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

Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.06%

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldPenguinHunter on 06-13-2012)
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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.

Serving type: can

09-26-2012 07:05:50 | More by DonDirkA
Photo of atigerlife


4.25/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark, cloudy amber. Small light brown head sits atop. Head dissipates rather quickly.

Aroma is dominated by lilikoi. Light cherry and malts. Very interesting aroma.

Taste is lilikoi and light cherry. More cherry in the taste than in the aroma, but I still was expecting more cherry flavor and tartness. Malts, light sweetness and light tart come through.

Mouthfeel is med-light bodied and lightly cleansing.

Overall, a very drinkable and refreshing beer. Quite interesting. Of course, if you don't like or are not used to lilikoi, than this beer may be off-putting to you.

Serving type: can

07-08-2012 17:05:30 | More by atigerlife
Photo of ngeunit1


4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet light toasted caramel malts with some sweet cherries, some tropical and citrus hops, passion fruit, and a bit of bready malts.

T - Starts off with some sweet cherries and some sweet caramel malts with some tropical hops. Through the middle, some more bready malts come through with more citrus and tropical hop flavor and some passion fruit. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, with some tropical fruits, cherries, and some light bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and fruity finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice fruity red amber ale. Not quite perfectly balanced, but the blend of amber ale and tropical fruits works fairly well.

Serving type: can

07-05-2012 02:01:10 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of larryi86


3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- A murky brown with a red tint and two finger white head.

S- Tart and sweet, passion fruit and cherries, caramel malt backbone, touch of orange.

T- Slightly tart, passion fruit, touch of cherries, some chocolate malts/toast, light touch of floral hops, unique and tasty.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty beer that I will pick up again. I would like try the Jolly Pumpkin version.

Serving type: can

07-04-2012 01:24:02 | More by larryi86
Photo of DovaliHops


3.78/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, brownish red-orange color with a medium off-white head. Scent is slightly tart and just a hint of funk. This, however, is not the typical funk I get from everything else JP gets their hands on. Mellow cherries with orange peel. Lovely fruit aromas with a hint of hops and pine. Taste is initially tart as well, but still lacking that funk that I typically love from JP. Never been a fan of Maui, so I'm sure they were just slowing them down. Mellow strawberries and cherries with a Sierra Nevada-like tangy hop profile. The passion fruit really comes through the more sips you take. Nice lemon flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, not sure if there is a difference between this canned version and the JP bottled version, but the ratings for the JP version seem to be significantly higher. Interesting.

Serving type: can

07-03-2012 08:19:03 | More by DovaliHops
Photo of ckollias


3.76/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this 12oz can out of a craft beer glass.

A: Pours a red-copper hue with a huge, 4-finger, white head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail and ending in a sold lace.

S: Fruity sweet aroma.

T: Sweet tart fruity flavor with a wine-like quality. Finishes on the dry side of sweet.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting fruity beer – worthy of a try.

Serving type: can

05-12-2013 03:19:02 | More by ckollias
Photo of Enish266


3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Bottlecraft for $2.65.

A - ruby red grapefruit with a decent white head that dissipates quickly

S - bready and a little yeasty. Passion fruit notes come through but is faint.

T - Liliko'i is a fruit I've been eating all my life and the taste in this beer is nice. Honestly you have to search for the cherry and I probably would not be able to pick it out if I didn't know it was there. Low bitterness and a nice malt backbone allows the fruit to show. Could use a little more fruit flavor.

M - moderate carbonation and appropriate viscosity for a middle abv red ale

O - having tasted this beer, I think the Jolly Pumpkin version could have real potential with its trademark funkiness. A bit more cherry taste would improve it for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 03:35:12 | More by Enish266
Photo of barleywinefiend


3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a deep brown with a lightly dirtied cap, some reddhish hued bubbles and light lacing

S: Tropical fruits and some blended red and dark cherry skins

T: Nice. A little cherry upfront with ome tropical fruits, perhaps a light citrus hop and a nice, clean and refreshing finish

M: Light-bodied, crisp, well carbonated. Fruitiness lingers on the palate as does a little booze and light hop bitterness

O: I find it amazing the styles of least interest are ranked lower. Just because you prefer IPAs does not mean a beer of this genre is below average. Its below average because you dont like them and your not basing upon quality rather upon taste and preference. Bias to other styles kills me.

Serving type: growler

08-08-2012 17:40:14 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.73/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

im surprised people dont like this more. first of all i love the long distance collaboration with jolly pumpkin, great idea to brew with fruits from these two states. the beer pours from the can a murky brown/red color that doesnt let much light pass. there is an almost two inch head light brown in color that has decent retention. the smell is interesting, tart from the cherries, sweet from the passion fruits, and oddly complex from the malts. its not a sour, but has a nose that could be confused for one, as the yeast is also potent in the nose. the flavor is malty up front, more like a brown ale than a red i think, and it eases into a fruity finish, passion fruit acidity at first, cherry tartness last. its a long finish that blends the fruits nicely. the feel is just okay, its a little heavier in body than the flavor really demands, and it feels tiring in that sense. the carbonation is intense though, and that helps. overall i really enjoyed both the idea and the end result of this beer. could be improved by a lighter body, more filtration, and a little less sweet malt, but i thouht it was pretty good.

