eRock_2013 (70) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a distinctive appearance, a lager golden color with a faint haziness. Smell is refreshing, but smells like fruit and not like beer at all. Likewise the taste is weak on beer flavor (some wheat, maybe a little hoppy bitterness) and mostly fruit juice. Taste is not especially strong, but an aftertaste sticks around. Interesting, but not the best from Kona.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Drjohnrock (337) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Red Hook/Kona/Widmer summer variety 12 pack purchased at Western Hills Kroger,tasted on September 15, 2013. Slightly hazy yellow color, sweet fruity nose with some underlying skunkiness, thin body, interesting passion fruit flavor that needs to be a bit bigger. I wouldn’t expect a brew of this style to remind me of an imperial stout but the taste needs to be stronger. Not bad but could certainly be better.
Tac (97) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours golden body with almost no head, no lacing. Aromas of some citrus, apple and passion fruit. Taste is very pale, sour with a bit of sweet, bitter finish.
kramer (4379) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a small fizzy white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is light, your basic American Wheat with just a light hint of tropical fruit. The flavor is very light on the fruit as well, just a hint of the passion fruit on the finish, which I suppose is a good thing all considered. Rather light and airy with just some bready malt and wheat. Light bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation, short finish. Meh, would be better if I were drinking this on a beach in Hawaii instead of on a couch in my Pennsylvania basement.
Beergeek23322 (1730) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
4/20/2010. From bottle. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a white head. Aromas of light malt, tropical fruit and bread. Refreshing and lot that complex. Easy to drink on the beach on a warm day.
sodakotakid (213) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a hazy yellow/gold with no head. This wheat beer is lightly sweet and fruity, the passion fruit adds a good flavor to this wheat beer. There is a light graininess here and this beer is very dry and a bit over carbonated.
SilentJo (40) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy yellow with little to no head. Didn’t get much from the aroma, and the taste is rather bland with moderate carbonation. Doesn’t really stand out like the other Kona beers I’ve tried have.
penguinfinity (51) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smells mildly fruity. Pours clean with no head and almost no bubbling, looks like apple juice. Nice sweet flavor, very drinkable but nothing special.
Wolfderek (7) - - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - slight wheat malt upfront with a tart passion fruit that overwhelms the nose. Almost sour
Color - golden straw with slight haze from wheat. Thin white head that vanishes quickly. No lacing on glass at all.
Flavor - clean crisp wheat malt upfront with a tartness from the passion fruit. Flavor disperses very quickly and has very little lingering flavor.
Mouthfeel - highly carbonated and light. Very thin wheat body
Overall impression - a very decent wheat ale with hints of passion fruit. A very good beer on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn. Brings me back to Hawaii.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from Bier-Bienne - clear pale golden beer with no foam left; perfumy with notes of pear and passion fruit; pretty sweet and medium-bodied, quite dry and long fruity finish - soft and quite drinkable
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer is a very clear golden color with a small white ring of head and no lacing. The beer is well carbonated but absolutely no lacing. The smell is a mild wheat scent with a mild sweetness that lingers on. It doesnt do much for the nose with the smell. The taste is your typical wheat beer with the wheat up front and the mild fruit taste in the background. It is okay but the taste doesnt linger around long enough to tell the flavors. The mouthfeel afterwards is decent with the what flavor hanging around but is very crisp and clean. Overall, this beer is your typical run of the mill wheat beer that doesnt have any pop or stand out from the rest.