Lo-Fi Mai Tai
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 6.43%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
From:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal

Mai-Tai inspired sour saison collab with Stillwater, made with almond slices, raw and palm sugars, orange peel, orange blossom honey, pineapple juice and lime juice.
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3.19/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from Wolf Brew in NC around the start of the new year.

Short goblets at home.

Quick-hitting, thin, dirty white head. Dirty, translucent, bubbly, dark red/brown body.

Smells like a macerated sour brown ale. Nothing much identifying the extra ingredients.

Taste is a sour brown with lots of lime zest & a twinge of pineapple juice. Vinegary & Jolly Pumpkin appropriately sour.

First hit is well carbonated, turning to just a slight but constant fizz. Yeasty, but runny texture, alcohol is fine.

Wanted more mai tai. A little messy as a basic sour. Expensive.

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PEBKAC from New York, Apr 24, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle - $16.49 at Hop City West End in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, amber-toned body with a thinnish, wispy, near white head.

Smell: Citrus-tinged, honey-licked, sweet-tart cherry, slight almond, stale pineapple, faint vanilla wrapped in a lively, fetid funkiness.

Taste: Sour, fruity, tangy and tart. Fairly dry toast and caramel opens, fairly fast and fleeting. Then, Brett enveloped pineapple, cherry, and crunchy honey-almond leading to a jolt of lime juice. Gentle barrel spice, a bit of earthiness. Leans just a little bit medicinal on the backend, as it warms, like camphor. Otherwise, stills houses a faint remaining kernel of sweetness for the fruity, funky finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonatin. Medium albeit zippy carbonation.

Overall: As always, it's another weird, wild ride from Jolly Pumpkin.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aromas of citrus, honey, cherry, pineapple and vanilla. Taste is fruity but tart. A decent sour.

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dd53grif from Michigan, Feb 08, 2019
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/1/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy pineapples, lemon, lime, fruit skin, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, almond, coconut, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, honey, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with light notes of oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, fruit, honey, sugars, oak barrel, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy pineapples, lemon, lime, fruit skin, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, almond, coconut, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, honey, brown sugar, and toasted bread; with light notes of oaken vanilla, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tang/tartness; pine, herbal, floral, grassy, citrus peel bitterness; and yeast/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy pineapples, lemon, lime, fruit skin, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, peach, pear, mango, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, peppercorn, almond, coconut, oak, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, honey, brown sugar, toasted bread, light leather/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, fruit, honey, sugars, oak barrel, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt, bitter, spicy, tart, tangy fruit balance; and no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness, tart/tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly crisp/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is an excellent fruited sour/wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast, fruit, honey, sugars, oak barrel, bready malts, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink; with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Not overly lactic. Really unique beer, but they still nailed it. Tastes like a Mai Tai as a wild ale. Awesome balance of classic JP house funky Brett/Bacteria complexity, pineapple, lime, almonds, citrus peel, honey, and sugars; nice oak barrel presence, earthy hops, and bready malts against acidity. A very enjoyable offering, and well made experimental style example as expected.

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superspak from Michigan, Dec 17, 2018
Lo-Fi Mai Tai from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 10 ratings