1FastSTi (3271) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I donít know where I got this bottle. Dave tells me that this a double re-gifted beer. Thick pure white creamy, bubbly head that dissipates quickly atop a clear yellow body. Kinda smells like corn, wheat, spice, and citrus fruit. The flavor is dull corn, pineapple, light wheat or barley. The palate is actually refreshing.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
via blake from matt from dave from his mom... lots of re-gifting on this beer oh such an exciting sample.
pours a very light light yellow color w/ lots of carb bubbles and a small quickly dissapating head. Palate is fairly middle of the road no carbonation really wich was odd considering the appearance. Scent was pretyt much non existent iíll guess pinapples since itís from hawaii but I donít actually smell much of anything other than some light grains. Flavor is very light a bit doughy with an odd spice. Overall pretty mild everything so itís not offensive but itís not good.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 Bottle... Clear, yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Good, creamy retention. The nose is doughy, herbal and peppery. The flavor is generously bittered and peppery as well. Light-bodied and fizzy. Crisp, lightly bitter finish. Very pilseneresque. I wasnít expecting much as I tend to lean away from pilseners. A pleasant surprise! Yet another reason to be pissed-off about never having been to Hawaii. Thanks to my client, and friend, Rich McCauley for bringing this brew back from his trlp to the islands!
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overpriced by most standards but an ok american lager, more quaffable than many with a smoother, less sweet approach and cleaner finish.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks like a crappy beer, but has a creamy, almost wheat-like flavor (my dad thinks it tastes like Dos Equis but I donít see it). Fairly smooth, but I have a feeling that this beer would just be terrible if it were just the slightest bit too warm.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a bright golden yellow. Lots of tiny bubbles rise to form a small white head. Aroma of corn and malt. Flavor is sweet and a little malty, more corn, a touch of citrus. Not bad, refreshing and easy to drink. Thanks to DavidP for sharing this one!
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
really cloudy. There might be something wrong with this bottle. I agree with another raterís comment about the white cake flavor- very accurate description. overall, decent beer, but elements are not in proper flight formation.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 This pours a macro look, but its tastes are not so macro. Thereís a certain sweet malty beginning of perhaps white cake and a very light lemon bitter in the finish. Actually, the finish ends up being more of a wheat beer finish. While confusing, it is not so bad - especially for the style.
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I belive it was the great, Hawaiin singer, Don Ho, who sang of this beer.
In the beer.
Make me happy
Make me feel fine.
Make me warm all over.
With a feeling that Iím gonna
drink you till the end of time.
So hereís to the golden brew,
thatís about to make me spew.
And mostly, whereís a place
where I can pee.
So hereís to the ginger lei
I give to you today,
And hereís some shit
That I canít drink away.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden & clear pour supporting a quickly diminishing white head and very little lacing. Malty and floral aroma. Straightforward lager flavor - nothing particularly noteworthy. Finish was decent and dry. Overall, this is a pretty run of the mill American lager but because itís brewed in Hawaii and because I love all things Hawaii, Iíll drink this again.