Persimmon Ship
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 8.7%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
260
From:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  32
SCORE
88
Very Good
Persimmon ShipPersimmon Ship
Notes: Collaboration with Upland Brewing Company

Saison brewed with persimmon and dragon fruit. All naturally occurring wild yeast, aged in French and American oak.
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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes taken in Austin TX in either 2014 or 2015.

Cost was $8 per 9 oz pour on-draught at Black Star Coop.

5% ABV.

HEAD: None whatsoever. No lacing.

BODY: Translucent transparent clear golden honey colour of good vibrance. Clean, lacking visible yeast/lees or hop sediment.

Appears undercarbonated. Looks good for a sour, and I dig the body colour.

AROMA: Tart fruit, white wine, oak, neutral Belgian pale malt/blonde malt, clean 2-row barley, juicy fruit skin, mild (4-5/10) sourness. Faint honey.

It's a refined crisp aroma suggestive of apple skin and subtle spice. Mild aromatic intensity.

No obvious off-notes or booze.

TASTE: Sea salt, lime apple skin, tart fruitiness, juicy fruit, neutral Belgian pale malt/blonde malt, ample fruity sweetness, persimmon, and mild sourness (coming in at about a 4/10 in terms of intensity).

Has some fruity bready characteristics and some pleasant floral and tropical hop flavours.

Well-balanced if not quite dialed in. Well built with an enjoyably fruit-emphatic taste. Honey malt fills it out nicely.

Admittedly, it could be more intricate, but it does boast some impressive subtlety particularly in terms of the integration of the lime. Boasts above average depth of flavour.

Average duration and intensity of flavour. I quite like it.

TEXTURE: Tart, lightly smacky, crisp, and juicy. Almost cidery (but fortunately it doesn't cross the line). Light-bodied but still fairly thick in keeping with the honeyed vibe of the beer. Clean and lightly sour without ever coming off too acidic. Refreshing and approachable.

A great companion to the taste, harmonizing well with the beer's flavours.

OVERALL: Another good sour from Jolly Pumpkin, but its high pricetag will prevent me from getting it as frequently as I'd like. It's incredibly drinkable refreshing fare. A worthwhile addition to Jolly Pumpkin's already stellar lineup. Well worth trying, and a beer I'd recommend to any sour enthusiast.

B (3.68) / GOOD

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kojevergas from Colorado, Jul 02, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a clear golden color with a white head.

Smell - The nose is more of a floral sour than a fruity sour.

Taste - My initial reaction is to think this is a pretty weak sour. It seems like watered down squirt with a little more sour. There is an oaky presence at the end.

Mouthfeel - The carb is fairly weak. The beer goes down like the average lager.

Overall - In the battle of collabs, Upland wins handily.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden pour with an airy white one-finger head. Nice slightly sour and tropical fruit aroma. Initial taste has a fruity tartness. Can also taste a bit of oak and funk. Tartness increases as the beer warms resulting in a very tart and juicy finish.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Golden, hazy cast, small head, touches of lacing.

S - Sour fruit juice and tropicality, acidity, a bit of minerality.

T - Bright, with acidity, slightly sweet hint of apple and grapes, definite hit of oak and woodiness, limestone, and a bit of funky with sour line in the close.

M - Sour, mildly puckering, slightly slick.

O - This is remarkably restrained, tightly constructed, with bright fruit notes. Quite solid.

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Tsar_Riga from Indiana, Dec 29, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear gold with a large three-finger head. The head recedes slowly leaving lots of soapy lacing.

S - Aromas of green apples, lemon, oak, and lots of funkiness.

T - The fruit is right upfront with green apple, lemon, and light persimmon. The Brett and oakiness really appear midpalate producing some nice funkiness. There a nice bit of pepper in the finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. Nice crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - This is another nice beer from Jolly Pumpkin. The flavors are crisp and nicely balanced.

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TreyIsWilson from Michigan, Apr 17, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a clear (with a little bit of haze) golden yellow. Several fingers of slight off-white head. Can see an average amount of carbonation rising up the beer, and can also see many tiny particles in the beer. The color of the beer is much lighter than I expected, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Smell - 3.75/5
Classic JP sour--tart cherries, apples. I detect a little bit of spiciness (similar to Oro de Calabaza) as well as some citrus. Good aroma, but don't detect anything different from what I can find in other JP beers.

