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Sobrehumano Palena'ole | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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4.09/5
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351 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by kohoutek on 06-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,641
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
351
pDev:
9.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I hate to give any beer a perfect rating, But this one does not fault in any category... Juiciest sour ever created by a commercial brewery. I tried this on tap and in bottles at Great Lakes Coffee in Detroit back in January. I believe the tap version to be a bit more on the puckering end, whereas the bottled version has developed some malty flavors at this point. The canned version by Maui brewing is not sour.

A - Holds a beautiful deep-red hue with a two-finger head that lasts for as long as you can milk this brew. The glass is laced with white legs running down the side as you swirl the liquids inside.

S -Cherries, passion fruit, oak, and the signature JP barnyard funk

T - Same as the smell with a puckering sour taste. very juicy. Can definitely taste the wood from the barrels and horseblanket from the brett.

M - Very drinkable, in fact, this beer can be too drinkable. Well-carbonated and leaves a puckering smack on your lips for hours after consumption

O - In my opinion, this is the best sour ever brewed...Having tried various other barrel-aged sours by Jolly P, Cantillon, 3Font's, RR, Bruery, Lost Abbey, etc. I believe the Jolly Pumpkin version of Sobrehumano, particularly on tap is outstanding and above the rest. If you have a chance to try it, please do so!

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750 into my Russian River glass.

Pours murky red with a small brief lasting head.

Strong fruit aromas. Sour cherry and tropical fruits which I'm assuming is the liliko'i, a fruit I've never heard of. Some oak and just a mild bit of sourness. Very pleasant.

Start out with a lush tropical fruit flavor along with some sour cherries. Cherries and oak come out a bit more near the end of the palate and their presence also increasing a bit as it warms. The typical "Jolly Pumpkin funk" works very well with the tropical fruits. Finishes somewhat oaky with a unique tropical fruit juiciness. Sour, but not overly so.

Juicy mouthfeel drying a bit toward the end. Medium carbonation levels.

Fantastic! I'm not sure what a liliko'i is, but I'm pretty sure I want to eat a lot of them if the taste of this beer is any indication. A great summer patio beer with unique and delicious flavors. Looks like I'm going to be ISO a few more bottles.

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4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Copper firm coloring, slightly turbid, very little lacing

S - Grapefruit, lemony notes like champagne, lemon skin, white peppercorn, great brett funkiness, oak barrel, leathery, some fresh strawberries, honeydew melon, sugar, vinous, grape vine; and a very, very slight touch of rye bread/carraway seed.

T/M - A real mellow tartness, smooth like fruit juice, grapefruit juice, white peppercorn, white wine, lemon, rolls over the tongue, acidic, mineral water; finishes with a real distinct vegetal quality, and IMO this beer comes the closest to that Cantillon-like barnyard, vegetal backbone, like fresh picked berries, again very vinous like grape vine, grape skin.

D - This is a homerun from JP, I would put only the grand reserves ahead of this beer. Just a wonderful sour beer, so good.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

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4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to theeabyss for getting this out for us to try. Served in a Jolly Pumpkin tulip. Pours with a very nice cherry red hue and a fizzy off-white head that sticks around for a bit. The nose carries really excellent notes of passion fruit and cherry, with the former really standing out in all of its glory. Note to brewers: please use more passion fruit. Behind that is a touch of oak and that signature Jolly Pumpkin funk. Flavor has more cherry than the nose did, splitting the passion fruit and cherry evenly. Background funk and a touch of something almost vinous. Very light fruity acidity and dryness through the finish. So extremely drinkable. Big winner.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 351 ratings
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