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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of Phelps
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This collaboration between Maui Brewing Co. and Jolly Pumpkin is Maui’s first to be released in cans. It’s brewed with cherries from Michigan and Hawaiian passion fruit. Poured into a tulip.

Murky, rusty brown. It looked clear coming from the can, but once in the glass the liquid congealed to this muck. One finger of fuzzy tan head pops away after a minute, leaving behind a thin ring.

The passion fruit comes through the nose in a big way, followed closely by tart cherries and a weird, pee-like funk. Cheesy hops, a little toast, a touch of lemon peel. Really hard to get away from that pee smell.

The flavor, thankfully, has dropped the pee, but it’s also too soft for my tastes. Caramel, toast, passion fruit and a touch of sweet cherry. The lightest hint of tartness.

Light, prickly carbonation in a nicely thick medium body. Not much booze at all.

I like the idea here, just not the execution. Weird in aroma, light in flavor.

Photo of litheum94
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.

Photo of amrozga
4/5  rDev +25.4%

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.

Photo of ithinkimasofa
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.

Photo of TicoCali
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of Lawl3ss
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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Resuin
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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 nanobrew
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Jaldama
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of PowDay
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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