BernardusFife (3) - USA - APR 25, 2008 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good carbonation, scent and looks, but it tastes like light fruity gingerale. I will give it another try; maybe my tastebuds are out of whack.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Lightly hazy straw body, passion fruit nose. Strong passion fruit flavors with some finishing wheatiness. Very refreshing.
jjuf1853 (1195) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow color with a medium white head. Pungent aroma of tropical fruit, herbs, and grasses, but also hints of ammonia. Flavor is mostly dominated by the sweet passion fruit with subtle wheat. Crisp and refreshing, but I wouldn’t want to enjoy this on a regular basis. However, I think this would be a good beer to offer at a cookout for the casual beer drinker looking for something a little different.
Strykzone (4401) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Daknole! Unfiltered honey gold body with a small short lasting white head. Nice carbonation. Hard to find aroma. Some fruit flavor is evident along with wheat and honey. Slightly acidic. A tart Lifesaver aftertaste. An interesting beer but not particularly a good one. My first from Hawaii.
JorisPPattyn (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Wheat-golden, clear beer with small white rim. Aromatic, simple esters and an aroma as from bamboo shoots. Citric, light fruity, like passion fruit. Sweet-ish. Refreshing, light body, some wheatslickness. Nice interpretation. This beer is probably perfect under the Hawaian sun, watching the surfers at the beach...
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
this is an odd beer. Beer has a nice tropical aroma but a bit watery and thin mouthfeel after the aroma was disappointing. Carbonation is nice and this might ok after a long day mowing the lawn...but I didnt think this was such a great beer.
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear pale golden color with a thin quick white head. Aroma mostly of tropical fruit, namely passion fruit and a hint of a herbal grassiness. Light body and lower carbnonation. Slight biscuity flavor with softer passion fruit notes. Finish is clean and quick.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 Bottled. I’ve been a fan of Kona Brewing, but this was a disappointment as I worked through a six-pack Very light wheat flavor with a little passion fruit. The good news is that there are no "off" flavors. The bad news is that the wheat and passion fruit flavors really don’t work that well together in my opinion. The beer also comes across a little watery. The beer just seemed to misfire.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy/cloudy golden with a thin white head that fades fast. Nose is fruity and refreshing--passionfruit, apricot, peach. Simple and easy flavor profile and mouthfeel. Strong with passionfruit and apricot, and peach fruit flavors. Not a ton going on here, but it was refreshing and not overly cloying and....my first brew rated from the magical islands of hawaii.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow bronze with creamy hopped head. Aroma bursts with passionfruit and citrus zest and a touch of uric acid. The flavor is again dominated by passionfruit and zesty citric fruitiness, perhaps like no other brew I have tasted. Tastes like a super simcoe brew as cattiness develops and contributes unpleasant characteristics.