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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3950) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2013
750ml bottle (blend 6) in a tulip. Pours deep ruby/amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of sourness/tartness, some cherries and other fruits?, pale and caramel malts, light oak and some light funk. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the fruits and sour notes. Average texture. A really good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 9, ’12 Poured on draft at The Trappist into a Trappist glass. A: Acidic, hints of berries, cherries, citric, a little vinous character, but had vinegar undertones and good funky oaky barnyard notes. A: Pours a bronze, slightly hazy amber with a fizzy whitish head that dies away to a thin ring of lace within seconds. T: Tart, yet juicy with a strong passion fruit flavor. Light caramel malt with a bit of toast, a little lemon, and just a hint of oak. P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: I do not like sours, but of the myriad that I’ve tried, this was the best. One pint was plenty for a life-time, but again, the best sour I’ve had to date. Serving: draft.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Smell of fruit, citrus, yeast. Red amber colour, cloudy. Yellow creamy head. Very sour. Aroma of citrus, cherry. Soft but very plentiful carbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Red pour with a white head. The aroma and flavor are delicious. I get a ton of cherry and passion fruit notes as well as some sourness, leather and barnyard funk. There is also a hint of oak. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice sour, much better version than the Maui version of this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Big Thanks to Jstax for this bottle I shared at Jester King Funk N sour fest Pour is redish pink with thin head..Nose is funk, oak, nice fruits, floral, dry, cherries...Taste is damn, nice tartness, fruits, oak, funk, juice, cherries..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (729) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Smells more sour than it tasted. Very refreshing and crisp. Heavy cherry flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2013
750ml bottle. Minimally cloudy amber colour with small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Tangy fruity aroma, hints of fruit vinegar, a touch of cherry, mandarine, mustard seed, cautious hints of wood. Taste is moderately tart, tangy, dry, unspecific fruity, maybe hints of grapes, more vinegar-, less lemon-like tartness. Round and balanced tartness, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2013
750 ml bottle
With some time on it this has turned into an amazing sour. I am glad I grabbed the bottle from Lizardville when I noticed it last winter. The best thing about it is that despite years of success it shows that Jolly Pumpkin is still on their game. Should you find a bottle buy it without hesitation.

Aroma / Appearance - A warm orange base glows with rich light like a glass of orange soda. Bubbly carbonation and flat white head add more depth. Oranges, mango, and light sour notes meld smoothly with the typical Jolly Pumpkin base.

Flavor / Palate - Sour lemons and orange juice stick together from the start to the last sip. A dry finish reminds me of a mimosa - part champagne and part fresh squeezed orange. The only drawback is that at $19.99 per bottle it is a little too expensive for day to day consumption. Still, I hope the other two at the tasting also enjoyed it as much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bomber (from backlog). Big fruit aromas with lots of tart funk. I have this twice now, once fresh and once over a year old. The aged version had much less sour and much more fruit but both were excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Big thanks to Brigadier for this one! Pours pink with some light pink head. Nose is an immediate burst of intense complex berries, funk, fruit, tart barrel acids, yogurt, lemons, citrus, blueberries, cherry pies. Flavor is similar fruitiness with a very thirst quenching and pleasing tart and funkiness. Really enjoyed this one.


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