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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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1,529 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 129
Gots: 240 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. Deep amber with earthy caramel, spice, and sour fruit notes developed through natural barrel aging. Unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from barrels ranging in age from two to ten months.

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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-burgundy to slight amber color with a nice light tan head and some lacing

S-tart cherries, earthy oak, funk, light caramel and vinegar

T-tart cherries, vinous, oak, caramel, earthy, yeast funk, light malt, little vanilla

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly dry

O-enjoyable, but more reminiscent of a Flanders Red, nice overall balance

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 19:05:10 | More by MDDMD
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Zydrunas


4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-11-2014 16:33:15 | More by Zydrunas
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macher0

Kentucky

4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one my favorite beers, especially flanders red. This review has been sitting around for a while, I'm just getting around to entering my review.

Blend 20, bottled 12-31-12.

A. Poured a dark amber-red color with a frothy, 2-finger, fine bubble head. Translucent. The head retreats to a fine bubble rim. As the beer sits, the head/rim is very minimal, but the ale stills has appreciable carbonation.

S. It starts off with a big whiff of JP yeast. Moderate tartness in the nose. Additional notes of fruits such as figs, plums, tart cherries, and cranberries. Moderate fragrance. Earthy. Neutral oak.

T. The taste comes across very similar to the nose. Their is a moderate tartness, but the hops bring a slight bitterness. The taste also has noticeable fruits, mainly dried-tart fruit. The taste has 2 main profiles: fruity tartness that gives way to a hoppy/fruit bitterness with an even neutral oak undertone.

M. Big-time smooth. Medium body, moderate to high carbonation.

O. An outstanding example of a Flanders, or sour ales in general. Belgium needs to take note. this is my favorite Jolly Pumpkin, mostly because it is widely available, very consistent, and solidly delicious. This is defiantly a session able ale. I highly recommend this beer and this is where I point someone who is new to sours.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 16:16:15 | More by macher0
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-11-2014 00:19:58 | More by leroybrown10
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-10-2014 17:52:20 | More by mikejonze
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SierraJosh

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-10-2014 03:44:39 | More by SierraJosh
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anabar

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-09-2014 23:35:54 | More by anabar
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nookiebrown

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-09-2014 22:29:43 | More by nookiebrown
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-09-2014 18:17:06 | More by Schlafly33
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ShaneTheWalrus

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-08-2014 18:56:42 | More by ShaneTheWalrus
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-08-2014 15:40:45 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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Dinkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-07-2014 22:36:44 | More by Dinkel
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well_attenuated

New York

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-07-2014 20:25:04 | More by well_attenuated
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Modernrickk

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-07-2014 14:26:17 | More by Modernrickk
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 12:46:23 | More by KAF
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 04:24:07 | More by Kurmaraja
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 03:25:38 | More by dmorgan310
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Scott_Anderson_

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-06-2014 22:12:29 | More by Scott_Anderson_
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layinbrix

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-06-2014 21:04:14 | More by layinbrix
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Gojira84


5/5  rDev +24.4%

07-06-2014 03:40:10 | More by Gojira84
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-05-2014 14:18:03 | More by wonothesane42
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timotao

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-04-2014 22:53:44 | More by timotao
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DTown

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

07-04-2014 03:28:30 | More by DTown
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joshshepperd


4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2014 23:07:44 | More by joshshepperd
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Joestradamus91

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2014 01:32:49 | More by Joestradamus91
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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.