Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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3.85/5 rDev -5.9%
Doug's bottle. Not sure why three different listings for same beer. Tart cherry supported by sweet yet slightly acidic passion fruit. A good changeup on the sours, initially very good drinking, though a few ounces was enough. not our favourite wild/sour of the day as not true to the style, more of a fruit beer.
08-07-2012 12:49:29 | More by Sammy
3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
Bottle pour at the 2012 Peter Reeves Memorial Sourfest at Churchill’s Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.
Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and tart with some malt, fruit, and woody aromas. Taste is much the same with a woody finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and much better than the Maui version but still not all that impressive in my opinion.
09-18-2012 01:41:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.53/5 rDev +10.8%
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.
12-15-2012 19:58:59 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev -2.2%
A: The beer is very hazy reddish amber in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has aromas of sourness and brettanomyces yeast
T: The taste is rather tart and has some sourness with notes of oak from the barrel aging and hints of sour cherries in the flavors. The sourness becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The oak lends a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer isn’t as sour as some of the other Jolly Pumpkin beers so it could make for a good introduction to the style.
Note: Blend #7
09-22-2012 23:03:10 | More by metter98
4.21/5 rDev +2.9%
Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy mahogany color; the tap cap fades away but leaves some rocky islands on the liquid as well as some spotty lace
Smell: Funky fruit, with the passion fruit prominent, along with the tart cherries; quite acetic
Taste: Acetically tart from the outset, with passion fruit and, to a lesser extent, cherry; by mid-palate, the tartness and funk reduces its dominance, allowing the fruit and malty undertones to make their statement; the finish is more balanced and while the tartness lingers, the fruit flavors are more pronounced
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; puckerish
Overall: While this beer has a lot of fruit, it brings an exotic fruit element with the passion fruit; very different and quite enjoyable
08-17-2012 01:47:15 | More by brentk56
3.94/5 rDev -3.7%
Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of tart fruit with cherries notes and light funky notes. Taste is also dominated by tart cherry notes with some tart and sour notes with some light funky yeast notes in the finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice sour with oak, cherry and tart notes mixing well together.
12-15-2013 21:38:42 | More by Phyl21ca
3.55/5 rDev -13.2%
The beer pours with a lightly carbonated appearance of deep ruby fruit juices, rust, and with lavender and mauve highlights. With understated head character, the beer seems to carry the mature presence of blended lambics. A yeasty haze casts a shaddow over the beer in true Belgianesque fashion.
The nose carries a bouquet of apple cider, sandalwood, musty fruit, and lime which evokes a mouthwatering responses from smell alone. Undertones of passion fruit and rose hips faintly balance the "wiley" scent.
Tart with the taste of apple cider, fruit punch, and acidic fruit which takes command of flavor with firm strength. Grapes, cherries, and tropical fruit flavors give moderate acidity and fruit which counters against floral hibiscus or chamomile. Lime sourness and pithy bitterenss blend into the fruit and fauna with a resiny and astringent finish.
Soft and sharp with sweet impressions but low-lying astringency on the mouth- all allowing powdery dryness and a juicy quality to exist at the same time. Wood-like tannin and spicy alcohols hide its strength behind a stage of fruit and earth.
Beware: this is the second try at this beer after the first was retched with vinegar and nail polish remover. After examination, the first bottle cap was poorly seated, had no carbonation, and was seriously infected. It also had blotches of sediment along the bottle in the head space. Avoid these bottles if you recognize these traits. Unfortunately, this is a common problem with Jolly Pumpkin ales.
07-24-2012 18:35:19 | More by BEERchitect
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
Pours amber in color with a khaki head. Light tartness on the nose, somewhat acetic with balsamic vinegar, leather, and oak. A touch of malt sweetness, mild fruitiness, and faint funkiness. Similarly basic/simple in terms of the flavor. Tart fruit and a bit of vinegar. Light malt sweetness, oak, and maybe some leather. Dry on the finish.
08-07-2012 16:57:28 | More by womencantsail
3.5/5 rDev -14.4%
A: half finger head on a cloudy amber with slight golden hue body.
S: very mild dark fruit, mostly cherry and starwberry. Caramel malt base.
T:cherry tartness which is mild on a toffee and caramel malt base. There is a mild citrus presence as well. This is a very simple brew.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: this makes a better fruit beer than a wild ale. Its actually a little boring. I expected more.
08-07-2012 01:25:10 | More by kylehay2004
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
750 bottle served in a tulip glass. Reviewed from quick notes.
Murky reddish orangey color, an initial fizz and tight layer of foam, settling to a thin ring around the edges with random spotty lace in the glass.
Fruity acidic notes in the aroma, vague cherry and supposedly passionfruit, though no sweetness comes through. Crisp and somewhat complex with signature wild yeast and woody notes from JP's house barrels.
