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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

307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 49
Gots: 75 | 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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Billakowski

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-18-2012 03:22:26 | More by Billakowski
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 02:47:29 | More by tobelerone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 01:41:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jisom123

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-18-2012 00:51:39 | More by jisom123
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-17-2012 00:11:08 | More by ComRock12
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 19:19:41 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 19:06:29 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-16-2012 18:55:58 | More by thewimperoo
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-16-2012 15:53:21 | More by oldp0rt
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-14-2012 07:40:00 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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david131

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-14-2012 03:55:34 | More by david131
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nataku00

California

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 03:03:03 | More by nataku00
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-10-2012 18:59:28 | More by DSlim71
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exodus1369

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-10-2012 15:24:56 | More by exodus1369
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FosterJM

California

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 15:08:12 | More by FosterJM
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-08-2012 22:14:38 | More by ADTaber
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 21:57:58 | More by cvm4
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-07-2012 05:38:14 | More by brez8791
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-06-2012 04:54:36 | More by duceswild
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 15:10:33 | More by thagr81us
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adamdd

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-30-2012 12:20:02 | More by adamdd
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mactrail

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 06:59:31 | More by mactrail
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-28-2012 20:54:01 | More by mendvicdog
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3/5  rDev -26.8%

08-28-2012 04:32:08 | More by BeerThursdays
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 01:47:05 | More by Rifugium
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.