Aubrey (3412) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank a bunch of these on Maui recently. Rich copper hue with a nice and creamy head. Bright, inviting nose was filled with a banquet of hops and fruits. Malts were on the sweet side, not surprisingly, with notes of caramel, candy and lightly toasted grains. Hops and esters were exuding with tropical fruit from start to finish. Mango, agave, kiwi, starfruit, papaya, you name it. Overall, it was a pretty drinkable IPA that I kept going back to (partly because I had no other choice, but also because it was a decent beer).
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown rather than golden or amber, with a small white head. Nose of hops and malts, less sweet than most American IPA. Can talks about American hops, but this seemed to me to be more of a Kent Goldings kind of IPA. Better than I expected.
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can. Apricot color; straw and grassy aroma. Flavor of plastic, medicine, herb, big hops...should be bad but at a tasting we all loved it! Some malt, caramel, but a big mix of herbs and lovely hops...intriguing and tasty!
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 31, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brought a couple cans back from a recent trip to Oahu. Bought at liquor collection. After tasting, I wish I had bought a bunch more. Tasted at Loganís house with Logan and deftim13. Big 1 finger fluffy off-white head. In your face huge hop aroma that was phenomenal on the pour. Grassy herbal aroma notes. Lots of hop flavor, but mellow hop bitterness. Sweet, but extremely well balanced. Yum!
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can brought back from Maui. Murky golden orange with smallish head. Lots of citrus hop aromas. Apricot and mango too. Flavor was greenery and more citrus. Sweet sweet grapefruit finish. Pretty tasty
haggis03a3 (163) - Piedmont, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with big white mousse head. Aroma of fragrant and citrus hops. Flavor is sweet malty with nice hops. Quite sweet and isnít too bitter. Nice smooth, full body texture. Overall it is good but a touch too sweet.
junon (381) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Very nice. Hazy and slightly dark orange pour with big foamy head. Very apparent hops in the wif. Initial flavor comes smooth then has a kind of explosion of flavor. Does infact finish with a lingering bitterness. Reminds me of Sierra Nevadas Celebration Ale and holds its own against it.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been saving these cans since July and now at the beginning of the Iowa winter, a little taste of the islands. Starts out with a strong hoppy aroma. Golden orange color with a white head. Sweet creamy cheese flavor on a creamy palate. Smooth and very delicious. Good IPA.
heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sharing a can, marchcow. The body was hazy medium orange with an off white head. The araom was light grapefruit and caramel. There was also a peanut note. The taste had the expected grapefruit and bread crust, but was fairly light. The body was rich. Nicely done.
TomDecapolis (4384) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to hopdog for bringing this one back from Hawaii. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium bubbly off white head that left lacing. Aroma of fresh hops, pine resin, citrus notes, caramel, pineapple and a touch of earthiness. Flavor of pine, hops leaves, caramel malt, grapefruit and some earthiness. A well done IPA, would love to have this available locally in cans! Nice hop bitterness with some malts to balance.