rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice amber beer with a nice aroma and appearance. However the taste is weak and the alcohol content is low. It has a nice smell but there is something lacking to the actual beer.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this beer on Tap at Madison Square Garden and I really thought it drank very well. It is light and crsip but jas some good flavor and a nice finish.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours clear pale gold with a good sized white frothy head. Good retention and some lacing.
Very mild aromas - mainly light floral perfume and some lemon-lime.
On the light side of medium body and a little soapy. Moderate hop bitterness, and a short clean finish. Having lived in Hawaii, there’s no novelty factor for me. This is so-so.
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a decent yellow color with a big frothy white head that was gone in a jiffy and left litttle lacing. Nose is strongly of malts and hops. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, and flavor is a little sweet. Mildly bitter finish. A decent lager.
aknod (16) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn’t even know Hawaii made beers until this one came up on the menu. It was very hoppy, and has very little to no head after a huge frothiness. Tasty with a bit of an aftertaste, overall you would really have to like hops to enjoy although it was nice. Would do again.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An aroma of sweet corn and wet paper. A nice golden pour with guey white lacing. A rich malty sweetness that is almost cloy. A teing of bitter at the finish. A decent palate for this one. It is a bit of a surprise in how close it is to being good. Decent beer.
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A medium yellow brew that supports a large frothy white head.
Weak malt/hop aroma - perhaps soapy.
Thin flavored and bland. Typical pale lager.
KPMycoskie (15) - USA - JAN 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught - Honolulu, HI. I am more of an ale guy, but this lager is very full flavored and has a good light amber color. Smooth flavor throughout with no surprises. Light hop character. Finishes a little malty, in a good way. If only this beer were a beautiful rich woman that would invite me to live with her on the island...
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of my coworkers husbands recently returned with this for me, now that’s cool!
I had several of these about 5 years ago on my last trip through Hawaii, I spent more time drinking the Fire Rock Pale Ale but this wasn’t bad as I recall.
Typical clear pale gold color of every other tropical lager. Mild spicy hops and sweet grain scent. Lightly tart, crisp up front with a sweet, short-lived middle, mild bitter follow and a tangy aftertaste. I guess my memory served me well, not a bad brew for a hot day in the islands but I’d still rather have the Pale Ale!
Dennis C. thanks for this!
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m actually quite pleased with this beer. Even though is AC is low I can taste it, pretty well. The malts are appearent though out the entire beer. I can find myself drinking more of these in the future.