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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
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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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oline73

Maryland

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 00:03:58 | More by oline73
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duff247

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-25-2012 23:15:13 | More by duff247
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-25-2012 03:58:41 | More by kspongeworthy
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spoony

Colorado

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle (Blend 5, bottled May 9, 2012) into a tulip.

A-An average pour produces a ruby (almost rust) colored brew that is very cloudy. The two-finger, light-khaki head drops quickly into a cap. No real lacing left behind.

S-The smell is pretty tart with hints of tropical fruit like guava and passion fruit, and a bit of sweet tangerine. There is also a related smell of tropical flowers and a bit of vinegar.

T-The taste also provides tart vinegar sourness and tropical fruits. In fact, I find the taste is more tart/sour than the smell and there is a bit more drying, puckering oak, too. There is a bit of earthy funk on the mid-palate, but it fades by the finish.

M-The feel is medium body with moderate carbonation that crackles a bit, but never overwhelms. A nice feel for the style.

O-With the temperatures climbing in Denver as summertime hits its stride, this is a pleasant brew on which to sip. The tartness provides a nice balance to the natural sweetness of tropical flavors. I can see this beer pairing well with fish on a warm summer evening. All in all, another pretty good beer from Jolly Pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 19:12:43 | More by spoony
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IlPostino

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-21-2012 00:38:05 | More by IlPostino
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scottfrie

California

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Brian. Batch 4, bottled 5/8/12.

A: Pours a murky iced tea color with reddish highlights. Almost no head is present, no lace.
S: Lightly tart smelling with notes of dry oak, light must, and tons of fruit, sweet berries, cherry skins, blackberries and passion fruit. Vinous smelling as well.
T: Not as well rounded as the nose. The oak is buttery, a bit greasy, and there is a good cherry skin fruit sourness in the finish. Good fruit but not as fruity as the nose. Oak could be drier.
M: Carbonation is rather low, medium-full body, greasy mouthfeel. Wish it was a little drier.
O: Great smell, everything else about the beer is average.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 17:13:20 | More by scottfrie
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 14:35:33 | More by rhoadsrage
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish colour, hazy, with a slight pinkish head. Aroma was fruity and tart, with some muskiness and bread crusts. Taste followed the tart, fruitiness, bordering sour, but more musky with hints of sweetness. Lighter, crisp body.

Pleasant drinking.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 02:45:30 | More by EgadBananas
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GregoryMo

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-19-2012 05:37:31 | More by GregoryMo
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-19-2012 04:45:09 | More by marct
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wanted to try this and see how it compares to the Maui version. Plus I always need to know how many bottles to buy. Into New Belgium globe.

A - A finger or so of very red head (still light). Body is cloudy and mostly orange with slight red. Great lacing.

S - Whoa. Tons of real grapefruit, like spot on. Lime and green berries.

T - Again with the crazy amount of grapefruit. Delicious. Well balanced sweet and sour, just wonderful. Nice berry flavors and lemon.

M - Nothing special but decent carbonation. Body is a little light, but still good.

O - This was a real surprise. Not expecting that strong fruit flavor and only slight sour. Can taste a lot of Hawaii in this (unlike the Maui version). Refreshing and a nice summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 20:36:18 | More by RuckusDu
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 01:47:15 | More by brentk56
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JonBarley

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-16-2012 20:12:04 | More by JonBarley
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jmarsh123

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 14:17:00 | More by jmarsh123
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-16-2012 05:44:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750 ml poured into a duvel glass blend #6 5/10/12

A: a browny orange with a hint of red, half a finger of head that dissapates quickly to a film, a few light spots of lacing.

S: deffinatly fruity, sour cherry and a light tropical fruit smell which I assume must be the liliko'i fruit. A nice sourness as well.... Faint vinegar and oak... A very nice smelling beer. At first the aroma was a bit muted I felt, buch once the brew warmed it's aroma really came out.

T: oak and sour cherries up front, cherry skin, a very pleasant tartness, and a hint of red wine vinegar.... I feel like the tropical fruit really makes its presence felt on the finish here, I've never had the fruit before but it reminds me of berryish pineapple dragon fruit. I fell like it gives the beer a almost tropical fruit punch taste.

