zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer holds a special place in my heart. After spending a good long time in Hawaii, this beer is always available on tap in local places, a constant choice for pitchers with buddies. Not much to the beer, caramel color with caramel flavors. Not much chocolate.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2009 On tap at Kona Koko Marina. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Nose is fruity hops and sugar. Flavor is a little weak and not much of a finish. Mouthfeel is not bad.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Koko Marina. Poured a clear amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor was sweet and malty.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a small head. Nice malty spicy flavor, with a lingering finish.
shrubber85 (8836) - 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 (1401) - 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 (1532) - 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.