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Sobrehumano Palena'Ole - Maui Brewing Co.

Sobrehumano Palena'OleSobrehumano Palena'Ole

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BA SCORE
73
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.91%


Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cvm4 on 07-07-2012)
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, I picked this beer up across the border in Maryland. On the bottom of the can it says that it was canned on 051102. Not sure how to interpret that date, but I am really hoping that one "0" is a typo.

Popped the top and IT'S A GUSHER! A gusher can...never really saw that coming. Explosive carbonation that fills the entire glass with an off-white head. The body that develops is a murky, muddy red color. Red mixed with burnt orange. Well, that head was all for nothing because before I can even take a swig, the head dies down to almost nothing. No lacing is left behind either.

Smell is quite delicious actually, if not straightforward. Pretty much tart passionfruit mixed with sour cherries. Nothing else in the nose.

The flavor is not as fruity as the aroma. There is some light tartness here, but nothing aggressive. Light flavors of sour cherries and caramel malts cross the palate, and the passionfruit comes out more in the exhale. I'd look for more fruit character in this. The flavors were a bit muted.

Carbonation was out of control when I first opened this beer. Rapid bubbles left the beer all too quickly. Mouthfeel is fluffy at first, then settles down and almost becomes slick on the tongue. Medium body, decent.

Yeah, I wasn't sure I would like this beer when I first poured it. But there are some redeeming qualities about this. The aroma is very nice, and that is a lovely mix (cherries and passionfruit). I wouldn't pick this up again, but I would certainly have another if someone offered it to me. Strikes me as more of a "Fruit Beer" than anything.

Serving type: can

03-22-2013 09:41:40 | More by MusicaleMike
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.23/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On tap at Rackhouse, 10oz served in a globe. Appearance was murky red with no head. Aroma was wet dog and seawater. Liek a dog who just came out of the ocean, yuck. Flavor was a muddy fruit flavor, grainy, really just bleh. Overall a pretty poor showing considering Jolly Pumpkin was involved. Thank God I didn't buy one of the overpriced six packs.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2013 16:24:11 | More by ArrogantB
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a reddish mahogany, little to no froth or retention. Smells of toasted malt and grilled fruits. In the taste, nutty, cocoa like malt flavor. Small acidic cherry riding out a hint of fruitiness, but this is malt forward. Little to no hops, just a small earthy flavor to cut the sweet. A bit of toasted bread, finishes more or less clean. Medium bodied but quite full, some interesting flavors. This beer is crying for some wild yeast, being a collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin, they took the easy way out.

Serving type: can

03-14-2013 00:59:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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rawfish

California

3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark muddy pond amber/orange with considerable yeast and fruity haze. Barely any head that fades to nothing quickly. Is this beer or juice?

Lightly tart sour cherry and passion fruit citric acidity matched with some biscuity yeast and cereal grains. Very earthy overall.

Pale bready malt with traces of caramel sweetness, earthy hops add a bit of bitterness in what would be a very boring amber if not for the fruit juice which brings a juicy fruity cherry note with a short fading citric acid tart finish that is distinctly Lilikoi (passion fruit). Some wet paper bag in there too but I'll pass that over.

Kinda falt and fruit juice like. The carbonation is just enough to keep it going. Average body, well hidden alcohol.

Getting kinda used to this tart finish that maui brewing is putting into all their experimental seasonals. It's not a great beer by any stretch of the imagination but the concept has not been done before and pairing with Jolly Pumpkin has to account for something. Worth a try if you can get a single just for the novelty of beer brewed with cherries and passion fruit.

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 03:18:05 | More by rawfish
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this one along with the Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano. This one pours a murky copper color, mostly opaque all around with a very small beige head that fades into nothing within a minute or so. The aroma is kind of strange - subdued and mild, without any certain flavor that "stands out" or catches my attention. There is some noticeable sweetness, but it's hard to pinpoint a specific descriptor. The best I can do is either apple or pear, but that's kind of grasping at straws, as there isn't really a definitive flavor of either. Just a generic sweetness on the nose, with a bit of caramel and toffee as the main backbone. There's also a mild metallic aroma that comes through - not sure if this is from the can or not, but I've had other canned beers that didn't have this aroma, so I think that's just a cop out.

