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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This red ale, brewed with Liliko’l and Michigan cherries is ruby red in color, tart and refershing in flavor. Working with Ron is something I’ve wanted to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin Beer. Years later its 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. Aloha, John Walsh.
Yes, Michigan and Hawai’i are connected. It should be obvious to you know, 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 & Lilko’i. Starting to see the connection? I feel it. So does John. 4391 miles may separate our breweries, but not our thirst for the exquisite. Hipa! - Ron Jeffries

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
12 oz can. Hazy brown with brief froth. Nose is passion fruit and sour cherry with a touch of earth. Juicy medium body with a crisp tingle. Sadly the flavors fall flat. Minerally, pithy, pomegranate pits and faint red fruits finishing with cherry skins. Could use more fruit but this is on the right track.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vipinvelp (2245) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
Hazy redish brown with brown/red foam head. Aroma is bread with some cherry in background. Taste is thick, siropy, bit sour beer with again cherries but also some dough. Aftertaste is mixture of cherry again and sour dough. Not my style of beer. (Salt Lake City 201208)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2012
12 oz. can from Total Wine - Pours a hazy light brown color with a two finger thick light tan head. Almost no lacing. Aroma is light cherries, toasted malt, and burnt grass. Flavor is esters and grain. Medium body. Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Can. Pours murky, amber/brown with a trace of fizzy white head which quickly dissipates. Aroma is figs, cherries, bread and cereal malts, grassy hops, caramel, and light woody notes. Flavor is malt dominate with some supporting fruut esters and faint hops; dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Can. Pours hazy amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is passion fruit, tart cherries, biscuit and cereal malt with spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with passion fruit, cherries and light toast, hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansenkw (12) - - AUG 13, 2012
Has a sweet and slightly malty nose, hints of tartness. Beautiful Orange/copper color with a nice fluffy flight tan head. Not as sweet or as tart as the aroma indicates, somewhat of a metallic taste (poured into a glass, not drank from the can.) Softly carbonated with a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2012
12oz can: Pours a clear bright orange bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some fruity cherry notes and melon with a touch of hay. Starts with pretty good fullness and light biscuity caramel malt with good, semi-tart fruitiness before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Has a unique flavor, but could be a little more assertive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Fun combination of flavors - really interesting compare to the barrel aged version from JP. Pours deep hazy dark amber. Very little head. Tartness is muted a bit from the passion fruit. Nice, not too much in your face.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2224) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Poured the ugliest reddish-brown: murky as hell with tons of floaties and this excited me greatly. Not being a gan of sours, I was worried, but this had just the right amount of pucker to it. Quite, quite quaffable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Was excited for this one but not so good. Pours hazy copper brown. No head, just thin ring around the edge of the glass. Odd aroma - wants to be a sour but isnt. Alcohol, raisins, caramelized brown sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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