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RATINGS: 479   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Like a lot of JP beers, this one took a moment to grown on me - at first, I thought it simply tasted like an infected pumpkin ale, which I guess, in essence, it is, but a might good one - nose of oak, thankgiving potpourri, a wee bit of funk, and a bit of waxiness - present but restrained amounts of acidity and funkiness, especially for JP - an overall nice balance - the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) add an interesting dimension - I hope this gets wider distribution this year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6861) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Courtesy of gunhaver. Pours hazy copper with gold edges and white head. The aroma has loads of tartness with a sense of pumpkin around the edges. The taste is the same with a boat load of tartness up front with notes of sour citrus thinly lined around the periphery. It ends with a bit of refreshing dryness. “Pumpkin Ale”?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
Thanks gunhaver for the share. Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Nose is pumpkin, spice, cinnamon, yeast, vinegar, and the trademark JP funk. Flavor is the trademark JP funk, vinegar, yeast, some pumpkin, some acetone, and tart fruit. Finish lingers with tart fruit, vinegar, and a hint of spice in this medium-bodied beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6648) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
courtesy of gunhaver. pours cloudy orange, thin white head. Aroma of light pumpkin with the signature yeasty JP aroma, oaky wood, yeasty elements white grapes/wine. Flavors, very weak pumpkin presence mixed with Belgian yeast, oaky, barrel, white wine palate along with other tropical fruits and orange leaving a nice sour finish. I was expecting a lot more pumpkin in this one, instead I got the immediate JP feel that resembles all the other beers. Tasty, but just wanted something different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle shared by Sparky27 @ Hellbilly’s. Thanks Eric. Murky golden tangerine pour with ivory head. Standard JP funk with tart lemon peel, wood, and slight pumpkin spice. Wanted more pumpkin in this one. Enjoyable but not as expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by Sparky27 - Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. Aroma and flavor is tart esters and spice. Very little pumpkin. A typical JP beer. Tartness lingers a bit. Medium body. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this one. Thanks Eric.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Thanks to sparky27. Orange pour. Light pumpkin, lots of funk and tartness. Wood and lactic tartness. Not bad...pretty good actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
courtesy of s27 pours a orange with a white head aroma is hops pumpkin and malt. flavor is pimpkin malt hops a touch of sournesss. thanks eric

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Pour is dirty copper/ orange with a thin ring of white foam. Aroma is tart, light malt, and a very light pumpkin spice character. Flavor is quite tart- did not see that coming but I really liked it. Also notes of funk and lightly roasty finish with a lightly herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2613) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
750ml bottle by way of beastiefan2k. Funky, spicy aroma, lightly fruity and tart, perhaps a hint of the pumpkin, farmy and very lightly citric, also some faint wood. Cloudy medium orange color, head is fine and lasting. Flavor is similarly funky, spicy, tart and very lightly sweet, seeing some mild hop bitterness and fruit creep in towards the finish, drying out somewhat and really chock full of yeast character from beginning to end. Nicely balanced and some decent complexity, mouthfeel is smoothly effervescent and lightly acidic with a medium body. Pretty nice.

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