Taste - 3.75/5
A nice slightly tart fruit taste. Not as tart as other JP beers. I have no clue what persimmons are or what they taste like, so I can't comment on their presence. With regards to the dragonfruit, I think it comes out a little bit in the fruit aspect, but not much. Also, there is a very strong metallic aspect to the taste, which I have never before encountered in a JP beer (so I'll blame it on the Upland Brewing folks!).

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Smooth, medium carbonation. Light to medium in body.

Overall - 3.75/5
Overall this was a good beer, but I don't really detect much variance with the other JP beers. This is the 16th beer I've reviewed from JP, and I have to say, while all of their beers are good, at least half of them taste almost the exact same (at least to me). This beer is a little different in that the taste has a metallic aspect, but I don't really see that as a super positive or intended variance.

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michiganmatt from California, Mar 22, 2015
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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

They had this on draft at The Pint in West Lafayette, IN so I had to try it.

A - Bright yellow with some light cloudiness from the Belgian yeast. Coarse white head with good lacing. This beer looks eerily similar to a Mountain Dew soda with some malt body.

S - Smells fantastic with a dragon fruit punch with the persimmons that is very pleasant. After the initial fruit aromas it has great complexity. There is a Belgian character, some light oakiness, and some lemon. I really loved the smell.

T - Upfront fruit flavors hit the palate but they aren't as strong as in the aroma. The Belgian tartness really comes through along with the lemon, oak, and malt. It is slightly sour but there is some sweetness.

M - light mouth-feel with high carbonation. The low ABV makes this very easy to drink and the balance of sweet and tart is pleasant.

Overall, a very tasty sour. The full fruit onslaught in the nose really ques you up for a delightfully flavored but light bodied ale. The sour is only complimenting and not the main flavor. The sweetness goes well with the complex flavors making you want to drink more. Definitely the best sour beer I've had but I wouldn't pay $30 a bottle. I would drink this again though if it was on draft.

Glass- Tulip

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dmgeng from Indiana, Mar 21, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 750 mL poured into tulip

A: Staw-yellow, opaque in appearance, a fluffy head recedes surprisingly quickly.

S: the nose is barnyard funk, citrusy and fruity. Bready yeast lingers.

T: Flavors flush with the aromas, with that trademark Jolly Pumpkin funky fun anchoring the palate. Oaky, grassy notes play off the added persimmons.

M: Seemingly light and effervescent on the palate.

As usual for JP, the added ingredients know their place and only contribute to unique and funky flavor profile.

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rand from California, Mar 20, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is much more dry, and not as sour as I had expected. The color is a perfect gold, and the head is a fluffy white. The nose is all straw and barn funk with some lemon zest and green grape. The taste was what you would expect from the nose, but lacked the sour punch or the fruit that I was hoping to get. The persimmon and lemon flavored were there in the end of the taste with a little added bitterness.

Overall I thought that the beer was much more subtle that I would have liked, but still pleasurable and very drinkable. I like it...

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Photo of mverity
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear straw colored body with effervescent head that held pretty well before settling into a clingy collar and faint wisps. Aroma is funky: lemon, faintly bready, and grassy. Taste is bright lemon, persimmon, and grapefruit with a cheesy funk. I wasn't super familiar with persimmons except for a few trees around my girlfriend's grandparent's house. Nice and light on the tongue with citrus tartness and high carbonation.

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mverity from Florida, Mar 05, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a three finger white head.

S- Tart, some tropical fruits, citrus, light fruits, some sweet bready malts, some oak, some pepper.

T- Sour, citrus, lime/lemon, pepper, some tropical fruits, barnyard funk, oak, some grainy malts.

M- Smooth, dry, light body, nice carbonation.

O- More like a sour saison than true wild ale. Fruitiness is nice, worth picking up if you enjoy Jolly Pumpkin beers.

