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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


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2013 Amber color, with a touch of pink. Less head than most Jolly Pumpkin brews. Cherries dominated aroma, but taste was mostly sour. Lemon like. Pepper showed up in after-taste. Rerated after having 1 year old bottle. More sour lemon taste and big enduring head!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, tart cherry and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32033) - 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 (8680) - 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 (1622) - 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 (5844) - 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 (984) - 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.


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