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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Amber with good, foamy, beige head / Bright, lightly sour, nose of pickle juice, cherry, and oak / Light to medium body, sour and acidic, with some sweetness, good balance and dry, sour finish / Young flavors of new oak, plum, cherry, apple, and pickle juice / An easy drinking, well balance, young sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4036) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Blend 6 Bottled 05-12-2012. LAST Bottle on the shelf at Sam’s. I had no idea this beer would be distributed here so this was a nice surprise. The $20 pricetag was less of a surprise. Pours a cloudy, murky dark orange with a half inch of off white head. Nose shows some red fruits, lemon, brett, pedio, oak. Flavor is good--a lot more restrained than your typical JP, funkily speaking. Sorta reminds me of that IO Baudelaire Saison they did. Not as in your face as most JP’s but an easy drinking, remarkably clean palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5860) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Hazy amber brown color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour cherries, light caramel, tropical fruits, bacteria, and light wood. Taste of tart cherries, vanilla, wood, tropical fruits, bacteria, and a lightly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft at Sugar Maple, Milwaukee. Hugely sour nose...and sweet. Clear dark brown with large creamy off white head. Definitely a sour. Not a sourphile so I’m glad I didn’t spend $25 on a bottle , but $7.50 for a snifter instead. Seems fairly one dimensional.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
750 from PUB’R via one of my infantrymen, King I’Wana’Layawife, who was gratuitized generously for his diligence. The pour here is turbid, thick, and dark maple orangy color, with minimal off-white head. Nose is huge tangerine and pineapple juice, resiny piney hops, some funky sour mashy fruit. Tastes extremely tart and gueuezy, with sour mashy cherry fruity notes, huge tangerine, pineapple, black pepper, and funky lactosy malt. This one is like a gueuze/tropical IIPA hybrid with a Hawaiian flair, and is downright delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Blend 7 bottled 5/16/2012. Poured a cloudy light amber with a small frothy off-white head, and notable lacing. Aroma of tart cherries and liliko’i fill the room upon opening the bottle and some Brett is evident as well. Taste represents a perfectly balanced sour with notes of tart cherry, liliko’i, and yeast. Wonderfully drinkable, nice mouthfeel, and generally a great sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3956) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
750 ml botte. Pours a redish olor with an off white head. Aroma of barrel, mild sourneess. Strong passion fruit. Some funk, some fruit, otherwise pretty nice aroma. Flavor of funk and fruity bugs, which is typical of the jolly pumpkin crews. Nice. Slick body, yeah, I’m digging this. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour berry aroma. Fruity malty sour tart peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart berry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle blend 7 to my Duvel glass. Pours hazy murky brown amber with a thin creamy off white head that dissipates to a foamy collar. Aroma has an awesome fruitiness with funky sour notes all around. Taste is sour bitterness and rotting fruit with wet corks and wine notes with wood in the finish. Palate has a soft carbonation and a drying finish. Very tasty and mild sourness with an awesome nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Murky grapefruit with large-bubbled white head reduces to a ring. Nose is heavy cherry with very light acetic, dark berries and wood add rounded complexity before a whack of grapefruit rind that emerges with heavy warmth. Flavor shows huge grapefruit and passion fruit at front and mid, so powerful, fantome 14 like without sharpness, rounded by JP character, doughy finish, zesty carbonation, long incredibly juicy fruit finish, very soft sourness from fruit and yeast. Nicely complex, incredibly subdued, so well rounded.

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