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

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Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole

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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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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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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!

Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of tommyguz
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of creez
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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