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.
Lothore (595) - 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.
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.
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.
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber orange, a bit hazy and some sediment, thick white head that leaves lots of lacing and sticks around for entire drink. Aroma of tart fruits, slight malt, lots of spice, and a little bit of nuts. Flavor is smooth with obvious tart fruit (mostly perfectly ripe cherries), spices, herbs, and a little grapefruit bitterness in the back. Mouthfeel is lively with decent carbonation, slightly slick and then ends dry. Really quite enjoyable.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy, orange-brown, with a fine-white head. Aroma is spicy, a lot of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other "spicy spices" are in there. Rather sour smelling. Light-moderate mouth feel. Strong sour quality to the flavor. Spicy flavors with some citrus bitterness in there. Interesting.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pleasant sour earthy aroma. very smooth and sour. nice bitter balancing finish.