Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red, as you'd expect, with a toffee head. It has a caramel character, slightly hopped, almost nutty at the finish. An excellent amber.
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this Hawaiian red ale in a Japanese restaurant in Maui. The atmosphere of this Maui-pad contributed greatly toward my love for this beer. The waitress placed it on the table and the color was radiant. Bright red, slight maltiness, nice full flavor. A great local beer.
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.
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.
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.
zoucrew102 (346) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at kona brewpub Honolulu. Caramel malt aroma with some hoppiness. Pours reddish amber colored with thin white head and good lacing. Caramel malt to start with some hoppiness. Finishes smooth and dry with a bit of chocolate malt.
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mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(24Mar2003--draft at brewery)
5.7% ABV, 26 IBU.
As close to perfection in a red ale as I've seen recently.
Not outside the box, but executed perfectly.
Pours dark copper, with a complex aroma profile of specialty malts
and a light aromatic hop presence.
Crystal and caramel malts dominate the flavor, but an odd (not unpleasant)
"sweet potato" presence keeps things interesting: sweet with a full mouthfeel.
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
ElGaucho (2141) - 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.
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.