Sobrehumano Palena'ole
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #564
ABV:
6%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,587
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
360
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
 
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 stakem:
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3.76/5  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.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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 360 ratings