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

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Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
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:
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(Beer added by: OldPenguinHunter on 06-13-2012)
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1.5/5  rDev -53%

02-19-2013 04:37:35 | More by Blanco
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1.5/5  rDev -53%

07-13-2012 06:04:35 | More by kdown
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1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

02-12-2013 19:25:03 | More by beergorrilla
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

01-20-2013 03:38:50 | More by Gonzoillini
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

07-10-2012 21:07:55 | More by OriolesFan1008
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

08-30-2012 01:32:51 | More by avaldivia
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

07-22-2012 22:44:13 | More by Soneast
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2.05/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz can into New Belgium globe

A - pours a hazy mix of brown, red and orange, brakish water comes to mind. Vigorous pour yields less than a finger of magicians head...it disappears as quick as it formed. Leaves a dank looking lifeless pour. Very visually off-putting.

S - with all that is supposed to be in here it's amazing how little this beer smells. If you close your eyes and imagine the passion fruit or cherries you can almost convince yourself they are there...almost.

T - once again, somehow they managed to take all these interesting and different flavors and muddle them together to yield none of them. Not much to say really, for a fruit beer this misses, for an amber which ive also seen it labeled, well it misses that too.

M - well you have to have taste to give an aftertaste right? There is a mild sour tang somewhere near the back end, but you have to really search for it.

O - Ive not had the JP offering but thankfully I hear it is much better than this. If this were someones first craft beer in a can I can bet it would be the last. This is a beer that likely only production due to the collaboration agreement. A beer that is truly far less than the sum of ANY of its parts. Pass

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 22:49:58 | More by Momar42
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2.08/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is offensively bad, drain pour. It tasted like trash and cigarette butts or perhaps like the dirt under the bleachers.

Beer served in a cervoise glass. Beer is amber, dark amber and clear without sediment, sediment makes it hazy, nice white head, medium and large bubbles, moderate carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is odd but not too off putting, mildly tannic, a little roast maybe.

I had the Jolly Pumpkin version of this beer and enjoyed it, This one I hated. It was thin and acrid, harsh and tasted like garbage. I gave it a fair chance but it failed on all front. AVOID AVOID AVOID. Never ever EVER make this beer again. I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit just thinking about it.

Serving type: can

11-02-2012 16:21:48 | More by drabmuh
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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).

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 05:58:33 | More by gillagorilla
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2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

07-30-2012 19:43:48 | More by Kopfschuss
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2.3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Can into a cervoise. Ordered online. Some fruit. Cherry, mostly. A bit of fruit tannin. A bit of slightly-harsh malt. Finish is rough.

Serving type: can

01-09-2013 03:18:37 | More by Thorpe429
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2.3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Can that I stole from Mike.

Mildly murky muddy brown, there's a dense, beige head that falls off to a ring rapidly. The nose is rather disappointing. Rather noticeably hoppy with Cascade hops, there's a nondescript fruitiness present. Crystal malt is present by the boatload. I can't say I get any passionfruit on the nose.

The palate opens rather terrible with a chalky bitterness, a tannic fruitiness and a tartness that's mellow. It then gets worse with an astringent crystal malt backbone that manages to be watery and still tannic and chalky. Mild dried sour cherry flavor is present. Medium-light in body and highly carbonated, this beer is quite terrible.

Serving type: can

08-20-2012 01:50:16 | More by DefenCorps
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2.43/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 Ounce can poured into pint glass.

Appearance - A very nice rust color. Tons of carbonation and a ton of quickly fading almost white head. I had to stop pouring several times to let the head die down. Quite a bit of sediment formed in the bottom of the glass. No lacing. 3.5/5

Smell - It smells a lot more like a cider. Extremely fruity. I say apple. 3.5/5

Taste - It really isn't doing it for me. Very tart and super carbonated. It almost tastes like one of those fruity malt liquors. There isn't anything complex under the tartness. One dimensional. 2/5

Mouthfeel - The amount of carbonation in this beer ruins the mouthfeel for me. Too much fizz. 2.5/5

Overall - It looks very pretty, unless you are one of the people that hate sediment. Unfortunately, appearance and smell are not weighted as heavily (for me) as taste. The more it warms up, the worse it gets. I highly doubt I'm going to finish this. Luckily the can was only 99 cents. 2/5

Serving type: can

11-09-2012 01:20:16 | More by Kenye
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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.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 00:19:36 | More by DM1293
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

07-25-2012 01:15:45 | More by Rckmo10
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

06-23-2012 05:21:01 | More by TicoCali
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District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Shared by Darrell. Thanks man!

