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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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
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.

Knapp85, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 08, 2013
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.

largadeer, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

JAHMUR, Sep 11, 2012
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!

Kegatron, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, Nov 02, 2012
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.

StonedTrippin, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Starts out with a nice foam, but rather coarse carbonation. It does have some nice swirls and lacing. Prickly and acidic mouthfeel. I can only describe the color as frosted ocher. The smell is indecribable-- ginger and dishwater?

Some sort of murky fruit flavor. Earthy, mushroomy, and funky, but not in a nice way. The relentless non-hop bitterness lets you know this is not a typical beer. But whether it's the yeast or some bacterial process I don't want to know.

Interesting for a couple of sips but not very drinkable. Waste of good fruit. From the 12 oz can purchased at Olive Tree in OB.

mactrail, Jun 25, 2012
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.

Mora2000, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mendvicdog, Aug 28, 2012
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.

Halcyondays, Jun 20, 2012
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.

barleywinefiend, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

duceswild, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

Huhzubendah, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Gonzoillini, Jan 20, 2013
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.

smakawhat, Jul 08, 2012
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3/5  rDev -6%

Zaphog, Feb 21, 2013
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.


JohnGalt1, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

PEIhop, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
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.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

tobelerone, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3/5  rDev -6%

THECPJ, May 03, 2013
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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
74 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.