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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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CBC and our fellow islanders at Maui Brewing Co are bridging the distance from Hawaii to the mainland with big flavor, camaraderie, and generosity. This centennial, chinook, and nugget-stoked IPA, made floral with the addition of hibiscus flower, is the first of an annual series of collaborative beers benefiting local charities. This time around, a donation will be made to Beer for Boobs, a Susan G Komen 3-day team formed by San Diego company White Labs, who contributed the yeast for this brew. No matter which side of the Pacific you’re on, there’s no better reason to " Drink Pink!"


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, - JAN 14, 2013
Pours ruby red, clear, with a thin head. Awesome aroma - hoppy citrus with a strong and pungent floral. Mustiness, some hops, some astringence. Thin body. Dry finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Herbal, floral with some citrus and a lighter spiciness. Found it a bit thinner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2014
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/4/2014. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, berries, pine, herbal, grass, flowers, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, hibiscus spicing, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, berries, pine, herbal, grass, flowers, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapfruit, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, berries, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/pine hops, hibiscus spicing, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very nice hibiscus spiced IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, hibiscus spicing, and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1278) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Not my thing. Pours a rose color with thin head. Smells of flowers and hops. Yet another beer with hibiscus that does nothing for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Weak aroma of hops and citrus. Pours a dark amber color with a short lasting white head. Dry feel with a chalky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Reddish pour with an amber copper hue and one finger of white head. Nose is funky and heady with raw hops and some floral notes. Raw bitterness in the flavor with citrus rind and heady hops. Medium bodied with a lasting pithy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2255) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Draft at unos. Pours reddish amber with a small white head. The aroma is quite floral, a bit of citrus. The taste is medium bitter, flowers, dry finish. Nice residual bitterness.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pink head. Had on tap. Very lIght flavor as far as beer. Hibiscus is noted and makes a difference. Makes this unique, but leaves me wondering if the beer would be any good without that flavoring.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1085) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours rosy orange with white head, dissipating. Flower, herbal and something planty nose. Taste is fragrant, planty, caramel sweetness and citrus. Like I ate a flower...not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear dark pinkish burgundy pour with a soft white head. Splashes of lace. Strong red fruit florals. Raspberry thorns. Currants. Celery stalks. Artichoke leaves. Hibiscus. Rose hips. Red apple peels. Dragonfruit. Blood orange pith. Pink peppercorns. Dry finish. Lasting puckering tannins.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at home. This is a nice offering. The color is a pink hued copper with a white fluffy head that dies quickly. Floral aromas and jamaica are intermingled with some citrus and pine hops. Flavor is huge for the abv. I like it. Not too much hibiscus. The hops are still the star here. Good!


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