swoopjones (5980) - 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 (4049) - 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 (1917) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RobertDale (3550) - 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 (4025) - 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.
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep thick golden color. With a thick foamy white head. Very funky tart smell. A lot of different flavors all over this. Initially a strong rye flavor that really lasts the whole thing. A lot of bubblegum flavors mixed in with a hop background. Leaves a sour flavor on your lips after every sip. Really a unique beer.
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 5-05-2011 (Bottle Batch 378) This beer pours a huge foamy, fizzy off-white head that is short lived, hazy golden body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, funky, hops, sweet, fruity, spicy, some pepper, light sourness, and tart. The taste is sweet, grassy, pepper, rye, brett, some alcohol, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is somewhat complex with all the different aromas and flavors taking place. It is a sipping beer and worth trying.
joshwoodward (567) - - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a glass on tap at the pub. Delicious, definitely a big boy for a JP, but funky and sour enough to keep it honest.
Brigadier (3010) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle
Despite being an immediate gusher this was another excellent production from Jolly Pumpkin. Throwing rye into a tripel did not create some strange novelty. Instead this, kind of like rye IPAs, sets itself apart while retaining the characteristics of a beer true to style.
Aroma / Appearance - After the foam settled the glass was full of caramel bronze liquid. The bubbly foam never really settled 100% but instead left a layer of frosting. Graham crackers, caramel, pretzels, sourdough bread, and rye all contribute to a thick and sweet experience.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy with a tickle of spices this is not subtle. The full bodied mouthfeel contains within a blend of yeast, rye, caramel, and bittersweet chocolate. The long lasting finish gives plenty of time for reflection as well. A well rounded release is definitely a winner if you want something different than your average tripel.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big thanks to yourefragile for opening up this bottle. Long time want. Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip.
Pours a clear light copper with a huge, rocky white head of foam. Very creamy and extremely long lasting. Cap throughout and really nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose has a bit of oxidized malt along with a sizable rye presence. Some light pepper and phenols as well.
Flavor begins with rye and a fairly-heavy phenolic presence. A bit of rye in the background, as well as a touch of bread. Body is light, dry, and crisp. A bit bitter.
Very mild touch of bubblegum in the nose as it warms.
Probably a bit past its prime, and ages different than most Jolly Pumpkin beers. I’m not sure what the design was, but this doesn’t have any oak, funk, or acidity. As a plain tripel, it’s not bad, but it isn’t anything noteworthy either.