Sobrehumano Palena'ole | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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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
Ratings:
348
Reviews:
83
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.75%
 
 
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39
Gots:
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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this is leaps and bounds better than the maui brewing version, its more wild, more balanced, and much more pleasant to drink, although I personally didn't mind the maui, just through it got the fruit balance wrong. the one pours a pale red color, cloudy with some more pink notes to it, and a sturdy white head about an inch tall. the nose on it is real tart, the Hawaiian fruit is front and center, although ive never had it a as a fruit itself, it works in this beer much better than the other end of the collaboration. cherry juice is semisweet and a little bitter, and the wild yeast makes this beer super funky, up there in that regard with any of the jolly pumpkin offerings. lighter bready malt gives it some depth beyond the fruit. the low abv is also attractive here as a aid to drinkability, this is an interesting beer that demands some serious contemplation. the finish is brutally dry, uncommon in fruit beers I find. overall one of the most interesting far out beers ive consumed in 2013, its farmy, fruity, and fun. a trifecta in my book.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of milliCAN
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Capital Brewery tulip.

It pours nicely with a head of white that recedes to a film. It smells like the best Flanders Red Ale ever. A huge sour blast up front and a great sour finish keeps my attention.

I could go for this any day of the week. Nice acidity and flavor overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of nova009
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a goblet

A- pours a clear dark red, kinda looks like a pinot noir, solid stream of bubbles rising quickly to the surface, one finger white fluffy head that dissipates down after a couple of minutes, a good amount of lace left on the glass

S- nice and tart, brett funk, vinegar, tart cherries

T- pretty mouth puckering tart, red-wine vinegar, sour fruits, cherries, lemons, a little bit of an oak woodiness too

M- fairly light-medium body, decent carbonation, hits the entire palate but finishes clean and dry

O- yet another solid brew from JP, not my favorite but I'm glad I picked this one up when I visited the brewpub in Ann Arbor

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Photo of Justin_Neff
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 5/09/12 - Blend 5

A: Pours a burnt orange, amber body. Fizzy, bubbly head forms and disappears quickly into a thin ring of bubbles. Cloudy. No lacing, as to be expected from style and ABV.

S: Lots of cherries, citrus and oak. Orange and grapefruit rind. Yeasty funk. Lots of tart smells.

T: Tart, strong funk. Sweet fruitiness. Lots of cherry and oak.

M: High carbonation. Dry, but crisp and refreshing. Light body.

O: The best offering I've had from Jolly Pumpkin. This was had great funk and sweet balance. Not too yeasty, but great tastes from the cherries and other fruits.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of tectactoe
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split five ways at a recent tasting. Pours a highly opaque amber color with some dark prune and red tints all around. A very small, slightly off-white head dissipates pretty quickly, leaving almost the entire top of the beer bare.

The aroma contains some intensely sour and musky fruits, jam-packed and heavy right from the start. Cherries, citrus, lemon, and some other, unidentifiable tropical aromas linger around and immediately string the nostrils with a pungent sour aroma. There is a bit of musty and damp cellar-like characteristics floating around, something common to many Jolly Pumpkin brews. The aroma gets my saliva glands flowing - I can't wait to try this one.

The initial taste starts off with some bright, crispy citrus; alongside it are heaps of juicy, ripe cherries and slight lemon juice. I'm still getting a mild tropical character, but I can't really just pinpoint a specific fruit. This mofo is super sour and super tart - something I realize as soon as the beer hits my palate. Simply calling it puckering or lip-smacking would be the understatement of the year.

Acidity takes over halfway through and little by little, the sourness calms itself down and fades into a mouth-quenching sweetness. As the sourness subsides, the other flavors start to come out as well: light funk, wet wood, and some mild oak. This isn't as funky as some other JP beers I've had, but just enough to give the brett-lovers a kick. Aftertaste dies with the fading sweetness and a bit of the damp oak. Medium-high carbonation and a medium body at best.

Hot damn, talk about sour. Definitely one of the more tart things to hit my palate - highly fruit, sour, tart, and juicy. Plays well with a moderate amount of funk and finishes with a nice fruity sweetness. Overall, this sucker was pretty enjoyable to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Beerandboards
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a large wineglass

A - like a dark apple cider. Little bit of ruby hue. Inch and a half to two inches of off white head, lots of lacing, crown retains throughout.

S - apple cider vinegar, little bit of yeasty funkiness

T - sour red apples, vinegar, a little tiny bit of oak, super dry finish. Medium sourness. Little bit of grape with sort of a fruit peel bitterness at the end, dry finish.

M - high carb, thin body, not bad, not great.

O - I'm not a huge fan of the apple cider vinegar tasting sour beers. This is a nice beer, just doesn't really hit the spots I like.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
4 out of 5 based on 348 ratings.
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