SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to HisBoyElroy. Huge carbonation. A deep funky sour smell. Really dry lemon zest flavors. Big funk in the back end. Pretty good stuff. The giant carbonation on the sip is the low point.
radiomgb (2262) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is funky with some orange citrus, lemons, floral. The flavour again has some funk to it, musty, floral and citrusy, some spice. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, musty with citrus. This is pretty good, nice balance.
Bottle opened on March 5, 2011.
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/10/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep orange copper color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart green apple, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, clove, pepper, hay, straw, grass, oak, musty funk, bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart green apple. lemon zest, orange peel, pear, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, grass, herbal, musty funk, bread, and yeast/mineral earthiness. Good amount of earthy tartness/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of green apple, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, clove, pepper, oak, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, bread, herbal, and yeast/mineral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly prickly/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, oak, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good beer. Lots of carbonation, but a very good taste. Would drink some more of this.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange copper body under a one finger foamy off-white head that had very nice retention. The nose is quite funky and tart with a lot of oakiness and some minimal hops. The flavor is bone dry with a nice raw oak flavor, a nice tannic and vinous quality to this. Some light cheerio like cereal grain notes on the back end. Rather refreshing and drinkable, there’s a little bit of tartness under the oak that gives it a nice vibrancy. Lighter bodied with a drying tannic quality and lots of fizzy carbonation. Pretty good stuff, it really screams Jolly Pumpkin.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden body small white head.
Tart fruit and light caramel aroma.
Sweet fruit, tart, funk and light malt.
Medium light body high carb.
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/07/2010: Leelanau Petoskey Pale Ale... Aroma: Funky citrusy hop aroma. Appearance: Yellow color; thin, frothy, off-white crown. Flavor: Bittersweet plae ale; slightly tart in the finish; betterness comes through in the finish along with a hint of spice. Palate: Smooth, calm carbonation; medium-light to medium body. Overall: Meh.
One pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle (5.5% Alc./Vol.; Bottled 2-25-10) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #142 for this beer.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is hazy orange with a nice white head. The nose is typical jolly pumpkin yeast smell, cirtrus, wood, vinegar funk. The taste is high sweet, medium high tart and low bitter. The texture is sharp and clean, the body is light with a long finish. Not bad at all.
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by BeerGolem, thanks! Golden/orange with a medium white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, funk, Jolly Pumpkin presence here (!), fruits and Belgian yeast. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with citrus, oak, funky notes, slight underlying malt presence and nice fruity notes. Medium body. Drinkable and refreshing, but also quite complex for a low abv Belgian Ale. Loved it!
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle at Torst shared with jtclockwork. Batch 996, Bottled 3-12-2012. Pours peachy amber with thin white head. Aroma is terrific; of grapefruit and passionfruit and other tropical fruits. taste is bright, tart and acidic with some hoppiness and notes of wood and oak. Really excellent.