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.
Jyrsa (61) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cherry red with a white head. Nose has chocolate of all things with berries on the back stage. Chocolate malts, fruits and berries. Slightly thin body.
larryLSB (432) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mea Inu Beach Bar and Grill, Lihue Airport. Reddish gold with a medium off white head. Nose is malty with a touch of sweetness. Taste is balanced. Good stuff while waiting for dat plane.
Tonkun (872) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Amber pour. Caramel, plum, roast, wheat. Biscuit, caramel, toffee. Medium body. Nice carbonation
pdx77 (1376) - Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Kona Brewing Co. Amber color. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt. Taste is caramel, plum, sweet citrus, and a hint of nuttiness. Slightly nutty and citrusy finish.
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at kona - pours clear amber with lingering medium thick head. Nose of malt, wheat, and grass. Taste is of roasted malt, pine, and caramel. Nice red ale.
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Salmoniform (677) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap to glass at the Kailua brewery. Crystal clear red hue with creamy off white head. Aroma is malty, rye?, pepper, cocoa, melon. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweet initially with a spicy bitter following that extends into the finish. Overall this is a pretty nice red ale.
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Duke’s Beach House, Lahaina, 26/04/14.
Clear reddish amber with a moderate off white swirl atop the glass.
Nose is toasted malt, light toffee notes, mellow fruit, hint of orange.
Taste comprises toasted bread, very light smoke, toffee, less fruit than on the nose, biscuit malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So so, Ok for style.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet nutty malt with light grassy hops, faint mineral notes, OK. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with light grassy hops, pleasant and nutty. On tap at Koko location.
DuffMan (6800) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Kalapaki Joe’s in Kauai. Red-orange hue, average white head. Sweet caramel malts with a papaya-like hoppy fruit character and a moderately bitter finish. Not bad.
junon (415) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Everything is just so weak...save appearance. No surprise wirh Kona offerings. This definitely needs to accompany food.