Johnsense (454) - - AUG 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/slightly reddish pour, massive head. Cherry, Barnyard funk, yeast, Apricot on the nose. Cherry and spice up front, slightly sour, Barnyard funk, belgian yeast, dried apricot, slight oak, earthy. Fantastic mouthfeel. I can’t wait to try this with some more age on it.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cherries, raspberries, apricot, and a strong hibiscus note bring about a wonderful sweetness that compliments the tart berry flavors. A bit of oak comes through on occasion. A little sour, some earthy bitterness and funk comes through in the finish.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 2. Hazy amber color with lasting ivory head. Barrel bug, earthy brett, dried flower, caramel aromas. medium bodied. Lightly tart flavors of wet wood, sharp caramel, herbal dried flowers--nice
blankboy (5138) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Batch 389, 2009 vintage. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with an average size frothy white head. Aroma is perfumy and herbal along with light spices, roses and fruit. Flavour is also herbal and perfumy along with some pale malt, pepper and fruit. Average to medium bodied. Fantastic, I loved it.
PhillyCraft (1964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in 10’ and 11’. Pours a vibrant glowing red color with medium to large pinkish head and awesome lacing. Aromas are very floral and filled with tropical fruits, rose petals, light JP yeast. Taste is rose hips, lemons, light earthy malts, cherry hibiscus, Very smooth palate with a nice dry finish. Ive always enjoyed this beer from Jolly.
Claves77 (76) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured from a 750 ml. started to bubble out of the bottle after opening. far too much head despite best efforts to minimize. Great smell, a bubbyl saison with a subtle something. Taste is smooth on the front of the tongue and then lingers in the back of your throat. Very good beer, one of the best in class, but quite expensive, likely not worth the high price paid.
sherm1016 (885) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle split with ablackshear. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is funky, yeasty. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, cereal, Brett, with a light, tart finish. Tasty. Typical Jolly Pumpkin flavors.
OldMrCrow (1518) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the tasting room in Ann Arbor
This is the beer that JP has always been destined to make, the archetype of what JP could and should and can be. It was 99 degrees F when we walked into the cool dark respite of the JP tasting room, and I needed something to slake the thirst. So very glad I took the chance on this one. Utterly characteristic JP sour and brett flavors, but so much more perfect than in any other JP brew, the beauty of seeing potential realized like peaking out of Plato’s cave at the true forms. Tart and rose/hibiscus floral, utterly spectacular.
And then I turned to ratebeer on my phone to see who else appreciated this beer the way I have. Top on the list was a 5.0 from Jeppe, which took me back to my pilgrimage to Olbutikken on a visit to Copenhagen during which Jeppe presented me with my top-rated beer of all time, Blabaer. Reading Jeppe’s story about a bottle of iO and the birth of his son Melvin ( click on Highest Score above to read ) it all came full circle for me in this small craft beer world of good people and perfect beer. One of my top beer drinking moments yet.
Arve_Christian (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle at Olympen, Oslo.
Rose color, good foam.
Very high & good carbonation.
High intensity floral ( rose) aromas, + some tropical aromas.
Medium body & high complexity .
Some ( floral) bitterness
Very well balanced.
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jcartamdg (1135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown with a thick head that sticks around. Aroma of funk, that classic JP funk. Taste follows, slightly tart, wine notes, oaky with some sour cherry notes. Pretty tasty, not highly drinkable but nice for a small glass.
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