Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, batch 436/437 blend, courtesy cmillward. Pours a hazy, glowing, medium orange-amber hue. A small, frothy, ivory colored head settles in to a thin patch with a bubbly edge. Tiny spots of lacing are strewn about the glass. Aromas kick off with the signature JP funk, prominently showing oaky, earthy brett over a base of softly sweet cereal grain, fresh pumpkin, and general fruity tartness. Dusty cinnamon, clove, and cocoa lend subtle, complimentary spice. Flavors are tart, but not overly so, showing a hint of lemon that is quickly neutralized by the grain and sweet pumpkin. Everything gets a soft dose of the cocoa and clove, and cinnamon makes an appearance as well. Brett remains softly funky and dry, imparting a grounding earthiness. On the palate, a medium-light, crisp body offers fine, active carbonation and a drying, thirst quenching finish. Chalk up another interesting, enjoyable concoction from Jolly Pumpkin.
alexsdad06 (6299) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from HPWS. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a large foamy off white head that slowly collapses to a thin blanket of creamy bubbles. The aroma reminds me more off a spiced cider with apples, cinnamon, cherries, and citrus. The brett and tartness are also there with the usual JP funkiness. Everything works well together. The flavor has many similarities with the nose. The tart citrus and brett show themselves quickly before this reverts back to the spiced cider that came though in the nose. This is at times sour, while at others the cinnamon and other flavors seem to dominate. The JP funk is present, but the whole pumpkin thing seems to be missing. There are some bready malt notes and toasted sensations that come through late. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
Rating #61for this beer.
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to mar bottle #436/437) Pours opaque orange with yeast floaters and nice bubbles. Nose of oak and sour fruit. Taste of nutmeg, lactic acid and good carbonation. This is sour, but not in a good way. Donít think pumpkins make a good sour beer.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with masonjar! Pours a near clear glowing viscous auburn. Great JP bretty aroma, medium sweet. Love the pumpkin taste! all the JP goodness with almost fantome like intriguing depth. A great JP beer!
emacgee (4208) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks turdferguson for sharing. Pours a bright hazy orange with an offwhite head. Nose is spicy and tart, peppery, pumpkin meat, yeasty. Flavor is characteristic JP, nice yeasty tartness intermingling with nutmeg and allspice with a meaty pumpkin background. Tart and peppery on the palate.
dchmela (2729) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to CMillward for the pour. Orange gold pour. Sour pumpkin, cinnamon aroma. Taste is light and dry, pumpkin and some spices. Finishes nice and dry. Very good.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to TURDFERGUSON for sharing this one. Dusky brown pour, like an oud bruin, but a lovely tart aroma of mild sour and ripe autumnal fruits, including of course pumpkin. Something very pungent and earthy at work here, as far as possible from the sticky artifical flavors you usually get with this style. Very faint bready and sweets are there if you strain, but itís altogether more modest and tart than anything else, with pumpkin being almost like an infusion. Very good.
BigBeer45 (1292) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Batch 436/437,
poured a burnt orange with gold and darker orange hues into a tulip, this brew is a little hazy, produced a slightly off-white head and left decent lacing on the glass,
this ale has a nose of Pumpkin and vegetable with cinnamon and nutmeg spices, lemon fruit citrus with the JP Sourness, light pale malt, caramel, and some fresh green herbs in the background,
there are flavors of spice and fruit citrus up front with Pumpkin in the background, JP sourness, and ends with a tart and dry finish, this beer is light on the palate, I thought the flavors melded well,
when all was done, I found a layer of brown sediment in the bottle,
probably one of the better Spice-Herb-Vegetable beers I have tried in a while where I am usually hesitant to try Spice-Herb-Vegetable beers, I would buy this again.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by TURDFERGUSON. Thanks, Sam. Nice label, and I love the description. Wish I liked the beer a bit more. But perhaps Iím being harsh. Itís certainly one of the better pumpkin beers out there... but is that saying all that much? Smells like pumpkin pie, crust, fruit, spice and all. Only a touch of that JP sourness, and maybe a hint more on the palate. Solid, and with a nice mouthfeel. Pretty damn good.
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ogglethorp. Thanks Brian! A vey nice, unique pumpkin ale.
Nice jp house character with a very nice, unique, nuanced pumpkin brew. I enjoyed this quite a bit.