Sobrehumano Palena'ole - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one during our Labor Day tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tart cherry, sour, earth, and grain. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart cherry, grain, sour, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. We tasted this one side-by-side with the Maui version and HOLY SHIT! These things are night and day different from each other. Lots more complexity going on in this one with a nice tart and sour note that was very intriguing. Not sure what Jolly Pumpkin did differently on this one, but whatever it was it TOTALLY worked. Well worth seeking out if you have not had it.
09-04-2012 15:10:33 | More by thagr81us
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Pours a hazy deep orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a dry, dark cherry fruitiness. In the taste, dryer, big dark cherry fruitiness. A small cherry like bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry cherry flavor in the aftertaste. Huge cherry presence, expecting a bit more sour, but nice nonetheless.
12-29-2012 18:03:52 | More by OWSLEY069
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
3.83/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
07-31-2012 03:26:22 | More by mrfrancis
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
08-03-2012 12:35:22 | More by Brenden
4/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
08-10-2012 02:25:16 | More by aasher
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
1503rd Review on BA
Bottle to JP/Maui Collab Glass
Batch 1- 4/12 Bottling.
Thanks to Egadbananas for this one
App- A little bit of a hiss when the cap popped on this one. The beer pours out with a few colors in the glass. It was a light red/orange/yellow color with a good density behind it. Really couldn't see through the center. A good 1-1/2 to 2 finger light tan head was there and fell pretty quick. A little bit of cling but not much.
Smell- The nose on the one was really nice. The opening aromas of the blended cherries from both sides created a nice duality of competiting dryness and earthy bitter and funk at the same time. The oak created a nice aroma with the yeasts casting a great net to hold it all together.
Taste- Its a nice sour. Originally brewed as a red ale with cherries, I was glad the flavors on this one were a bit better than the Maui version. The cherries are dry and tart and the barrel aging creates a good wood earthy bite. The yeasts are a bit funky and complex without over doing it.
Mouth- A little bit of a lighter body with a pretty high carbonation on this one. Residual cherry and funky yeast flavors remain on this one.
Drink- A good sour, not a great sour. Not sure what I was expecting going in, but wasnt disappointed though. Well layered and tasty. I did like this one a lot better than the canned Maui version.
09-10-2012 15:08:12 | More by FosterJM
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
08-20-2012 02:45:30 | More by EgadBananas
4.21/5 rDev +2.9%
Split five ways at a recent tasting. Pours a highly opaque amber color with some dark prune and red tints all around. A very small, slightly off-white head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving almost the entire top of the beer bare.
The aroma contains some intensely sour and musky fruits, jam-packed and heavy right from the start. Cherries, citrus, lemon, and some other, unidentifiable tropical aromas linger around and immediately string the nostrils with a pungent sour aroma. There is a bit of musty and damp cellar-like characteristics floating around, something common to many Jolly Pumpkin brews. The aroma gets my saliva glands flowing - I can't wait to try this one.
The initial taste starts off with some bright, crispy citrus; alongside it are heaps of juicy, ripe cherries and slight lemon juice. I'm still getting a mild tropical character, but I can't really just pinpoint a specific fruit. This mofo is super sour and super tart - something I realize as soon as the beer hits my palate. Simply calling it puckering or lip-smacking would be the understatement of the year.
Acidity takes over halfway through and little by little, the sourness calms itself down and fades into a mouth-quenching sweetness. As the sourness subsides, the other flavors start to come out as well: light funk, wet wood, and some mild oak. This isn't as funky as some other JP beers I've had, but just enough to give the brett-lovers a kick. Aftertaste dies with the fading sweetness and a bit of the damp oak. Medium-high carbonation and a medium body at best.
Hot damn, talk about sour. Definitely one of the more tart things to hit my palate - highly fruit, sour, tart, and juicy. Plays well with a moderate amount of funk and finishes with a nice fruity sweetness. Overall, this sucker was pretty enjoyable to drink.
02-25-2013 22:51:09 | More by tectactoe
4/5 rDev -2.2%
A: Cloudy dirty copper in color. Forms a moderate sized light tan head that reduces down to thin, patchy surface coating. Some light lacing.
S: Passion fruit and lots of it. Slightly tart, juicy, passion fruit.
T: Tart, yet quite juicy with a strong passion fruit flavor. Light caramel malt with a bit of toast, a little lemon, and just a hint of oak.
M: Medium bodied, tart-sour, juicy with medium carbonation.
O: Take my review for what it's worth since I'm admittedly not a huge sour fan, but while I enjoyed this, I wasn't blown away by it (on the other hand, my tasting partners thought it was excellent). I will admit it was a very nice blend of tart and juicy with lots of passion fruit, but virtually no cherry, flavors.
06-23-2012 02:42:39 | More by Florida9
3.65/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
08-20-2012 17:13:20 | More by scottfrie
Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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