skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. YUM! Big malty beer with lots and lots of spice notes that tingle the palate while getting hit simultaneously with a blast of oaky goodness! Small hints of possible cherry notes, and overall, a nice big tartly sour finish. One of my favorite from JP!
DuffMan (9497) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper brown, brief scanty head. Very skunky sour aroma. Sour cherry, funky earthy hops, spicey, very woody, puckeringly tart finish. Iíve had a few sour ales recently, and they can be hard to sort out on the palate, but this came across as having a bit more spicey and woody character rounding out the sour tartness. Interesting and delicious, but not for everyone (half the table turned away from this one!).
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky amber Brown. Traditional JP funk and citris. Some oak in the flavor and some light pigmented fruit. A nice dry finish to end glass.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Bottle from Pailhead. Thanks! Poured muddy brown (though I got the end of the bottle) with a big head. Light retention and excellent lacing. Funky, citrus aroma with notes of horse blanket, lemon, grapefruit and caramel. Very smooth. 7/4/8/4/16
750 mL bottle courtesy of a friend. Pours a clear vibrant red color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Fairly funky aroma with a cherry and berry notes, almost like mixed berry lifesavers. Taste is also funky with the same berry lifesavers, citrus, cheese. Slightly vegetal. Soft, lively carbonation. Full bodied. This really hit the spot. 9/4/8/4/17
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Sputyen. Cloudy brown in color with a little off white head. Dark fruity woody aroma. Caramel vanilla notes. Tart dark fruity flavor. Sour notes. Medium bodied. Finish is dry. Very drinkable.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
big bottle, Blend 2 2007, pours a dark brown with HUGE fluffy off white head, taste is super awesome and what makes this a winner for me, 3 sips yielded 3 different tastes, first was that immediate sour funk next came the fruits and yeast then following sip hit with the oak and vanilla faint in the end.. this was a nice brew little too bubbly to break into the 4ís for me though.
patrick767 (3971) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 2007 blend 2 - Pours murky brown with a big, foamy head. The aroma is of yeast, some light fruitiness, and sour funk. The flavor is tart and malty with some spices apparent. The oak is very mild. The palate is lively and the finish somewhat dry. Itís different, quite drinkable, but not my favorite.
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2007 Vintage Blend 1. Aroma has a strong skunk scent to with some fruit in the back. Why the hell did they put this in a green bottle. Color is a solid orange brown with good carbonation and a thick head. Taste is tart and tangy. Starting with a medium body it goes down fizzy. Finish comes in with a fruit cider tartness with a faint oak flavor. After taste is a sour twang. Its a bit funky but at least thereís no skunk in the taste.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Nice looking pour of muddy burgundy topped by a light tan ring. Canít see through it at all. Light brett notes in the nose. Some cherry pit, tart raspberry and lemon-rind. Mouthfeel is lacking; has a dull texture. Flavor has a refreshing tartness, some acidic raspberry hints and funky cork notes. The brett is evident, but itís lacking something to complete the flavor scale. Maybe it needs time to get more funky/complex? Not bad though.
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the incomparable Argonaut in Denver, Colorado. 2007 Vintage Blend 1. Pour is orange brown with an out of control thick tan head made up of very fine carbonation bubbles. Settles eventually into a rocky two inch affair. Aroma of metallic woodiness. Dirt and vegetable spiciness are also on offer. The JP yeast is there too, but very much in the backseat. Interesting nose, quite a bit going on. Taste is a nice sour sharpness initially then transfers to something resembling peanut butter. Peanut butter? Yes, peanut butter. This fades some as it warms. The finish re-introduces the dirt. Not real sure where they were going with this one, hope other blends were better.