SDalkoholic (2173) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 Bottle from Northgate in Barrio Logan:
I felt as though I needed to revisit certain beers that I bashed on my first time drinking in my infancy stages of learning beer, but then again there were also beers such as this one that was clearly years past expiration date and still being sold on the shelf which I hold the brewery accountable for and have always rated the beer for what it is the day I tasted it. Anyways, I have had a big change of heart of this beer and will no longer leave it at a 0.5 rating (original review below). The aroma is subtle yet has a decent touch of floral piney hops which are welcomed considering this is mass marketed pale ale. The drink is somewhat bitter in flavor with chewy hops that bring about flavors of earthy wood and organic orchard tree honey. This is a real solid pale ale and could one day rival Sierra Nevada Pale Ale—IMO.
October 26, 2009 rating 0.5
Aroma of wet cardboard and appears as a lumpy gold beer with floaties. Bad or just really old bottle because this tasted like ass. Not a beer i plan on buying anytime soon unless there was a fresh tapping of a keg to erase the horrid first impression this beer gave me
zathrus13 (1721) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold/amber, with a white head. Aromas are hops, broen sugar, and malt. Flavors are caramel, hops, and malt. Much more sweet than most pales, but it’s rather good. Thanks to FlacoAlto for this bottle.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was actually a balanced and well hopped ale. Pours deep golden with a thick yellowish head. Aroma is hoppy, citrusey and grassy. The flavor is smooth cirusey hops backed by a sweet malt background. Grassy grapefruit bitter finish.
tamedturtle (10) - Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice and hoppy beer I believe has a great hop amount for a pale ale decent in appearance although not impressive with aroma but definitely has a good taste and mouth feel I get this every time i visit the islands.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kona’s main brewery. Not a bad pale ale. This along with Mehana’s Pale Ale ended up being my beer of choice for a week on the Big Island. Not a bad choice, strong offering in Pale Ale category.
dankbrewqueen (41) - Morongo Valley, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Hawaiian ale is very good. A real treat when visiting the big lsland of Hawaii.
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy deep coppery with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of bready caramel malt, hops, tropical fruit, and citrus. Tastes hoppy, piney, with some tropical fruit, including pineapple, some black peppery notes, and some citrus.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour with an off white head. Slightly hoppy aroma. Caramel maltiness. Bitter and dry with some floral notes. Good
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A polynesian beer that tastes like many of the beers from the West Coast, right down to the hops.
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden body with a white head.small hop aroma and flavor.not much else going on.