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

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Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole

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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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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.


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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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 SourCK
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured gently from a can into a pint glass

Appearance: Cloudy amber color. Excessive carbonation. Three to four fingers of head forms, but quickly fades with no lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt, sour cherry, and some funk.

Taste: Tart up front. I get some sweet malt and tart cherries. The flavor profile seems disjointed and not well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Over-carbonated and very coarse.

Overall: I was disappointed by this beer. I have enjoyed a number of Jolly Pumpkin offerings and had high expectations for this. I would have liked the cherry flavor to come through more as well as a little more tartness. There is a noticeable difference between the Maui version and the Jolly Pumpkin version. I would recommend trying to Jolly pumpkin version instead. I would not buy the Maui version again, but I would have te Jolly Pumpkin version.

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 Hoptometrist
2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Served from the can into a nonic pint glass

A- Poured a dark murky brown color with a rapidly dissipating soapy head that left no lace. Tons of streaming carbonation is visible even through all the murkiness

S- Bready, biscuity, caramel notes, and some underlying tropical fruit notes. Really interesting aroma

T- A pretty pronounced tartness up front that is fruity maybe like passion fruit, sweet caramel malts, lots of breadiness, and it tastes like there is lactose in this. Some interesting flavors but does not really blend for me. A lot more malt forward than expected.

M- Very smooth, soft mouthfeel, good prickly carbonation

O- Definitely a unique flavor profile and worth a try but it does not quite mesh for me. I don't really get any cherry taste at all. I got through about 8 oz. and that was enough for me.

Photo of OldPenguinHunter
2.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is suppose to be a beer collab between Jolly Pumpkin and Maui Brew. Co., It's a fruit/wild red ale made with liliko'i (passion fruit) and Michigan tart cherries. Ther beer, which they called "ruby red" is actually more of a rusty red, but it still looks grrreat! Then the whole smell and and taste thing happened... The smell is very earthy, reminding me of a wheat husks, I do not sense any fruit, or anything else, the beer is simply wheaty. The taste remind me of a faintly tart wheat beer (beliner weisse? no.) I was really expecting some more fruit, and way more tartness, kind of what you'd get from the Baudelaire from Jolly Pumpkin but with more of a fruity tartness, this beer to me is lacking. The mouthfeel nothing splendid, just average, the beer is dry and nicley carbonated, but that being said it is average. Overall, try the beer. I was expecting something completley different and I got kinda shot down, you might like it, but I did not.

Photo of RuckusDu
2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz Can into Funkwerks tulip.

A- about 3/4 finger of light tan head that quickly falls. Body is extremely cloudy. A burnt orange brown color. Pretty much no lacing.

S - very floral and fruity. Light and refreshing. Citrus, cloves, and slight candy aromas.

T - lemon and orange citrus. Cloves, no hops, and banana. Just a lot of blah.

M - just way too light. Moderate carbonation but no body. Leves you wanting more. Drying

O - seems like it is close to a good summer beer, but lacks on most fronts.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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.