SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a yellow gold cloudy with a 1 finger white head. A little malt but mostly passion fruit in the aroma. The flavor was pretty much all passion fruit and peach like flavors. In one sense this beer should be highly rated for its really great and natural flavors yet it was very unbeerlike and reminded me of a mango margarita. Then again it went down extremely easy and i was surprised when i looked over and my glass was empty. Not much depth to this beer but if you like passion fruit you’ll probably love it.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a golden wheat hue with a decent head. The nose was a bouquet of passion fruit, peaches and floral NW hops. Oddly, I don’t often opt for a fruity wheat beer but this was a huge exception. It was like Hawaiian paradise in a bottle.
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit - could be passion fruit. Light brassy color with a white head that doesn’t last. Full mouthfeel. Starts with fruit, gets a burst of malt, falls into wheat, and finishes with a mouthful of passion fruit. Almost a herbal finish. Then the approx. 15 IBU comes out. You could say the hop balances the fruit. Not sure where the malt went. Interesting and very refreshing.
kseecs16 (1209) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub 11/2/2006. Like described a unique hefe. Aroma is mild and fairly typical for the style, as is the appearance. All goes to spec until you taste it. The flavor is not overwhelming but has interesting sweet and sour notes, citrusy fruit is evident, and it is slightly bitter. Fairly light bodied, crisp and tart in the mouth.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Though not reflected in my score, this beer gets points for being unique and the embodiment of Hawai’i. This beer somehow manages to integrate the sensuous flavor of liliko’i. Somewhat sweet with a bit of sourness. The fruit is evident in both the aroma and the taste. Definitely give it a try. it’s light and fruity to be sure, but a one-of-a-kind experience nonetheless.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewery: Hazy gold hue. Light body; decent carbonation. Pale malts and a very mild bitterness. Nice elements/aromas of tea, soda, lemon, flowers, and passion fruit. Pinch of tartness. Light and refreshing "tropical" beer. Boring and predictable in some ways, but it had some interesting things going on, and it was made pretty well (i.e., no major off-flavors).
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Re-rate from bottle.<P>Beer is clear, medium bright yellow with a tiny, frothy, off-white mostly, rapidly and totally diminishing head.<P>Nose is malty with light notes of toasted grain/wheat toast, biscuit; Hoppy with a light resinous herb, tropical floral notes; Moderate-heavy note of genuine lilikoi, light supporting note of pineapple. Good melding of beer and fruit. Neither dominates nor clashes.<P>Flavor is light/moderately sweet, lightly acidic/juicy, lightly bitter with a longer-than-average lightly acidic/juicy dry, lightly bitter, trace/lightly sweet finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Very enjoyable.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery in Kona. To me, this one gets a lot of credit for being unique and being able to pull it off. The passion fruit flavor is not overdone, the wheat and light spice is blended in well. Quite an enjoyable, refreshing creation.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tis is a great beer. They hit the mark for a hot day I would drink this beer. The Wheat in the beer helped the fruity flavor and the nice soft colors where great. They did not go for the high alcohol which was pleasant to me. Great job and I want more beer please.
ElGaucho (2278) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet malt aroma. Couldn’t smell any wheat though. Cloudy, dark yellow. Busy carbonation. Decent lace. Distinct mango flavor, though done tastefully. A little sour and thin. But, the mango makes this a very Hawaiian beer. I can’t believe I am the 1st Ratebeerian to rate this brew in 16 months. I realize there are virtually only two places on earth where you can get this brew (KBC’s brewpubs on Oahu and the Big Island) but is it that rare for a Ratebeerian to visit the islands?