Sobrehumano Palena'ole | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Sobrehumano Palena'oleSobrehumano Palena'ole
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
Ratings:
343
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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39
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of corby112
2.57/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012

Pours a dark copper/ruby red color with burnt orange edges when held to a light. Completely still with no head or lace.

Musty aroma with a nice blend of barrel, earthy funk, vinous fruit and subtle vinegar. At first the oak and funky bugs dominate but as it warms the cherry juice and other dark fruit notes come to the forefront. Subtle acetone but more of a vinegar presence than solvent.

Thinner bodied than expected with soft carbonation but not as still as it looks. Slight herbal/medicinal presence with strong cherry juice and dark berry flavor. The funky yeast and barrel presence are very subtle, taking a back seat to the sweet vinous fruit notes. Not very sour or funky with a subtle acetic quality in the finish. Kind of watered down with low carbonation and a one dimensional flavor profile making this collaboration beer pretty boring. Disappointing offering from Jolly Pumpkin.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of schlimenhaumer
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Treebs
3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

750 ml bottle served in a Duvel green tulip. Blend # 5, bottled on 5-09-2012.

A: Pours a burnt orange color with a yellowish head forming the pour. It has some nice body to it as it recedes to a thick cap and collar. Nice sheets of lace are left down the sides of the glass.

S: Some light cherry tartness with some yeasty sweetness to it. Sweet fruit juice is also present in the nose. Definitely missing some lacto sourness in the nose. A touch of oak is present on the nose as well.

T: Sweet fruit juice, maybe some blueberry and cherry, with a very subtle tart note. Some light lemon grass with a odd celery note to it. Oak tannins with some vanilla sweetness on the finish with a pale malt body.

M: Medium to light bodied with a prickly carbonation level. Clean, semi-drying finish.

O: This was entirely disappointing. The beer itself wasn't bad, but it's very poor representation of the style. No biting sourness and very little tartness in the taste as well. Not worth the price.

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Photo of Cocktailz37
3.07/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance of this beer was a lovely, slightly cloudy, ruby red color. Very nice to look at. It poured with a 1/2 inch head, with very little retention, and no lacing. The nose was very faintly of fresh sweet cherry, but other than that, lacked complexity. The taste was of cherry and tropical fruit, with a very light sourness, which I thought to be just the right amount. This beer was very refreshing and well balanced, but again, lacked much complexity. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and pleasant. The finish was surprisingly long lasting, and displayed more sour notes, but was still a bit one-sided. I believe this beer would be well paired with a spinach salad with cranberries, almonds, and Gorgonzola cheese. Overall, I would say this beer is a refreshing, fruity, mild sour, good for quenching your thirst on a warm summer night, but possibly, slightly overpriced.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.15/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark copper/burnt orange. Head is slightly off-white. Drops to a tiny cap and slightly bubbly collar. No lacing. Minor carbonation.

Smell: Yeasty funk. Pepper and macerated cherry flesh. Some cherry pit and skin as well. Floral with a nIce underlying lactic tartness from the Jolly Pumpkin barrels. Earthy, herbal, and damp. Dry crackery yeast. Warming pulls out some brighter cherry juice. Vaguely tropical.

Taste: Tropical fruit, almost mealy. Vaguely soapy. Peppery with some acetic and lactic bite in the back. Some sweeter malts come across a touch bready and dry. Oak barrel becomes more dominant as the beer warms. Some cherry flesh with bigger pushes of pit and skin. Tart cherry juice. Reminds me of washing my hair. Soapy. Some well-used leather.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with almost no carbonation. Minimal dryness. Some lingering spiciness.

Overall: Good, but not the best showing from Jolly Pumpkin.

Reminds me of tropical shampoo. Some. Ice layers of yeast and fruit and barrel. Solid, but lacks some of the greater barrel complexity I expect from Jolly Pumpkin. Definitely hits that ale with cherries thrown in a barrel. Wasn't really designed to go there.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Ogre
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ccrida
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Blend 4, bottled 5/8/2012 poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Sobrehumano Palena'ole is a murky, dull, ruddy chestnut with a tan head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is sweet and fruity, mostly the passion fruit, and some aectic acid.

Taste is honestly a little underwhelming. It's a little funky, some acid, a flutter of brett, a bit of cherry coming through. A little iron. Dry and mineral laden. The component flavors are there, but there more subdued than I would have liked.

Mouthfeel is dry, spritzy but loose carbonation, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is ok. Nothing wrong with this beer, maybe I could have used less chalkiness, but generally, it's just not that inspiring, and at $18 a bottle, not something I'll be revisiting.

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Photo of C-Dog
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of bookerandy
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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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Photo of cbeer88
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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