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Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

309 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 47
Gots: 74 | FT: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kohoutek on 06-20-2012)
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Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Gtg642, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Spartan213
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Spartan213, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Billakowski
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Billakowski, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

22 oz. bottle. Pours a somewhat murky, reddish-brown, with a big off-white head. Decent retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is a bit subtler than expected; some tart cherry, lemony citrus, light acidity detected, oak, and an undercurrent of musty funk and hay.

Taste follows the nose and comes at you gradually; it’s not aggressively sour, but your teeth are squeaking a little by the time the glass is done. Moderately lactic and acidic, again with tart cherries and lemons; other tropical fruit notes stay in the periphery but they’re there. As the beer warms and opens up a bit the wood and bretty funkiness really starts to emerge. In the end I just wanted more though: more sour, more funk, bigger flavors. Instead it’s dry and elegant and restrained.

Medium-light body, crisp and refreshing carbonation; clean, dry finish. This was quite an enjoyable sour, but not exceptional enough to return to at its price point I’m afraid.

tobelerone, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of jisom123
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jisom123, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of ComRock12
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ComRock12, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 9/16/12

Appearance: Medium amber with some orange highlights - hazy, with a frothy off-white head, retains a little ring, leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Tropical and exotic - honestly reminds me of a girly, tropical shampoo - some funk, some tartness and sourness, but the main thing here is fruit - some wood - pale and amber malts in the background

Taste: A bit more mild than the tropical shampoo aroma, but still interesting - fleshy, tropical fruit - some acidic funkiness, tart, lightly sour - lightly bitter - a light woodiness - light pale and amber malts - something that reminds me of Chap Stick - flavorful but also a little interesting

Mouthfeel: Medium, smooth, nicely carbonated, but again, a too watery

Overall: Interesting, but not amazing

The fruit aroma and fruit flavors are really interesting. But nothing else is particularly exceptional. This is very mildly tart and sour. Worth a try, at least.

angrybabboon, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.13/5  rDev -23.5%

Appearance: Dark copper/burnt orange. Head is slightly off-white. Drops to a tiny cap and slightly bubbly collar. No lacing. Minor carbonation.

Smell: Yeasty funk. Pepper and macerated cherry flesh. Some cherry pit and skin as well. Floral with a nIce underlying lactic tartness from the Jolly Pumpkin barrels. Earthy, herbal, and damp. Dry crackery yeast. Warming pulls out some brighter cherry juice. Vaguely tropical.

Taste: Tropical fruit, almost mealy. Vaguely soapy. Peppery with some acetic and lactic bite in the back. Some sweeter malts come across a touch bready and dry. Oak barrel becomes more dominant as the beer warms. Some cherry flesh with bigger pushes of pit and skin. Tart cherry juice. Reminds me of washing my hair. Soapy. Some well-used leather.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with almost no carbonation. Minimal dryness. Some lingering spiciness.

Overall: Good, but not the best showing from Jolly Pumpkin.

Reminds me of tropical shampoo. Some. Ice layers of yeast and fruit and barrel. Solid, but lacks some of the greater barrel complexity I expect from Jolly Pumpkin. Definitely hits that ale with cherries thrown in a barrel. Wasn't really designed to go there.

Goblinmunkey7, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

thewimperoo, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

oldp0rt, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

david131, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of nataku00
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a reddish brown, mostly opaque, with a half a finger of loose off white foamy head that quickly dissipates with some light lacing.

Nose is mostly fresh cherry, and a tangy generic tropical fruit smell. Fairly light aroma.

Taste follows the nose, cherry, generic tropical fruit, lightly tangy and tart. Sweeter wheat malts mid tongue. Finishes clean, with some light lingering cherry.

Light body, with some initial sharp prick of carbonation that quickly fades. Light and refreshing beer, easy to drink, but not all that interesting.

nataku00, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

DSlim71, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

exodus1369, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

1503rd Review on BA
Bottle to JP/Maui Collab Glass
750ml Cap

Batch 1- 4/12 Bottling.

Thanks to Egadbananas for this one

App- A little bit of a hiss when the cap popped on this one. The beer pours out with a few colors in the glass. It was a light red/orange/yellow color with a good density behind it. Really couldn't see through the center. A good 1-1/2 to 2 finger light tan head was there and fell pretty quick. A little bit of cling but not much.

Smell- The nose on the one was really nice. The opening aromas of the blended cherries from both sides created a nice duality of competiting dryness and earthy bitter and funk at the same time. The oak created a nice aroma with the yeasts casting a great net to hold it all together.

Taste- Its a nice sour. Originally brewed as a red ale with cherries, I was glad the flavors on this one were a bit better than the Maui version. The cherries are dry and tart and the barrel aging creates a good wood earthy bite. The yeasts are a bit funky and complex without over doing it.

Mouth- A little bit of a lighter body with a pretty high carbonation on this one. Residual cherry and funky yeast flavors remain on this one.

Drink- A good sour, not a great sour. Not sure what I was expecting going in, but wasnt disappointed though. Well layered and tasty. I did like this one a lot better than the canned Maui version.

FosterJM, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ADTaber, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

A - Pours a dark/dank amber with a one finger off white head. Not much lacking.

S - A sweet tartness on the nose with tropical fruits. Very interesting.

T - Not a true sour by taste, it's definitely a watered down version. The tartness comes off as raspberries or strawberries.

M - Light body with good carbonation.

O - Much improved from the Maui version! I should give it 5 stars alone just for that. Just enough tartness to let you know it's there. Very palettable.

cvm4, Sep 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

brez8791, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

duceswild, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one during our Labor Day tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart cherry, sour, earth, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart cherry, grain, sour, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. We tasted this one side-by-side with the Maui version and HOLY SHIT! These things are night and day different from each other. Lots more complexity going on in this one with a nice tart and sour note that was very intriguing. Not sure what Jolly Pumpkin did differently on this one, but whatever it was it TOTALLY worked. Well worth seeking out if you have not had it.

thagr81us, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

adamdd, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

Handsome dark amber in the 0.25 litre snifter. Just a hint of Hawaiian punch in the nost. A woodsy flavor as well. Quite tasty and makes for an intriguing sipping beer. Fruit is interesting without overdoing it, though I wouldn't mind tasting the cherries a little. Slight sweetness cut with a touch of the old barrel. Or maybe it's just the passion fruit seeds.

Tart and spritzy. Fruity and flavorful. Roasty malt taste and lots of bitterness. Tastes like a mix of bitter Belgian yeast, a good dose of hops, and citrus peel. rich, yet sharp, and has a pleasant beery, bitter aftertaste.

On these collaboration beers, how would you know who made what if it's on tap? But this is so much better than the Maui canned version I will call it JP and sue me if I play it wrong. On tap at Blind Lady in San Diego.

mactrail, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mendvicdog, Aug 28, 2012
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.