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RATINGS: 244   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3179) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11489) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1155) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured darkish, reddish/amber with an eggy, light tan head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Barrel notes and funk, not so much sourness but definitely some flavors that probably came from critters. Citris and acidity with sweetness and light fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
750mL bottle purchased and enjoyed at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma has very restrained tartness present, but with plenty of funk. Some light cocoa hints are present with some lacto character. Really quaffable stuff. Moderately hazy orange-amber body with a strong off-white head present with good lacing. Starts tart, lightly lactic, and funky. Some light sweetness and fruitiness is present in the middle. Hints of olive later, before a little more funk comes in. This has a nice, light fruity tartness later on. Very drinkable and pretty fucking awesome.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6953) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2012
On tap at the A2 brewpub. Pours a clear deep ruby amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice tart red fruit note with and underlying dark grain and a bit of bitterness. Flavor begins with tart red fruits with a bit of acid that mellows to a dark grain and roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Thanks, GT! Pours amber in color with a khaki head. Light tartness on the nose, somewhat acetic with balsamic vinegar, leather, and oak. A touch of malt sweetness, mild fruitiness, and faint funkiness. Similarly basic/simple in terms of the flavor. Tart fruit and a bit of vinegar. Light malt sweetness, oak, and maybe some leather. Dry on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Thanks to pepsiedcan. Bottle. Pours a murky amber with a white head consisting of fine bubbles. Aroma of fruit, bananas, oak. First sip reveals a very easy drinking beer. Low carbonation. Not over sour or cloying at all. This is a nice change of pace. Easy drinking entry level sour that hits all the right spots. Like.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle pours a murky reddish color with off white head. Aroma is tart cherry peel, funk, leather, and is pretty earthy. Highly carbonated and is real lively. Tastes like it smells and is a bit green right now. I think this is solid right now and will be even better with a touch of age on it.


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