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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Brewed within the parameters of a classic India Pale Ale or I.P.A., our version boasts a burst of hops from start to finish, and is balanced with a sweet maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12363) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
On tap at Sam Choys in Honolulu, HI. Poured a medium to deeper orangish / copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hoppiness, citrus and some caramel. Tastes follow suit. Light to medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
GABF-03: Dark amber, close to no head. Mild aroma of scotch-like hops. Pale, bready, with a little malts behind, but with an medicine flavor as well. Hay, sour fruit. Not hitting the style, IMO,. but it's still decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Red, thinly topped. This is a bit thin, but sweet and elegantly hopped. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3738) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
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.

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