Jolly Pumpkin Persimmon Ship

Posted: March 22, 2015 in American Wild Ale, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Reviews

The other half is still asleep, so I took this time get rid of the backlog on the blog. This is a beer that I had this week, so let’s see how it was.


ABV: 5%

Style: American Wild Ale

Trivia: According to, “Persimmons are the edible fruit of a number of species of trees in the genus Diospyros. Diospyros is in the family Ebenaceae. The most widely cultivated species is the Asian persimmon, Diospyros kaki. In color the ripe fruit of the cultivated strains range from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety. They similarly vary in size from 1.5 to 9 cm (0.5 to 4 in) in diameter, and in shape the varieties may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped. The calyx generally remains attached to the fruit after harvesting, but becomes easy to remove once the fruit is ripe. The ripe fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile. Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses. Like the tomato, persimmons are not popularly considered to be berries, but in terms of botanical morphology the fruit is in fact a berry.”

Random: The glass in the picture was actually left by the sellers. Free beer glass, woot!

This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, golden-yellow with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. What was there, was a lot of “floaties.” The nose was tart with lemon and dragon fruit. The taste was not as tart as the nose, but had a lot of funk with dragon fruit and what I assume are persimmons behind it. Other than that, there wasn’t much to it. It had a light body with moderate carbonation. The finish wasn’t that long, but was tart and funky. It wasn’t bad, but it just needed something more, especially for $16.99 a bomber ($.77 per ounce).

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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