jjgmd (1947) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, pours a rusty orange color with a nice beige head...bomber. Nose is oak strewed with spices, with some tartness. Taste is oaky with spice and a hint of cacao, very subdued outside of the oak. Ends on the oaky notes with a moderately long dry finish! Imaginative pumpkin ale ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1880) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a copper orange with an off white head and aroma of spices and oak. Taste is of spices and noticeable oak along with tarty fruitiness that continues into the spiced, tart finish.
mghj (36) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft in a tulip glass, clear golden orange color with a little off-white head.
Generally a little sour, with a taste of lemon and herbs, mainly basil. Very light taste of pumpkin pie spices, overall one of the best pumpkin beers I have had, and out of the ordinary, in regards to the pumpkin pie spices.
574deadzone (1352) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a tall khaki-cream head that leaves some ropes of lacing. Nose involves rustic straw, fruity and earthy notes, leafy stuff, toasted stuff, and light pumpkin spices underneath. Somewhat sweet, decently tart, somewhat bitter. Light to medium bodied, active, juicy, spicy, finishing very dry and tart. More or less a sour brown, and quite enjoyable. Pumpkin takes a backseat mercifully.
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2016 Tap at the Watershed
After the devastating lost to MSU this afternoon, I felt like I needed to do something in sympathy with Ann Arbor and if itís a $13 glass of JP pumpkin beer, so be it. Iíve never actually had this one, and itís a wonderful surprise. No pumpkin spice bullshit, lovely JP tartness, tiny hint of sweet. Dang, I like this so much. Itís a home run, no doubt, and surely the best pumpkin beer Iíve ever had.
Revisit in a 750 ml bottle from the Beer Authority. It lives up to the previous rate. Almost seems thin like pasta without salt at first sip, but that impression quickly goes away and itís just a delight from there on in.
spokeydonkey (77) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light, effervescent sour beer. Copper colored with thin white head. Aroma is barnyardy with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is tart with a hint of pumpkin spice and a little cocoa in the dry finish.
A very easy drinking sour beer with well-balanced complexity.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber with small fizzy head. Aromas of light spice, a little funk, and some fruit. Flavors are a tart earthiness, light spice, and a touch of
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample at a tasting poured a murky orange color. the aroma is acidity and sour and couldnít distinguish much else. the flavor I thought was just a sour blend. I couldnít find any pumpkin or spice or cocoa. left with what is this. maybe another bottle would be a better example.
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All sour, aroma and flavor. Donít taste any punpkin. Smells like old book tastes like sour oak. Very delicious.
Minderbinder (3186) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy deep golden with high soapy beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of some spices, fruits, pumpkin. Taste is of spices, acidity, sourness, pumpkin. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Not really complex. Somewhat oxydized.