arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, gusher from the bottle. Hazy orange-red pour with fluffy and lacing white head, aroma brought notes of sour grain, hints of lemon, slight spice, yeast, rye notes into a bit of oak, apricot jam, hints of slight funk. Taste is a mix of oak, lemon, some slight booze into a bit of earth, grain, slight harsh notes into some funk, slight yeast, rye, finishing fairly sweet, slightly tart, funky.
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of funky brett, lemon peel, candi sugar, dusty yeast notes, sweet citrus, tropical fruit, and faint floral notes. It pours a hazy dark orange with a three finger white head that has pretty good retention before eventually settling to a thick film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus with a touch of candi sugar. The finish has a lot of brett funkiness, lemon, lemon peel, floral notes, and light pepper. As it warms, I get a hint of alcohol. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation with a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s very tasty, but like a lot of Jolly Pumpkin beers, flavor-wise, this is a Tripel in name only.
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Culmination Fest: Poured a clear yellow with off white head. Aroma was a bit sour and spice. Taste was very spicy rye but not much depth otherwise.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to mark. Not as sour as a typical JP brew. Nice color and aroma. Not my favorite flavor combo.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the TC brewery. Hazy gold with a light head. Tart and fruity. Barnyard and dry.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE, FULLER bodied golden orange pour. JP funkiness, tart fruitiness, spree candy, tart & funky tripel. very nice
drfabulous (5859) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Orange color. Funk in nose. Apricot and honey. Sugar. Lemon zest to finish. Wow. Big twist on the Tripel, for sure.
baraciisch (2683) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear gold in color... Foamy white head... Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, citrus, light tartness, spice... Flavor is light rye spice on backbone of sticky citrus and toffee... Hint of barnyard funk... Solid
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RobertDale (4963) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit, floral, and spice. Taste is citrus, tart fruit, spice, rye malt, and yeast. Interesting.
vyvvy (5303) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dull golden / orange with a nice soapy off-white head. The aroma has banana, rich malt, rye spice, lemon, dry spices, mustiness, caramel and a touch of tartness. It has a medium crisp body with pretty soft carbonation. The taste starts out on the drier side for the style. On the buggy side and some tartness included. Light crackers, citric tartness/spice and rye spice. The finish has a bit of an oakiness even though this doesn’t say it was aged in any barrel. Interesting - I really like this one.