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Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
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 Gobzilla
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gobzilla, Jul 23, 2012
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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. 

halfpint13, Aug 13, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5/09/12 - Blend 5

A: Pours a burnt orange, amber body. Fizzy, bubbly head forms and disappears quickly into a thin ring of bubbles. Cloudy. No lacing, as to be expected from style and ABV.

S: Lots of cherries, citrus and oak. Orange and grapefruit rind. Yeasty funk. Lots of tart smells.

T: Tart, strong funk. Sweet fruitiness. Lots of cherry and oak.

M: High carbonation. Dry, but crisp and refreshing. Light body.

O: The best offering I've had from Jolly Pumpkin. This was had great funk and sweet balance. Not too yeasty, but great tastes from the cherries and other fruits.

Justin_Neff, Mar 03, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes. Served on tap in at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor.

Sobrehumano pours slightly darker than the usual pale ale. It has a golden caramel color, but there is also an amber tint in the center of the glass. A moderate white froth coats the top of the beer in the pitcher and remains on top in the glass for a few minutes as well before fading to a ring around the edge.

The aroma is fairly tart and acetic, with some berries and citrus fruit. There is a woody oak presence behind it as well.

There is just a quick fruit sweetness to the start of the flavor before it turns totally sour. Tart lemon and a bit of vinegar set the palate to how sour Sobrehumano is, allowing cherries, currants, green apples, and white grapes to dance on the tongue and add further depth. Tannic woody notes come through and add a slight astringency to the finish.

A moderate level of both lemony sour and cherry acetic acidity exists in this beer. The tartness causes gentle salivation and alerts the senses to the flavor sensations on the tongue. At the beginning of the sip the body seems to be in the middle of the spectrum, with the oak and crisp carbonation lightening the feel by the end.

This is yet another very drinkable sour from Jolly Pumpkin. It does not quite match up to Biere de Mars for me, but I would relax over a few glasses of this beer.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a dark red-brown, murky and thick, with a smallish tan head on top. Retention is fair, and the head that exists remains as a decently thick foam on top, leaving spotty lacing.
One thing that defines a good sour is complexity. What I like about the style is that it can take many different directions. While all have some fruity qualities, and, obviously, sour flavors, there are many directions to go. this one foregoes the wine-like and leans toward earthy and sort of raw, or at least what I'd consider natural. There's a cidery note, very slightly vinegar but in such a way that it's beneficial to the overall profile, with lots of tart and sour tropical as well as more domestic fruits; grape and particularly cheery come to mind along with something firm and fleshy of the lighter-colored tropical variety, something like starfruit. The wild yeast is evident, and some leafiness even sneaks in, though that may be more of a vinous element. It goes dry and woody without drying too much, integrating nicely in the overall profile.
The body is medium and carbonation is moderate, though the body itself gets a little inconsistent from time to time. Crispness remains but fades just slightly, and smoothness is in moderation but present.

Brenden, Aug 03, 2012
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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.