Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at capones. Pours an amber golden body with a white head. Traditional JP funkiness, light lemon, pumpkin, and a hing of nutmeg. Decent.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a spicy, pumkinish aroma that features lots of sweet malts. Flavor is pumpkin dominant with some nutmeg, vanilla, spices, and sweetness. Above average pumpkin beer, but mediocre for a JP brew.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Capone’s: Aroma of tart fruit, yeast, spices, and light pumpkin. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor was light to medium tart and light to medium sweet. Tastes of tart fruit, pumpkin, spices, yeast, whipped cream, and grains. Medium body. Thin, watery texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet spice and vanilla finish.
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, leather, toast, vanilla oak, horseblanket, citrus, and pumpkin. Taste of citrus fruits, peaches, vanilla, toffee, brett, and the signature Jolly Pumpkin yeast strain, with starchy pumpkin showing through in the very end.
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a hazy orange with golden notes and a bubbly off white head head. Aroma was lightly tart, standard Jolly Pumpkin funk, light "holiday spices", earthy notes, cherries and light oak. Flavor was earthy, light funky notes, cereal grains, light pumpkin and spices, oak and Brett character. Has that Jolly Pumpkin taste aroma for sure.
hopdog (8823) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Poured a medium and hazy amberish color with a smaller sized off whtie head. Aromas of pumpkin, some caramel, with the pumpkin pie spices, and some woody/earthiness. Tastes of pumpkin, spices, and some citrus and woody. This one left me thinking I wanted more from a JP beer as it was just kinda ’boring’ for a JP beer.
dalekliz (866) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing it! Pours a clear amber with a white ring. Sweet and tart aroma, of pumpkin, malt, hops, pine, and oranges. Sharp taste, of bitter hops, sweeter oranges, malt, and pumpkin. Lingering sharpness. Tasty.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monk’s Cafe - Philly. Pours an orange-gold, hazed with a rim of milky white. Very light and soft pumpkin nose. Flavor is weird. There’s the distinct kiss of JP over a really light hop note, a kiss of spice and some dust. Some light curt tartness, a bit of honey sugar and faint, quiet spice. Some faint earth through a bit of leafiness. Fine, but not enough funk, pumpkin, spice or overall flavor for this to be particularly exciting. Nice to try though.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler via trade with fiver29. Thanks John. Shared with my girlfriend Cyn and dalekliz. Pours copper with a tan head that faded pretty quick. Nose is sweet with big pumpkin and a lot of spice. Taste is sour and spiced and a nice bolt of pumpkin. Overall quite good and very different for a JP beer. Nice brew.
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[draft at CBC Pumpkin Beer Festival]
Hazy, dark brown in color. Very thin white head. Aroma is musty, slightly funky.. in typical JP style. No real spice character in the aroma. Flavors are quite complex. Very mellow pumpkin pie spices and slight vegetable character blend with some tart funk quite well. Very interesting finish.. best described as ’’earthy’’. Overall, a wonderful approach to the overplayed seasonal we’re all used to.