leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like this beer, although I think one of the the best things it has going for it is it’s appearance - what a beautiful coppery-red tone. Great hoppy malt flavor - bordering on rich (I’ll leave it at full). Hints of yeast popping through as it spreads on the palate. Finishes bittery-smooth.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a healthy head. Has a sweet floral aroma with a taste to match. Sweet with a mild bitterness. Beer is not bad, but I really like the bottle cap which apparently teaches you Hawaiian (moana = ocean), its a nice little touch.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JAN 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty sweet for a pale ale. Hops are defined but not really balancing the sweetness out. Drinkable, enjoyable, and not too bad.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. I haven’t been that impressed with Kona to this point but enjoyed this one. Comparable to other solid pale ales. Light brown color with a thin head. Slight hop aroma - pleasant and fragrant. Sweet malty body very pleasing to the palate. Drinkable and appropriately complex for this style.
PamelaCupcakes (2) - USA - JAN 8, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one knocked out Deschutes’ Mirror Pond as my favorite American pale ale. Bitter, but more balanced without the syrup-y aftertaste.
BREWMUSKCLES (2227) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not a bad pale ale per se. decent malt profile a bit like caramel. decent hop profile along the grapefruit line. nice copper color indicitive of decent. refreshing, a touch velvety with adequate carbonation. a little extra fruit punch in the finish with a hint of bitters.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent hop aroma and bitterness throughout. Malt profile held up fine. I’m thinking that this would be an IPA if it were brewed in BC.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Luau - so I must admit the rating is a little biased by the good times. Strong caramel malt base, medium bodied. Really well hopped - almost IPA in essence. Grapefruit bite without the sting. Well built ale.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured amber with a small fluffy off white head. Aroma of hops. Good balance of hops and malt.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at San Diego Brewing Co. Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a thin, white head with a little bit of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a slight toffee note and very little hops. There is a slight grainey note that is not really appetizing. Medium bodied and smooth.