The taste unfortunately contains that same ambiguous sweetness that perplexed the aroma of the beer. Maybe some apple skins, maybe some pears, maybe some light white grapes. Just a fairly one-dimensional and mild sweetness that doesn't really assert itself or establish any kind of real estate on your palate. It just hangs there without offering much at all. There's a musty and bitter, funky and cellar-like taste that really comes out heavy in the aftertaste. But it's so unbalanced due to the anticlimactic sweetness that the heavy musk just seems out of place and unnecessary. Some caramel and toffee notes from the malt add a touch of sweetness and offer a bit of guidance, although the flavor combination in this beer seems to be a lost cause without much direction. Thin-medium mouth feel with pretty heavy carbonation.

After having the Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano, this beer couldn't have been any bigger of a let down. A nebulous concoction of sweetness and just a boring aroma and flavor profile lead to an overall very uninteresting beer. I'll pass on this one next time.

Serving type: can

02-26-2013 03:52:11 | More by tectactoe
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 9/2012 notes.
Pours a cloudy mahogany brown amber. Tall two finger off-white head that dissipated over a few minutes to a thin head with light patchy lacing. Unusual aroma of tropical and unidentified fruit and a bit of vegetable soup, tart sweetness. Flavor of tart fruit with passion fruit dominating, cherry, orange, turning a bit medicinal and astringent in the middle and finish. Finish is particularly tart and astringent. The fruit mixture was somewhat off-putting at first taste, but I have to admit that it grew on me as I drank this ale. Unfortunately, the finish was a bit unbalanced, but did have a grassy/hay quality that I also grew to appreciate in the end. Light to medium bodied. An interesting experiment that ended up just a bit to unbalanced. A bit more malt body could have improved the finish to allow appreciation of the interesting fruits. Truly glad I tried it because it is unique and interesting, but probably not a repeat.

Serving type: can

01-28-2013 04:21:11 | More by LiquidAmber
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks saisonrichbiere for the hook up

The beer pours a hazy, rusty light brown with no head and a touch of sediment. The nose is definitely interesting with a grain sweetness and a bit of tart fruit peel. The taste is definitely unique with a big liliko'i presence up front followed by a touch of tart cherries and grain in the finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with very little carbonation and a semi-dry, slightly roasty finish. This beer is pretty unique tasting and under appreciated. I'm quite excited to try it as a sour!

Serving type: can

01-27-2013 04:05:25 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty raw and even coarse fruity offering. Not a very remarkable collaboration.

Presentation: 12 oz can. Black and blue background with an image of an skeleton paddling on a surfboard with a volcano in the back. Side narratives offer an description of the brew, intent, and collaboration. Notes canned 051102, and 8% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Deep amber pour, nice white head, moderate retention with a fair surface ring and some lacing.

S - Muted nose, some fruity notes… Slightly tropical but it is almost a figure of the imagination.

T - Fruity, sweet, yeasty, with an off flavor that feels like an overdose of cascade fighting the passion fruit, ouch, this is not nice sourness really...

M - Medium/light body with medium carbonation, slight creamy touch with an off lingering finish.

O - Not particularly enticing, not really.

Notes: It almost feels like a coarse amateur brew at points. Still drinkable but... And maybe I had it too fresh? This is based on old notes from the early release date...

Serving type: can

01-12-2013 00:23:14 | More by Daniellobo
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ToasterChef

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A chilly can is poured into a pint glass.

The beer is translucent and has a brownish/red color. The tan head is large and made up of foam.

While pouring the beer, I can smell tart cherries. Getting up close to the beer, I can pick up floral and tart scents.

The beer has a really nice tart cherry flavor. It doesn't quite taste sour or funky, like a wild ale, but there is an intense flavor you don't find in many fruit beers. The taste is more complex than a simple cherry flavor; that must the passion fruit making itself known.

The beer has a decent puckering sensation. It is medium-bodied with average carbonation. The coating is thin but does retain some fruit flavors.

This is a pretty interesting beer. I don't think I would have known it was a red ale; to me, this beer is much more about the fruit! I don't know if this beer is still available anywhere, but if are a fan of tart fruit beers, you should seek it out.

Serving type: can

01-08-2013 01:22:55 | More by ToasterChef
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sweethome

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour is cloudy carmel color. Fruity nose with medium malt backing. Slight sour nose.

