olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml pours a clear gold with a large white foam. Funk aroma. Tart and spicy taste.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml from kryptic. Batch 244, 245. Damn I love this brewery. You know you’ve crossed fully over into beer geekdom when you get goosebumps at the mere thought of opening a bottle. This is one of those bottles. Beautiful bretty, woody and slightly funky nose. Plenty of spicy yeast, mustard and cheese. Pours a a slightly hazy bright copper with a huge bright white head. Perfect amount of tartness on the palate. Not overpowering and quite pleasant. New oak, spice (fennel?), toasted nuts, toasted malt. Mmmmm. Delicious. Creamy, fairly dry with just the right amount of carbonation as to not be distracting. Wonderful!
JBPortland (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/15 notes. 750ml bottle, pours hazy orange into tulip with 1 finger head. Nose is tart, apple, spice, cinnamon, citrus. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, crisp. Taste is apple, citrus, lemon, oak, woody, tart, light sour in background, pepper, spice, pear. Finish is oak, funky, spice, tart which lasts. Excellent beer by JP.
Hair6a11 (1461) - 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.
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.
DragonStout (1410) - 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.
BigBeer45 (1402) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2008 750ml Bottle, Batch #244,245, JP has a batch label on the bottle that I have not seen before (I picked up this bottle from the brewery),
pours a hazy light amber brown with honey increments, has off-white bubbles that eventually thin and leave lacing,
bottom of the bottle was completely covered with a coating of sediment, apple sourness, unripened apples, citrus fruits,
faint sweet fragrances, faint spices and some funk earthiness, tart with some real faint caramel,
faint lemon grapefruit citrus with a touch of leather(?), I noticed some spice sweetness as it warmed up a bit,
the finish starts with grape skins and ends with a medium bitterness with dry sour tartness that lingers thereafter,
every sip brought a tingle to my nostrils, letting the ale warm up increased the tingle and I found this ale easily drinkable at room temperature,
I could not sense any alcohol in in aroma or taste, a nice gentle drinking ale.
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
Vells (1402) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite malty with huge fruitiness, bit acidic. Some caramel.. Awesome brew.. perfect for my autumn mood. Woody and kinda spicy.. Liked a lot