Tart fruity notes, somewhat indistinct but acidic and juicy, overall a vague tropical impression (which seems to be what the collaboration was going for). Mellow feel, aftertaste of light dry woodiness, typical of JP's output. Overall cohesive and pleasant.
Enjoyed it and would try again, though the pricetag was a bit high for what seemed like a slight variation in the standard spectrum of JP wild ales.
07-25-2012 15:08:09 | More by emerge077
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
750ml bottle, with a nice creepy label, appropriate for the upcoming, and already well decorated Hallowe'en 'season'. Also the twin American state inputs to this offering come from the two states that I've visited in the past year or so. Neat.
This beer pours a hazy dark golden amber hue, with two fingers of densely foamy pale beige head, which leaves a fuzzy undulating ridge of painted lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.
It smells of tart, fruity acetic acid, a moderated funkiness - some cheese, some musty barn essence - an actual workaday fruitiness in the way of plum, apple, and cherry, and a soft oakey woodiness. The taste is a weaker sour fruitiness, the cherry and apple notes still most prominent, with a pale grainy maltiness burbling underfoot, some sour milk character, indistinct, tamed funk, and more of that subtle woody astringency.
The bubbles are fairly restrained, but not entirely absent, the body a leaky medium weight, and a bit pithy, but generally all right, and smooth with the expected fruit interference. It finishes mostly dry, the tartness of the fruit still in the forefront, with the latent fleshy sweetness, lingering spoiled milk and hayloft funk doing well to keep things down to earth.
A pretty pleasant version of this usually forceful style - all the big expected marks are there, but none overtake or become overbearing, they just seem to get along, under the auspices of a sturdy fruit base. The passionfruit from the Hawai'i side does seem to get lost in the more pungent mire of the Midwest sour cherries, but I don't think that it loses all, as the overall weight benefits as such. Tasty, and heartwarming, to me, at least, as Michigan and Hawai'i play a large part in my very being, as far as they are from my current existence.
10-25-2012 04:22:43 | More by biboergosum
4.05/5 rDev -1%
Bottle shared by Thorpe, thanks. Beer is brownish, hazy with a wispy white head, no lacing, low retention, some carbonation.
Aroma is bright, fruity, mildly acetic, mildly lactic.
Beer is light in body, quite sour, nice fruits and secondary metabolic acids like malate are popping on the palate. No acetic but very bright and strong. A good sour and I'd have it again.
08-03-2012 17:54:37 | More by drabmuh
4.01/5 rDev -2%
this is leaps and bounds better than the maui brewing version, its more wild, more balanced, and much more pleasant to drink, although I personally didn't mind the maui, just through it got the fruit balance wrong. the one pours a pale red color, cloudy with some more pink notes to it, and a sturdy white head about an inch tall. the nose on it is real tart, the Hawaiian fruit is front and center, although ive never had it a as a fruit itself, it works in this beer much better than the other end of the collaboration. cherry juice is semisweet and a little bitter, and the wild yeast makes this beer super funky, up there in that regard with any of the jolly pumpkin offerings. lighter bready malt gives it some depth beyond the fruit. the low abv is also attractive here as a aid to drinkability, this is an interesting beer that demands some serious contemplation. the finish is brutally dry, uncommon in fruit beers I find. overall one of the most interesting far out beers ive consumed in 2013, its farmy, fruity, and fun. a trifecta in my book.
04-15-2013 19:15:55 | More by StonedTrippin
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
First had: on tap at Monk's, Philly, PA
Collaboration with Maui Brewing.
Served in a tulip glass, a hazy liquid of reddish-amber hue, with a thin white head that receded to a ringlet, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries, melons, red wine, mildly acetic. Sour taste, but quite manageable and not at all puckering, tart with a good even mix of cherries and passionfruit, herbal, lightly acetic, with a touch of potpourri and bready yeast. The milder sourness and soft carbonation make for a very drinkable beer that goes down smooth and easy. Very nice overall.
08-28-2012 01:47:05 | More by Rifugium
4/5 rDev -2.2%
We opened this along side the maui version at the Baltimore BA get together. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a red hue. There is a layer of white head that fades to a ring around the pour.
Smell: Sweet and rather herbal. There is a tartness along with some tropical fruit notes. Definitely picking up the traditional Jolly Pumpkin yeast.
Taste: Tart and a bit fruity. There is a mild note that reminds me of herbal tea. The finish is rather tart with some of the fruit notes. The sourness is similar to other JP offerings.
Mouthfeel; Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.
Overall: This is much better than the Maui offering. I wouldn't have known the two were related if you didn't tell me. I would have this one again.
08-26-2012 00:03:58 | More by oline73
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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