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Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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91
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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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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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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-09-2013 18:47:18 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

09-06-2013 19:11:40 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-20-2012 18:03:33 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012

Pours a dark copper/ruby red color with burnt orange edges when held to a light. Completely still with no head or lace.

Musty aroma with a nice blend of barrel, earthy funk, vinous fruit and subtle vinegar. At first the oak and funky bugs dominate but as it warms the cherry juice and other dark fruit notes come to the forefront. Subtle acetone but more of a vinegar presence than solvent.

Thinner bodied than expected with soft carbonation but not as still as it looks. Slight herbal/medicinal presence with strong cherry juice and dark berry flavor. The funky yeast and barrel presence are very subtle, taking a back seat to the sweet vinous fruit notes. Not very sour or funky with a subtle acetic quality in the finish. Kind of watered down with low carbonation and a one dimensional flavor profile making this collaboration beer pretty boring. Disappointing offering from Jolly Pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 06:30:45 | More by corby112
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-26-2014 00:19:02 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-19-2014 06:36:42 | More by zestar
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle thanks to Joefc. The brew pours a clear amber with yellowish to orange hints around the edges. An off-white cap fades leaving spotty to patchy lace sticking to the glass.

The smell includes a fruity tang with lactic and acetic notes that deepen the fruited aspect. At times it seems to get mingled with a mineral sort of component which isnt terribly inviting but the fruited aspects make up for it.

The taste has like a mix of acedic sourness coupled with lactic lemony quality and sour fruits almost like current or cranberry. Overall not a bad tasting brew, it is uniquely enjoyable just slightly lacking in complexity but its cleanliness of the funk is to be noted.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall its ok but nothing earth shattering or terribly memorable going on here. Worth a try just to say you had it but at the pricepoint I would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 18:59:17 | More by stakem
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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 16:21:23 | More by dbrauneis
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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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superspak

Michigan

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

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/8/2012. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Good spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big sour cherry, apple, oak, hay, grass, earth, pepper, clove, light vinegar, leather, barnyard funk, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance; nicely funky. Taste of tart cherry, apple, hay, grass, oak, pepper, clove, leather, light vinegar, funk, earth, and yeast spiciness. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, apple, pepper, hay, grass, leather, clove, earth, funk, oak, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; with a nice balance of light acidity and yeast flavor complexity; zero cloying flavors on the finish; moderately dry on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly acidic and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent wild ale brewed with fruit juice. Great overall flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the light acidity. I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:01:46 | More by superspak
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-18-2014 01:57:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-23-2014 21:54:51 | More by afsdan
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-29-2012 01:03:19 | More by Zaphog
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-17-2012 17:06:30 | More by dirtylou
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-07-2013 13:57:38 | More by liamt07
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-02-2013 21:02:29 | More by drummermattie02
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks to erikkoppin

Pours softly hazed, reddish color with mahogany hues. Thin wisp of head fades into thin film and a collar of lacing.

Funky, fruity and sour notes in the nose. Touches of cherry, pineapple and tropical fruit with residual fruit sugar sweetness.

Bite of fruit-driven sourness up front with cherry and pineapple. Tropical tones with fruit juice and a touch of oaked wine. Softly funky yeast, mild backbone with bready malts. Continuing sourness on the back end during the dry finish.

Medium body, well carbonated, bubbly and dry on the tongue. Quality fruit-based wild ale from JP and Maui which still contains the familiar funky/sour combo I've come to expect from JP while adding a fun tropical sour twist.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 13:26:14 | More by xnicknj
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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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ccrida

Oregon

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 01:20:20 | More by ccrida
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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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-30-2013 13:13:09 | More by ShanePB
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.