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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (527) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Yellow color with copper hues, white head. Funky fruit nose, some strawberry, cherry, pineapple, very nice. Light crisp beer with lots of funk, flavors of light fruit and mango and nice dry finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle split with James, Pat, and Bobby. Pours a nice reddish amber color with lots of white head. Real distinct jolly pumpkin nose. Nicely tart but not dominantly sour. Nice carbonation level. Not picking up much that distinguishes this from other JP offerings, but it’s still quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2012
awesome tart tropical fruit and cherry aroma. flavor is nicely tart and slightly sweet but somehow almost watery in the back. also on the thin side of medium bodied and a bit undercarbonated. could use some more malt and body. nice long finish of slight bitterness and sour cherries. some oak and must in aroma as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle at Monks. Blend 3. Bottled 5/3/12. Cloudy copper pour with a slim foamy head. Cherries and stems. Passionfruit. Oaky notes. Nice crisp sourness. Barrel flavors are more pronounced than the fruit. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Cherry, passionfruit sour with mild notes of pineapple from Brett C and faint toasted coconut from the barrel. Mild floral hops. Not a super intense, acidic sour. It’s somewhere between tart and sour. Nicely balanced and a pleasure to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (2908) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle thanks to HeyKevin, not so much for giving it to me but for alerting me that it was in the same city as me via internet communication.

Pours a reddish brown color with a small head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is fruity all around, in an odd way... kiwi, berry, over ripe fruit, citrus rind. Some of that classic Jolly pumpkin funk and brine going on in there as well.

The flavor is very fruity with mango, some berry (but not a lot), some citrus rind. Not overly sour, but sour none the less, woody, very dry, and very earthy.

Really quite wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Hazy dark orange amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Interesting aroma, dry woody oak, something I can’t place, sort of a fruity spicy character. 7+ Flavour has a modest sourness throughout, light wood, sort of fruity with a nuance that defies my dissection and vocabulary at this point. 7++ Smooth average to light body. Enjoyable. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by j12601

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2012
750mL shared by CanIHave4Beers. Blend 6. interesting aroma. Just a hint of CCB passion fruit dragon fruit, just a hint. Mangoes for sure. Or maybe it's just whatever that fruit actually in it is. Flavor has some cherry. Finishes with a mouthfeel of dust. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours murky amber with a thin beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a mildly sour apricot flavor that mellows at the finish. Very subtle.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
750 mL bottle, Blend 10 bottled 5/24/12, courtesy of northernbrews. Thanks! Pours a hazy rust color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. The tart cherry and funk notes in the aroma blend extremely well, along with notes of grapes and currants. The taste is very similar but with an earthy note also. Medium bodied. Exceptional beer.


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