strings (377) - Sydney, - MAR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at some Mexican restaurant near Kona. Started badly, finished better. Strangely much better with Mexican food, which made it start tasting like a rich fruity pale ale.
benpickens (444) - Camarillo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with white frothy head; crystal malt up front worth nice sweet aromas on the nose and tongue
dfinney23 (2284) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Suitably red pour with a thin off-white head. Lots of caramel with some fruit and biscuit. Not my favorite Kona.
beertholomeus (1242) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a burnt red color with a white head. Caramel, toast, floral, biscuit and earthy aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral and caramel finish.
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red draft pour with a thin ring of white head. At Keoki's in Kauai. Malty earthy aroma. Taste is burnt flowers, some fruit, and malty. Pretty good for the style.
smroush (137) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Basically your Irish-style red. Malty without much hop presence. Pretty simple hop dominated beer. Not bad,but not too great either.
andyhwcinc (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at Sensei Sushi in Honolulu, HI while enjoying my last sushi meal on the island :(. I didn’t take tasting notes, but remember this being decent. Nothing that really stood out, nice malty notes with a crisp finish and I could have had more of these easily.
hayduke (3776) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a draft pour at the brewpub in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. Came in the glass a clear red with an off white head. Nose of caramel malts and some fruit. Medium in body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is malts with some spice. Finish is dry and lightly bitter. Nice amber.
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Yard House Waikiki 201214. Great flavour in this beer. Super malty with biscuit, caramel and toffee flavours coming through. True to its name this beer pours copper red with a light tan head. While the aroma is moderate the flavour more than makes up for it.
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red crystal clear, white foamy head, taste is Carmel, malty, great pour in Hawaii.
slowrunner77 (7264) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"all the great malt and hop flavors i expect from a good red...just not BIG enough to be one of the best. tasty brew and a solid effort though. good, not great."