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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle split at LKS, thanks to the LKS, 21/01/16. Orange amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is funk, straw, bitter orange, on the turn melon, brett strokes, light wood must. Taste comprises tarte citrics, funk, dish cloth, soured fruit mash, light balsa, fruit balsams. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a puckering finale and light acidic bite. Solid sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle by thanks to Leighton.it pours clear deep copper with medium yellow - white head. The nose is musty, funky, muck, mouldy peach, cider vinegar and damp wood. The taste is crisp, tart, lemon sherbet, gooseberry, white grape skin, cider vinegar, damp leaves and Granny Smith apple with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Comes rather well. Decent stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
Flaska från demolenbeershop drucken med ölföreningen. 2012 vintage. Syrlig lite funkig och ganska kärv doft, syrliga bär, lätt röd vinäger. Smaken är syrlig, stram och ganska bärig men också träig. Moreller, körbärsskal, välmogen passionsfrukt, syrliga röda druvor, hö, träig eftersmak. Aningen vinäger men inget som stör. riktigt gott.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4658) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Interesting color, reddish with an amber hue. Two fingers of off white head that settles nicely. Aroma shows cranberry and raspberry with wild notes and some wood. Very nice, bright and tannic with some acidity and fruity notes. Light bodied and dry.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012 Pours a dark copper/ruby red color with burnt orange edges when held to a light. Completely still with no head or lace. Musty aroma with a nice blend of barrel, earthy funk, vinous fruit and subtle vinegar. At first the oak and funky bugs dominate but as it warms the cherry juice and other dark fruit notes come to the forefront. Subtle acetone but more of a vinegar presence than solvent. Thinner bodied than expected with soft carbonation but not as still as it looks. Slight herbal/medicinal presence with strong cherry juice and dark berry flavor. The funky yeast and barrel presence are very subtle, taking a back seat to the sweet vinous fruit notes. Not very sour or funky with a subtle acetic quality in the finish. Kind of watered down with low carbonation and a one dimensional flavor profile making this collaboration beer pretty boring. Disappointing offering from Jolly Pumpkin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1537) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
December 16th, 2013 - Jolly Pumpkin and Maui Brewing must have put in some serious air miles to get this done, but the product is a fine sassy potion, cramming essence of cranberry into every milliliter. Enjoyed at home, I popped the top to find the cranberry scent quickly unfurling itself like a genie, colonizing the room and settling in for the whole bottle’s drinking time. It’s a sour scent with tons of raspberry and cherry, with a tang (distinct from the sour) but it is largely defined by its own acerbic quality. The taste leads with more of the tang, behind which a collection of fruit flavors gather - pomegranate, cranberry and tangerine. It’s not too sweet, instead stuffed with cranberries. That bitter-acidic sweetness doesn’t last long either, blooming then quickly wilting, leaving the beer demanding another sip. It’s not too bright, just acidic, with each intake screwing up the face and lips a bit. But in a good way. A human way.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (1324) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Blend 4. The pour is a muted ruby color. The aroma is vinegar and flowers. The taste is sour and a little bland. Don't get much oak from it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3649) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Darker amber, off-white head. Tart berries and cherry vibes on the nose at first. Funkyness and vinegar notes are present too. Quite nice actually. Lemons, some straw and dry sour berries in taste. Tart and funky finish. No need for further rant here, it’s just simply good and delicious brew. Time to enjoy the rest of the bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (13250) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of delicious JP funk, citrus and cherry. Dry and tart flavour with sour cherries and funk, pineapple and lemon. Fabulous

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15774) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle @ After Odense Tasting. Dolleshomealone. Provided by the magic Chef. Pours hazy dark amber with a creamy head and lacings. Dark fruit, lime, orange, funk, brett and barnyard. Dry and tart with an oaky touch.


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