shrubber85 (7527) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Light toffee malt aroma. Hazy red amber color with minimal head. Sweet berry malt flavor. Decent but standard amber ale.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
solid amber ale, good reddish pour with okay head. lots of malt in the nose and some fruity/caramel aspects to the taste.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid red ale here. Big malty nose and flavor catch my attention. Probably my favorite out of the 12 beer sampler I got at the brewery. Lots of caramel and lightly roasted malts, LOTS! Good stuff.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, Yardhouse. Pours a dark ruby color, quite attractive. Smell is of malt and fruits. Flavor is quite interesting: classic red ale sweeter malt + hop balance with fruit, but also features a subtle smokiness that adds character to this brew. Palate is light-medium. Finishes smooth and flavors linger on tongue. Flavors could have been bolder, but nice overall.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Honolulu: Solid amber in color with some rich red tones running through. There were aromas of malt, caramel and a touch of citric hops. This continued into a medium-bodied beer with nice carbonation.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Reddish body, small head, malty nose with fruity hop notes. Moderately hopped, with a pleasant fruity flavor.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Kona brewpub. Pours a reddish copper color. Aroma is hops and malts with a little citrus. Flavor is hops, citrus and malts. Nothing special
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster - Kona Brewing Co. - Koko Marina Pub - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaiian Beer Run
Aroma – A light amber ale aroma this was weak.
Appearance – Amber reddish in color, nice head and clear.
Flavor – A light flavored amber ale. I was expecting this beer to give me a buzz on my tongue. Not even. Sorry go back re-brew.
Palate – Semi decent Mouthfeel, nice texture with a dry finish.
Overall – his beer was off and did not fall in the best of category. This was one of the worst I had all night. It still scored well but other beers where soooo much better. This beer was plain.
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild malt and hops but not boring either. A good beer with food but nothing too exciting. Par for the style I guess.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this beer on tap at the brewery while I was on vacation there. Lavaman Red pours a predictable copper color that shines very nicely in the sun. The aroma is light and is primarily malty. The taste is heavily malty with a hint of chocolate in the background. There is a slight hop bitterness that helps to balance the malt. The beer is surprisingly light bodied for the maltiness but works well. Overall, I would say this is a great session beer.