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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.9
czar (9430) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
pours almost clear copper with a nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. s(oaked) strawberries, tart red fruits, fresh fruits - passion fruit, pineapple. hint of sweetness. minerals. prickly to average carbonation, good balance with sweetnesse, fruits, oak. enjoyed it!

4.9
gonzosauce (196) - 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.

4.1
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours golden brown with a big white head. Nose is vinegar, lemon, cherry, citrus and brown sugar. The flavor is sweet with massive tart. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a light body and a big finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2013
bottle at home...copper ... no head ...soft funky fruity sour nose ... tart fruits ... little horse blanket ... fruits ... wishy washy.

3.7
theisti (4205) - Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
750ml bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Blend 7, Bottled 5-16-2012 label on the bottle. Pour mostly clear golden brown copper with a small off white head. The aroma is tart cherry with the house Jolly Pumpkin funk. Compared to the Maui version, the Cherry is more forward than the tropical fruit. Wood is present, though is underneath the funk and sour of the yeast. The tart, sour and funk is the main story of this version. The taste is light funk sharpness, opening up to the cherry and the tropical passion fruit, and then closing out with a citric, dry woody finish. The palate is medium to light. bodied, active spritzy carbonation, and a lingering funk aftertaste. I enjoyed this treatment of the beer, fun to try it with the Maui version. Always love trying collaboration beers that feature two of my favorite brewers. Thanks Tyler.

3.9
fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013

Bottle 750ml.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart, flowers, grapefruit, fruit - berries, wood, red grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, dry, tobacco, woody. Body is medium, texture is oily and dry, carbonation is soft to flat. [20121109]

3.7
JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy copper pour with white head. Aroma of rather typical JP funk, nice fruitiness is present though, lots of passion fruit and cherry. Taste is really fruity, sweet, pineapple like acidity, not really that sour. Palate is silky smooth, nice sweetness. Bugs can probably work on this beer a lot more still.

3.8
thome50 (1295) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle via Mike from the other site. Pours a light amber with slight white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is totally Jolly Pumpkin. Sour, fruit in the distance. Taste is tropical fruit forward. Guava, passion fruit, mango. The sour is not overpowering but very Jolly Pumpkin like and the tropical fruit really stands out. Very drinkable sour that is unique.

3.5
Advocate_Ames (635) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A funky scent. There is a prominent fruit aroma. As for flavor I taste cherries and some tropical type of fruit that mixes well to create a subtle tartiness. Its weak on the sour side and is an easily drinkable beverage. Overall it’s not a memorable drink but it was well liked.

3.9
phaleslu (10665) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2013
750 ml bottle via local trade- thanks, Kevin! Blend 10. Bottled 5/24/12. Pours a consistently cloudy fruit juice-amber color with a small off-white head that immediately settles into a wisp of film. Aroma of fruity funk, oak, tea, pears, plums, floral notes- smooth and subtle. Flavor of tea, oaky funk, leaves, floral notes, lemon, plum, spice, and apple. Light-medium bodied, with a tart, dry, earthy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nicely done. Unmistakably Jolly Pumpkin.


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