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larryi86 from Delaware, Mar 05, 2015
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3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10oz pour into tulip.

Served a cloudy lemon color with a thin, soft, off-white head. The nose is full of chalky, doughy yeast with bright notes of persimmons and mild citrus. Taste follows the nose with bready, creamy yeast followed by hints of persimmon.Definitely more fruit comes through on the nose than the mouth. Medium body, thick and chewy creamy mouthfeel with no tartness, although there is a yeasty bitterness to the finish. Mildly dry, lightly spicy, creamy carbonation. I wish the flavors were brighter and more polished. Decent overall.

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scottfrie from California, Mar 03, 2015
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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Semi cloudy yellow, two finger head that leaves lacing.

S-Rather fruity. Persimmon is present but not overpowering, mild funk.

T-Fruity, not much tropical notes, mild funk. Nicely balanced.

M-Lighter and crisp.

O-The Upland version is every so slightly better.

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rlee1390 from Indiana, Mar 01, 2015
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: First pour yielded a mildly hazed golden straw color. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head. Retention is average and plenty of lacing is left.

4.75 S: Lovely. The dragonfruit and especially the persimmons stand on high. I can say I've never smelled this fruit combination in a beer and it works wonderfully. Lots of oak, grassiness, earth, wildflowers, and peach. Not really acetic at all, more funky than anything. Again, just great.

4.0 T: Like the nose, dragonfruit and persimmon do their thing. Big fruitiness with some underlying lemon and peach. Oak lends a mild tannic astringency with a touch of vanilla. Earth, grass, wildflowers. It's good, but doesn't blow me away like the nose does.

3.75 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation, which is mildly tingly on the tongue. Smooth with a light tannin finish.

4.0 D: Good beer. Solid all around.

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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania, Feb 25, 2015
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4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap last night at Foundry, Northampton, MA.

A- Clear yellow beer from the tap to a flute with a large puffy head. Thick cap has good retention and a medium belt deposits large blankets and patches of lace.

S- Tropical Brett fruits and a light lactic tartness on the back end. Oranges come to mind with pale cracked grains and a slight funk. Tiny acetic note.

T- A heavy dose of Brett for me but more of the dry straw, sour cherry pie and tropical fruit type. Oranges and clementine keep coming to mind probably the persimmon. Some spice and dusty cracked grains.

MF- Foamy and creamy texture results from the high end carbonation. Overall crisp and smooth with a lightly tart finish.

Solid beer all around. I like the fruity Brett and citrus leading to a dry, balanced lightly tart finale.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Feb 07, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/20/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright golden/straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, green apple, pineapple, mango, citrus peel, pepper, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and persimmon/dragon fruit notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, green apple, pineapple, mango, citrus peel, pepper, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruit/earthy tartness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, green apple, pineapple, mango, citrus peel, pepper, bread, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, light vinegar, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and persimmon/dragon fruit flavors; with a great fruit/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent wild saison style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, pale malt, and persimmon/dragon fruit flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the light acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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superspak from Michigan, Feb 07, 2015
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle (etched with "blend 2 bottled 08/20/14) poured into a Duvel tulip. Birthday gift from my wife, purchased at Copper Vine.

A- The first, conservative pour creates 1 finger of effervescent, white head that drops to a thin foamy ring at the edge of the glass. The body is a clean, yellow-gold with medium-light carbonation rising from the nucleation site. There's just the lightest haze when held to the light. Very light rings left on the glass. A second pour is cloudy once the yeast is dumped.

S- Lots of funk that I'd expect from JP. Kind of a lactic scent with definite vinegar characteristics. Hints of green apple peel, lemon, and black pepper. Some wood and more tart fruit.

T- Much as the aroma suggests. A ton of sour going on here. Green apples, red wine vinegar, tart berries, and a lactic-like sourness. Definitely some woody flavors going on. Hints of black pepper and a clean finish.

M- Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Bone dry finish.

O- I don't have a ton of experience with American wild ales, sours, dragonfruit, or persimmons. That said, it was a very refreshing beer, that seems to be representative of the style and true to the descriptors on the bottle. Funky and fruity, without overdoing any one component. Not something I'm going to drink on the regular, but something I'm glad I tried.

