GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by robert at SL. Pours a hazy orange, decent head. Nose of some light spice, cinnamon and pumpkin with an overall tartness. Taste: The tartness/sourness and pumpking really off set each other and didnt blend well. Sour and pumpkin, thats all I tasted. Medium body with lots of carbonation. Overall: A good idea, but just not to my liking at all.
SSSteve (3917) - - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. batch 610. bottled 8-13-10. hazy orange with a small white head. nose has light touches of pumpkin and spice with some familiar JP funkiness. flavor has floral notes, da funk, very light pumpkin and spice mostly in the form of cinnamon. not much pumpkin here is thatís what your expecting, but it has a delicate subtleness. love the artwork.
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep orange into a snifter. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Licorice, nutmeg and pumpkin aromas. Spritzy with upfront caramel, pumpkin, and funk. Lasting spice finish...
nickd717 (3602) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from K&L. Finally a pumpkin beer from Jolly Pumpkin. I just love the way this beer looks. The color is a clear bright pumpkin orange, and the head totally overwhelms the glass with thick white billowing foam. Thick lacing remains after the clouds recede. Nice subtle pumpkin aroma. Jolly Pumpkin usually goes big on the funk, but this time it is restrained. Spicy with a hint of chocolate. The flavor also has big pumpkin, a little sweet and only mildly funky, although the house yeast is evident. Slight cocoa and pie spices balance it out. Very smooth and silky on the mouthfeel with soft carbonation. For a pumpkin ale, I think this is great, and Iím a big fan of pumpkin beers. Guess these guys finally lived up to their name and I didnít have to keep calling them Jolly Blump- ok, letís not go there.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Hazy orange-amber with good, creamy, off-white head / Tart nose of orchard fruit, caramel, pumpkin and brett / Light body, acidic and moderately tart, lively, fine, carbonation, with good balance and finish / Flavors of apple, pumpkin, caramel, chrysanthemum, straw, coriander, clove, nutmeg, cocoa, and barnyard funk / Superb, but what isnít from JP.
vyvvy (4580) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with an off-white head. The aroma has lots of spice, some funk, some sourness, citrus, bugs and I really concentrate I can maybe / possibly detect a hint of pumpkin. Medium / light body that is very crisp and has subdued sharp carbonation. The taste starts with fruit, citrus, bugs and spice. There is a nice lightly toasted malt and it seems to have a hint of pumpkin. It seems like the pumpkin is smoothing out some of the JP funk more than giving it flavor. the finish is spicy and buggy just like Iíd expect from these guys. Nice beer & probably my fave pumpkin beer since you can barely tell its there.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole foods. Tap. Almost bright amber. Nice blend of funk, tartness and spice on the nose. Dry, tart, spicy, a touch of lemon and cranberry. Light and effervescent. Nice pumpkin beer because it doesnít taste like one.
drfabulous (4629) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Sycamore. Slight pumpkin taste furthered by a distinct wine body. Lots of tang and sour and apple in there as well. Very nice. Didnít pick up much of Alanís nibs. Thanks, Sanford!
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours an orangish brown. Nice pumpkin and spice aroma and tastes with a perfect sour taste. Best pumpkin beer I had this year hands down.
dogfish120love (1028) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and complex aroma. Notes of pumpkin and spices...you can almost smell the sourness. Pours a dark reddish orange with a thick white head. Flavor is pumpkin and spices a faint sourness with some pumpkin sweetness