DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful honey amber with a ton of head. Great nose is classic jolly pumpkin. Taste is thin. Has a good deal of lemon, caramel, and some spice. Semi tart but not complex.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Drew for this one. (Batch 244, 245) Hazy golden color with a frothy tall white head. Aroma is tart fruit at first, along with some bretty funk, then also a touch of sweet spices in the background and some yeast and honey. Tart and bitter flavor up front, like a lemon rind, followed by some sweet malts and a nice touch of spices. A bit of bretty funk is present all the way through. The finish shows a bit of nuttiness, or wood. Very nice, very pleasant.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of major funk, like manure but in a good way. Lots of malty, spiciness and some celery mixed in with that bretty funk. Golden brown with a thin white head. Flavor is nutty with a slightly sour cherry fruitiness and some spices. The finish has lots of barnyard goodness. Slightly oily texture with a dry finish. Thanks to Silphium for bringing this all the way from Michigan.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, my last regular bottled beer. Pours a clear orange color with a nice white head. Aroma is musty, with orange, clove and spice. Taste is lemon acidity, earthy bitterness, nutty, and some spice. This one surprised me. The balance of this beer was perfect for my tastes. Nothing was out of balance, everything playing of each other nicely. Well rounded and enjoyable. Really well done for a hard to do style.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Dark brownish amber pour with a thick white head. Nose is a bit funky and spicy and sweet. Taste is funky with spices. Oak aging provides nice smoothness in flavor and body.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light gold in color. Plenty of nice rocky head. Nice web lacing on sides of the glass. Smell is funk and some tartiness. Taste is very nice. Lots of nice sour, tartness coming through. Good amount of spice to compliment the tartness. Good, smooth mouthfeel. Another good offering from JP.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is tart and roasty with some barnyard and caramel -- a very nice combination. it pours a light rusty orange with small white head. flavor is mostly a smooth sourness, maybe some nuttiness in there but not much. really a very nice mild sour ale, finish is bitter and somewhat astringent, but it’s nicely balanced.
Lothore (592) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, dark orangey hue with a thick, frothy head that leaves plenty of lacing on the way down. Apricot, lemon zest and funk on the nose. sweet apricot, plum, strawberry up front, followed by a wave of mild sourness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Really great beer. Enjoyed it.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gushed would almost be an understatment! Even after pouring over 12 oz. out of the bottle this continued to foam over. Aromas are of funk, apple cider, cinnamon and caramel…very Fall and reminds me of apple doughnuts from the apple orchards in the Fall. In the mouth it is tart and sour with the funkiness from the nose running throghout. Recently I have had some overly funked Jolly Pumpkin’s but this one was quite good.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foxy orange, effervescent. "Autumnal" aroma - wet leaves, brett. Citric flavor (orange, kumquat), barnyard, dry-out effect. Quite refreshing, very tasty, interesting, unique, and very drinkable. One of my favorite JP beers now.