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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
myxologyst66 (10) - lahaina, Hawaii, USA - AUG 23, 2013
A barrel aged blended sour ale with Maui lilikoi and bing cherries from Michigan. Fruity floral aroma, rich ruby red color with a complex sour fruit taste and tart dry finish. Perfectly balanced with a lingering sourness that leaves u wanting more. Ron had told me this beer gets even better after a year and after tasting a batch of the blend 8-2012 I agree 100%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle sample at a sour beer tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks DSG. Cloudy amber white head, apricot, acidic, passion fruit and glue aroma, malt, sour, fruit - faint passion fruit taste. Full body, mild carbonation, sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4340) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
75 cl. Blend 2. Embouteillée le 05-02-2012. Une bière ambrée et une mince mais solide couverture mousseuse. Au nez, les arômes d’un gros bol de punch aux fruits tropicaux dans lequel nagent des choses pumpkiniennes. Au goût, un amalgame savoureux et justement aigre de fruits exotiques, de cerises et de fruits du verger. Une bouche qui propose un corps bien rempli avec un pétillement posé et une texture crémeuse. Une finale juteuse, sèche, sauvage et adorablement grimaçante. Fantastiquement bonne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (3759) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Une bouteille de blend 2 embouteillée le 05-02-2012. Liquide cuivrée avec une mousse beige. Un nez bien fruité avec des bretts et une bonne couche de bois. La touche Jolly est perceptible. La bouche est solide, «tart» avec des fruits et du bois. C’est simple mais combien efficace. Facile, agréable. Ron J. est un maitre dans la maîtrise des fûts et des bibites qui contaminent la bière et la rend si agréable à boire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BelgianBeerGal (3579) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Batch 2, Bottled 05-02-2012 from Belmont. Pours an amber brown with a nice white head that dissipates quickly. Big aroma of sweet, meaty fruit and also some sour cherries; really cool smell like passion fruit too. Strong passion fruit flavor with a good tweak of sourness. Very well balanced. Great brew and one of the tops I’ve had in awhile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (2859) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2013
75cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Some cherry, tart aromas, maybe a bit off ones. Pours vey hazy, dark amber with off-white head, some scattered lacing. Light body, fizzy texture lively carbonation. Taste is tart, cherries, some grapes, with dry and fruity aftertaste. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1261) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9563) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

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