JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Turdferguson at the CC gathering - thanks, Sam! Very inviting pale orange pour, yeasty but somehow bright and alive with carbonation. Big bottle-conditioned head releases a bad-ass aroma of brett, hops, and subtle oak. Abundant mouthfeel, and a fantastic flavor, a well-hopped Belgian pale, with tons of yeast and funk, almost like a more dry Wild Devil. Delish!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Sam for sharing this! I’ve been wanting to try this for some time and It didn’t disappoint! Bright orange pour with a slight haze. Fluff white head and spotty lace. Grass, oak, orange zest, toast and leather aroma. Nice floral notes accompanied by a perfect balance of acidity. Dry leathery finish
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Petoskey Pale Ale
Date: August 14, 2009
Words: aged in french oak barrels
Appearance: opaque burnt orange, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma enhanced by a touch of vanilla, floral hops along with the oak, nice spicyness
Body: highly carbonated body
Flavor: lots of oak flavor, touch of vanilla and malt sweetness but otherwise very dry, plenty of balancing bitterness follows the oak, light oaky tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Effervescent copper with a hug frothy light tan head that retains the entire time. Crisp and dry aroma- bright orange peel, brett, haystack rusticness, mild leather and lemon rind. Nice rustic Orval like character. Crisp and fluffy body. Very dry flavor. Dry woody oak at the fore with some mildly hempy resins, a touch of old orange peel with a long bitter and minerally finish with evident leathery brett character throughout. Nice!
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Murky orange/copper ale with a large, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is very fruity, acidic and funky with bugs galore. Granny Smith apple stands out. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with spritzy carbonation. Tart, yet well-bittered. Woody and citric. Finishes tangy and mildly bitter. Thanks go out to northernbrews for shipping the bottle to me!
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is of a JP barrel with bright citrus notes added on. Flavor quite sour and bretty with just those citrus notes to differentiate it from other JP beers. Decently tasty and all, but I still don’t get it. Also a bitch to chug even a few ounces of it.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sour, with not many of distinct notes. Flavor is sour with possibly some fruits in there. Nothing great
LilBeerDoctor (3450) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sour oak. Flavor is more sour, some lemon, dry hops, and oak. Of course, tastes very similar to all the other Jolly Pumpkin Belgian ales. It is a decent beer with a nice dry finish.
oh6gdx (20308) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (somewhere during Copenhagen pubbing). Hazy deep orangeish coppery colour with mediumsized foamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is lots of fruityness, some burnt sugar, mild oaked notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with some mild sourness lurking as well. Quite interesting brew, and surprisingly "thick and fullpalated" for being 5.5%.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Put it off long enough. Bought it and traded it a few times, but never coughed up the money for myself. Pours a murky amber with an enormous fluffy head. Nose is big on Apples, coriander, wood, sour funk, and a touch of old dusty barn funk. Flavor is similar, the brett shows itself quite well...but as it gets warmer the strong flavors fade making it less enjoyable. Has a definite sour edge to it. Has a tart sour apple in the finish. Good stuff.