The beer is a hazy sunburst orange with nearly a half inch of off-white head. The aroma offers an odd assortment of fruit cocktail, white wine, booze. The flavor is odd and unrefined. A touch of nail polish adds an unpleasant character to the already odd scent and taste. The feel is light in body with adequate carbonation. Overall, this was a dud.

Serving type: can

07-06-2012 21:22:41 | More by Huhzubendah
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2.51/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

P: 12oz can into a perfect pint glass.

A: A murky amber that pours with a huge off white head that quickly fades into a light coating on top of the beer. Lacing is non-existent.

S: Sweet grassy malt with some tropical fruits, I'm not really getting much in the way of cherries. No hop aroma at all. The passion fruit really comes through as the beer warms.

T: Sweet up front, bitter in the finish. A strange alcohol like flavor that I can't place. Flavors seem "spikey," like they're all fighting to be in the forefront but none are winning. Tropical fruit in the finish that lingers on your tongue.

M: Highly carbonated with medium body. Probably a little too much carbonation for me. This is one of the least smooth beers I've ever had.

O: Not a great beer at all, probably not even a good one. It lacks direction and isn't all that pleasing to drink as it lacks smoothness. In the end, I find the flavors to all be a bit weird.

Serving type: can

03-14-2013 19:34:37 | More by MikeB20
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2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Lightly chilled 12 oz. can into a shaker pint. No visible canning date, but the sticker left by the store indicates it hit the shelf two days ago.

Look- Opaque golden-brown, looks like toffee. Two fingers of head, large bubbles. Not much in the way of lace.

Smell- Restrained, a bit sweet, aroma of rye toast and caramel, I get some cherry, but not much else. Not a ton going on here.

Taste- Weird funky/sour/charcoal thing going on here, not a big fan, and I generally like sour beers. Cherries are again, barely discernible. Aftertaste is of paper and over-boiled caramel/burnt sugar, fades quickly. Only well after everything else has faded do I get a hint of passion fruit. Overall, I feel the dominant flavors are too dark and musty to work well with the bright fruit additions.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full, chewy, sluggish carbonation.

Overall- It's growing on me a bit as I drink it, but while different, it's just not very appealing. I picked this up as a one-off can for $2, and if you're interested in trying it, I'd recommend you do the same.

Serving type: can

06-22-2012 16:28:01 | More by Lawl3ss
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2.6/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Canned 5/15/12.

Pours a murky dark reddish-brown with a 1 inch foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, burnt cooked vegetables, and some very mild muddled fruit aromas. I can't really pick out either cherries or passion fruit in the aroma at all. Taste is of malt, earth, dirt, cardboard, and some weird cooked vegetable and fruit flavors. There is a mild tartness and an almost ashy flavor on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that's just a mess all around. I really hope the Jolly Pumpkin version came out better than this.

Serving type: can

06-21-2012 04:39:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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.

Serving type: can

08-05-2012 02:27:09 | More by Beaver13
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2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. No canning dates.

Dark, roasted almond skin color with muted red tones. Fizzy, light brown head that dissipates to nothing.

Very malty smelling, with caramel sweetness. Delicate passion fruit with a twinge of sour cherries. Some alcohol esters, even though it's on the lower side.

Toasted biscuit malts. Subtly sweet passion fruit, followed by a slightly tart cherry bite. Cherry flavors are more obvious than the passion fruit. Flavors are ok, but the real problems with this beer start with finish. It's just a mush mash of flavors with some plastic and band aids in there. It really is a muddled mess on the finish, and just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

I wouldn't buy this again, especially for the price.

Serving type: can

06-27-2012 15:15:05 | More by litheum94
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2.73/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I popped this can next to the JP version on 8.8.12.

A - Pours a dark cloudy orange-brown with floaters. A light tan fizzy head.

S - Subtle sourness. Sweet malt, slight fruit.

T - Dirt, earthy, very slight sweetness and tartness in the finish.

D - Mild carbonation with a medium body.

O - Not right here. Dirt, earth, not very pleasing.

Serving type: can

08-10-2012 06:21:44 | More by HuskyinPDX
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-13-2012 01:29:32 | More by syntheticwings
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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
74 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.