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Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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STOP! This entry is for capped 750mL bottles brewed at Jolly Pumpkin. If you had a corked and caged silk screen bottle from Anchorage, please rate under the Anchorage listing!

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you. -Nietzche

When introspection fails, it’s time to look outward for inspiration, perhaps Northward! One of the people who inspired me this past year is my friend Gabe Fletcher, of Anchorage Brewing Co. We brewed this beer together. I hope it inspires you. Northward!

Warm regards,
RON


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured a hazy medium yellow with a lively head. Nose of grapefruit. In the mouth there is a very pleasant dry, grapefruit melody.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
On tap @ Beachwood Brewing. Slightly hazed golden pour with a white head. Super tropical and fruity. A lot of pineapple, melon, passion fruit, and guava. Woah. Citrus zest is prevalent as is some apricot and peach. Mild lemongrass and cracker malt. Subtle acidity and tartness to the flavor. Mostly a lot of pineapple and passion fruit flavor. Sweet melon and peach. A nice citrusy tartness of lemon and grapefruit. Slight earthiness and a mild musty funk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoostIPA (1210) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Well Jesus fucken Christ, thanks to Tarheels86 for putting the big STOP! at the beginning of the description, otherwise I wouldn’t have known what beer to rate even though this bottle says brewed and bottled by jolly pumpkin right on the fucken label. Æ.
Pours a pale straw, almost orange with a small white head. Aromas of lemon spritzer and oaked citrus fruit. Taste is tart and lightly bitter. Dry. Flavors of lemon meringue, key lime, oak, dry pepper shakers and Mexican gang wars. Warming. Light and refreshing, but with an alcohol presence that doesn’t go unnoticed. Finishes bone dry with hints of lemon rind. Pretty damn good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 27, 2014
750mL Bottle. Thanks, Sean! Curt citric acid aroma. Flavor begins with a nice clean lactic twang and quickly adds pithy and fresh grapefruit. I love grapefruit and I love the way it was used here. It is a little overpowering of the base sour beer, but the light peppercorn finish perks it up and makes it interesting. Straightforward and spirited throughout. Starts sour, middles in grapefruit bitters, and finishes on some piquant bitterness. Enjoyable and tonic-like. A little overbearing for the style, but delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap ($9): Pours not very clear orange with a white head, leaves some minor lacing. Aroma is barnyard funk, hints of vinegar, some fruitiness, and a couple hop hints. Taste is that of a little sweet, sour saison. The sugar and the sour work well together, and they are backed up a little by a slight hoppiness. Body is on the slightly thicker side. Astringency aplenty. Nice aftertaste. Was a wonderful sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1379) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
The nose is barnyardish plus a litte funk. A cloudy golden yellow hue with a thin, non-lasting white head and no lacing. The palate is challenging. Florals up front, with a bit of vingar in the middle and grapefruit peel on the finish accompanied by some spicy note from the peppercorns. Dry bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium- light body and medium carbonation. Overall, not what I was expecting. It’s like a Saison, Berliner Wiesse, and sour competing for recognition with no clear winner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4154) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
on tap at slows bar bq, detroit. hazy bright yellow pour with a small white cap showing minimal retention and lacing. soft leathery bretts, bright citrus - juicy grapefruit and lemon skin, juicy fruitiness - peaches, tropical fruits, oak - never overwhelming, peppercorns, spices, grass, gently astringent tea and wood. bright carbonation, light body, dry bretty and grassy-spicy-peppery-citrusy-zesty finish. not necessarily reminiscent of JP’s barrels - or is it that i got the anchorage brewed version? anyhow, this is very good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
> Soft and integrated white grapefruit Brett saison

[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ Holiday Wine Cellar ][ $14+ ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 7.19.14 ]
>> Clear straw pour, large white foam. Big lace. Nose is funky, soft nectar fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, galaxy hops, fresh white grapefruit. Taste is quite hoppy, a bit dusty, nice hopped, well integrated grapefruit, moderate sourness. Feels more complete and less one note than other JP stuff. Bitter, dry, leathery. Refreshing and bright, but not really sour. Should be under saison in my opinion. Big leathery grapefruit comes through in the finish. Soft, well integrated. Really good. Love this one. Not astringent, especially for Brett plus hops.

>!< so glad you don’t have to trade for this one

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (675) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2014
750ml bottle. Cloudy pale with some lacing. Barnyard nose with citrus. Medium tart and bitterness. The Grapefruit and lemon jumps out and continues thru out the beer, this is followed by the funk and oak wood like taste and dryness. Dry to the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours bright gold with a creamy/foamy white head. Aroma is slightly sour, slightly earthy, slightly fruity - but pretty much towards sweat sox. Med body I think. Flavor is earthy, fruity, definitely barnyard. Not exactly bretty - maybe a combo of several wild type things. Sort of a barnyard saison - not to be redundant, but imagine an intense saison. This finishes bitter barnyard. Incredibly excellent ale.


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