padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An Ipa in a can brought back from Maui. Interesting. Scary. Then WOW! What a beer. Exactly the taste I was looking for in my craving for a good Ipa. I could drink this one all night.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can poured a hazed amber/gold color with a nice white head. Aroma was fresh pine and citrus hops followed by sweet caramel. Taste had a smooth bitterness and mild malt profile. Not over the top like most IPA’s, but a nice balanced example of the style.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a hazy light copper colorf with a white head. Big floral and pine hop aromas. Nice malt with citrus and pine hop notes, rather grassy.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New 12 oz can - Dark hazy amber, fizzy light tan head. Hoppy nose of peachy pine, grapefruit, and ripe melon. Flavor is all hops with melon and pine dominating. Touches of grapefruit and caramel malt round this out nicely. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. I’d sit on any Hawaiian beach for a day and drink can after can. That goes for the coconut porter too. Nicely done IPA...
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 On tap@the brewery on Maui: Golden amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is citrus with a hint of pine. Flavor starts citrus sweet with some pine and a tangy dry orange rind finish. Medium bodied and silky with lively carbonation.
ElGaucho (2156) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Sweet aroma with some hops. Hop aspect more subtle than in APA. No head at all. No bubbles. Copper. Definitely hoppier than the Maui Pale Ale. Very good and similarly balanced. Sweet and hoppy. Excellent. Piney, peppery. Well done.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery. Beer is clear, light caramel brown with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head.<P>
The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain and caramel; Hoppy with a moderate notes of resin/pine, grapefruit, light floral note.<P>
The flavor is heavily biter, light-to-moderately sweet, lightly acidic with a long, lightly acidic, lightly sweet, moderately bitter/grippy finish.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
pineypower (2402) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visited this place on my honeymoon.....Suprised finding a good microbrewery in a tropical place, usually they are beer wastelands..cough cough Caribbean, thank God for its close proximity to California. Anyway, it pours out a light copper color with a thin white head.Intense pine/citrus aroma that carries over to the taste. Very hoppy taste with a creamy malt backbone, I very solid IPA.
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent IPA with soiid citrus and hop spice. A bit too creamy on the palate but the aggressive hops helps out.