SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 19, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light fruit and a well balanced sourness stand out in the aroma.Pours a medium murky copper with a very long lasting off white head.Flavor is dominated by some brett,some slight wood and a nice sourness.Full mouthfeel with a nice sour finish.
Hangover (1104) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a nice looking white head that retains nicely Aroma is spicy with some sourness and apple. Taste is nicely carbonated making it seem fuller than it really is. Malty middle leading quickly to a tart, bitter finish. There is quite a long finish where I picked up some oak, yeast and dried fruit. Slightly acidic. Pretty good.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoy the Jolly Pumpkin beers, but as I’ve stated before they kinda taste the same, this repeats that. Light sourness, high carbonation, dry, earhty, spicy and crisp. Nice oak flavor that amplifies the dry character. Really enjoyable as always.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color with a thick head. Spicy aroma that is slightly perfumy and yeasty. Smooth body and crips flavor, sweet, somewhat tart, and a little spicy - has that distinct "Jolly Pumpkin" touch. Finish is dry. All in all a well balanced and good beer.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Bottle: Burgundy-red with a wonderfully fluffy and lasting head. Very inviting nose had elements of yeast, citrus and spice. Yeast notes were especially great to smell. Mouthfeel was really nice. Lively carbonation at first, but it mellowed to perfection. Texture was chewy and smooth. Finish was dry and not cloying. Wheaty malts had only a slight sweetness, which offset the bitterness very nicely. In the background there was oak, dried apricot and tart raspberries. Tartness was perfect, btw. What a wonderfully pleasant beer. Very nice.