hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 Bottle... Clear, deep, golden ale. The aroma is full of juicy citrus fruit and toffee. The flavor almost mirrors the aroma... citrus fruit rind and a more pronounced caramel taste instead of toffee. Malty, but generously bittered. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, lightly bitter, dry finish. Thanks to Rich McCauley for bringing this bottle back from his trip to Hawaii!
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazy gold color with a tan head that disappears after a bit. There is a hoppy aroma of candid citrus fruit, malt, and a hint of alcohol. Sweetish with a nice toasted biscuits and malt flavor up front. This beer finishes with a solid hop flavor and a nice sharp bitterness. I get notes of toffee, orange, hay, tropical fruit, and herbs. This is a pretty good pale, light bodied, and easy drinking.
hopdog (8920) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 On tap. Amber/copper in color. Musty citris aroma and tastes. Did not strike me as anything special.
5 4 5 3 9
Rerate. Tried again on tap. Citrus with some caramel. Not as bad as originally rated. Increased the #s some.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clean golden orange body with a white head and some decent lacing. Aroma and flavors are citrusy with carmel and nuts. Not a bad brew.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-copper body with medium carbonation. Fruity malt aroma plus orange citrus and light caramel. Similar character in the flavor but a bit more hoppy. Balance is decent.
Terminus (3232) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a nice orange hue with minimal head. lots of little yeast floaties. floral hops, akin to SNPA. weak palate and flavors, mostly of hops with an orange twist. This company tried an SNPA clone and failed. sorry Hawaii!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This one has a very disgusting public restroom aroma, almost like walking into a rest area, or a truck stop perhaps. Also lingering aroma of grass clippings and wet cardboard. Absolutely no legs or lacing, and a quicklyh diminishing head. A very golden pale appearance. The malts give this one a terrible tasting thin mouthfeel, and a toasted breakfast cereal aftgertaste.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, snifter. Grainy, toasted cereal malt (M); flowery hops (L); touch of gas station bathroom in the aroma. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic, husky finish. Aftertaste of toasted cheerios. Medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: was it worth getting my Hawaii rating? Sure, why not.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 This poured with a light orange body, quickly diminishing head, with some lace. Aroma is floral and fruity. The flavor is sweet malty, grassy, and a bit earthy. Easy going and even tempered, maybe like Hawaii. A little thin at the end. Overall ok.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floaties of yeast in suspension on a pale amber canvus with some sticky lacing and foamy looking light head. The aroma is musky with some light hops, diacytel and a funky malt profile. The flavor has a cloying dry sweetness followed by a sandpaper layer of hops that scratch over trying to balance. Full bodied in a bad way with a finish like that Orange cleaner that Billy Mays sells. Could be a little better crafted to me.