Sobrehumano Palena'ole
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #573
ABV:
6%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,583
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
361
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Michigan, United States
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Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole
Notes: Sour, barrel-aged version of the beer by the same name. Brewed in collaboration with Maui brewing.

Yes, Michigan and Hawaii are connected. It should be obvious to you now, as you hold this beer, and read this label. John and I designed this beer with two noble fruits from two noble states, Michigan & Hawaii. Cherries and liliko’i. Starting to see the connection? I feel it. So does John. 4391 miles may separate our breweries, but no our thirst for the exquisite. Hipa! -Ron

Working with Ron is something I’ve always want to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin beer. Years later, it’s a reality. Being involved on this project was an honor and a privilege. Mahalo to my MBC crew and to you, fans of craft beer! -John
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Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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HuskyinPDX from Washington, Aug 10, 2012
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A: half finger head on a cloudy amber with slight golden hue body.

S: very mild dark fruit, mostly cherry and starwberry. Caramel malt base.

T:cherry tartness which is mild on a toffee and caramel malt base. There is a mild citrus presence as well. This is a very simple brew.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this makes a better fruit beer than a wild ale. Its actually a little boring. I expected more.

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Wanted to try this and see how it compares to the Maui version. Plus I always need to know how many bottles to buy. Into New Belgium globe.

A - A finger or so of very red head (still light). Body is cloudy and mostly orange with slight red. Great lacing.

S - Whoa. Tons of real grapefruit, like spot on. Lime and green berries.

T - Again with the crazy amount of grapefruit. Delicious. Well balanced sweet and sour, just wonderful. Nice berry flavors and lemon.

M - Nothing special but decent carbonation. Body is a little light, but still good.

O - This was a real surprise. Not expecting that strong fruit flavor and only slight sour. Can taste a lot of Hawaii in this (unlike the Maui version). Refreshing and a nice summer brew.

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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 361 ratings