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RATINGS: 250   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (899) - - AUG 6, 2012
Red/amber pour, puffy white head. Sour aroma, cherry, oak, lots of belgian yeast, barnyard funk. Some passionfruit in the taste, slight orange, oak, wild yeast, slight sweet vinegar. Lighter body. Lots of lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
750ml bottle poured a cloudy red color with aromas of light funk, tart cherries, some dragonfruit, and some light lactic acid. Flavors are the same, tartness up front but not much in the end, light and refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1373) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
750 ml bottle, blend 5 bottled 5/9/12. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is cherries and tropical fruit with some musty yeast and brett. Yum.

The flavor is tart acidic fruits (cherry, tropical fruit), some wood and some brett and sourness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, wow! Completely different and so much better than the Maui version. Love the sourness and brett and it brings out more fruits and complements them. A bit pricey at $20 a bottle though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (623) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Very pleasing fruity sour aroma with strawberry and orange notes. A never-ending effervescent head ad a cloudy amber color. Very nice sour. Not as much body as I would expect, but the flavor/sour/tartness is awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1991) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Crushed with TheRon and Hey-Zeus. 750 mL bottle pours a hazy, opaque pink/ruby with a fizzy head. Carbonation tickles the tongue. Acidic aroma adds to the tart cherries and passion fruit. Flavor has plenty of funk complementing the fruits. As a session beer I prefer the original, but for a serious beer drinking experience, I go with this one. Both are fantastic in their own right. Great collaboration. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Tart fruity notes, somewhat indistinct but acidic and juicy, overall a vague tropical impression (which seems to be what the collaboration was going for). Mellow feel, aftertaste of light dry woodiness, typical of JP's output. Overall cohesive and pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Hazy, murky medium orange-brown body, medium clumping buff head. Tart/sour fruitskin nose with cherry pit and hints of funky esters. Tart, sour but dry body of cherry and dusty esters, light malts, and a bitter, tannic finish with lingering cherry pit and grassy notes. Nice full tartness. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11801) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Bottled 05-03-2012. Pours slightly hazy copper with a transient beige head. Aroma is sour. Sour berries; sour light pitted fruit. Med body or better. Frothy carb. Flavor is sour light pitted fruit - perhaps with some citrus. There’s some earthiness in it. A sour ale deserving of the descriptor. Finishes sour. Very, very, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6905) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
Draft at Beachwood, Wood Shop 7. Pinkish-brown-orange, with a nice head. Fruity, passion fruit, cracker malt nose. Very interesting dry fruit flavor. Not very sour, though funky. A bit weird, but interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1187) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2012
On tap at the Ann Arbor location, for my 800th rating. Pours a red amber with an off-white head. Aromas of red fruits, like raspberry, very tart. Flavor is very tart and sour, lots of red fruits, cherry, raspberry, kind of a red fruit flavor I don’t recognize, maybe cranberry. Dry. After a while, a slight coffee/dark chocolate finish builds up. Very, very nice.

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