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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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90
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1,675 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,675
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 142
Gots: 271 | FT: 22
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

bmur112, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam @ Platinum

This one is a massive gusher.

Appearance is a nice red with good head and lacing.

Smell is very complex. Has an earthy gueuze-like element. Lots of alcohol- apple, pear and peach notes. Lots of whiteboard marker. Barnyard/bleach. Do seem to get a bit of the malty base ale coming through.

Taste has a lot of dirt, alcohol and smoky corn. There's something vaguely unpleasant hitting my palate at first, but then it transitions to a pleasant sourness. Vinegary, has some Flemish Red allusions but not too many thankfully. Pineapple note.

Mouthfeel is thinnish, sour and highly carbed. Overall an enjoyable beer.

danieelol, Nov 16, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

*Blend 13, 2008. This one has been aging for awhile and it's noticable early. Pours a murky orange color with a quickly dissapating head. Smell is light but of vinegar, vanilla and oak from the barrels. Smells much different from a fresher blend of la roja. Taste is still very good but it has lost a lot of that vinegar punch you would expect. Seems its a lot more oak coming through now and the cherries have disappeared too. Still a very good American wild ale but I'd have to prefer a fresher blend.

JustinMatthew, Nov 11, 2011
La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,675 ratings.