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La Roja

Name – La Roja
Country – United States
Type – American Wild Ale

Appearance – Pours a reddish brown color with a nice off white head.

Smell – Funky and sour nose with green apples and cherries apparent.

Taste – There is a dry funkiness to it.  The cherries come through tart with a bit of a taste of the oak.  Not nearly as fruity as I thought it would be.

I had been wanting to try this one from Jolly Pumpkin for awhile.  Last time I went to Orlando the place I went to was only out of this one.  It didn’t have as much sour fruit flavor to it as I thought it would.  The yeasty funk flavor is a little more prominent.  It is still good but I was slightly let down from what I was expecting.  Damn me and my expectations.

Overall Grade – B

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3 Comments

  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    I was disappointed by it, too. Here’s what I thought about it. http://thankheavenforbeer.com/2010/03/11/sip-with-us-saturday-jolly-pumpkin-la-roja/ Glad I’m not the only one who was not enthused.

    April 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply nate

    You guys know I love me some Jolly Pumpkin, but I too was let down. I thought it was overcarbonated. Was that just my bottle?

    April 7, 2010 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Mike

    Glad I’m not the only one a little underwhelmed by it. A friend of mine said when he had it there was more fruit flavor to it. I guess different bottles.

    Oh and Nate, everything I’ve had from JP is slightly more carbonated than most.

    April 7, 2010 at 8:33 am
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