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RATINGS: 236   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (1297) - 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 (5650) - 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 (1559) - 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 (691) - 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 (3708) - 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 (2915) - 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 (1277) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2907) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
750ml bottle, cloudy amber hue, with a beige head, nice red berry mustiness, wild yeast funky, wet oaky nose, with a light toasted, caramel, wheat malt, light sour passion fruit, cherry, faint sweet and sour note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good sour, acidic, musty red berry, tart, iron-like, woody, wild funky yeastiness character, with a wheat, pale, toasted malt, lactic milkyish, spicy flavour, with a mild passion fruit, cherry tart undertone, leading towards a red berry acidic, tart, sourness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
25th February 2013
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and crispy. Mild minerals. Pleasant light sourness. A little worcester sauce. Tangy fruits - a little mandarin and cherry. Traces of plums and raspberries. Crispy finish. Refreshing and best of all, not overly sour.


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