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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jwat, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

coreyfmcdonald, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

apocalypsezombie, Nov 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

savagepm, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

mpayne5, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with a khaki head. Light tartness on the nose, somewhat acetic with balsamic vinegar, leather, and oak. A touch of malt sweetness, mild fruitiness, and faint funkiness. Similarly basic/simple in terms of the flavor. Tart fruit and a bit of vinegar. Light malt sweetness, oak, and maybe some leather. Dry on the finish.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

mactrail, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of milliCAN
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Capital Brewery tulip.

It pours nicely with a head of white that recedes to a film. It smells like the best Flanders Red Ale ever. A huge sour blast up front and a great sour finish keeps my attention.

I could go for this any day of the week. Nice acidity and flavor overall.

milliCAN, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a ruddy, slightly hazy amber with a fizzy whitish head that dies away to a thin ring of lace within seconds.

S: Aromas of cherries, must, pickle brine, cider vinegar, sea salt, passion fruit, papaya, cedar, and pineapple are strong on the nose.

T: Notes of pickle brine, must, cider vinegar, guava, soursop, papaya, unripened grapes, pineapple, passion fruit, tart cherries, minerals, and cedar smack the palate. The finish is predictably funky and tart with huge tropical fruit, vinegar, and must flavors.

M: Surprisingly light in body for a Jolly Pumpkin product. Carbonation is a little weak. This one feels a bit thin and watery. Needs to be slightly heftier.

O: Flavorwise, this is an excellent sour, and would be great as an introduction to this type of ale. Still, this beer could stand to be tweaked a bit more. The lack of head retention takes away from the look of the beer and the thin body takes away from its natural complexity. Despite these flaws, Sobrehumano Palena'ole is still a solid effort. It's just not Jolly Pumpkin's best work to date.

mrfrancis, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Doug's bottle. Not sure why three different listings for same beer. Tart cherry supported by sweet yet slightly acidic passion fruit. A good changeup on the sours, initially very good drinking, though a few ounces was enough. not our favourite wild/sour of the day as not true to the style, more of a fruit beer.

Sammy, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of PurpleFlea83
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

PurpleFlea83, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared by schen9303. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Tiny white head with very little stick. Beer is a muddy, lifeless mahogany. Spotty and sparse lace with little stick. Not an attractive beer.

Nose is fruity, clean and fresh. Notes of kiwi, pineapple and Brett funk with a nice, underlying sweetness. Nice.

Opens light kiwi, pineapple, and other tropical fruit notes. Some spiciness towards the middle softened by a mellow Brett funk presence. A touch of tartness towards the end with some plastic and foam at the finish. Spicy and tart fruit forward aftertaste. I like it!

Beer is light bodied with moderate carbonation that seems concentrated all at the end. Slick and clean in the mouth and lively and bubbly going down. Slightly accented finish with a light, lingering aftertaste. Real enjoyable.

After seeing how this beer poured, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, upon smelling and tasting it, this is really solid. Light, crisp, and refreshing and just very well balanced all the way around. Definitely recommended.

SpeedwayJim, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blend 7, Bottled on 5/16/2012

A: Pours a murky dark reddish amber in color. The beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to significant aromas of brett tartness along with some lighter vinous notes and vinegar acidity. Lighter notes of citrus and just a hint of funk.

T: Moderately tart at first and building in tartness as the beer warms and you continue drinking it. There are flavors of sour cherry, oak, and high amounts of vinegar acidity.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Some moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Interesting and the tartness of this beer builds over time, becoming more aggressive as you continue to drink it. I could tell from the aroma alone that this was a Jolly Pumpkin beer but that is a reassuring thing to me since I really enjoy the beers from them.

dbrauneis, Sep 23, 2012
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3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter. Acquired as an extra in a trade

A-pours a hazy cherry body with an off white head that reduces slowly to a layer of foam

S- some bandaid aroma, oak, slightly tart fruit, sweet cherries, funk, berries

T- upfront tart fruit skin, heavy oak, cherries, red grapes, funk, citrus peel, light fruit

M- medium high carbonation , medium body

Interesting.. Unique.. Kinda complex, but mediocre at the same time. Not bad

gcamparone, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

EgadBananas, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of seeingdubbel
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

seeingdubbel, Aug 13, 2012
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3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a reddish color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of tart fruit with cherries notes and light funky notes. Taste is also dominated by tart cherry notes with some tart and sour notes with some light funky yeast notes in the finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice sour with oak, cherry and tart notes mixing well together.

Phyl21ca, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of goudencarolis
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S - This beer had a very light aroma, hinting at tart cherry.
T - The taste is rather one note, with the cherry leading the flavor. It has a rather quick, dry finish. I wished I was more familiar with the Hawaiian fruit highlighted in the description; cherry was definitely the star.
M - A light tingle sensation near the tip of the tongue that was very pleasant. A somewhat thin mouthfeel.
O - If you love sours, you'll find this to be very wanting, but if you are introducing a comrade to sours this is a great choice. Best sipped and savored.

goudencarolis, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy amber with a thin halo of loose, off-white head that loosely laces. The nose is mild with sweet fruity notes and some funk. When the beer warms a bit there is some acetone that pushes through. The taste highlights the interesting fruit (similar to passion fruit?) used to make this sour, and is relatively tart and sweet, balanced, and drinkable like most of the other JP sours. There is sweetness upfront with an effervescent, tart, slightly dry finish. Not overly impressed. This is a tasty beer, but I'm not sure it was worth the hassle to snag this limited release

ThePorterSorter, Jun 15, 2013
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.