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GRPunk from Michigan, Jan 26, 2015
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4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dry and tart but not as intense as some of their other beers. There's a faint sweetness to round the middle along with a light fruitiness that carries into the finish. A bit of barrel character comes through as well.

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MadScientist from New York, Jan 12, 2015
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blend 2, bottled 8/20/14.
There was some confusion based on the FoBAB program, each beer by Upland & Jolly Pumpkin were listed separately without mention of the other brewery.

Pours a pale brassy gold with bright clarity, compact head of creamy foam, lacing in spades. A drippy halo forms on the opposite side of the glass. Foam settles quickly, leaving a glassy surface and a floating island of skim.

Aroma is musty oak and faint tropical fruit, though muted. Very light acidity and a vague creaminess, possibly from the dragon fruit.

Taste is somewhat tart, feel is a little flaccid though. Wet oak, herbal spice, and a bell pepper note that seems unrelated to either persimmon or dragon fruit. Tannic bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Some ghostly citrus wafts in and out, but is barely there. It's fairly quenching and enjoyable, but left me wanting more complexity and fruit character.

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emerge077 from Illinois, Jan 10, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 2, bottled 8/20/14. A: Pours a clear straw yellow with a quarter inch white head that dissipates rapidly. Moderate lacing that also rapidly fades. N: in a word, wonderful. First impression is pure sourness with lots of oak barrel. Second round reveals tons of barnyard funk with maybe a hint of citrus. Deliciously complex nose. T: taste follows nose with some sourness upfront that grows as you hold it in your mouth followed by lots of Bretty funk and some balancing sweetness. Easy to drink but quite as complex as the nose to my palate. M: on the thin side with a good amount of carbonation that contributes to sourness but not a lot of body. Finishes long and mostly sweet with more funk. O: a very nice wild ale, easily drinkable. The interplay between the funk, the sourness, and the sweet keeps me coming back for more and I seem to get something a little different with each sip. Light and easy to drink and definitely worth a look. If you are into farmhouse ales and/or sours, give this a look.

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Mcwill51 from Kentucky, Jan 02, 2015
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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pretty good, but i was hoping for more of a sweet/tropical tasting persimmon, this is definitely the astringent variety. There are two different types of persimmon, and the difference is vast. A puckering beer for sure.

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SackBlabbath from Kentucky, Dec 31, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is excellent and unique beer, and for me at least, jolly pumpkin continues to set the standard for american made wild ale. this one is cool, really light, pale honey colored beer, super clear for a wild too, fizzy in look and feel, but the patchy white head doesnt last a real long time. the nose is more persimmon than dragonfruit for sure, but the texture is way more of the later, chalky and drying and pithy a little, but in the flavor the astringency and tang of the persimmon is more prominent. i like that these two unique fruits combine in this beer, its uncommon. the yeast, like so many of the jolly beers, is what makes it for me. mostly brett and saison type, but funked out to a high degree, and there is a lot of wood on it as well. its dry enough, even cereal forward in the finish, but my mouth waters for more as soon as i swallow, refreshing at a low abv, and totally different. notes of lime in here too, along with the persimmon, very citrusy, clean, and funky. this is the kind of wild ale i love, and its just a tad bitter in the finish. not my favorite from these guys, but a great addition to their impressive lineup. worth the money for sure.

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, stamp looks like it says Blend 2, bottled 08/20/14. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about a half inch frothy white head. Head retention is decent enough, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, tropical fruit, persimmons, earthiness, hay and light peppery spice. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some oak/woodiness and grainy/bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is light, with a good amount of carbonation. It's easy and enjoyable to drink. I liked this brew, it's earthy and tart. Definitely worth picking up if you come across a bottle, I might have to buy another one to age. $13.99 a bottle.

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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml
$10.99
Beer Temple - Chicago

Persimmon Ship is straw golden as it glugs into the glass but as it fills takes on more of a nectarine hue. A crisp white head forms on the pour a couple fingers in height and wastes no time becoming creamy and nearly meringue-like. The foam never falls below a chunky cap and the lacing left clung to the glass shows peaks and valleys.