Tart entry, balanced by fruity sweet malt. Don't get much cherry here but for slight tart. Unique passionfruit flavors. Just not getting much here - nothing to take the lead.

Serving type: can

12-10-2012 17:03:07 | More by sweethome
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siege06nd

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a standard pint.

A. Pours a cloudy, hazy amber color. About a quarter finger of thin offwhite head traces the top of the brew. Lacing is fairly good.

S. Caramel malt, toasted barley, faint, ripe fruit, some raw vegetal coloring in the background. Very "meh." Like a fruity brown ale, with nothing really standing out. Not bad, but not impressive.

T. Cherry sweetness balanced by some toasted malt and caramel notes. Not getting much in the way of hops, but it does have a buttery finish that is tempered somewhat by an odd, green peppery vegetal note. As it warms, metallic flavors become more prevalent.

M. Moderate to high carbonation with a slightly chewy and tannic mouthfeel. I'd say the drinkability is low because the malts sit heavy and the tannic notes dry out the palate. I wouldn't one more than one of these.

O. A super "meh" beer. I'm not even really sure what the hell they were going for, but this isn't very tasty. A mildly tart amber doesn't sound good on paper, and it's certainly not good in the glass. There are traces of a solid amber beneath the fruitiness, but the two styles are in conflict and, rather than drinking like a nice sour, it drinks like a metallic, vegetal disappointment. Not good, man, not good.

Serving type: can

12-08-2012 18:58:52 | More by siege06nd
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet glass from a can.

Appearance- Pours a cloudy, orangey brown with a thick bubbly head that quickly reduces to a thin layer of residual bubbles hanging out atop the brew. You can tell there's some solids suspended in there.

Smell-Sweet fruity tang with biscuity notes in there. Very balanced between the two. Tart cherry, strawberry, sweet cream, faint oatmeal, and shortbread. Smells like a strawberry shortcake or a cherry tart from top to bottom.

Taste- Bold and surprisingly dry given the sweet fruity aromas. Malty hints masked by strong fruit essence. Again, for as sweet and tart as it is on the nose, the fruit flavors are very underlying. Very creamy passion fruit note, but much bolder and less sweet than any passion fruit I've ever eaten. The passion fruit essence hangs out on your tongue and in your throat for a while after you swallow, and subtle dried cherry notes emerge. Pretty awesome vibes here. Big and "beery" up front, and a strong fruity essence on the finish, but not at all sweet. Very well done with the fruit.

Mouthfeel- A bit soft with a bubbly fizziness. A little flat on the finish. The weak point of the brew if there is one.

Overall- First off, I am extremely grateful to get one of these being that they aren't available here in Michigan. Second, I was truly excited to hear of this being a collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin, and feel extremely fortunate that i was able to try them both. That being said, I like this one better than the Jolly Pumpkin version in that the flavors aren't competing with the sourness. I truly enjoyed this brew for all of its complexity and uniqueness. I thought that the addition of the Michigan cherries and Hawaiian liliko'i was a great idea, and it definitely made for a truly unique and tasty brew. Though in the JP version, the sourness accents the fruit flavors at times, its the sour that prevails. This brew allowed the flavors to stand up on their own and add a distinct character to the beer. Truly unique and truly delicious.

If you can get it try it.

Cheers!

Serving type: can

11-16-2012 02:19:58 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy peachish red. Not quite the ruby promised on the can. Small collar and wispy cap is dirty white. Pours with minimal carbonation.

Smell: Nice mealy passion fruit. Solidly tropical. Big fruitiness also pushes apple and pear. Floral and a nice level of citrus. Some orange and grapefruit skin. Some mild malt sweetness. Bursts of lemon zest. Some bready backing loaded with passion fruit. Nice ripe cherry fruitiness as well. Nice balance of fruit. Far less like a smoothie shampoo than the JP bottling.

Taste: Some earthy hops. Vaguely musty. Loaded with passion fruit and tart Michigan cherry. Minor malt sweetness. Some biscuit malt in the background. Mealy fruitiness pushes some pear flesh and green apple skins. Some banana and backing spiciness as well. Herbal and earthy. Mellow.

