italianjohn (2595) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour hazy with a thin off white head and very light sticky lacing ... aroma of wild cherries and brett nice tart sourness to it ... taste of tart and sour cherries kind of faint .... very dry and tart but subtle with brett and a light berry to it ... finish is very dry and sour ... very sessionable and nice cherry flavor ..... great aroma
emacgee (4456) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting color, reddish with an amber hue. Two fingers of off white head that settles nicely. Aroma shows cranberry and raspberry with wild notes and some wood. Very nice, bright and tannic with some acidity and fruity notes. Light bodied and dry.
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012
Pours a dark copper/ruby red color with burnt orange edges when held to a light. Completely still with no head or lace.
Musty aroma with a nice blend of barrel, earthy funk, vinous fruit and subtle vinegar. At first the oak and funky bugs dominate but as it warms the cherry juice and other dark fruit notes come to the forefront. Subtle acetone but more of a vinegar presence than solvent.
Thinner bodied than expected with soft carbonation but not as still as it looks. Slight herbal/medicinal presence with strong cherry juice and dark berry flavor. The funky yeast and barrel presence are very subtle, taking a back seat to the sweet vinous fruit notes. Not very sour or funky with a subtle acetic quality in the finish. Kind of watered down with low carbonation and a one dimensional flavor profile making this collaboration beer pretty boring. Disappointing offering from Jolly Pumpkin.
GarrettB (1278) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 16th, 2013 - Jolly Pumpkin and Maui Brewing must have put in some serious air miles to get this done, but the product is a fine sassy potion, cramming essence of cranberry into every milliliter. Enjoyed at home, I popped the top to find the cranberry scent quickly unfurling itself like a genie, colonizing the room and settling in for the whole bottle’s drinking time. It’s a sour scent with tons of raspberry and cherry, with a tang (distinct from the sour) but it is largely defined by its own acerbic quality. The taste leads with more of the tang, behind which a collection of fruit flavors gather - pomegranate, cranberry and tangerine. It’s not too sweet, instead stuffed with cranberries. That bitter-acidic sweetness doesn’t last long either, blooming then quickly wilting, leaving the beer demanding another sip. It’s not too bright, just acidic, with each intake screwing up the face and lips a bit. But in a good way. A human way.
ICEatALAMO (1172) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blend 4. The pour is a muted ruby color. The aroma is vinegar and flowers. The taste is sour and a little bland. Don't get much oak from it.
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RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Darker amber, off-white head. Tart berries and cherry vibes on the nose at first. Funkyness and vinegar notes are present too. Quite nice actually. Lemons, some straw and dry sour berries in taste. Tart and funky finish. No need for further rant here, it’s just simply good and delicious brew. Time to enjoy the rest of the bottle.
Christian (11981) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of delicious JP funk, citrus and cherry. Dry and tart flavour with sour cherries and funk, pineapple and lemon. Fabulous
Dedollewaitor (14915) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ After Odense Tasting. Dolleshomealone. Provided by the magic Chef. Pours hazy dark amber with a creamy head and lacings. Dark fruit, lime, orange, funk, brett and barnyard. Dry and tart with an oaky touch.
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper, nose is funky, sour, fruity, taste is excellent, sour fruitiness.
Habanero (3430) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, pale amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of brett, caramel, citrus and woody notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, oily texture and flat carbonation. A very nice Sour.
Beer5000 (5306) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Deep golden body with a small, dense off-white head. Quite fresh and fruity aroma with some malt and some funkiness. Flavor is both sweet and sour with mild malt, citric fruit, some acidity and funk. Fine body and aftertaste. Another nice and well balanced creature from JP.