fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured hazy light reddish brown, citrus, bready, little earthy, little funky, slight spice.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours attractive clear ruddy brown. Wonderful nose of pumpkin, tart citrus, and a touch of chocolate. Better flavor with same influence. Lovely yet smooth on the palate.
puzzl (3254) - 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 (7133) - 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 (5477) - 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 (14702) - 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 (9170) - 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.