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RATINGS: 234   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Can thanks to maxxxxxdaddy. Golden pour. Notes of strawberry in the nose. Flavor hits first of passionfruit but overtaken by banana and lager grains. Grainy finish that interferes with the parts I liked.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Can at Paul’s. Pours dark amber with white head. Nose/taste of cherry skin, exotic fruit, pepper and caramel. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Van from Papago. Poured into my JP/Maui collaboration glass courtesy of Rayl101! Pours a hazy amber color with a fluffy eggshell head. Nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, malt, and some fruit. Taste is quite malty in the vein of fat tire with some light fruit. Medium bodied. Not really what I was expecting. Too malty and less fruit for my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (3233) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Hazy red golden pour with white head. Cherry dominated aroma. Flavor is very muted, light cherry skins.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Can shared with Linh at hamiltons. Pots a deep, ruby red body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is very faint fruits and light tea. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of tea leaves, cherries, and light fruit malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3051) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Serving: can at Fire Works Leesburg. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a large tan head. The nose reminds me slightly of a flanders red with less tartness and more sweetness. The flavor is oxidized cherries, slight passion fruit, a little sweet malt up front, slight nut or dark bread notes. Light body. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
20120708 12oz can from Wine World. Clouded dark amber with lasting tan head. Aroma is twigs and berries, like the prunings from an orchard, with some soaking beans and uncrushed cherries. There’s a constant theme of anticipation with this one, like there’s something great to come just on the next sip, but it never happens. Unless you’re into the flavor of rotting tropical fruits, this one’s never happening. Dry, harsh, twiggy, and laughingly $16 for the 6 pk. I’m sure passion fruit or whatever is expensive, but this beer is an insult.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Dull cereal and grain nose, some apple juice. Taste is lightly sweet moderately bitter, lots of cider, some honey, grainy malt.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8364) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
12oz can from Perfect Pour. $5.50 rip off. Pours fizzy cloudy, dirty orange. No head formation or retention. Caramel and toffee nose with sweet strawberry and air freshener. Taste is bitter, buytric, buttery, lemon juice. Palate is bitter, chemical, sharp. Very poor. Bland and butyric/bile character. Abrasive chemicals.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10953) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Can courtesy of GT2, thanks! Murky amber color, small white head. Aroma of pineapple and berries. Taste is sour berries, grapefruit. I’m not sure if I’d recognize a passionfruit if someone hit me in the head with one.


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