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Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

314 Ratings
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Ratings: 314
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 47
Gots: 73 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  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: kohoutek on 06-20-2012)
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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I hate to give any beer a perfect rating, But this one does not fault in any category... Juiciest sour ever created by a commercial brewery. I tried this on tap and in bottles at Great Lakes Coffee in Detroit back in January. I believe the tap version to be a bit more on the puckering end, whereas the bottled version has developed some malty flavors at this point. The canned version by Maui brewing is not sour.

A - Holds a beautiful deep-red hue with a two-finger head that lasts for as long as you can milk this brew. The glass is laced with white legs running down the side as you swirl the liquids inside.

S -Cherries, passion fruit, oak, and the signature JP barnyard funk

T - Same as the smell with a puckering sour taste. very juicy. Can definitely taste the wood from the barrels and horseblanket from the brett.

M - Very drinkable, in fact, this beer can be too drinkable. Well-carbonated and leaves a puckering smack on your lips for hours after consumption

O - In my opinion, this is the best sour ever brewed...Having tried various other barrel-aged sours by Jolly P, Cantillon, 3Font's, RR, Bruery, Lost Abbey, etc. I believe the Jolly Pumpkin version of Sobrehumano, particularly on tap is outstanding and above the rest. If you have a chance to try it, please do so!

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750 into my Russian River glass.

Pours murky red with a small brief lasting head.

Strong fruit aromas. Sour cherry and tropical fruits which I'm assuming is the liliko'i, a fruit I've never heard of. Some oak and just a mild bit of sourness. Very pleasant.

Start out with a lush tropical fruit flavor along with some sour cherries. Cherries and oak come out a bit more near the end of the palate and their presence also increasing a bit as it warms. The typical "Jolly Pumpkin funk" works very well with the tropical fruits. Finishes somewhat oaky with a unique tropical fruit juiciness. Sour, but not overly so.

Juicy mouthfeel drying a bit toward the end. Medium carbonation levels.

Fantastic! I'm not sure what a liliko'i is, but I'm pretty sure I want to eat a lot of them if the taste of this beer is any indication. A great summer patio beer with unique and delicious flavors. Looks like I'm going to be ISO a few more bottles.

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper firm coloring, slightly turbid, very little lacing

S - Grapefruit, lemony notes like champagne, lemon skin, white peppercorn, great brett funkiness, oak barrel, leathery, some fresh strawberries, honeydew melon, sugar, vinous, grape vine; and a very, very slight touch of rye bread/carraway seed.

T/M - A real mellow tartness, smooth like fruit juice, grapefruit juice, white peppercorn, white wine, lemon, rolls over the tongue, acidic, mineral water; finishes with a real distinct vegetal quality, and IMO this beer comes the closest to that Cantillon-like barnyard, vegetal backbone, like fresh picked berries, again very vinous like grape vine, grape skin.

D - This is a homerun from JP, I would put only the grand reserves ahead of this beer. Just a wonderful sour beer, so good.

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4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to theeabyss for getting this out for us to try. Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip. Pours with a very nice cherry red hue and a fizzy off-white head that sticks around for a bit. The nose carries really excellent notes of passion fruit and cherry, with the former really standing out in all of its glory. Note to brewers: please use more passion fruit. Behind that is a touch of oak and that signature Jolly Pumpkin funk. Flavor has more cherry than the nose did, splitting the passion fruit and cherry evenly. Background funk and a touch of something almost vinous. Very light fruity acidity and dryness through the finish. So extremely drinkable. Big winner.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)
Batch 5 bottles 5/9/12

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep orange body with a sea of slow tiny bubbles. There is a thick sticky film of off-white that last a good bit. The second pour turns a bit more hazy.

S- Even during the pour, the full Jolly Pumpkin house yeast character comes through. There is a rich aroma with brett characters coming though as earthy and green grapefruit.

T- The nice flavor of passion fruit has a softer dark cherry note of support followed by some nice wet barrel flavors and a soft Brett flavor in the finish. Some tartness develops in the finish and a fruity and Brett flavor hangs on the tongue after each sip. The white cheese rind flavor comes through nicely aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz that compliments the finish and no alcohol heat or astringency noticed.

O- This beer has a great balance of fruit and wild yeast/Brett flavors. The touch of sweetness in the beginning enhances the fruit character while the wild ale finish is supported by the more dry tartness. This was a tasty beer.

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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.