Mouthfeel: Minimal carbonation. Body runs on the lighter side of medium. Clean with a mild dryness on the back

Overall: I'm confused as to why this is the better beer.

A step above the Jolly Pumpkin version. Less like a smoothie and more a solid take on the mellow fruit beer. Easy drinking and tropical. It hits the goal of fusing the two regions.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 08:12:16 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this can

Consumed 11/10/12

Appearance: Medium amber color, more of a rusty copper in the light, with clarity around the edges - small, off-white head - small ring, leaves a few spots of lacing, not much

Smell: Juicy and fruity - lots of fleshy passion fruit - cherry flesh as well - lightly tropical and lightly fruity - some amber, reddish malts underneath - prominent flavor is a canned mixed fruit

Taste: Canned exotic fruit - passion fruit and fleshy cherries - bready and caramel malts - lightly toasty, caramel malts, minimal bitterness, not much else

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, smooth, minimal carbonation but it works

Overall: Sober humans?

Fruity and interesting, but not something to write home about. If you really like passion fruit, this will be a treat. Otherwise, it's just an average amber-ish ale.

Serving type: can

11-10-2012 08:09:30 | More by angrybabboon
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bostonpat6172

California

3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well this is my first review so here it goes. I am a huge fan of Maui brew co. but I am left feeling flat on this one. I puored it in to a Sam Adams perfect pint glass and the the apearance was promising, with a clowdy brown reminicent of a hefeweizen and a off white head. The smell was confusing I got hints of cherry mixed with a lot of yeasty biscut, not very exciting. The taste was right on par with the smell, with the addition of a slightly sour undertone. You can pick up the cherries and I did find it refreshing that they were an accompanying flavor, it didn't steal the show and they didn't have the caugh syrup qualities of other cherry beers. My overall opinion is that I appreciate the attempt and it is very drinkable but it just isn't memorable. When two craft brew giants collaborate on a limited release and charge $14 for a sixer I want memorable.

Serving type: can

10-15-2012 02:26:52 | More by bostonpat6172
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Brad007

Vermont

2.68/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice mild amber color with a thick, frothy head into my glass. Awful lot of carbonation there!

Musty? Smells like it. I can't tell where the passion fruit and cherry flavors come in. Otherwise, it smells like an average canned IPA.

The fruit flavors cheapen the overall flavor, which is an unsavory, musty combo of weak cherry/passion fruit "flavors". It just doesn't work here.

Ditto on mouthfeel. Thin and again, where's the actual beer?

If I were the lead brewer, I'd be ashamed to sign my name to this crap. You have to develop a strong base beer before you throw in the extracts, not the other way around.

Serving type: can

10-11-2012 22:48:48 | More by Brad007
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks goes out to micstache for this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from can into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, wheat, grain, subtle fruit, and must. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, grain, cherry, and metallic. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. If I’m honest I’m not really sure what Maui or Jolly Pumpkin was going for on this one. There was a lot going on, but why was it all together in the first place is the question I ask you… The musty aroma and metallic flavor however were the killers of this one. While it was drinkable, it wasn’t the most enjoyable brew out there, but I’m glad I got the chance to try it at least.

Serving type: can

09-04-2012 10:52:12 | More by thagr81us
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

My thanks to blargimus for CANtinuing The CANQuest! He sent a bunch of new CANs and I am getting to them as quickly as possible.

From the CAN: "Certified Made on Maui"; "Ale Brewed with Passion Fruit and Cherries"; "Limited Release"; "This Red Ale, brewed with Liliko'i and Michigan cherries is ruby red in color, tart and refreshing in flavor. Working with Ron is something I've wanted to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin beer. Years later, it's a reality. Being involved on this project was an honor and a privilege. Mahalo to my MBC crew and to you, fans of craft beer! Aloha, [undersigned] John Walsh, Lead Brewer"; "Maui's truly local beer!"; "Yes, Michigan and Hawai'i are connected. It should be obvious to you now, as you hold this beer, and read this label. John and I designed this beer with two noble fruits from two noble states, Michigan & Hawai'i, cherries & liliko'i. Startin to see the connection? I feel it. So does John. 4391 miles may separate our breweries, but not out thirst for the exquisite. Hipa! [undersigned] Ron Jeffries, Chief Squeegee Operator".

