puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Has that signature Jolly Pumpkin sourness, but it is relatively light. Some cucumber and nail polish remover. The pumpkin is there, but its mellow. Good mouthfeel, but there is a harsh solventy character all throughout this. Something seems to have gone here.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by SpencerDB on 6/6/10: Pours a cloudy deep bronze copper with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a semi-sweet floral pumpkin character and a hint of tartness and mild funk. Starts with decent body and effervescent carbonation with some light biscuity malty sweetness and some fleshy pumpkin flavor. Finishes with a light tartness and some grassy hay with good bitter balance. An enjoyable and complex pumpkin ale.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle via sparky on 3/21/10.
hazy pale pumpkin pie tinted brown colored pour with a thin off white head.
it smells like pumpkin earthiness, caramel, cinnamon, slate, citrus/orange, faint skunky hops and a little mustiness.... all with the usual jp funk in the background.
the flavor is similar... i don’t get as much of the pumpkin sweetness and a lot more citrus comes through. this time it is lemon peel... all with the usual jp funk.
the crisp medium body is zesty and refreshingly dry.8/4/8/4/16/4.0
nimbleprop (4970) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. Pours a translucent, nearly transparent, orange with a sticky white head. Nose is vegetal, sweet, spices, yeast. Flavor is sweet, spicy, malty, yeasty, oranges, apple juice. Finish is medium bodied and lightly sweet.
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010, courtesy of Spencer, thanks! Cloudy yellow, white head. Aroma of pumpkin and light spice. Finally a pumpkin beer that doesn’t taste of pumpkin pie and overwhelming nutmeg!
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 750mL courtesy of SpencerDB. Pours a clear yellow with a thin, white head that leaves little lace. Aroma is pumpkin spices, pumpkin pie, all very light and soft. Taste is a bit tart, has some light pumpkin spice, and overall is light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Decent.
750mL 2012 ed thanks to dfroms. Full haze orange with a weaker white head. Nose is squashy, pumpkin, spice. Taste is cinnamon, big lemon lime, a tad thin. Refreshing, citric.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet pumpkin spice nose, light honey, some caramel. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly tart, spicy, some cinnamon, touch of squash, some fruit. Reminds me of a lighter version of Noel.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Orlando crew for the sample. Pours a hazy golden color. Nose is funky and sour as expected from JP as well as some citrus notes. Flavor is the same as the nose with a touch of pumpkin flavor and lemon as well. Nice beer especially being a pumpkin beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A little sweet, a little sour, not much in the way of pumpkin flavor, unless my palate was dead (could be!). But thats good, because I don’t normally like pumpkin beers and this is the first one I really liked! Nice.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml courtesy of Fiver 29 and shared at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours a hazy amber with a thin off-white head. The nose is light spice, the usual JP funk and citrus zest. The taste is funk, light pumpkin spice and lemon peel. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Refreshing stuff, though I’d prefer a touch more pumpkin and less funk. Thanks for sending J!