Serving type: can

09-12-2012 17:20:48 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of DavidST


3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint tulip glass. This pours a hazy tea colored body with a large but short lived off white head which doesn't leave a lacing. The smells are sweet of ripe fruit, plenty of caramel. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, a little ripe fruit tartness, a wallop of brown sugar and caramel, nice dessert beer.

Serving type: can

08-20-2012 04:06:50 | More by DavidST
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.

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 02:12:52 | More by Mora2000
Photo of OWSLEY069


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

Pours a hazy reddish to orange-ish color with a tan head. In the aroma, dryer dark fruit with some bigger cherry notes. In the taste, a dry dark cherry, and a mellow malt. A small bite and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry cherry skin aftertaste. Nice, dry cherries. I bet it would be better if it was a wild yeast used.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 13:58:21 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of Jsenay


3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from can into Russian River Goblet

A - Hazy light brown with some chunky white yeast settling to the bottom.

S - Nothing great here. Tart and rotten fruit, butter, creamed corn, almost diacetyl.

T - Slightly tart, some of the rotten fruit coming through. The flavor is just all over the place. I'm not sure why they wanted to release this but it just doesn't work.

M - Highly carbonated all the way through with a dry finish and a rotten fruit aftertaste.

O - Rotten fruit. That's all I'm really getting here not a great mix of flavors. Cherries and passion fruit may be a fun thing to try out for a home brew but, it just doesn't work out here. Wouldn't suggest getting it.

Serving type: can

09-01-2012 01:22:20 | More by Jsenay
Photo of Halcyondays


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

12 oz. can, first review of the summertime,

A: Pours a deep brown amber with a medium white head, some good lace.

S: Passion fruit, tropical fruit, some cherry pith.

T: Tropical fruit, crystal style malt, with some hops mid-palate which give way to a heavy mango finish. Especially fruity at the end.

M: Light-bodied, crisp carbonation, creamy, light aftertaste with some hops.

O: An interesting beer, never seemed like a wild ale, there was never a real acidity. Really just a simple fruit beer. I like aspects of it, but it really didn't make me go crazy in the end.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 07:11:25 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of birddogg66


3.53/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay Goblet, on draught at Humpy's Big Island Alehouse in Kona. An unfiltered, dirty, reddish, brown color emerged with a thin tan head. The aroma of slight fruit, and a touch of sourness. Not as much of the cherry that I had expected, but that's not the beers fault.
The first sip came across slightly grainy, and finished with just a touch of tartness. Almost some winey characteristics came out as the beer warmed a bit.
The mouthfeel was medium body, with not an abundance of effervescence, and was a bit organic. By organic, I mean that the unfilterdness, gave a feel of grain and maybe even a bit dirty. This is a wild ale, so it seemed pretty appropriate.
All in all, this was a pretty solid beer. My expectations, were that this beer would be quite a bit more sour. With the lilikoi and cherry really hopping out on the aroma and flavor. Unfortunately, to me, this was not the case. I can't judge the beer harshly, just because it didn't meet my expectations. I have to judge the beer on what it is, a solid American Wild Ale. I would like to try the Jolly Pumpkin version to compare the two. The JP version was barrel aged while the Maui version was done in a 'normal' fermentation vessel. It would be interesting to see what different flavors would come out of the different fermentation.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2012 18:02:00 | More by birddogg66
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.

Serving type: can

07-31-2012 02:06:45 | More by GilGarp
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy


3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- poured from a can into a tulip a murky red color. with a grainy white head. Hardly any lacing.

Smell- so bread-y, I am almost expecting this to be a sour. light fruity-ness almost a citrus/tropical plant smell

T- carmel and bread at first gives way to citrus rind bitterness with a hint of cherries and some passion fruit at the end. Unfortunately my only experience with Lilikoi is in the shave ice department. Definitely not as sweet.

M- lays rather flatly at the back of the palate with a bit of sweetness at the end.

O- I like this, i wish i was enjoying it in the islands. it would be tropical and refreshing. Its a great combination of refreshing fruity-ness with it still being a good malty beer. I would love to try this with some funk on it!

Serving type: can

07-14-2012 21:04:33 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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.

