BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich gold with decent head. Hawaii does golden ales right. Simcoe-passionfruit tinged hop nose with similar qualities in the quenching body. A refreshing, flavorful, nicely executed golden ale.
bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle, a buddy brought some island brews back for me on a recent trip to Hawaii. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a hazy light gold color with about a half inch white head which went away quickly. Lacing is average. The aroma is light, it smells like bready malt, honey, and a bit of fruit. The taste is exactly the same as the aroma, I can taste the bit of fruitiness in this beer but I canít figure out exactly what kind of fruit it is. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it seems a bit slick with decent carbonation. Itís still light, but had more substance than I expected. Drinkability is decent, itís not hard to drink at all. Not a bad brew, but itís not my favorite of the Kona beers Iíve tried.
bulldogops (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sleeve in a plastic cup at the Tiki Bar of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Was pleasantly surprised to find out the hotel had more than Budweiser, Bud Light, Heineken, and Corona. Clear golden pour with a white head that well, judging lacing in a plastic cup is probably not worth a discussion. Anyway, the aroma is quite hoppy, with a floral fruitiness of honey. Taste is honey, hops, and roast malts, but is well balanced, if a little bit on the sweeter side. My tastebuds are praying to their God for this miracle, and for salvation from the scourge of the Bud Light that could have been, I must say this makes for a particularly good beach beer, and is something I would drink regularly at home, if it were available. Excellent golden brew!
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a murky - golden/orangey hue with no head whatsoever.
Aroma is breadey, yeasty, some hops, and some citrus fruits
Flavor has a breadey beginning to a moderate hoppy ending which makes the beer have a slightly bitter end note.
Medium Mouthfeel, with light carbonation
not a bad brew at all.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 31, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange with minimal head. Fruity, orange and light hops in the aroma. Flavor is a bit heavier on the orange with a candy-like malt flavor as well. A decent brew, but wouldnít hunt it out.
darrennelson12 (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In Kona; just OK. Nothing special about this beer at all. I found it quite hoppy
jb (2019) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light color, but not pale, little to no head or lacing. Palate is cereal and not much else. Nose is a bit nutty, fruity, but not very notable. Overall this has all the makings of a standard macro. Points for no off tastes.
Dragonfly1 (454) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Happy Thanksgiving from the Big Island.....Bottle from the ABC Store. Pours a dark yellow, looks like apple cider. Slightly musty aroma and grainy. Taste is light- tropical fruits, berries, malts, with minimal hops. The fruit flavor is present in every sip- maybe these tropical breezes are affecting my taste buds. Overall itís good, a couple more hops for balance against the sweetness would be nice. Aloha.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Jens C.G. Pours clear golden with a small bubbly off white head. Nose is sweet malty. Toffee and dust. Medium bodied. Lack of hops. Boring and average.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden with a small white head. Fruity and refreshing aroma with citrus maltr and tea. Dry, citrus fruity flavour. Very drinkable