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RATINGS: 266   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma is cherries, tart apple, oak, and floral notes. Apperance is mahogany, good clarity. Flavor is cherry, sour apple, oak, earth, and herbal spice. Medium body, good carbonation. Overall a excellent beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3050) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle thanks to Niels ! Pours a rusty crimson color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is musty passionfruit, juicy cherry, some aceto character and soft toasted grain. Palate follows with lots of juicy cherry mingling with nuances of tropical fruit and composted earthy cranberry, grape must and lots of old wet wood barrel character. Acid level in high but the round malt sweetness keeps it in check like a flanders style red. Fun to try !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5045) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Brouwer’s, Seattle. Clearish red, creamy gray head. Sweet, rich, light cran-tart with cocoa nib. Sweet, growing complexity sip. Brown ale, with some darker leather accented by light cranberry tart, just over top. Interesting, a little muddled, a little banana. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (1904) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at Brouwer's Cafe in Seattle-USA. Copper clear pour a bit dark, little ivory lacing. Nose: molasses, caramel, a little funky note, strong wood. Mouth: a bit mild, watery, just a reminiscence of the nose. Bummer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2922) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska 2012 vintage. Smak och doft av trä, jäst, jord, hö, halm, citrusskal, körsbärskärnor, röda druvor, lätt syrlig, funkig, bra balans i smakerna, gott!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6862) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle share at Leighton’s, many thanks to LKS. As ’Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena ’Ole’, 2012 vintage, 6%. Vibrant orange, clear, pretty still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is balsamic strawberries, some malt vinegar, redcurrant. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation, tooth-coating. Taste is cherry, malt vinegar, muddled fruits and dry into the finish. Pretty decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
750 mL bottle shared by Gus at his birthday bottle share. The pour is a clear orange red with a thick collar of white head and no lace. The aroma is incredibly sour. There is a light acidity and battery acid there but the fruits are great. The flavor mimics this very well. There is a bitterness for sure. I like the sour fruits. Nicely balanced, but I would imagine this is better as it were fresh. The mouth feel is thin and light with a crisp carbonation and a lingering sourness. Good for sure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1484) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for his birthday. 2012 vintage. Aroma is very fucking funky, almost an off manure smell, horse blanket, sour. Appearance is reddish brown, off white head. Taste is weed, some sour, dank, barnyard, meh. Mouthfeel is medium body and light to crisp carbonation, dry sour aftertaste. Overall, I thought it would be much better but it’s drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19238) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up on the US. Vintage 2012. Pours clear reddish gold with a frothy, off-white head. Light musty funk in he nose, some tangerine, orange peel. Light to medium sweet flavor with mellow acidity, some lemon, leather, light grass, damp wood, more tangerine. Light bodied with average carbonation. Super clean on th finish, with more lemony acidity, subtle woody dryness, hints of berries, salty sweat. Excellent. Extremely well balanced and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17653) - 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 (13010) - 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.


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