hopscotch (8367) - 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) - East Setauket, New York, 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 (3225) - 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 (19630) - 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.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy copper coloured with a small creamy off white head. Aromas of sugar, oak, sour fruit, fresh hops, dust and spice. Dry flavour with notes of spice, brett and grapefruit.
3fourths (7522) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Bottle. Unfiltered hazed light chestnut brown body with a finely bubbled off-white head. Exquisite texture, inviting cloudiness, refreshing softness. House yeast from Jolly Pumpkin instantly noticed in the nose: cobwebs, oak, brettanomyces, all blended richly with a soft but minerally noble hop character and a dried bread crust malt note. Unbelievably satisfying aroma. Soft, natural carbonation, fine bubbles cover the tongue and prick the palate, with a full, chewy and frothy body. The Orval-like comparisons continue as a natural/minerally/earthy bandaid and wood note comes forth across the back of the tongue. Lovely in every respect.
valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish golden body with a robust off white head. Aroma is enticing - fruity and sweet. Malts are dominant, but there are floral and funk notes in here as well, as well as a hint of grapefruit...very enjoyable. Flavor was very good...Fruity hops, including grapefruit, lemon and orange notes, caramel malts, and some woody notes are all accentuated by a bretty funk in the background that, well, I really enjoy from JP. Moderate body, but oily on the palate...acceptable level of carbonation. Price withstanding, this was a great beer, but sadly the cost will keep me from revisiting this one with any regularity, as it is a much quicker drink than your average $10 beer!
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to Rciesla for sharing. However this beer was not exactly what i thought it would be . Great aroma, but the first beer i have ever had where i loved the aroma and thought the flavor was decent at best.