chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Microbrew in a can, turned out a lot better then I had thought it would. One of the better beers I had in Hawaii while I was on vacation. Nice IPA. Nice citrus and pine notes in the flavor as well as the aroma. Tasty.
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Can - The Liquor Collection - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaiian Beer Run
Aroma – Nice hoppy aroma with a good malt background.
Appearance – Amber in color, clear with a nice head.
Flavor – Nice hops flavor this was a decent IPA. The malts where sweet and the bitter hops added to the flavor. A very nice IPA.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – I liked this beer it was one of the better Hawaii beers. The IPA flavor was very good. I will recommend this to friends.
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clearish, dark amber body with a fizzy, off-white head.
Smell: Herbaceous, pine needle-strewn scent with notes of grapefruit segments. Some pale malts as an afterthought.
Taste: Sharply herby, with further hop flavors of pine and citrus. Not too terribly much in the way of malt or sweetness, which exaggerates the medium bitterness. Piney, herbal hints in the bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Decent enough for an IPA.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of fresh citrusy resiny hops with pale malty undertones. Body starts lightly malty sweet and has good resiny piny hoppy balance. Finishes drier, bittersweet and crisp. A pretty nice and drinkable IPA.
bwkrieger (14) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Six pack of cans purchased from the Safeway grocery store on Kaui ( also found at Safeway on Maui). Compared with the other IPA’S availble on the islands this is far superior. Great hoppy aroma, large off whit ehead, with lacing. Very well balanced sweet malts and sticky hops. Made sitting at the beach in the sun very enjoyable. Glad I brought a few home with me.
Aubrey (3430) - 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 (770) - 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 Logan’s 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 (1963) - 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