hezron (609) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, on the Island of Kauai. Lightly fruity, citrus aroma with a hint of minerals. Amber-orange with a thin, but lasting off-white head. Soft hop flavor with fruity hints, I want to say pineapple, but is that because I’m in Hawaii? Well balanced, enough malt to make it interesting. Medium-light body that feels fairly substantial for what it is.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, packaged on Sep 14 05. Orange/amber hue, slight white head diminishes...light carbonation. Sweet aroma of malt, a touch carmel, and orangey citrusy hops...a touch tropical? Middle of the road for bitterness in a pale...nice ligering mix of fruit and malt...on tap & in the bottle, this has been a solid pale ale while in HI...almost candied orange finish...quite enjoyable.
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this one more than their Longboard Lager. It has a great Hoppy flavor which is not to strong.Combined with a little fuit flavor mixed in and nice smooth malt to balance it out. I would choose this beer over a lot of others. It made not be the best beer I had but it is very drinkable something I could have again and again.
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pale ale. Verrrrrry nice...Deep, deep orange/copper color, with a smally small cream looking head. Mid medium flavor, not very strong, but a pretty good palate. A little bitter at the end, and the aftertaste lasts a good amount of time. A pretty average pale ale. Subtle hints of fruit. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada, maybe a little bit better. Kinda underrated in my opinion.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via trade with FlacoAlto - Thanks Sebastian! - Pours a hazy amber with a short white head that hangs around. Aroma of grapefruit and floral hops and caramel malts. Flavor is fruity.. Notes of citrus, apricot, caramel and a bit of yeast. Palate is nice and balanced and smooth. I found this very drinkable and tasty.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma of nutty munich sweet caramel malt, followed by a light floral hop. Good malty flavor, with significant hop bitterness, and mild hop flavor and yeast frutiness. The beer has decent body and handles the 6% pretty well. Overall the beer is pretty well made, it could be slightly better balanced and rides a fine line between APA and IPA.
BrewDad (4600) - Olympia, USA - OCT 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2005 Newport Microbrew Festival) A red amber color and a good balance between both hops and malts. Semi fruity with a great overall flavor. I like this beer and would have more while mowing the lawn. Good Job Kona.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks FalcoAlto. Poured a very red amber. Huge foamy head, left fast and left below average lacing. Smelled malty. Tasted malty and sweet.A bit washed out on the finish, and need atouch more hops.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught. Tasted at Pudley’s during trip to California. Light brown clear colour with a nice foam. Hoppy and sweet aroma. Great taste of caramel and some sweet maltness. It’s all ends up dry and some bitter. Overall a great ale.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice floral hoppy aroma. This is pretty nice. It’s like a combo of Sierra Nevad pale ale and the kona heaviness found in their longboard lager.