Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle from Olive Tree. Pours a hazy orange amber with a bubbly off white head. Light oaky funk on the nose as well as light spice, cocoa dust and pumpkin / squash notes. An insanely drinkable beer. ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Meh - sour, flat, and absolutely no pumpkin flavor - NOT a do over for sure! bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Batch 604. Amber beer with a big cream colored head. Tart and light citrus aroma with light spice. Tart, lemony flavor with spice and malt. Medium bodied. Tart and lemon lingers with spice and light malt. Spice, but not much pumpkin. elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 9, 2010
11/10/10 notes: on tap, SoCal. Pour is light brown-amber, clear with a small head. Aroma is funky/barnyard/earthy first, then spiced/peppery, citrus pith and acidity. Flavor holds well-integrated tartness to match hay, cereal and general oak barrel influence. Is pumpkin in there? Though nothing jumps forward, this is a well-crafted “Wild” ale. jsquire (4492) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Murky golden color with a huge pillowy off white head that left big lace. Funky barnyard aroma with wet wood that seems to overpower a faint spice. This is not your average pumpkin seasonal. This is a sour beer with some funk, moldy hay and a hint of cloves. This seems like a pretty good funky beer with some spice added as an afterthought.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Pumpkin and cacao aroma and taste with a silky palate. EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft at pizzeria paradiso. Pours a hazy orange brown. Spicy flavor with lemony tartness. Very dry and funky. Notes of nutmeg and clove. Maybe a bit overcarbonated but its jolly pumpkin so that’s expected. lamas (1639) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2010
750mL bottle. Batch #610. Bottled on: 08/13/10. Pours a murky rust color with a thick and fluffy meringue-like head that leaves chunks of lacing down the side of the glass. Fairly sour aroma that features some caramel maltiness, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little vanilla, and a big lemon presence throughout. Thin to medium-bodied. A bit of caramel upfront in the taste. Drying biscuity flavors follow along with touches of wintry spices. A bitter finish. A BIG sour lemon taste throughout. I don’t get it...does Jolly Pumpkin aim to have all their beers taste somewhat infected? popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Tap, City Beer Store. Good beer, but sorta middle of the road for JP. I didn’t really taste any pumpkin. Some light holiday-ish spices, but this beer sticks to JP sour/oak character much more closely than expected. Nice and dry taste. Fairly funky. Nice looking beer - darkened amber with a big head. Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Pours cloudy golden with strong ultra pilllowy head. Overtones of ginger and citrus. Flavor is a bit sour with ginger and mild hops. Nice overall.