DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
So well integrated, and so well balanced. The wood character, the tartness, the funky notes, the fruit character and everything else just combines to form a really nice drinking, complex brew. Once again JP has created a masterful brew!
JBPortland (779) - 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.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium copper color with big foamy off white head. Aroma is fairly bretty, tart, with fair amount of caramel, hint of cherries. Flavor is slightly tart, sour, touch of caramel and vanilla.
Concealer (775) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 Re rate. Tap at hops and pie. Cloudy amber with a lasting beige head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, caramel, tart fruit and spice. Tastes tart upfront with citrus, caramel with an underlying sweet malt and spices. Light bodied, lingering tart fruit, caramel and spice.
ericdevin (770) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Labeled Batch 907, Bottled 11-02-11. Pours a dark but translucent reddish orange, lots of head; this was quite lively out of the bottle. Aroma nice, oaky, lacto, nutty, some tartness. Body was very lively, finish brings back oak and nuttiness, tartness there but not as overwhelming a say a Flanders style red would be. Kind of weird, I have to say a well done beer, but just not my particular favorite.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Spuyten Duyvil. Pours a deep orange with a wispy and quickly-dissipating head. Aroma is spice (cinnamon and coriander), nut, malt, and yeast. Taste is roughly the same, with a character that effortlessly evokes the autumn season. Quite a nice beer.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark orange with a tan head. The aroma was fruity (apples), oak, and spices. The flavor was somewhat tart, dry oak with a hint of apple spice, nuts and cinnamon. Overall, a really tasty brew, high quality and sophisticated.
Danyel (763) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells floral. Color is golden and cloudy. Light body, light sour touch, spicy. Flavor disappears fast, not a fan of this beer.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. The bottle is now green, unfortunately, unlike the old brown ones. Batch 244,245. Wonderful appearance on this one, just like Iíve come to expect with this company. A clear golden honey color with a huge rocky white head with great retention and great lacing. Amazingly complex aroma on this baby. Freshly roasted honey nuts, slight chocolate, brown sugar, christmas, normal JP funk, all integrated together and blended beautifully. Chestnuts roasting over an open fire. The nuttiness here is more appetizing than any other beer (mostly brown ales) where I have noticed a nutty character, it must be the chestnuts. Taste is subdued in its funky and tart flavors with some of the nuttiness and chocolate of the aroma coming through but much, much more subtle. This beer smells better than it tastes, unfortunately. Probably the least sour and funky tasting JP Iíve had to date, probably because itís new. Drinkability is very high. Nice soft mouthfeel with a slight dryness. Iíd be interested to see how this ages, though it is certainly nice right now.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of cmwillard: ours a cloudy orange good lacing with a white head. aroma has that great JP funk with slight oak a little vinegar like tartness, very nice. flavour is acid and a bit tart good sugary malts too slight oak another solid JP