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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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1,554 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,554
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 129
Gots: 245 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2004)
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-06-2013 05:43:21 | More by BKBassist
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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-02-2012 17:50:36 | More by zacheney
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-09-2012 18:18:02 | More by mixed_master7
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deadliest

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-13-2013 22:26:57 | More by deadliest
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-27-2013 04:14:48 | More by outoffocus
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-22-2013 20:56:58 | More by Danny1217
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miked234

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-07-2012 01:29:52 | More by miked234
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WynnO

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-06-2012 03:51:38 | More by WynnO
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-28-2014 21:11:47 | More by DustinSWB
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Jake_Ramrod

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-25-2013 00:06:03 | More by Jake_Ramrod
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-29-2011 23:28:29 | More by brandoman63
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Jessenimmo

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-03-2013 07:25:46 | More by Jessenimmo
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-21-2014 12:38:14 | More by mklisz
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Zach122

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-31-2014 17:43:03 | More by Zach122
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fsck

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-09-2013 01:47:09 | More by fsck
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-10-2013 03:42:33 | More by TheConnMan
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-18-2014 21:36:41 | More by jgunther71
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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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Jtrigonis

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-03-2014 01:26:37 | More by Jtrigonis
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Wolfpack2005

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blend 16. Bottled 8-30-2011

A-Poured a nice dark hazy amber with minimal head that doesn't hang around

S-Tart lemons, cherries, malt vinegar and a little barnyard funk.

T- A sweet and sour vinegar flavor upfront that is on the lighter side. Hints of lemons and cherries just like the nose. An oaky funk from the oak barrels maintains a presence throughout.

M-Light-medium body with a slight sharpness and moderate levels of carbonation.

O-Nice beer, sort of a Flanders Red light, not over powering and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:59:41 | More by Wolfpack2005
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Delayed head that balloons up in the tulip, a solid amount of tight-bubbled head that receded to a little over half a finger and stayed there. Some thick patches of lace cling to the sides of the glass. The beer is a murky, dull amber hue, or perhaps moreso an auburn color.

S: Tart smell is evident up front, with a funky yeast aroma asserting itself behind that, and a hint of some slightly sweet fruit, such as an apple.

T: Again, the tartness made itself apparent directly on the first sip, but was carried by an undercurrent of malt and sweetness. This softened the blow so that the tart flavor would not be too overpowering, which was welcome. The dryness of oak was barely present, and that was great because it was a subtle hint rather than a full-on punch. A bit of spiciness is detected on the palate, with a faint kickback of cinnamon or some sweeter spice in the aftertaste. Toward the finish, the sourness tapers off and it ends off on a dry and pleasant note, with not much lingering.

M: Carbonated generously for a bubbly texture and big mouthfeel that suited the taste well, as the interplay of flavors was exhibited through the heavier body of this ale. Still, it maintained a light character as well, rather interestingly.

D: Complexity is the name of the game with this beer. By scaling back the tart side and keeping the oak at a minimum, it allowed this beer's other features to shine through. With a lot going on, it was also helped along by the mouthfeel and gentle aftertaste. For those looking to try a Wild Ale, I'd recommend this one, especially for a first go-round.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 23:06:29 | More by CharlieMopps
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tt0027

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-09-2012 00:49:49 | More by tt0027
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Honus1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-17-2012 04:17:10 | More by Honus1
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twkirkby

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-05-2013 22:05:38 | More by twkirkby
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-26-2013 15:43:12 | More by Matthewpakula
La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,554 ratings.