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.
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Kona Brew Pub on Oahu. Poured a deeper orange / copperish color with a small sized head. Aromas of floral hops, light citrus and malts. Tastes the same hoppiness with some toasted malts and light caramel. Light lacing left on the glass.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft at the bewery in Kona, HI. This is a solid red ale. nice color, good malt flavor. It’s a very good every day beer
Derek881 (1006) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery in Kona, Hawaii. The beer was a somewhat clear, glowing, bright red-amber color with a small, tan, bubbly white head that was short lived. It was very wet and sweet with a fruity taste; almost too sweet. The carbonation was low to average with some fizzyness, and a medium body. A decent beer, but a bit too heavy on the sweetness.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red beer. Malty. Some hops noticable. Good even flavor. Not bad but a fairly typical beer.
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Yardhouse in Waikiki. Decent hoppy aromas off this red ale with a decent head. Flavors were pretty good to with a toasted malty and less than hoppy flavor.
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar located at Kapalua Village Golf Course. Relatively faint aroma with a hint of hops and a hint of malt. Dark copper with steady carbonation and a small, off-white head. Tastes a lot like Keoki Sunset. Relatively dry with solid hop profile. Not so dry as to be unbalanced, however. Also reminds me a bit of Summit EPA. Enjoyable though not spectacular.
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This reddish-amber ale poured with a frothy off-white head. The flavor is malt-based with a sharp hoppy finish. Well-balanced and tasty.
kseecs16 (1202) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brew pub 11/02/06. Dark copper-red body with a light off-white head. Slightly sweet malty aroma. Flavor was malty and somewhat sweet with little hops evident. Smooth, rich, medium body.
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at a poolside bar in paradise, on my recent visit to Maui. Pours out a clear reddish amber color with a small thin head. Aroma was of some floral hops with some sweet malt notes. Mouthfeel was a bit watery. Flavor was decent with some bitter hop notes and some grassy notes here and there mixed with some sweet tastes almost like a nutty honey flavor. Finishes with a harsh bitterness. Not bad but not great.