doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a thin, crisp, white head. Smells faintly of spicy red wine and some oak, a hint of citrus maybe. Tastes yeasty at first and then the citrus and red wine flavors really burst in the middle and mellow on the finish. Somewhat thin body, crisp carbonation.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden orange pour with foamy white head that leaves very artistic lacing. Nose is that wonderful sour brett with some nutty notes. Flavor is tart sour, like pear or apple skins, with a drying tannic quality. Good earth and nut flavors too. Just washes beautifully around the mouth and finishes tart, acidic and drying. Another great beer from JP.
Hair6a11 (1415) - Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pour is murky dark golden with a fine bubbled off white head in this tulip. Retention is fairly nice, with some sticky lacing present. the nose is lemon grass, the distinct jolly pumpkin funk, with nutty brown malts. spicy pepper on the tongue, oak tannins and general nutty notes. there is a lingering bitterness as the brew finishes. perhaps slightly lacking overall, but another nice one from jp.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woo whoo! My 4th year anniversary on this site.Pours a cloudy, amber color with a hugh foamy head.Looks like the head you would see on a rootbeer float.Sourness and nuts on the nose.Flavor is tart, nuts, yeasty and floral.Finish is tart and spicy.
Beaver (1407) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin film and collar that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is doughy malts with tart, slightly sour, fruits and some spices.
The flavor is earthy yeast with some bready malts. It has some tart and slightly sour fruits, wood and some spices and a dry lightly bitter finish. It has a bit of a washed out and watery flavor. The mouthfeel is medium with lots of sharp carbonation.
Overall, it’s a pretty typical JP brew, although not one of their better ones. I’d prefer more sourness and less watery flavors.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another really cool label from JP with a fairy looking creature holding some sort of puzzle. This is a really bright orange color with a 1cm white head. The smell is funky, spicy, musty, and swampy. A little stinkier than the other Jolly Pumpkin beers I have had. The first taste is grassy, sour, and dry at the end. maybe some tart lemon flavor as it warms.
05/16/08 batch 244,245
Excellent orange appearance. Funky smell, herbal. Lemony spritzy flavor with an interesting finish. There is some sour going on but it is faint and enjoyable. Some biscuity malts and then a dry finish iwth sour edges.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-02-2007 02:35:03
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slight hazy light amber with a three finger head. Smell is funky zesty crisp and fruity. Taste is lightly tart with a hint of apple and lime, lighter fluffy Belgian flavors. Very refreshing
AlainG (1400) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un liquide orangé, coiffé d’une mousse majestueuse, dense, crémeuse et compacte, qui tisse une très belle dentelle au verre. Un nez d’agrumes, poivré, fruité et boisé principalement, où des effluves de bretts s’immiscent dans les arômes. En bouche, c’est subtil et équilibré. Juteux et acidulé. Sucré et amer. Aigre-doux et épicé. Plus que plaisant à boire. Batch 1243 Embouteillée le 9 novembre 2012 (986-240114)
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 Draft. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a large white head. Aroma is medium sour, lots of fruit, and some spice. Flavor is fruit (apricot in particular), spice (nutmeg predominates), caramel, medium sour, some earthy funk. Finely carbonated, great mouthfeel. Strikes me as a biere de garde or maybe a strongly flavored saison. Great beer, great brewery.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Auburn pour with some white head. Aroma is soft bretty sourness, sweet malt and fruit skins. Flavor is the same, lightly tart fruit skins, oak, pretty sweet malt, some biscuity malt also. Its actually pleasant.