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RATINGS: 266   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
One of the more straight-up sour smelling beers I’ve... smelled. A grinning slap in the face. Both cheeks. Beautiful, rare coloring and all the looks a beer needs. Fruity, fruity, SOUR flavor that permeates the palate. Overall, a beer that’s worth about 4391 miles of travel and more.

   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 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
750 from PUB’R via one of my infantrymen, King I’Wana’Layawife, who was gratuitized generously for his diligence. The pour here is turbid, thick, and dark maple orangy color, with minimal off-white head. Nose is huge tangerine and pineapple juice, resiny piney hops, some funky sour mashy fruit. Tastes extremely tart and gueuezy, with sour mashy cherry fruity notes, huge tangerine, pineapple, black pepper, and funky lactosy malt. This one is like a gueuze/tropical IIPA hybrid with a Hawaiian flair, and is downright delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists tart cherries, lemon, spice, oak, and faint vanilla. It’s a hazy amber with a small beige head that leaves behind minimal webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tart cherries that is quickly overtaken by sour lemon with some light acidity. The sour lemon lingers in the finish and mixes with some light oak. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
milewide (2073) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2013 Amber color, with a touch of pink. Less head than most Jolly Pumpkin brews. Cherries dominated aroma, but taste was mostly sour. Lemon like. Pepper showed up in after-taste. Rerated after having 1 year old bottle. More sour lemon taste and big enduring head!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Tart fruity notes, somewhat indistinct but acidic and juicy, overall a vague tropical impression (which seems to be what the collaboration was going for). Mellow feel, aftertaste of light dry woodiness, typical of JP's output. Overall cohesive and pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
750 mL bottle, Blend 10 bottled 5/24/12, courtesy of northernbrews. Thanks! Pours a hazy rust color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. The tart cherry and funk notes in the aroma blend extremely well, along with notes of grapes and currants. The taste is very similar but with an earthy note also. Medium bodied. Exceptional beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Batch 7 bottled 05-16-2012. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is sour cherry, tropical fruit and some nice funkiness. Taste is beautiful; tart cherry, limes, ruby grapefruit and some yeast. Balance is excellent between sour and slightly sweet. Really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jale (11) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2012 Had on tap at the pub in Ann Arbor. Amber in color. Smell is Passion fruit, tart cherry and that great J.P. barnyard funk. Taste is tart passion fruit to start followed by cherries and some tobacco. Really drinkable.

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