Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Commercial Brew Discussion > Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2010, 01:24 AM   #1
scrambledegg81
Flocculation Nation
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scrambledegg81's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SLO-town, CA
Posts: 1,866
Liked 40 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 90

Default Jolly Pumpkin / Nøgne-Ø / Stone Special Holiday Ale

10/10. Quite possibly the best beer I have had. Ever. In the history of everything. If you can find it, get as many as you financially can. The sage is what hits you first, but give it a few seconds and the malt and berries start playing a sexy game of Sirocco on your tongue while a warm alcohol note caresses the back of your throat.


I'd elaborate, but doing so would necessitate moving this thread to the Boneyard.



That is all.


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerandloathinginaustin View Post
It's yeast ejaculate. Just try not to get it on your face.
Primary: Nada
Secondary: emptyness
Bottled/Fridge: Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Extra
Bombers/Growlers/Aging: Firestone 19th Anniversary
Kegerator: skint
Coming Up: something spiffy, most likely
scrambledegg81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
Grizzlybrew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grizzlybrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Douglasville, GA
Posts: 1,201
Liked 15 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

In 2008, after tasting this beer at a Christmas party, I spent the next month tracking them down and bought a half-dozen 12 oz. bottles at $5/ea!

I was able to save two of them for last year and did a vertical tasting with some friends of 2009's beer. The spice in the '08 had mellowed dramatically, revealing a complex, malty beer. However, the '09 was preferred by most of us for that spice kick-in-the-teeth.

This beer is unexplainably awesome about 4-5 beers into a session. It just cuts through all the bullsH!+ without just ruining your palate.

+1,000,000


__________________
On Deck
perhaps a line of single hop IPA's - there's so many new hops out there!!!
Grizzlybrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
boostsr20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 807
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Love Jolly Pumpkin. They have a brewPub restaurant in Traverse City on one of the peninsulas that has insanely awesome food and some great Sours on tap.
boostsr20 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 06:37 PM   #4
lehr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: flushing michigan
Posts: 817
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boostsr20 View Post
Love Jolly Pumpkin. They have a brewPub restaurant in Traverse City on one of the peninsulas that has insanely awesome food and some great Sours on tap.
Yes they do I was there last weekend drinking some special brews with the brewer in the brew house.

Pat
lehr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
riored4v
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,334
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts

Default

I've only had Stone's version so far, but it was a very very good beer.

Finally got around to picking up Nogne-O's version and cant wait to try it.

Patiently waiting for Jolly Pumpkin's version this year.
__________________
Resistance Brewing Co.
Resist Crap, Drink Craft!
riored4v is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
scrambledegg81
Flocculation Nation
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scrambledegg81's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SLO-town, CA
Posts: 1,866
Liked 40 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 90

Default

Ah yes, I should note this was the Nøgne-Ø version, brewed in Grimstad.

Probably why it put me back $12 for a 1/2L.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by beerandloathinginaustin View Post
It's yeast ejaculate. Just try not to get it on your face.
Primary: Nada
Secondary: emptyness
Bottled/Fridge: Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Extra
Bombers/Growlers/Aging: Firestone 19th Anniversary
Kegerator: skint
Coming Up: something spiffy, most likely
scrambledegg81 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
dwarven_stout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 1,629
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Had this the other night. F'ing delicious... might be one of my favorite beers ever. I am definitely going to have to hunt down some of the Jolly Pumpkin version.
__________________
"I can't believe how many people think Air Lock is pronounced Hydrometer." -BigKahuna
"If you gave me a beer with placenta in it without telling me I would kick you in the nuts." -ODaniel
"We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter. We just wantz to be druck, u know?" -Yooper
dwarven_stout is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2011, 03:22 PM   #8
boostsr20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 807
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I've had a JP bottle of it for a year or so. I should probably get around to drinking it. Is it a Wild ale?
boostsr20 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 12:47 AM   #9
dwarven_stout
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 1,629
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Nope, it's just a dark, spicy and delicious beer.
__________________
"I can't believe how many people think Air Lock is pronounced Hydrometer." -BigKahuna
"If you gave me a beer with placenta in it without telling me I would kick you in the nuts." -ODaniel
"We be in a big hurry for dope beer with much alcamahol and flavor, quality, balance, and aroma don't matter. We just wantz to be druck, u know?" -Yooper
dwarven_stout is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2011, 05:03 AM   #10
boostsr20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 807
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Hmmm, just looked at my bottle and it reads "sour ale". Maybe its the same recipe but JP sours theirs.


boostsr20 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jolly Pumpkin B-Dub Commercial Brew Discussion 31 12-27-2013 05:33 AM
Collaboration beer by Stone, Jolly Pumpkin, and Nøgne-Ø BrianP Commercial Brew Discussion 6 01-23-2009 11:26 PM
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Beir Edcculus Commercial Brew Discussion 0 01-17-2009 11:40 PM
Jolly Pumpkin niquejim Commercial Brew Discussion 6 06-23-2008 02:44 AM
Jolly Pumpkin Beers rbridges01 Commercial Brew Discussion 3 12-19-2007 08:59 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS