brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty impressed with this one. nice smell, little head, big taste. why do these things cost so much though? $11 for a sixer? Come on.
italianjohn (2843) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hazy golden pour white head sweet malt and a little citrus hop aroma taste of sweet malts and a little bit of citrus light lacing ...... kind of metallic not very hoppy but does have a nice mellow hop bite in the finish an average ipa
pivnizub (10025) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can (big thanks to joss!!!!!!): Deep, very,very deep piney-hoppy nose with a solid sweetish (exotic-) fruity background; deep golden coloured, a bit unclear, medium-sized white head, sticking to the glass; solid bitter and sweet flavour, very smooth and medium bodied; lingering fruity (grapefruit, lemons) and gorgeous hoppy (piney, citrussy) finish, balanced by sweet pale malt. Wow!!!!!!!
MoritzF (9267) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(can, 35.5cl) Hazy, golden colour with a thick and slightly off-white foamy head. Fruity and very piney hoppy aroma with moderately sweet pale malty and slightly spicy background. Slightly bitter flavour with a rounded malty sweetness, medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Soft pale malty base with a cornucopia of hop flavours, most of all exotic fruits (guave, mango) and grape-fruit; leading into a medium-dry, slightly bitter very and lasting exotic hoppy finish. A Hawaiian taste bomb. 03.III.10
jb (2871) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice IPA, even though it was in cans. Loved the 6 we got this in, had 2 each of 3 different beers, bought in Honolulu ABC. Nice big nose, standard IPA grapefruit + pine. Dark, amber, some malt to this, and plenty of body.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is another in the increasingly quality canned brew offerings. This brew pours a copper color and has a moderate head. The Kent Goldings are readily apparent as this is a fruitier and juicier IPA rendition then is typical of the U.S. Well-rounded bitterness. Overall, a decent IPA, but PNW hopheads may be disappointed.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale amber color with enormous white head that retains well and laces nicely in my glass. Nose has a clean, bready aroma with some citrusy hops to make things interesting. On the palate there is a very nice balance of toasty malt with juicy-fruit hops of the usual variety for IPA’s. Finish has even more citrusy hops and again some of the fresh bready flavors/aromas mentioned earlier. Drinkable for the style.
bvc (1235) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can brought back last week by my buddy Andy off of the big island. Crystal clear dark golden with decent white head that dissapears quickly to a even film that leaves light spotty lacing on the way down. At first pass, the nose is super bland and maybe a touch soapy. Caramel bread, stale spent oranges, a bit of candied orange rind, orang GoJo soap and saltine cracker. It does have some ’creamy’ feel with the carb just right in my book. The taste is better than I was expecting from the nose, but still nothing mind blowing. Light orange pilth with some zest, grass/earthen hops that represent nice dry hopping, more maltiness than I like, and finishes up with some bittering...although it is light. Would I search it out again?...no. Would I drink it again?...sure if faced with limited options or no new beers to experience. However, this beer should in no way be in the 93rd percentile of the style.
neepsntatties (1715) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can of this appeared in the Portland, OR market around Christmas time. Colour... golden with a thick white head. Nose...piney and delightfully floral. Palate... a burst of pine, some grapefruit pith and wedge skin, frothy and a long finish with lingering bitterness.Mmmmmmm......good!
jonas (6673) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Nice big piney aroma, light pineapple (ha!)
Pale hazy golden, off-white head.
Medium to light body. Sweet fruity body , piney hop.
Well balanced, nice!