mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
Wow, wow, wow! This beer is fantastic! I don’t really taste any pumpkin but I do taste rich sour apricot. There is some La Roja in there but with a soft round fruitiness. Bitter lemon rind off the back of the tongue. My nose did not want to leave the rim of the glass. Appearance perfection. Golden and cloudy. I am going to mix this with the Bruery’s Autumn Maple to get a more pronounced pumpkin/yam flavor. krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Tart, spicy aromas. A hazy pumpkin orange. Smooth pumpkin light spice the cacao adds a nice richness to the beer. Very refreshing. Light spice cacao left behind. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Hazy orange-amber with good, creamy, off-white head / Tart nose of orchard fruit, caramel, pumpkin and brett / Light body, acidic and moderately tart, lively, fine, carbonation, with good balance and finish / Flavors of apple, pumpkin, caramel, chrysanthemum, straw, coriander, clove, nutmeg, cocoa, and barnyard funk / Superb, but what isn’t from JP. PaparoniFilms (3) - - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
Excellent amount of complexity. The pumpkin is subtle but apparent enough that it gives it a unique characteristics. The aroma is the best part. Incredibly aromatic. Just an excellent beer for a fancy picnic with the girl you love on a warm Miami day. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Slight opaque dark orange. White head, solid lacing. Tart aroma, typical jolly pumpkin...awesome. Smooth malty backbone, light spices, masked though the sours. The year of age may not have helped the pumpkin.
Concealer (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2012
This lovely Jolly beer pours a dark golden orange with a thick white head. It smells of all the magically things you dreamed it would with some malt, spice, pumpkin and a touch of tart.
At this point I would like to mention that I enjoy sours and I enjoy pumpkin brews and here we have a little of both. I know, it is exciting. Now that I have stated my bias for the styles we have in this barrel aged beauty, allow me to rant about how wonderful it is. There is this nice pumpkin, cinnamon, brett, toasted malt to start and a well balanced tart, dry finish. I actually found new flavors the deeper I got into the bomber. I need to go buy another bottle to age and compared notes later. Buy this beer. Hunt for it if you must. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Pours clear orange with a small off-white head. Smells of slight pumpkin, hints of raw chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is tart, hints of oak and pumpkin. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale finishes with a lingering subtle tartness. TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Had at cappnes. Pour was hazy orange glow. Aroma was tart malts. Flavor was sour seedy malts. Mild pumpkin. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
750ml bottled 8/13/10. pours a deep orange with sediment floating and a nice creamy 1 finger white head. sour nose with layers of apple, spice and pumpkin. medium body - very tart throughout with sour apples, light oak, light pumpkin, and spices. acidic finish with tart apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and light chocolate. GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 14, 2012
Botella de 1pt.Vaso Tumbler.Saboreada en jun´11.Color ambar anaranjado.Turbia,muestra sedimentos en suspensión.Espuma marfileña y cremosa.Corona de burbuja pequeña y bastante buena retención.Anillos de encaje.Aromas de manzana,uvas y lupulos resinosos.Notas de madera húmeda.Entrada acridulce.Presenta lígeras notas de diacetil.Algo picante.Paladar chispeante y afrutado. Cuerpo lígero y carbonatación alta.Sensacíón áspera.Final de albaricoque ácido.Retrogusto seco y afrutado.Buena asimilación. Refrescante. Sabores muy bien equilibrados.1pt bottle.Tumbler glass.Enjoyed on jun´11.Orangish amber in color.Foggy,showing sediments in suspension.Off white creamy froth.Small bubbled crown.Fairly well retention.Lacing rings are left.Apple,grape & piney hop aromas.Humid wood too.Sweet tartar upfront.Offers slightly diacetil notes.Quite peppery.Fruity & crispy palate.Light body,high carbonation.Harsh mouthfeel.Acidic apricot finish.Dry & fruity aftertaste.Good drinkability.Refreshing.Very well balanced flavors.