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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6517) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Bottle (2014 batch). Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of sour apples, lemon juice, autumn leaves, wood, bile. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. Seven years since my last sample, and...yup...alas...it’s the same as almost everything else JP makes. Overly attenuated, highly infected/sour, and very generic. They all pretty much smell the same nowadays. What happened to Fantome has unsurprisingly happened to JP; both have so much bacteria going on that everything is sour and a bit dirty. Whether or not Dany and Ron want things to be different, it very well may be out of their control now. This was a 4+ beer back in 2007, but has become a muddled, dump bucket sour ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Light sour apple aroma starts things off. Deep golden brown body with an eternal, fluffy, off-white head. Full palate with perfect carbonation. The taste is very light. Wood, sour flavors and some yeast. Very restrained and easy to drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2006 Vintage. An orangey-red color, lightly hazy with an uncharacteriscally Jolly Pumpkin, thin head that is bone white. Aroma is intense with rotting, sour cherries, oak, vanilla, coconut, and a red wine-like acidic overlay. Powerfully intense flavor profile. All of the aroma components are in the flavor with the oak showing freshness, lots of coconut, a solid sweetness, and a balancing tannic bite.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1395) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper-orange with a fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some fine lacing.

The aroma is oak, pepper, some hops and bready malts with some sour sweet-tarts.

The flavor is some bready malts and grassy hops with a little tart sourness. The finish is a weird muted bitterness that tastes kind of off. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery with some sharp fizzy carbonation.

Overall, a decent beer. So far it’s my least favorite JP beer. I would’ve like to see a little more sourness, and less of the off bitter finish. As it warmed, it did smooth out some.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Pours a ditry tan-orange, Smells of oak, dirt, earth, cherries, tied with a funky sourness. Tastes is mostly wood, bread, and an integrated sour tartness. Finishes equally tasty and somewhat slick. I was impressed with the integration of sour flavors in a beer that is naturally meant to taste earthy and "homemade." Very intereresting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3891) - - MAY 19, 2007
pours an amber/brown with a medium sized off-white head. palate is sharp and lively with a dry finish.. flavors of oak, caramel, bitter hops. aroma of oak, grapes, and other light colored fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 Courtesy boboski. Murky amber color with a thin soapy head, sharp fruity funk aroma, some cherry, apricot, a very pleasant smell. Taste has a nice sharp twinge to start which yields to a fruity middle. Finish is tart and slightly spicy. Another unique JP brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark bubbly ruby orange, off white head. Aroma is funky, musty, tangy bleu cheese, slightly peppery. Flavor is pepper, salami, and tangy bleu cheese. Lacks a certain complexity yet is pleasurable to drink, if but a bit one-sided.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Slightly cloudy deep amber, slight off-white head. Aroma is funky with some brett, slightly fruity. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Flavor is tart, some tannins, astringent and wine-like.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Large frothy light tan head. Cloudy and somewhat dark rust colored body. Sweet and soured bananas with a funk in the aroma. Taste is an aged sweet caramelly malt blanketed with some bretty lemon sourness. Leaves a drying stale character in the mouth after a minute. Really good and full of flavor. Great sour balance and creamy mouthfeel.


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