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Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

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Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole

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75
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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 19.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldPenguinHunter on 06-13-2012)
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Reviews by DM1293:
Photo of DM1293
2.45/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Looks a deep orangish brown.

Smells like it has a hint of passionfruit.

The taste kills it for me. Its very disjointed, opening with a promising sip that flits between malt, very light hop, cherry and a hint of passionfruit. Three or four sips later, the tartness was wearing on my palate too heavy. The hops don't cut it out, the malts don't round it out, the passionfruit is too light to be noticeable. Ultimately, it wound up just becoming an acidic, tart-tasting mess in my mouth.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this, not even if you like fruity beers.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy reddish amber with a smallish creamy off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet malts and some fruits (cherry).

The flavor is a little sweet acidic cherry and tropical fruit with a weird medicinal leathery finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, it's a bit subdued but a decent fruit beer.

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy brownish-yellow color with a white head. Interestingly, the color varies from the top to bottom of the beer. The aroma has a lot of passion fruit in it, as well as a little bit of yeast and biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. I get some very light tartness from the passion fruit, as well as some nice cherry and toffee notes. There is some yeast notes in the flavor as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

So I get up an early morning before I have a wedding to go to in Winnemucca, decide to take the AR-15 up onto beer mountain to plink/blast some of the empties that have been building up in my house because of all the midweek drinking opportunities with NHL & NBA playoffs.

Had been really looking forward to this stuff, the good bottle shop in Reno pushes the product hard, talking how awesome it is (better be at $15 a 6 pack right?).

I pop it open, a nice brown and red type of thing going on, carbonation seems right on, this is a good looking beer. Mild dark fruit, cherry, and the label says passion fruit on it. Smells nicely.

Taste, eh, this is where the beer went astray. Definitely has that Jolly Pumpkin/Rodenbach trademark thing going on: barely sour like qualities, a lot more of everything else, namely a soggy, woody aspect, looks the same, too expensive for what it is, barely qualifying as a wild ale.

The fruit additions are nice and interesting, but this is just kind of an ok beer. It lacks real tartness, depth, sour aspect to the beer. I could have twice as much beer, that is more than twice as good, for the same price. Pass.

Photo of SPRichard
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of GilGarp
3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can served cold into a goblet.

The beer is a vibrant red color with a slight haze. The head is short but very creamy and leaves some good lacing behind.

Aroma is sweet and fruity with a hint of roasted malts. The cherries come through nicely.

Flavor is not as successful. It comes across as a brown ale with fruit added. Not all bad then but the roasted and caramel malts seem to get in the way of the fruit instead of supporting it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Well balanced but leaning towards the sweet.

Overall not a bad beer but it does make me curious about the Jolly Pumpkin version. It's much more expensive so I probably won't be trying it based on this.

Photo of syntheticwings
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of bconsidine
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Gonzoillini
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a ruddy amber brown, with 1 ½ fingers of foamy light mocha head. This retains with a thin fizziness that throws up some spotty lace that slowly creeps down the sides of the glass. After a while, this eventually goes pretty dead looking. The aroma smells of fruit (cherries are sticking out) and spices, which a touch of dark roast and sweetness in the nostrils. This isn’t very airy feeling at all, as the flavors overall just sit with some deadness in the nose.

The taste is mostly fruity tartness (that really gives this a certain amount of pithy bitterness) with a light backing of sugary sweetness. Spice and some light lingering roast round out the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sharp and prickly feel to the carbonation that blows up in the mouth a bit. This softens up a bit along the back but this is overall pretty strongly carbonated.

This certainly wasn’t bad and I had no problem finishing the can but I was just looking for some more pizzazz from this. These flavors are just kind of there and never really do anything overly interesting. I guess you could call this a disappointment based on who was involved here. Cool looking can though!

Photo of beergorrilla
1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of DonDirkA
4.4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a DFH etched snifter.

Deep mahogany with an off white head that builds up massively then quickly dissipates. Nose is sweet and fruity with notes of cherries, mild citrus, tropical scents (kind of mango-esque but lighter probably from the liliko'i), some brown sugar and some dark fruit. Smells like a sour, which has my hopes up because we don't get many sours here in Tucson. The taste is a slight letdown from the nose, but its not too far off. Light cherry flavors flow into a tart, tropical rush that overtakes the palate and fades into a grapefruity tart/sweet finish. It finishes pretty dry despite the final sweet flavors. Its not quite a sour but it has that nice tart taste I crave from them. I'll probably grab a couple sixers and keep them around for a few months to sate my cravings for sours.

Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of thagr81us
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks goes out to micstache for this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from can into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, wheat, grain, subtle fruit, and must. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, grain, cherry, and metallic. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. If I’m honest I’m not really sure what Maui or Jolly Pumpkin was going for on this one. There was a lot going on, but why was it all together in the first place is the question I ask you… The musty aroma and metallic flavor however were the killers of this one. While it was drinkable, it wasn’t the most enjoyable brew out there, but I’m glad I got the chance to try it at least.

Photo of PowDay
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of gillagorilla
2.18/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz. into a Flying Dog Goblet

A: Probably one of the least appetizing colors that I have seen. It looks like muddy water that is a solid brown. I'd rather not liken it to #2 water, but it really is. Very cloudy/hazy. Crazy head upon initial pour that diminished to not even a layer of bubbles. Also, it has a decent amount of sediment at the bottom.

S: Sweet smelling like that of raisins and sour cherries. Also, a bit of grape juice or fruit cocktail as well, with a bit of yeastiness to it.

T: A bad mellow malt that seems like a lager. Tastes like "beer" and I mean that in a bad way as in the cheap stuff and the taste that people that don't like beer taste when they try one.

M: Quite carbonated and goes down like a slightly flat soda.

O: Couldn't finish it. There is nothing in here that I like. It is flat tasting (not as in carbonation) and dull. Beers that I don't like always remind me of why I didn't like beer before. It is that standard ubiquitous taste that I associated with any beer that I had tried (Rolling Rock, Yuengling and Leinenkugel, plus various ABI). It will become a part of my beer bread (along with Undercover and some Swamp Ape).

Photo of Magery
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hannaho
4.75/5  rDev +48.9%

Photo of smakawhat
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the can into a tulip glass.

A hazy and dark red amber body is poured, with some fast rising carbonation, producing a head that manages about two fingers and settles slowly. No lacing.

Nose is pretty closed. For a fruity beer of cherries and fruit I am getting nothing here. Some simple malt and a little sense of clove seems to come out.

Wet palate doesn't seem to bring much to the table here, an almost acrid sour finish, leaving a thin toasty brown bread aftertaste. Some juice like tasting feel, but no sense of fruity character at all.

Overall it's just not really doing it for me here, it feels like something is missing.

Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can picked up tonight at Brewforia for a price $3.39.... Poured into my HotD goblet... very VERY short lasting khaki head leaves no lacing.... the brew is hazed sorta reddish/lite brown.

Nose seems more dominated by the passion fruit than the cherries... plenty of dry sorta dark toasty maltiness... even smells a little spicy... everything is just mashed together, very muddy... nothing jumps out at all.

Flavor pretty much mirrors the aromas with a more pronounced biscuit malt element... sorta dirty/dusty... a bit of solvent EtOH too...

Body is standard medium... light carbonation...

I sooo wanted more than this... I was hoping for bright vibrant fruitiness, but the malts dominate in all facets... I mainly wanted to like it more because I have another can and can't see wanting to drink it anytime soon.

Oh well.... Interesting try, but my opinion is it missed a great opportunity by a mile.

2.5/3/2.5/3/3

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy mahogany brown amber. Tall two finger off-white head that dissipated over a few minutes to a thin head with light patchy lacing. Unusual aroma of tropical and unidentified fruit and a bit of vegetable soup, tart sweetness. Flavor of tart fruit with passion fruit dominating, cherry, orange, turning a bit medicinal and astringent in the middle and finish. Finish is particularly tart and astringent. The fruit mixture was somewhat off-putting at first taste, but I have to admit that it grew on me as I drank this ale. Unfortunately, the finish was a bit unbalanced, but did have a grassy/hay quality that I also grew to appreciate in the end. Light to medium bodied. An interesting experiment that ended up just a bit to unbalanced. A bit more malt body could have improved the finish to allow appreciation of the interesting fruits. Truly glad I tried it because it is unique and interesting, but probably not a repeat.

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed a single from K&L. Glad I only bought one can.

Appearance is cloudy copper with minimal head formation and poor retention.

Smells strongly of crystal malts backed by a moderate amount of tart fruit. More cherry than passionfruit to my nose. Bready with a touch of balsamic vinegar. Smells alright, certainly a bit muddled.

Tastes pretty muddled, too. This is essentially an amber/red ale with mishmash fruit additions. The fruit lends some out-of-place tartness that lacks depth of flavor. Cherry comes through a bit, but there's little noticeable passionfruit. Bready, caramelized malts are dominant here and they're at odds with the fruit. The beer is plenty easy to drink, I'll give it that, and it's far from terrible - it just feels like yet another directionless, kitchen sink collaboration beer that didn't need to exist.

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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
75 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.