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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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


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   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 (1578) - 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 (5357) - 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 (969) - 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 (5687) - 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 (4783) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3955) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2012
750 bought at Shenanigans in Lexington (thanks, Dana!). Rose and flowers. Cherry. Tartness topped by tropical fruit. Really interesting and different.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Fruity nose with honey and cotton candy and a touch of bourbon. Taste is lightly sour, some lemon and hay, caramelized yams, apple sauce and oak. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
750mL thanks to pepsiedcan. Hazy orange with small beige foam. Nose is incredible. Juicy cherry and rich passion fruit with saltwater. Pineapple juice and white peach. Taste is clean, lightly sour, small saltwater, mango, tropical melons, pineapple. Palate is awesome: quenching, salty, spicy. No vinegar. Full on sour from JP showcasing passion fruit moreso than cherries. Delicious. I love it. Small stingy finish reminiscent of the Maui brewing version which was terrible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
750ml bottle from jolly pumpkin bar in Ann Arbor. Orange-brown pour with a big off-white that dissapears quickly. Cider apple, cherry and light vinegar aroma. I still stink at describing sours, so bear with me here - sour, oak, tropical fruit, cherry, funk, wine, nutty oils (?), and other stuff... Good. Love any sour at this point. Hard to place it, but seems well constructed and definitely enjoyed.


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