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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Very pleasing fruity sour aroma with strawberry and orange notes. A never-ending effervescent head ad a cloudy amber color. Very nice sour. Not as much body as I would expect, but the flavor/sour/tartness is awesome.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5107) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/21/2016. Pours slightly hazy light reddish orange/amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart cherry, passion fruit, mango, strawberry, melon, pear, lemon, green apple, grapefruit, red grape, oak, pepper, hay, straw, and grass; with light leathery funk, red wine vinegar, wheat, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit juice, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart cherry, passion fruit, mango, strawberry, melon, pear, lemon, green apple, grapefruit, red grape, oak, pepper, hay, straw, and grass; with light leathery funk, red wine vinegar, wheat, bread, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness; with lingering notes of tart cherry, passion fruit, mango, strawberry, melon, pear, lemon, green apple, grapefruit, red grape, oak, pepper, hay, straw, grass, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit juice, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance. Slightly puckering, but never astringent on tartness. Light-moderate dryness from tart/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/acidic/tannic, and lightly grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit juice, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modest acidity/tannins. A really enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (617) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Delicious. Pours brownish red. Tart and smooth. Cherry and passion fruit are well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3098) - 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 (5432) - 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 (2089) - 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 (2992) - 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 (7340) - 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 (3069) - 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 (1657) - 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 (19802) - 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.


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