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RATINGS: 247   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

Aarond's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma is cherries, tart apple, oak, and floral notes. Apperance is mahogany, good clarity. Flavor is cherry, sour apple, oak, earth, and herbal spice. Medium body, good carbonation. Overall a excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2802) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, pale amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of brett, caramel, citrus and woody notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, oily texture and flat carbonation. A very nice Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4696) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
750 ml bottle. Deep golden body with a small, dense off-white head. Quite fresh and fruity aroma with some malt and some funkiness. Flavor is both sweet and sour with mild malt, citric fruit, some acidity and funk. Fine body and aftertaste. Another nice and well balanced creature from JP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle: Opaque amber, red-ish tints all around. Small, off-white head dissipates quickly, leaving the top of the beer bare. Aroma of sour & musty fruits. Cherry, citrus, lemon, mild tropical notes, sour pineapple. Some heavy must & cellar floor funk in the background. Bright, heavy citrus flavors hit the palate up front; sour, tart, & backed by a strong acetic character. The sourness mellows out eventually into a softer sweetness that seems accompanied by more of a tropical fruit essence; tangerine, pineapple, maybe mango? Something tropical. Mild vinegar & a touch of sour lacto. Wet wood & lingering oak in the finish with a hint of barnyard hay. Really tasty. Had another bottle maybe 8 months later & at wasn’t nearly as sour. More sweet. Surprising, as I thought it would be the opposite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2223) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Blend 5
From notes. Tasted some time near the summer of 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle obtained in a trade. Pours hazy burnt orange with a thin white head that leaves thin, sticky lace. The nose is signature JP funk with orange pith, a lightly acetic white wine vinegar note, spicy hibiscus, and just a touch of vanilla oak. The flavor is nicely sour with tons of lemon, orange, white peppercorn, hibiscus, funk, and light touch of oak. The body is medium with some tannin, average carbonation, and a long sour and spicy peppercorn and hibiscus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2481) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Des éclaboussures juteuses permanentes enrobées par la colonie fongueuse minérale et rustique de Jolly Pumpkin. Facile à boire, pas très complexe mais plaisant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Outstanding sour, lots of cherry throughout. Body is thin and very translucent. Lots of cherry in the nose and though the palate. The tart and funkiness starts at the beginning of the palate and continues all the way through to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3315) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
My 100th sour/ wild rating. Yeah! Poured side BH side with the Maui version. This one was the better by far. Pours a clear, dark red brown with a beige head of foam thay fizzes out quickly. The aroma is dark cherry notes with juicy acidity. Mouthwatering. The taste is fruity and funky with a mediumevel of acidity. Medium body and medium carbonation. Delicious beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (935) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours a slightly cloudy orange-amber, lots of head. Aroma full of oaky notes and cherry, very crisp despite its age. Body lively and arch, full yet light, with a residual effervescence. Finish tart, juicy, with just a hint of spice and yeast, really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"As expected, liked this significantly better than the complex, but somewhat boring, Maui version. Of course, it cost far more as well. The acidic aroma and fairly strong sour aspects of this beer really accentuated the cherries and passion fruit in a way the Maui version did not. Pleasantly sour and tasty."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6088) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has tart/sour fruit, citrus and a touch of funk. The flavor has an opening burst of tart/sour citrus and fruit, acidic, falls off quickly, mid-palate some cherry and additional fruit comes back, light funk.

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