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Sobrehumano Palena'Ole | Maui Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

1444th Review on BA
Can to Sobrehumano glass
12oz Can


App- Ruddy looking brown,amber, red color with a nice 1-1/2 in tan head. Fast receding without lace or cling. A bit of a deep cordial look when its towards the bottom.

Smell- A weird nose on this one. Went for a deep cherry malty, lambic thing. Kinda works with the addition of the malts. Has a certain floral fullness to it.

Taste- Its okay. From reviews I read I fiqured as much about this. Still an amber ale with that full malt backbone without the bitter hops, but replaced by the semi-tart dry cherry flavors.

Mouth- A lighter body with a light medium carbonation. Weird cherry dry after taste. Couldve been more full.

Drink- Expected more, but got what this is. Just an Amber with some fruit. Hopefully can try the JP version.

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3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, brownish red-orange color with a medium off-white head. Scent is slightly tart and just a hint of funk. This, however, is not the typical funk I get from everything else JP gets their hands on. Mellow cherries with orange peel. Lovely fruit aromas with a hint of hops and pine. Taste is initially tart as well, but still lacking that funk that I typically love from JP. Never been a fan of Maui, so I'm sure they were just slowing them down. Mellow strawberries and cherries with a Sierra Nevada-like tangy hop profile. The passion fruit really comes through the more sips you take. Nice lemon flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, not sure if there is a difference between this canned version and the JP bottled version, but the ratings for the JP version seem to be significantly higher. Interesting.

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2.68/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a standard pint.

A. Pours a cloudy, hazy amber color. About a quarter finger of thin offwhite head traces the top of the brew. Lacing is fairly good.

S. Caramel malt, toasted barley, faint, ripe fruit, some raw vegetal coloring in the background. Very "meh." Like a fruity brown ale, with nothing really standing out. Not bad, but not impressive.

T. Cherry sweetness balanced by some toasted malt and caramel notes. Not getting much in the way of hops, but it does have a buttery finish that is tempered somewhat by an odd, green peppery vegetal note. As it warms, metallic flavors become more prevalent.

M. Moderate to high carbonation with a slightly chewy and tannic mouthfeel. I'd say the drinkability is low because the malts sit heavy and the tannic notes dry out the palate. I wouldn't one more than one of these.

O. A super "meh" beer. I'm not even really sure what the hell they were going for, but this isn't very tasty. A mildly tart amber doesn't sound good on paper, and it's certainly not good in the glass. There are traces of a solid amber beneath the fruitiness, but the two styles are in conflict and, rather than drinking like a nice sour, it drinks like a metallic, vegetal disappointment. Not good, man, not good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Canned 5/15/12.

Pours a murky dark reddish-brown with a 1 inch foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, burnt cooked vegetables, and some very mild muddled fruit aromas. I can't really pick out either cherries or passion fruit in the aroma at all. Taste is of malt, earth, dirt, cardboard, and some weird cooked vegetable and fruit flavors. There is a mild tartness and an almost ashy flavor on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that's just a mess all around. I really hope the Jolly Pumpkin version came out better than this.

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3.78/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- A murky brown with a red tint and two finger white head.

S- Tart and sweet, passion fruit and cherries, caramel malt backbone, touch of orange.

T- Slightly tart, passion fruit, touch of cherries, some chocolate malts/toast, light touch of floral hops, unique and tasty.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A tasty beer that I will pick up again. I would like try the Jolly Pumpkin version.

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3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks goes out to micstache for this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from can into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, wheat, grain, subtle fruit, and must. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, wheat, grain, cherry, and metallic. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty average brew. If I’m honest I’m not really sure what Maui or Jolly Pumpkin was going for on this one. There was a lot going on, but why was it all together in the first place is the question I ask you… The musty aroma and metallic flavor however were the killers of this one. While it was drinkable, it wasn’t the most enjoyable brew out there, but I’m glad I got the chance to try it at least.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, No date on the bottom.
Unmarked tulip glass

A: Pours out a cloudy orangish amber red color. Initially about a finger of off white head formed. Faded quickly. There are lots of tiny bubbles coming up the sides of the glass.

S: Smelled this as soon as I opened it. Up front I smell roasted notes. Maybe some coffee hints actually. Underneath I am pulling some of that cherry sweetness. Maybe the passion fruit as well.

T: Up front, you get some of the tartness from the cherries. In the middle, you get some more of the malt bill. More of the red ale is coming out. Toasted grains. Maybe a touch of roast coffee. On the close, it's fairly dry.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation faded after a while.

O: C+/B- I want to try the other JP version that is more sour.

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Sobrehumano Palena'Ole from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 202 ratings