I had a good Crack & Glug going until it started to foam up and over the lip of the glass! Some beers are attention-getting, to say the least. I backed off and would up with two fingers of rocky, tawny head with poor retention. It just seemed to implode before my very eyes. Color was a particulate-laden reddish-brown, like muddy river water. Nose had an odd pungency, slightly tart from the cherries and slightly sweet from the passion fruit. Mouthfeel was thin and watery and the taste was likewise rather lacking. I am used to cherries imparting more of a bitterness or sourness, but this was only slightly tart at most. Finish was weak and watery and I found myself shaking my head. Too bad, because it seemed promising.

Serving type: can

08-28-2012 22:30:46 | More by woodychandler
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oline73

Maryland

2.83/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

We had this along side the Jolly Pumpkin offering at our Baltimore BA get together. Poured from the can into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber color with not much head. A ring of off white bubbles remain around the pour.

Smell: Sweet tropical fruit. I'm getting some passion fruit. Overall it's a bit wine like.

Taste: Not as fruity as I thought it would be from the smell. Kind of a mess, too much going on. Tropical fruit with some sweet malt. The finish is watery. Not sure what they were going for here.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Not sure what they thought the idea was. The JP version was much better. I wouldn't search this one out, especially given the price.

Serving type: can

08-25-2012 23:46:55 | More by oline73
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first impression of this beer goes along the lines of: uh-oh. The nose has that plastic thing going on that usually is a sign of infection. On the flavor profile, it is barely there; but I do think it is still there. Beyond that, this beer seems much like a glob of amber ale with little distinction coming from any characteristic of it. The only distinct feature is a bit of a spiced burn from hops on the backside. Other than that, there isn't much to differentiate from any other beer. This is a Jolly Pumpkin collaboration? I would hope for a bit more with those folks being involved.

Serving type: can

08-24-2012 03:29:03 | More by RblWthACoz
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quirkzoo

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown/orange with gold highlights. 1.5 fingers of tight khaki head.

The aroma is distinctly lilikoi up front. I grew up in Hawaii and this is bringing me home. I didn't detect any cherries as indicated on the can. Strong biscuity malt behind the fruit and a yeasty bread smell behind that.

The taste is more of the same. Fruity and tart up front (but definitely not tart enough that I would consider it a "sour" beer). Very cleansing, light bitterness with a touch of a vegetal aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Overall this is a cool concept and I am glad I tried it. I am looking forward to comparing it to the JP version, though I probably wouldn't buy the cans again.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 02:57:42 | More by quirkzoo
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Serving type: can

08-21-2012 16:20:32 | More by OWSLEY069
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy, almost muddy, rust color; the one finger head fritters away rather quickly leaving not a trace behind; ultimately, it looks more like a fruit juice than a beer

Smell: Smells like a juice, too, with the Hawaiian passion fruit coming through more than the cherry; bready, underneath, but the overall impact is not particulary appetizing

Taste: Bready, with a hint of caramel, forming the base; the juice flavors dominate, however, and are much more interesting on the tastebuds than the aroma would have suggested; there is some tart cherry but the Hawaiian passion fruit provides the dominant flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium body; the carbonation is lively right after the pour, but quickly fades away after a couple of minutes, leaving a flat character

Overall: The carbonation didn't come together properly, but the flavors are very interesting

Serving type: can

08-16-2012 23:57:02 | More by brentk56
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HalfFull

California

1.65/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Shows a medium amber with a bit of haze and a thin cap. Rather lackluster head retention of maybe 7 seconds. Boo.

Aroma of nothing really. Touch of caramel mud with a remote hint of red cherry, but even that is remote. No notable hop presence. Not sure where they're trying to go with this one,.

Taste again is muddled. Did I just pay $3 for a single of this? Really? This beer has no real purpose and no direction whatsoever. While it's not bad or infected, the lack of filtration and the lack of carbonation yield a beer with zero character. Possibly the worst commercial beer I've ever had. A slightly less sweet version of juicy juice.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 05:02:56 | More by HalfFull
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thank you goes out to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, a touch of cherries. Taste is hops up front, some cherries, malts kicking in at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 03:31:16 | More by tone77
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Sobrehumano Palena'Ole from Maui Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.