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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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


2.6
   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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2012
12 oz can from "Lifesource" Salem. $2.69 Pours a murky amber with a large ,creamy light tan head. Interesting aromas of cherry pits,mango and dark chocolate??? Flavour is very well balanced, malty,liquorice,dark tart cherries and pits,,slightly tart . Mouthfeel is pretty nice..very little carbonation though. Strange one..it wasn’t bad but i was not 100% convinced either.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber color. Smell is mild, some cherries. Taste is hops up front, malts kicking in at the finish, a bit of cherries. Overall a decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Definitely made with hawaiian thai. Cloudy deep amber. Little white head. Aroma might make you smile if you still appreciate the finer things in life. I said finer, not the junk you smoked in high school. Flavor... yeah! Hang ’10!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Cloudy amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of tropical fruit, cherry, light tartness, floral hops, grain dust. Taste is slightly tart with a decent amount of cherry, slight fruit juice, but balanced well with the floral hops.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2012
12 oz. can from Grape & Gourmet. Pours reddish-orange with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of cherry, passion fruit, and guava from what I can tell although there is probably some fruit there that I have never experienced. The flavor is lightly tart but fails to offer much in the way of juicy fruit that I had hoped for. Lacks any finish at all. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
I was hoping for more with this beer. Not much of anything...not good or bad. Amber red color, Little cherry aroma. Very little head. Ok, but would not buy again

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12oz can, kindly gifted by beer writer Brian Stechschulte. Thanks, man! Pours a deep golden-edged amber, almost cola colored; off-white head with modest retention and nice lacing. Aroma shows plenty of biscuity notes and a grainy maltiness, with a cherry-like fruitiness around the perimeter; various passion fruit and tropical fruit notes hovering as well. Medium body; moderate CO2. Some assertive bitterness on the tip of the tongue, followed by (again) that grainy wet maltiness (biscuits and caramel) and basic cherry and tropical fruit hints; I get a touch of overt ethanol in there as well, warming things up. Not a great beer, but a basic red ale with subtle cherry additions. Finish shows the alcoholic warmth and lingering graininess more clearly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 6, 2012
Brown red with minimal head. Malty, lightly sweet, a bit of tart cherry, grain in the aroma. Medium, syrupy body. Flavor has lightly tart cherry, bready malts, a bit of earth, and wood. Not really sure what this was meant to be but I’m pretty sure they missed.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This looks nice with a light amber color and a thin white head. Fruity nose. The palate is a mix of nearly rancid fruit flavors and vegetal hints. Not good at all.


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