nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber/gold color with a two finger white head. Aroma of malt and grass. Flavor was piney with very little malt base.
jeremytoni (2891) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle poured a light amber color with a small head. Light flavor of malt and spice, with a quick finish.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and grass/pine hops aroma. Amber color wtih moderate head. Strong pine/grass hops flavor - very light malt. Nice hoppy beer.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours decent caramel with a cream colored head. A bit bland besides in the flavor and nose.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The bar had this listed on their menu as ’Sunset Lager.’ Expecting a bland light lager, I was happily surprised when the beer arrived and was dark in color with a good balance between caramel malt and hoppy aroma. A very good pale and and well balanced.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Pours a light caramel color with a fast disappearing head. Not attractive. Nose is of sweet malt and caramel. Flavor consists of one sided sweetness with a slightly bitter finish. Palate also leaves something to be desired. This is simply a marginal beer.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, purchased at Foodland, Princeville, Kauai. Pours a dark red color. No aroma whatsoever. Pretty typical Amber, although this is much more malty than other Ambers I have had recently. Overall, there is nothing about this beer that stands out. I think the fact that I am sitting here on a lanai staring out at the Napali Coast is causing me to be generous with my rating.
junon (383) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Looks good. Looks strong. I must agree with other raters and say not much aroma. Taste is there though. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale. Maybe not quite as packed by enough to make me raise in eyebrow. Not bad. EDIT: (02/25/09) Retried as Hawaii Nui Sunset. Supposedly the merger brought on better quality control. This time around Im getting chocolate.
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep amber pour with a tiny bit of froth at top. roasted malts and fruits on the nose along with a slight syrup scent. nice thickness and a great malt taste with notes of chocolate.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought this beer was a little disappointing. A decent hop aroma but not a whole lot of flavor here. Amber color with a thin head. Description says bittersweet chocolate complexity? I don’t remember this at all.