fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kona Brewing Company - KoKo Marina Pub
Beautiful amber color, with small creamy head. It has some aroma of good hops, a bit mild though. The flavor has some malt and caramel, just a touch of toffee; the mouthfeel, as usual, is on the dry side; strong bitterness, with some hop resins, but the hop is not shining; the final is bold and quite long.
The best beer available tonight, but nothing exciting, it’s almost a British IPA.
Dry hopped but a bit wasted.
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Tropical fruit, pale malt, marshmallow aromas. Medium body. caramel, tropical fruit, bitter grapefruit flavors, drying finish--not bad.
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler brought back by a friend from the brewery. Pours a nice clear copper from the bottle, with quickly dissipating off-white head and moderate lacing. Aroma of hops, piney resin and citrus. Taste has a nice hop characteristic, but not too overpowering, leaving a solid bitter aftertaste. Pretty good IPA, and along with the Koko Brown, probably the best from Kona. My only disappointment comes from possible bad transport; it definitely wasn’t shipped cold and possibly lost some carbonation along the way, leading to the mediocre head.
hatefly (4) - - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Was decent but not a huge fan of IPA unless it’s good. Nothing special really. It’s got a bit of hop standard for an IPA, it does have a bit of bitter aftertaste.
Bcoble003 (244) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Meh not the worst IPA that I have taste of strong fruitiness nothing more than a normal ipa
dinkle50 (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold color, great lacing. hardly any head though. Creamy mouth, hoppy bitter finish. Aroma is incredibly weak for this though. Not bad but still missing something for me.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange amber with a large white head. Aroma is grapefruit and a hint of licorice. Flavor is bitter and balanced with a spicy grapefruit finish
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright amber with orange highlights and a finger of white, creamy head. The nose is sweet and fruity with a noticable grapefruit and a slight tropical fruit note. The middle has a sweet caramel and bready malt with a big citrus fruit and light floral notes on the finish accompanying a moderate hop bitterness. Slightly resinous mouthfeel with a mild alcohol presence. Overall, a pretty good IPA.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ their Honolulu Pub... One of my favorites from our visit. Poured clear amber/orange with a fluffy, white head. Very citrusy in hop flavor with also added pine. It dried out towards the end allowing some alcohol characters to come through too. Some malt sweetness as well as light fruits like passion fruit attempted to balance the bitterness but the hops came through allowing for a nice bitter finish.
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taphouse. Deep amber with a creamy head. Rich woodsy aroma. Drinks with quite the robust character, almost like an IIPA. Thick and strongly flavored. (#4186, 7/23/2011)