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Sobrehumano Palena'Ole - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
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79 Reviews
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Reviews: 79
Hads: 200
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: OldPenguinHunter on 06-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 79 | Hads: 200
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Photo of tectactoe
2.91/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (1,904 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
2.71/5  rDev -14.2%
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. (386 characters)

Photo of DanW
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev +13.3%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of NOLTERN
4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.83/5  rDev -10.4%
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. (1,155 characters)

Photo of SPRichard
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.62/5  rDev +14.6%
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. (706 characters)

Photo of MeadGuyfromMD
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of GilGarp
3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can served cold into a goblet.

The beer is a vibrant red color with a slight haze. The head is short but very creamy and leaves some good lacing behind.

Aroma is sweet and fruity with a hint of roasted malts. The cherries come through nicely.

Flavor is not as successful. It comes across as a brown ale with fruit added. Not all bad then but the roasted and caramel malts seem to get in the way of the fruit instead of supporting it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Well balanced but leaning towards the sweet.

Overall not a bad beer but it does make me curious about the Jolly Pumpkin version. It's much more expensive so I probably won't be trying it based on this. (690 characters)

Photo of syntheticwings
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bconsidine
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
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! (1,216 characters)

Photo of beergorrilla
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of DonDirkA
4.39/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a DFH etched snifter.

Deep mahogany with an off white head that builds up massively then quickly dissipates. Nose is sweet and fruity with notes of cherries, mild citrus, tropical scents (kind of mango-esque but lighter probably from the liliko'i), some brown sugar and some dark fruit. Smells like a sour, which has my hopes up because we don't get many sours here in Tucson. The taste is a slight letdown from the nose, but its not too far off. Light cherry flavors flow into a tart, tropical rush that overtakes the palate and fades into a grapefruity tart/sweet finish. It finishes pretty dry despite the final sweet flavors. Its not quite a sour but it has that nice tart taste I crave from them. I'll probably grab a couple sixers and keep them around for a few months to sate my cravings for sours. (818 characters)

Photo of HalfFull
1.67/5  rDev -47.2%
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. (678 characters)

Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of thagr81us
3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (924 characters)

Photo of PowDay
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of justiceavocado
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Treyliff
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a bronze color with a dark red hue, small fizzy white head and just a bit if lacing. Almost looks like cherry juice was poured straight in.

S- fresh dark cherries, passion fruit, pine hops, banana, and a bit of clove. The cherries dominate by far, but they don't smell artificial like a lot of other beers infused with fruits.

T- cherry juice, a little bit of wheat, tropical fruit. Finishes dry and very tart, almost makes me pucker. Not much trace of hops.

M- medium-high carbonation, light bodied, a little chalky on the palate and a bit slick as it goes down.

O- I like the concept of this collaboration, and it's pretty refreshing. However, the cherries are just a bit too tart and dominates the palate. I would definitely try this one again, but probably couldn't drink two back to back. (809 characters)

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Sobrehumano Palena'Ole from Maui Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.