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RATINGS: 242   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
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is passion fruity and mild citric. Smooth fruity, peachy and passion. Mild crisp bitterness. Smooth fruity and light sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Will it get better and brighter, maybe? Is it great right now, yes! The aroma alone is worth it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8239) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Sample at the Pints For Pelotonia charity tasting on 07/21/12: Hazy orange pour with a medium thick off-white head that diminishes slowly. Top ring of lacing on the glass with spots underneath. The aroma is fruity with notes of oak and yeast. Medium body with a funky character and notes of sour cherry, oak, yeast and malt. The finish is fruity with a tart aftertaste. Pretty good beer overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours a murky amber color with a small light brown head. Aroma is tart cherries, passionfruit and a bit of jolly pumpkin funk, smells delicious, no odd acetone hints and just a bit of vinegar. Taste is tart cherries and this odd sour flavor I can’t pick out at the end taste, starts juicy and puckers your mouth out with a dry finish. Not as sour as I was hoping for, but it is still one he’ll of brew.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steelie211 (3) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2012 does not count
Great brew. 750ml bottle purchased from Horrock’s in Lansing. Pourls dark amber with a light tan head. Taste of tart cherries and and fruit. Tart on the pallet almost cider like. Very clean finish. A must try if you are into soured beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1594) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bomber, pours an amber color with a small off white head. Much more sour than it’s Maui version from the can. Sour cherries and tasty flavor...love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2012
750 ml to oversized snifter (Blend 2, bottled 5/2/12). Looks good; reddish-brown with thins white lacing. Smells sweet, barreled, and slightly sour. Tastes GOOD! Fruity and tart with nice balance. Good on the palate too. Good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (979) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Blend 4. Bottled 05-08-2012. Pours hazy amber with a very short head and slow bubbles that rises from its murky depths. Good tart fruit on the nose along with some yeast and oak nuances. Medium sour flavor. Light-medium body, soft carbonation, light-sticky texture, and a tart, acidic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Draft on tap at Poor Phil’s (Oak Park, IL). Exciting beer to grab on the way home. Pours a deeply haze dulled copper hue, some brownish hues. Cakey tannish head atop stays larger and laces ok, sticks around fairly well as a big film eventually. Aromas are sour cherries and oak, touches of red wine, touches of grapefruit and cranberries. Subtle lactic acid grows with citrusy lemon, sour cranberries, and grapefruit. Mellow touches of sweet malt give some hits with biscuits and toast. Firm farmhouse yeast, touches of vinegar, and funk but it really strikes a fruity sour nose in my opinion. Initial gives a firmly sour start, a touch metallic and vinegar driven showing cherry, cranberry, citrusy lemon and grapefruit, fairly potent sour front. Middle drops the sourness out more, towards a firm bretty funk. Barnyard, straw, touch of leather as this starts to offer that telltale JP wild yeast feel. Straw, some cobwebs, and horseblanket. Gentle sweetness with touches of oak, dryness, brett and mellow sourness start to come back into the equation more. Lingering on. Very well done, assaulting with a sour smack up front and tapering off a firm level into the middle and reviving a bit into the finish. More bretty, inviting and wild as the yeast takes control, mellow oak and fruit that tapers back but never leaes. Fairly complex and well put together for sure. Solid offering that never shines bright flavor wise, but overall is a great experience, complex and balanced with a nice firm sourness that puts it levels above that Cinco Anos offering they did recently.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists tart cherries, lemon, spice, oak, and faint vanilla. It’s a hazy amber with a small beige head that leaves behind minimal webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tart cherries that is quickly overtaken by sour lemon with some light acidity. The sour lemon lingers in the finish and mixes with some light oak. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.


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