adamnase (293) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola. Pours clear golden with a medium foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes with light dry notes. Taste is also a mix of clean cereal notes with some light dry hoppy notes with subtle residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation.
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden with a diminishing foam. Buttery grain malts with mellow lemon and hints of tinned pineapple syrup. Traces of lime with a biscuit, corn finish. Fatty and peppery on the palate. Probably tastes better in Hawaii than Wigston. Average.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too much citrus flavor in my opinion. Pretty bitter too. Not what I was expecting.
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drjoeng (458) - - NOV 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4.4%ABV. Golden Ale.
Poured out of the bottle a cloudly pale amber. 10ºSRM.
Nose has nice barley flavors. Maybe some brief lime as a nod to the hops. But otherwise has the nose of a pale ale. There might be some citrus sweetness, but otherswise not much character other than nice malty aromas. There is a hint of nuttiness Sweet and clean. I was on the lookout for "off flavors" given the expiry date.
Mouthfeel has pronounced carbonation. The palate is dominated by wheat like flavors of dough, wheat toast, water biscuit and flour. There are some lighlty toasted flavors of lightly browned wheat toast. The palate is a little rounded by some fruity vaguely sour notes of fresh lemon and and Kaffir lime, which then collapse into some spice-like flavor notes of sweet nutmeg and orange peel. No hop character...and thank my lucky stars no "off flavors"
There is no finish to speak of. Definitely overall malt-balanced as a bona fide golden or pale ale should.
I’m glad the brewers decided not to mess with a complicated hop recipe or dry hopping this puppy and just concentrate on puttin out the best pale ale they could, I have alot of respect for the crew at Kona, but not ballsy enough to make it to the list. A very solid and professional effort though. I’ll be watching you, Kona!
lbianchi66 (221) - FRANCE - NOV 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. Pas de mousse. Arômes biscuit, caramel et fruits jaunes. Goût de céréales, fruits confits. Une gorgée puis plus rien: aucune longueur en bouche. Texture acqueuse.
Une bière médiocre.
Piw (627) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl oz Flasche. Klar und golden. Kleine Schaumkrone. Leichter Körper. Leichter hopfig und bitter mit mildem Nachgeschmack. Gut trinkbar.
jeevan (213) - SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Slight haze pale. Faint hop and malt aroma. Light malts and hops and light fruity flavours. Nothing special but refreshing. Likely very nice on a hot day.
phfyysik (169) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden light body, very small foam. Soft aroma, bit mint and fruits. Light taste, little bit corn and butter insinde. After is bit oily and wont stay long. Drinkable, but nothing special.
Choos (698) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: male driven giving way to caramel and some pineapple hop
App: pale golden, tiny head finishes quick
Flavour: watery pineapple and a hint of malt
Palate: finishes fast
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EAGLE82 (224) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a great surprise! Nice aroma and color. But the taste is an unbelievable great mix of light hoppy and tropical fruit. I’m in love.