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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Opaque amber, consistent and solid cap. Aroma of raspberry, green apple, sour cherry, cheesy, funky yeast. Taste is similar, with upfront tart green apple and raspberry. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5631) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Blend #2. Murky dark orange to light brown with a bit of floaties. Pleasant sourish aroma with some brett, lots of passion fruit and faint hints of cherries. Sour bretty flavor with cherries, a bit of passion fruit and lemony notes. Medium-bodied. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from New Beer. Pours dark orange. White head. Nose and taste of oak, soured exotic fruits, peach vinegar, red fruits, wild yeast and tart fruit. Full bodied. Above average tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
In short: A dark orange ale blending the signature Jolly Pumpkin funk with a thick condensed fruits juice. Very good beer, below average funky JP.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed a few months after purchase.
The look: Cloudy dark orange topped by a medium beige head leaving good lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is very fruity, more fruity than any JP I’ve ever had. Aroma of exotic fruits, red fruits, peaches, mangos, other fruits, and all those fruits surrounded by the signature JP funk. Body is very full, this beer feels thick and juicy. As with the aroma, fruity flavors of exotic fruits, berries, peaches, more… The nice JP funk I like so much accompanied by a mild sourness and light lactic acidity. A little more sweetness than I expect from a funky JP, maybe I should have a waited a little more before drinking my bottle.. A very good beer with the signature JP funk I love so much, but this one is not as drinkable as most funky JPs, maybe a bit too heavy on the juicy-fruity front. Jolly Pumpkin ales are not the cheapest and this one was even more expensive than most JPs, and it makes me sad to think about all the money I’ve spent on craft beer over the years, if only I could have all that money back I would have enough money to stack up an enormous beer cellar because I can’t learn a lesson.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3543) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle shared by bigade182: Poured a coppery orange brown with an off white colored head. Aroma is sour fruit, malts, hints of wood. Taste is similar with loads of tart fruit and a hint of vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle. A very good sour. Flavor was a bit underwhelming for me though. Seemed to lack some character compared to the jolly pumpkin biere de mars.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Bottled (Thanks veliempoiot!). Hazy ambery orange colour, small off-white creamy head that leaves some lace. Aroma is strong sour berries, mild wood, some vanilla, and a bit sugary notes. Flavour is berries, some floral, mild wood and rather dry palate. Very pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750ml bottle split with DC crew. Unfiltered brown-tan. Awesome aroma, soured cherry grape. Mellow medium body. Passionfruit, punchy flavor. Really quite a phenomenal beer, even by JP standards. Mellow malt backbone really complements the fruit and sour flavors. Drinkable and delicious, faint mineral tones, juicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5431) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
75 cl bottle @ home. Blend 2, bottled 05.02.2012
Aroma is tart with berry juice, some earthy notes and rowanberries. Flavour is rather tart and sour with rowanberries, some earthy notes and hints of vinegar. Nice sourness here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Pours hazy dark orange color with a small head. Aroma of rose hip, rowan berries, sour fruits, yeast and barnyard notes. Flavor of rose hip, sour fruits, earth and yeast. Sour palate with a dry berry finish. Very nice.
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