Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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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
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
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
A: poured a bright brown in color with reddish highlights and a nice half finger of head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.
S: definitely lots going on in the aroma but consisted of acidic, hints of berries, cherries, citric, a little vinous character, but had vinegar undertones and good funky oaky barnyard notes.
T: the fruity berry cherry character was more apparent on the taste with a bretty funky oaky backbone alongside acidic, citrusy and vinous accents.
M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of. Carbonation which had slight sweet, mild fruity, oaky, funky, citrusy, tart and dry finish.
O: very interesting delicious beer that is definitely going to be on my must get list. Somebody mail me one.
07-23-2012 09:57:45 | More by Gobzilla
4.13/5 rDev +1%
A: The appearance is a very cloudy copper color.
S: It smells strongly of grapefruit and passion fruit.
T: I was mildly disappointed by the taste. It is very sour and slightly fruity, but it doesn't stand out as amazing.
M: Slightly carbonated, tart and fairly dry.
O: This was a nice beer to try and I'm glad I had it, but at around $20 I won't be buying another one.
07-22-2012 01:54:57 | More by TheoV
3.4/5 rDev -16.9%
Blend 4, bottled 5/8/2012 poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Sobrehumano Palena'ole is a murky, dull, ruddy chestnut with a tan head leaving scattered lace.
Smell is sweet and fruity, mostly the passion fruit, and some aectic acid.
Taste is honestly a little underwhelming. It's a little funky, some acid, a flutter of brett, a bit of cherry coming through. A little iron. Dry and mineral laden. The component flavors are there, but there more subdued than I would have liked.
Mouthfeel is dry, spritzy but loose carbonation, medium light bodied.
Drinkability is ok. Nothing wrong with this beer, maybe I could have used less chalkiness, but generally, it's just not that inspiring, and at $18 a bottle, not something I'll be revisiting.
07-16-2012 01:20:20 | More by ccrida
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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