Jolly Pumpkin and Ron Jefferies remain a huge enigma to me; I just DON’T want funk in styles that shouldn’t have funk! It makes no sense and it’s an abuse of styles. Of course, this is a beer where it will be somewhat/definitely appropriate, so I have high expectations.
750mL bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. Batch 411/412.
Pour is a lovely, yellow, light butterscotch body with a bit of disappointing head (in terms of height, retention AND lace). Nose has some light funk, light horse-blanket and mild acidity. All VERY much in order.
Similarly with the tastes the funk and acidity are nicely in check. Plenty of light lemon zest and green apple cider notes, very nice and very appropriate for the style. Some greenish hay notes and the beer feels fresh, vibrant and lively. good stuff exploding on the tongue.
A simple but excellent beer in the style. Nothing to report other than a classy, well crafted beer that hits all the right notes for the style.
A pleasing experience for me because this is a style (and a beer) that JP should STICK TO; leave the Belgian styles, Stouts and other stuff to the experts and do what YOU do best.
Tasty and put your funk in the funky styles!