Serving type: can

09-23-2012 03:47:06 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of Knapp85


3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a murky looking copper color, almost a light brown. The head was a cream color that had a moderate retention to it with a spotted lacing in the beginning. As time went by all that had faded. The smell of the beer is a little bit of a mix of things. No real dominant elements shine through, but there is a uniqueness to the beer on the nose to say the least. The taste of the beer gives off just enough of the Michigan cherries that was used and as for the Hawaiian fruit that was used I'd have to taste that on it's own to pick up where that comes in. The mouthfeel of the beer was decent, medium bodied with a good carbonation to it. Overall this beer wasn't too bad, not something I would need to buy cases of but it was fun to try.

Serving type: can

10-14-2012 18:41:24 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Moondog

3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy, burnt orange, quickly dissipating head, mild lacing

Smell: Definitely picking up the cherry, malty

Taste: Sweet malt, fruity hops, and tart cherry. Hardly noticed the liliko'i.

Mouthfeel: Full, nice carbonation, well made

Overall:I liked it the second time more than the first time. I think the Jolly Pumpkin sour version would be right on the mark.

....20 minutes later

Make sure you drink this one when it's cold...

Serving type: can

06-17-2012 03:42:08 | More by Moondog
Photo of FosterJM


3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1444th Review on BA
Can to Sobrehumano glass
12oz Can


App- Ruddy looking brown,amber, red color with a nice 1-1/2 in tan head. Fast receding without lace or cling. A bit of a deep cordial look when its towards the bottom.

Smell- A weird nose on this one. Went for a deep cherry malty, lambic thing. Kinda works with the addition of the malts. Has a certain floral fullness to it.

Taste- Its okay. From reviews I read I fiqured as much about this. Still an amber ale with that full malt backbone without the bitter hops, but replaced by the semi-tart dry cherry flavors.

Mouth- A lighter body with a light medium carbonation. Weird cherry dry after taste. Couldve been more full.

Drink- Expected more, but got what this is. Just an Amber with some fruit. Hopefully can try the JP version.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 00:49:56 | More by FosterJM
Photo of bennetj17


3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy mahogany appearance. Thin off white foam with very fine bubbles of carbonation. Lots of yeast in the bottom of this can. This smells very unique, almost nothing like a beer. Tropical fruits, cherries, and vinous notes greet the nose with subtle hints of booze. Could be wine, a mixed drink, or cough syrup, not sure but it's got me interested at least.

A hoppy fruitiness up front is welcome, but the tangy fruit seems medicinal and gets a bit astringent toward the back. There are some herbal hop notes and subtle passion fruit in the finish I guess, but none of it really excites.

Overall a very unique beer that doesn't rate so well. Might be worth a try but don't expect great things. If the tropical fruit flavors were more prevalent I think this would be nice. Keep trying Maui.

Serving type: can

09-01-2012 19:09:58 | More by bennetj17
Photo of Murrhey


3.35/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger head. Very active khaki head with very little retention. Orange-brown color with high clarity. Head recedes down to half a finger and is interesting looking.

S- Passion fruit, bananas and other tropical fruit. A smidgen of alcohol and brown sugar. Interesting, deep smell.

T- Slightly sour. Tropical fruits, passionfruit and guava. Brown sugar. Slight amount of alcohol makes itself known.

M- Wet and... chewy? Finishes sticky. Weird.

O- Mediocre beer. I like the passionfruit, but so strange.

Serving type: can

07-10-2013 05:01:26 | More by Murrhey
Photo of flagmantho


3.2/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: murky light-brown hue with tons of haze and plenty of effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam with a bit of an orange cast. I rather like it.

Smell: somewhat biscuity malt flavor with an earthy fruitiness. The passionfruit is way more prevalent than the cherry here. I don't get much wild ale character, but as a passionfruit beer it's not too bad.

Taste: biscuity malt with some mild sourness through the middle and a bit of a muddy finish. The passionfruit is discernible but, again, the cherries really aren't so much. I feel like this beer really could have gone somewhere, but it's kind of plain and boring (though not actually bad).

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and a moderate creaminess. It's OK.

Overall: I'm just not a fan of this beer. It is drinkable, and I will finish this, but I feel like there are a lot of missed opportunities here and the end result is just ... boring.

Serving type: can

06-20-2012 15:25:28 | More by flagmantho
Photo of inlimbo77


3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, No date on the bottom.
Unmarked tulip glass

A: Pours out a cloudy orangish amber red color. Initially about a finger of off white head formed. Faded quickly. There are lots of tiny bubbles coming up the sides of the glass.

S: Smelled this as soon as I opened it. Up front I smell roasted notes. Maybe some coffee hints actually. Underneath I am pulling some of that cherry sweetness. Maybe the passion fruit as well.

T: Up front, you get some of the tartness from the cherries. In the middle, you get some more of the malt bill. More of the red ale is coming out. Toasted grains. Maybe a touch of roast coffee. On the close, it's fairly dry.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation faded after a while.

O: C+/B- I want to try the other JP version that is more sour.

Serving type: can

08-08-2012 12:57:25 | More by inlimbo77
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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
74 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.