M: medium lush mouthfeel, with a bit of juiciness on the finish.... Finish is almost like sour lemon rinds/green apple skin and oak. A very nice medium creamy level of carbonation.

O: this is yummy, at first I felt as though it perhaps needed to be a touch more sour, but now as the beer has warmed and I've gotten most of the glass in me, I'm starting to feel more like it was spot on, for a cherry tropical fruit punch sour... Yum.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 01:22:34 | More by PeterIngemi
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bum732

Lesotho

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-15-2012 21:26:52 | More by bum732
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PurpleFlea83

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared out of a 22 oz. bottle in a tulip glass on 8-6-12

A: Pours a rich and clear coppery amber with about a half an in of white head that dissipates fairly quick with little lacing. As the rest of the bottle with sediment is poured it turns a cloudy amber rust color.

S: Immediately notice somewhat tart cherries and oak. Notes of coconut, toffee, and hay.

T: Similar to nose. Cherries- not as tart as I had hoped for, but still good- and more oak. Bits of coconut and crackers, a little acidic and some brett funk.

M: Not too much carbonation as it settles down. Medium bodied with a little puckering effect from the cherries, but not much.

O: Not the most complex Jolly Pumpkin beer and wanted a little more tartness from the cherries, but still had a good balance of fruit and dry oak funk. One I'll still definately try again in the future; maybe with a little aging.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 03:01:42 | More by PurpleFlea83
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halfpint13

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

S- there is not a very strong smell to this beer but you can definitely pick up on cherries. 
T- the taste comes and goes very quickly. The cherries are very defined however there is little by way of the Hawaiian fruit that was used. I do wish that I had a bit more knowledge on the fruit and what it has addded to the beer.  
M-there did not seem to be much by way of mouth feel in fact it was quite thin. There is however, somewhat of a sensation on the tip of the tongue. 
O- I definitely recommend this beer for anyone who loves sours or even if you are a beginner. It is very good either way. 

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 19:30:58 | More by halfpint13
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seeingdubbel


3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Apperance- Slightly cloudy with a reddish tint

Smell- This beer primarily has a nice fresh tart cherry sent to it and a slight liliko'i fruity sent.

Taste- This beer had a nice clean pronounced taste of tart cherry with a nice dry finish. Little to no bitterness more to the malty side. Cherry for me was the primary flavor with a slight after taste of the liliko'i fruit.

Mouth feel- light bodied and had a good level of carbonation made for a nice balanced mouth feel.

Overall- This fruit ale is not overly sweet or syrupy, has a nice balance of tart to sweet. Very smooth and easy to drink with a nice crispy dry finish. Not a very complex beer, in regards to not leaving you guessing as to what was put into it, but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 18:03:33 | More by seeingdubbel
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

08-13-2012 02:50:42 | More by eawolff99
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-10-2012 18:34:33 | More by sholland119
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-10-2012 12:36:59 | More by bobv
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.8.12 next to the Maui version.

A - Pours a cloudy reddish-brown with a thin fizzy light tan head. Good retention.

S - Tart sour cherries, light malt sweetness.

T - Mild tart cherry, that's it.

D - Good carbonation and a light body. A dry, sweet finish.

O - Tart cherry, mild. Much better than the Maui version, by far.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 06:25:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
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aasher

Indiana

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

I was pretty excited to see this arrive. Indiana only got six cases.

Sobrehumano pours a light bodied bright blood orange in color with a light and creamy one finger, off white head. The nose is light and approachable. It smells of tart cherry juice. I appreciate that the cherry is authentic. The flavors too are light and approachable. It's very cherry forward and features a nice evel of tartness. I'm glad it doesn't feature any of the sweet aspects of cherry juice, which can be a little much. It's nice but I can't get anything other than cherry juice. It just doesn't have the opportunity to be more complex. Most Jolly Pumpkins have a lot of their house yeast flavor but i just don't get that with this one. I like this beer. It's a lighter sour, it just doesn't grade particularly well.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 02:25:16 | More by aasher
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.