that doesnt bother me at all, especially in a beer like this with the bright citrus hop notes, prefer funk to sour most of the time there. this is complex beer for sure, seemingly a little more interesting than many of their others on the yeast side of things, likely a mix od brett strains, patiently waited upon, this is dry and clean. the hops are awesome, grapefruit and tangerine notes, citra for sure and some others that jive well with it. fuller bodied, lots of wheat and oats or something it would seem, murky and thick feeling, again a bit unrefined on the grain side and on the feel from these guys, but the flavors here warrant it at least a little bit. good carbonation, nice fruity hoppy finish without the bitter, and a pleasant drying rustic funk from the brett. great beer overall.

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

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robgage
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ldhughes3
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Joey2timer
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Todd
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Intense, Funk, Stone Fruits, Puckering

The second beer from Former Future's side project, is a solera barrel blended dry-hopped wild ale. It's hazy blonde with a snappy, short-lived head and an incredible nose of funk, white pepper, must and stone fruits. Lively and sharp on the tongue with more stone fruitiness (peaches galore), citrusy smack, and rindy tartness. Granny Smith apples—a bit Jolly Rancher-like—emerge eventually, with plum skins and an acidic puckering edge. A leafy bitterness struggles to leave its mark, while some breadiness emerges as the beer warms, but is ultimately pushed back by a bone dry, bitter, flowery linger. Intense and exciting, I'm really looking forward to more from Black Project.

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As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #100 (May 2015).

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Jumpseat from Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
4.17 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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