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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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!

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HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1391) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
A fascinating beer, really great aroma reminiscent of grapefruit juice with a nice acidity but also a sort of brett C funkiness. Taste has light grapefruit juice sweetness without really any of the sort of acidity I expected from the nose, more of a rural farmhouse character. One of the best beers I’ve had from either brewery, honestly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Cloudy amber pour with a large and lasting white head. Plenty of funk going on in the nose and rightly so considering who the brewers are. Yeast, peach skins, a little pinot grigio, and lemon on the tongue to go with the funk. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2549) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Light golden body with a mild haze and a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of funk, spice, honey, brettanomyces. Similarities to white wine. Lovely funk character. Noticeable differences from the Calabaza Boreal brewed in Anchorage. This beer is more venous and funky, while the Anchorage version had more vibrancy. Still, both outstanding beers. The subtle nuances are quite enjoyable. A delightful beer to sip and enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3280) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
On Draught, a bunch of times...
Pours a light blonde with a huge head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is funky with some tart fruit, peach, lemon and citrus rind. It’s aromatic, pungent and inviting.

The flavor is dry but with a nice zesty fruit character and some bright hops to match. It’s got a nice tart fruit character with some peach, lemon, and grapefruit. It’s lightly spicy, and fairly oaky. It’s got a nice earthy briny character to it too

A real favorite from this brewer, and something I hope isn’t a single batch release.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (39) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap at Scheras Zwanze day. Pours orangeish yellow with minimal head. Smells of grapefruit and lemon. Taste of dry citrus fruits. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Tap at Schera’s at Zwanze Day 2014. Hazy golden yellow pour with a frothy head. Nice aroma of lemon, wheat, funk, and that unique Jolly Pumpkin aroma. Finishes a bit dry with some mild lemon tartness on the tongue. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7608) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Musty, lightly funky orange peel and malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Musty, bitter grapefruit peel and light wheat malt flavor. Typical JP funkiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3171) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
75 cl partagée avec Ruth. Une belle blonde et sa mousse résistante et constructive. Le nez est superbe, tout simplement. J’y reste longuement à humer les fleurs, le pamplemousse, le bois poivré, le yaourt, la sueur féminine et des houblons aux allures franchement tropicales. Complètement charmant! Le goût est dominé par des notes d’agrumes blancs. J’aime aussi sa belle rusticité ainsi que sa touche franchement poivrée. En bouche, il s’agit d’un liquide qui présente un corps de moyenne densité avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture légèrement huileuse. En finale, le jus de pamplemousse imbibe le cuir pour un assèchement en bonne et due forme. Très bonne saison. Extrêmement facile à boire. Je pourrais en boire des pintes et des pintes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1523) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
750 ML Bottle. Pours bright light gold. Small head. Big brett funky nose. Taste is a bit lemony, with brett and grapefruit funkiness. Easy to drink. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Golden colored pour. Huge white head. Tons of lacing. Big Brett aroma. Taste is Brett and malt. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Opaque light golden and thinnest bubbly head. Spritzy lychee and white grapefruit. Initial taste is so juicy melon and pineapple, dizzying malt and sherbert. Juicy and lush. Surprisingly tropical and fresh tasting. Sultry. Finishes strong lychee and grapefruit bitterness. Gorgeousness.

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