Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft) Orangish yellow with a small white head. Malt with a fresh hopped almost honey aroma. Hops on the tongue with a bit of graininess. Some citrus building at the end but with very little aftertaste. I would drink this if I were in Hawaii or just wishing I were.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Great American Beer Festival 2004) Straight forward, but good APA. Very drinkable.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Those used to a bitter pale ale will call this one weak. The hoppy flavor is mild, and blends with the malt for a tame, subtle peppery flavor.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt Beer Night: Gold color with a medium head. Quite a peppery aroma. Obvious hop taste, but not overwhelming. It seems to be well backed up with malt. Nicely done!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt Beer Night: Gold Coloring. Good White Head. Spicy Aroma - Pepper... and Hops. Good Hoppy Flavor..pepper is Still There and Some Citrus .. Pretty Well Balanced.. Very Enjoyable Ale!
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold color with hints of orange and a white head. Aroma of citrus hops and toasty malt. A big, intergrated citrus hop flavor in a sweet, orangey, carmelized malt. The bitterness is limited but a nice balancing acidity that extends throughout the palate. Rather full-bodied for style but very pleasant.
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hoppy aroma. The color is nut brown with a thin off-white head. Orang peel flavor of hops. Medium refreshing palate.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this at the Great Arizona Beer Festival in Phoenix. A light amber ale, average with a bit of hops.
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Rerate Much better this time around - more grapefruity citrusiness and sprucey aroma - thicker mouthfeel Original 2.5 Fresh lake water aroma, dark golden appearance, little to no head. Flavor is slightly tinny and worn out; oxidized somewhat - may be suffering somewhat from the journey from Hawaii. Slight malty aftertaste, but overall lacking in any real substance. Had to go all the way to Alaska to get a beer from Hawaii!
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2005 Bottle poured a medium amber with a good head that lasted and great lacing.
very slight hopps aroma,
Taste was ok some hoppy flavor and a little bitter at the finish.
not bad at all.