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RATINGS: 251   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 lilikoíi. 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 Iíve always want to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin beer. Years later, itís 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite, 10/17/12, This beer will serve as Rating #2500, even though this one is not another Westvleteren offing, (like my last 3 multiples of 500 ratings) Iím drinking it out of one of my Westvleteren glasses, so that should count for something

Aroma: The nose is fruity and pretty sour, with some sour berries, cherry, funk, and a little wood
Appearance: It pours a clear reddish color with a small bubbly head that disappears really quickly
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet, with lots of fruit flavors, but it is mostly sour/tart, and quite flavorful
Palate: The body of this one is medium, it has a tingly feel, a fizzy carbonation, and a lengthy, tart finish
Overall Impression: 2500 beer ratings, my Mom would probably not be that proud! Kidding aside, rating 2500 beers has been a great journey, and Iím looking forward to the next 2500 (which would get me to 5000, wow!) As for this beer, I actually had the Maui version over the summer at the brewery, and I really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to trying the JP/sour version. I like this one too. Call it a fruit beer, call it a sour, I donít really care what you call it, just donít call it late for dinner. (Oh, and I call it good). Iíll stop here before (or after) I go way over my bad joke quota.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle from Maui BC. Cloudy reddish-orange pour with a dense, white head leaving patchy lace. Nose is tart fruit and Brett. Medium-light body with moderate, very fine carbonation. Tart cherries, raspberries and strawberries, white pepper, lemon, butterscotch and funk. Finish is a bit watery, but nicely balanced. A tick below some of the better wild ales from the likes of RR and others, but still to be commended. Very interesting horizontal comparison to be had with the MBC version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4038) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy, ruby brown with average, fizzy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, cookie malt, sour fruit, citrus hops, passion fruit, and light yeast. Flavor is grapefruit and citrus bitterness, sweet malts, some sour fruit esters, and light spice; crisp, bitter finish. Light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle, Blend 2. Pours hazy rubied brown with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cherry, passion fruit, straw and biscuit malt, funky and barnyard yeast notes. Flavor is fresh passion fruit, tart cherries, funky yeast, light malt, faint hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium-light body and light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Persimmon and raspberry nosr. Clear copper, thin head.Solidly sour, but tolerable. Unripe raspberry and starfruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Blend 4, bottled 5/8/12. Pours a hazy red-amber with a thick, light tan head. Aroma of upfront sour cherry, along with a more biting sour barrel funk. Flavor is at first tart citrus, a little mellow/not aggressively sour. Very little sweetness. Tart cherries, sour, a bit of oak, earthy and dry. Comes together very nicely, making a highly drinkable sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
Rating #1800. 750ml brown bottle. Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012. Glowing orangey pour with reddish hints. Hazy. Small off white head, creamy and tight bubbled. Long lasting large patchy lace patterns in the glass. Cherry nose with citrus, and decent sourness. Taste has tart cherries, sharp lemon, tropical fruits and wild yeast notes. Finish is quite dry with lots of wood and some lingering funk. Light to medium bodied, lots of carbonation. The intensity of the sourness isnít extreme and works well with the cherries and fruit notes. Great drinkability, donít think Iíve gone through a sour 750 as easily as I did with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this at the Tampa Crew Tasting. Pours a hazy brown with copper highlights and an off-white head. Nose is oak, tart fruit, tropical fruit, barnyard, and vinegar with small hints of that JP yeast. Flavor is equally intense- oak, tart fruit, tropical fruit, vinegar, and yeast. Medium in body for a sour and a nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of herbs, nuts, cherry, and passion fruit. Flavor of cherry, herbs, passion fruit, peach, and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10034) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Amber pour from dcschiller. Aroma is loaded with lots of tart fruit, some light peppery notes, yeast. Flavor is tart, sour cherry, sour, some yeasty qualities and spice. Damn this is so much better than the canned Maui version!

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