The nose is flooded with that softly sweet persimmon-y goodness. The only reason I know it so well is that I've been eating a lot lately. Dragonfruit adds a hint of tropical sweetness on the backend. And of course that signature Jolly Pumpkin funk is present. There's a whisper of barnyard but more of the wildflower, pollen, wet hay variety. A good whiff gets me salivating.

The aforementioned Jolly Pumpkin funk leads the way in the flavor department. There's a touch of pineapple mid-palate with soft acidity on the backend. While the persimmon was larger on the nose the dragonfruit is more dominant in the flavor, though only popping up after the swallow to leave behind a ghost-like tropical sweetness. It's nice and unexpected. It has a nice play on sweet & sour.

Jolly Pumpkin does a great job at dialing in the mouthfeel. The body is light as it should be. Dryness takes over on the swallow with a bit of tannins on the teeth. A touch of sour runs down the throat while spritzy carbonation and the dryness accentuates it. Absurdly drinkable.

Yet another all around delicious beer from the folks at Jolly Pumpkin with some help from Upland.. Persimmon is a really great, unique fruit and I'm happy to see it used. Persimmon Ship is funky and bright, fruity and delicious, spritzy and dry. I'm a big fan. Thanks for pointing this one out Matt & Chris!

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joe1510 from Illinois, Dec 25, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Jolly Pumpkin's Persimmon Ship a couple weeks ago for $9.99 at That Lager Mill. I've never had a persimmon before and I'm interested to see how this beer turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a Jolly Pumpkin Tulip.

A- The label is really nice looking, It's got a unique look to it and I think it's pretty eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy pale yellow/yellow color that took on more of a golden hue when held to the light with a fingers worth of slightly bubbly white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty and patching lacing behind. This was a good looking beer, I wish it had a little more head, but other than that I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with some malts being the first to show up and it imparts some nice bready and pale malt like aromas that goes right into that signature Jolly pumpkin yeast which imparts a nice farmhouse like aroma with some wet straw and horse blanket coming through. Up next comes the fruits which are a little brighter and stronger than they are in most Jolly Pumpkin beers and it imparts a very citrus fruit like aroma with lemons seeming to stick out the most with just a little bit of tropical fruit coming in the background. This beer had a pretty good aroma, it was balanced and I have no complaints.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up, but they are a little lighter this time and they go right into a oaky and woody flavors imparted by the barrels. Up next comes the yeast which imparts all those nice funky farmhouse flavors that it did in the aroma and it's followed by the fruits which take on more of the citrus fruit aspect this time around with no single fruit seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's a higher amount of light bitterness with a somewhat lighter amount of medium tartness and it had a bitter grapefruit aftertaste with some some funky yeast and oak showing up too. This is a good tasting beer, it was just as well balanced as the aroma and I have no complaints.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, not too crisp, not too acidic, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a lighter amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel, but I wouldn't mind a little more carbonation and crispness.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a good example of the style, it had a lot of those signature Jolly Pumpkin flavors. but with a little more tartness and fruity flavors and I thought that worked well with this beer. It had good drinkability, it was smooth, a little refreshing, not too crisp, not too acidic, not filling, and the taste did a nice job of holding my attention, I don't think i would have any trouble drinking a full bottle of this, but I think that would be my limit and I think it would make for a great summer time beer. What I liked the most about this beer was balance in the taste and aroma, there was never any aspect that I too dominating and I thought that was the highlight of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was carbonation, I just wish it was a little more carbonated and crisp. I would buy this beer again and it would be nice to save for the summer time. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the combination of fruity and funky in their beer, it not over the top in any aspect and that makes for a balanced beer. All in all I was happy with this beer and just a little impressed with it, even though I've never had a persimmon, I like the flavors that it impartedin this beer and in the end I enjoyed it. It's close to one of the better Jolly Pumpkin beers I've had and it's one of the better fruited Farmhouse beers I've had. Good job guys, this was one tasty beer, keep up the hard work.

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StoutHunter from Michigan, Dec 21, 2014
Persimmon Ship from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 260 ratings