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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Ok, so the joke was that Jolly Pumpkin doesn’t brew a pumpkin beer. Well, now we do. Just this one. Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a gentle kiss of cocoa to liven the soul. An everyday easy way to fill your squashy quotient. Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2010
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5226) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrsUghsmash (24) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Smells like pumpkin, nutmeg, other spice, and some citrus. Looks very pretty - orangey red with a little bit of lingering head. The taste is a little sour for me - lemon and wood tasting, with very little pumpkin flavor. Good carbonation to it.


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