Bcoble003 (223) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - NOV 2, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smell of your typical crap beer. Really dark for a pale ale. Almost looks like pee from a very dehydrated person. Taste if strong hops and overpowering aftertaste which is not pleasant.
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alexanderj (3193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange color with a whitish head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, bread and alcohol. Lager like flavor; sweet corn/bread and fruit. Not much positive hopping going on here. A bit boozy tasting too; weird
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from Kaldi Coffee store in Joyo Heiwado shopping center. Fruity nose, very ripe peaches and some small citrus presence. Cloudy orange/amber, thin off-white head. Sweet and juicy initial / some balance in mid / finish is a bit tangy, then bitter, and end with sweetness. Almost no carbonation. A bit sticky. Not exactly cloying. Maybe unattenuated and a touch flat. Fruity but somehow lifeless. Perhaps contract brew? Label says it was made in Monroe, WI.
KansaiBeerLvrs (875) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A can from Kaldi Coffee for about 220yen which is pretty good. The can has a cool simple design listing HPA which someone told me was short for Hawaiian Pale Ale. A dark yellow pour with a crazy thick head of foam with staying power. The aroma is fruity, slightly spicy with lots of fruity ale ester notes. The flavor is caramel malts with a soft bitter finish. Thick full mouthfeel which is nice. It is a decent enough beer, though it isn’t all that much like a pale ale as it lacks any real bitterness. More like a regular ale, sweet not so cloying, ok.
Westkyoto77 (329) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Sweet and fruity hop nose. Fruits come through in the mouth too - apricots? passion fruit?- as well as brown sugar and some roasted hops. The sweetest ale I've had by a long way, and yet it wasn't too cloying. Full points for originality, but I won't be drinking this unless I'm really in the mood.
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jpkeskinen (94) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a bottle while having pasta. Fresh and fruity with a malty finish. Quite ok but something is missing.
WatersOfAmber (5) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
In can, shipped from WI to HI, brought back to WI, then to MO, then to MN. Despite the transit, handling probably wasn’t the problem. Sweet grainy aroma, mild grassy hop. Some melon and citrus hop flavor, lots of caramel flavor. Medium body. Finishes very sweet, almost sugary.
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a pleasant amber, copper with a fluffy head. The flavours were very sweet to the point of annoying and cloying.
thetmaxx (704) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can drinking this on a ocean front patio in Maui.poured orange copper nice head and decent lacing. Aroma is citrus. Not really hoppy. I thought I was making a good choice when it said it was pale ale... flavour is also unique. Very fruity with tropical/banana things happening. Perhaps they were trying for that being from Hawaii? Its not undrinkable just different. But when your watching a sailboat go by and the surf break it would have to be pretty bad not to be good, ha ha. Nice carbonation, just think they are missing ferment temps.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 bottle from ledgers liquor. pours yellow with white head. taste is lots of bananna esters. has a very sweet finish. not very good.