fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy red-amber color, the head disappears quickly. There is some aroma of malt, caramel, and light butter. The mouthfeel I just less dry than most other beers here, strong flavor of dark caramel, almost roasted malt, with strong bitterness; the hop provides some resins but no fruity touch; there is an impression of butter. Long final.
A sturdy IPA, mostly an American Amber; they should control the diacetyl.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Aloha IPA. A dark amber with no head. In aroma, smooth biscuit malt with floral hops. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with honey notes, floral hops, citrus notes, nice. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30, 2012.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@Aloha Beer Hall. Clear copper color with ivory head. Pine, floral, dank, spicy hop aromas. Medium body. Nice Kona Bud, spicy hop, pine sap flavors on a solid pale malt base--tasty IPA
Daytonbeer (389) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice redish brown with small white head, no lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops. Taste is smoother than I expected. Well-rounded with bitter aftertaste.
Pawola22 (3104) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub (Sam Choy’s). Pours a clear, dark amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderately sticky lacing. Aroma is lighter, fruity caramels, florals, a touch of citrus pine, and a bit of a sourness. Flavor somewhat thin, but better. Light caramels, a decent piney citrus, a hint of bread, some florals, and a few resins. Finishes dry with a medium piney bitterness and a touch of caramel sweetness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Lighter body and soft, crisper, medium carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Fairly well hopped and straightforward with a bit thin of a body. Something was a touch off on the aroma, but this was easily the pub’s best.
decaturstevo (4085) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange with creamy head and lace. Caramel malt light/medium resiny hop aroma. Semi sweet start with a decent resiny finish. Slightly foamy medium bodied beer.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Somewhere, this brew went wrong--assuming that they are not using the Ringwood yeast for this beer. Starts promisingly enough as it sports an orange-tinged amber body with a decent head. However, any indistinct hoppiness is utterly bogged down by the diacetyl/butterscotch aroma and flavors. If any style category could salvage this, it would fall under the rubric of buttery English-style E.S.B.’s.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Sam Choy’s. Clear, dark gold with a white head. Odd herbal and earth nose. Strange flavor, too - orange and weird herbal flavors, light earth. Really didn’t like this much at all.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Sweet caramel malt and pine hops aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Sweet caramel malt and moderate hops flavor. Lingering hops aftertaste. Very nice - great blending of hop and malt flavors.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster - Big Aloha Brewery (Sam Choys) - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaii Beer Run
Aroma – A decent IPA aroma with some malts lingering.
Appearance – Yellow in color, nice head and clear.
Flavor – A decent IPA flavor with the good malt background to hold it up. This was about 70 IBU’s it was pretty good.
Palate – Had a good Mouthfeel, the hops made the beer finish very dry this was a good IPA would hold up in the Pac NW.
Overall – IPA fans can get a beer they would be happy with. It is not the huge IPAs we have but still la decent IPA.