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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1395) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle. Hazy brown-amber with foamy white head. Aroma of passionfruit, cherry, a light vegetal note, and some funk. Flavor is sour passionfruit/grapefruit that fades to water, malt, and faint vanilla. Some funk, with light lingering fruit and vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
excellent share by Jay at campground brewdown: hazy amber pour. Sweet and fruity with a wonderful musk. Body is a pleasent tart, raspberry and passionfruit juice. Rounds into a musky, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 18, 2012
750mL Bottle, graciously provided by Sean! Intoxicating tropical aroma that hints at hibiscus, dragonfruit, and rainier cherries. The body is less fluent in fruit than the aroma. The old stalwart JP characters come through, with soft acidity, drying oak, and a gentle malt base. I really can’t pick up on a ton of fruit here, maybe just a prickle of cherry and a kiss of citrus. But it adds up to a nice dry, lightly tart, and balanced sour with a modicum of fruit extras. This reminds me of the JP classics like La Roja and Biere de Mars. Fun stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
bottle. pours a dark copper hue with a tiny dirty white small bubble head. aroma of rustic, dirty cocoa’d cherries. touch of balasamic vinegar. taste is lactic and cherry sourness. some sweettarts, touch of underripened plum tartness. wet oak. nice body. dry. pretty good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, barnyard funk, passion fruit and light cherry. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of carmel, passion fruit, cherry and light horseblkanket with a crisp dry tart lingering funky fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Sample from bottle at Blind Tiger, NYC. Fruity sourish aroma, tart notes, cherry, berries, grassy, grapefruit, peach, woody, rubber, soap, hay, raspberries, some wheat (?) notes? Sourish woody flavor, berries, grapefruit, strawberries, cherry notes. À bit unbalanced, still drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Nose is fruity and tart. Taste is sensational with tons of fruity esters coming through the not so tart body. It’s great!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1306) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Thanks to the guys at CCB for sharing this one. This sour brew smelled like well water and pink lemonade to me. The taste is, of course, sour. After that initial tart goes away you are left with hints of lemongrass and sweet kiwi. It’s like a sour tropical punch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours a hazy reddish gold with a paperthin head. Aroma of tropical fruits and oak. Taste follows, like a tropical drink that's sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with beige head. Funky sour, tart fruit, bretty aromas. Some cherry, tartness, Brett, fruit I can’t say I have ever had in flavor, not overly sour.


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