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

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BA SCORE
74
okay

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldPenguinHunter on 06-13-2012)
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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.

bennetj17, Sep 01, 2012
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.

Jsenay, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of avaldivia
2/5  rDev -37.3%

avaldivia, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Hopmodium, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mendvicdog, Aug 28, 2012
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.

OWSLEY069, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of DM1293
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.

DM1293, Aug 23, 2012
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.

DavidST, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
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.

DefenCorps, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cdwil, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of JonBarley
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

JonBarley, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of jnoelani
4.5/5  rDev +41.1%

jnoelani, Aug 16, 2012
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

2012

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.

FosterJM, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bumchilly25, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

JMBSH, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -6%

WynnO, Aug 11, 2012
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 Sharlyt
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Sharlyt, Aug 08, 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 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 inlimbo77
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, No date on the bottom.
Unmarked tulip glass

A: Pours out a cloudy orangish amber red color. Initially about a finger of off white head formed. Faded quickly. There are lots of tiny bubbles coming up the sides of the glass.

S: Smelled this as soon as I opened it. Up front I smell roasted notes. Maybe some coffee hints actually. Underneath I am pulling some of that cherry sweetness. Maybe the passion fruit as well.

T: Up front, you get some of the tartness from the cherries. In the middle, you get some more of the malt bill. More of the red ale is coming out. Toasted grains. Maybe a touch of roast coffee. On the close, it's fairly dry.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation faded after a while.

O: C+/B- I want to try the other JP version that is more sour.

inlimbo77, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of BeRanger
3/5  rDev -6%

BeRanger, Aug 07, 2012
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.

Hoptometrist, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
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.

Beaver13, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of ambruns1979
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ambruns1979, Aug 05, 2012
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
74 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.