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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Editor’s Note: 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


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2093) - 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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Draft at Jerry’s. Orange-gold with brilliant, white foamy head, good lacing / Dusty nose of citrus-tropical fruit, straw, dry hop / Light body, lovely balance of fruit and biting bitterness / Elegant flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, pear, straw, green peppercorn / A bitter beauty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1267) - New York, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Sample at B spot, Auburn Hills. Pours light lemon hazy color white head. Aroma is sour funk, lemon, hay, some Belgian esters, sort of a white wine oak quality. Flavor is sour funk, not too acidic, Belgian golden ale notes. Sort of a blonde ale with sour notes feel. Aroma is great, but flavor is a bit more bland than I’d like. Still quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5650) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
On tap at Hazel. Bold gold body with medium head. Nose is citrus, faint, floral. Delicate. Taste starts subdued, gentle and then kicks heavy into the lemompeel. Really good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (744) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 29, 2016
Draught. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of citrus, melon, peppercorns, grapefruit, tart. Taste is of citrus, peppercorns, grapefruit, melon, slightly tart finish. Oily mouthfeel, dry finish, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Very hazy deep yellow gold pour with a solid show of frothy white foam and thick lace. Oaky lemon pepper biscuits. Sharp and woody. Grapefruit pith and zest. Meyer lemons. Chanterelles. Kaffir lime leaves. Violets. Artichoke hearts. Golden raisins and plums. Straw. Aloe. Green peppercorns. Very dry tannic finish. About as huge an oak barrel wild ale as can be imagined!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Tap. Hazy sunflower yellow, thin white head. Sour white wine, grapefuit rind, melon and whit pepper in the aroma. Bitter grapefruit rind, earth, and really dry. Aroma was better. Dry in the bitter Brett range. Lighter body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (838) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2016
On draft at Brazil. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with s medium foamy white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, spicy, grass, floral. Flavor had lemon notes, spice, grassy, funky and tart. Medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a dry tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3921) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
Tap at Jolly Pumpkin Detroit. Slight hazy golden with white head. Quite peppery, sour berries, grapefruit, grassy hops, some spicy notes, light fresh baked bread. Under medium sour and light sweet. Under medium bodied. Nice one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2016
On tap at Thin Man in Buffalo, NY. Pours a golden yellow, white head. Definitely some pepper, white wine, bright fruits throughout. It was listed as a saison rather than a sour, which feels more apt to me. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, march 25th 2016. Hazy orange body, thin white head. Aroma is funky with pepper, apricot, banana. Big grapefruity taste with barnyard, mildly sour, zesty farmahouse finish,. Quite excellent.


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