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La Roja - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 1,826
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 154
Gots: 300 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2004

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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Ratings: 1,826 | Reviews: 770
Photo of mattmarka1
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikesnoHSL
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good sour but I feel it's a touch watered down

Photo of jschott75
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lic217
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ela
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 120minuteman
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waitwhatamidrinking
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kcq101
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Averwo
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boomecho
4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slight haze on a dark copper/reddish-brown. Head is almost non-existent after a few seconds. An aggressive pour generates a small light khaki fizzy head. No lacing. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Oak, lots of oak. A powdery yeast as well. Slightly caramelized malts. Some bready elements as well. Pushes a touch lactic and acetic. A balanced tart nose. Some musty basement and damp earth. Soft estery spice as well. Cherry skin and well worn leather. Green branches and more oak. A hint of butterscotch and some red apple. Mild breadiness as well. Soil...fresh turned earth.

Taste: Oak and leather abound. The oak runs the gamut from fresh and clean to damp and musty and well worn. Dry leather. Cherry skin and a touch of cherry flesh. Very mild acetic push on the initial sip. Grows a touch as it warms. Vague sort of lactic element as well. Some lemon juice. Malts add a balancing sweetness with some caramelized sugars and a very faint brown bread. Clean with some powdery yeast on the back. Warming pushes cherry up a bit more with some generic darker berry in the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body. Light carbonation. A touch of astringency. Slightly slick mouthfeel on the initial sip.

Overall: Taylor Swift wrote about this beer.

Damp and oaky and delightful.

Photo of n2pux
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cultclassic89
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bckayaalp
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Testosterownd
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 1,826 ratings.