tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-ounce can from mixed-6 in Kona. Labeled 6.2%. Light-to-medium body, well-carbonated with a pronounced hop flavor and bitterness. Little detectable malt with a sharp bitter finish. Even for an IPA, very out of balance. Not pleasant.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can, purchased at Foodland, Princeville, Kauai. Another tasty beer from Maui Brewing. This actually came in a sampler pack which contained two IPA’s, 2 Bikini Blondes and 2 CoConut Porters. All three of the beers turned out to be very good and easily the best thing I have found on this island. There is nothing outstanding about this IPA, it’s fairly tame by San Diego standards. But, it’s tasty, easy to drink and in this area where Steinlager reigns supreme, this is curing my hop fix.
Awesome looking can, too.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Thanks Bolagshataren - here’s looking at you kiddo.
Pale amber colour with average sized head. Flowery tea-like(reminiscent of warrior) hops in aroma. Pretty much 1-dimension here. Loads of flavouring hops, that might subtle down the bitterness, that is approximate to 50 IBU maybe? Tasty beer with easy drinking and medium body, not very complex.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Nathan on St Patrick’s Day. A Hawaiian beer to celebrate America’s favorite holiday. Very sweet nose. Flavor matched but with a hop kick. Mango, orange, pine. Smoky pale golden in color. Left nice lacing. My favorite of the Maui Brewing Co that I have tried.
Timmay! (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2008 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In Can from HI to Oregon from friend. A nice nose-typical Cascade based IPA. Pretty malty and bit sweet. Nearly no head,cloudy. A decent IPA nothing special in the saturated IPA market.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to hopdog. Pours a thick and cloudy light amber with nice big thick head. Citrus, hoppy with flowery nose. Flavor big hoppy with a great mouthfeel to it. Good balance of the malt that comes off a with a nice sweet roastyness to it. Nice smooth finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This much sought-after brew pours an extremely cloudy, burnt orange-amber color. A small, foamy, off-white head settles to a thin film. Ribbony, sticky rings of lacing circle the glass. The aroma proudly displays big toffee malts, offset by huge notes of grassy, citrus, and tropical fruity hops. Grapefruit, orange, and mango all jump out in the full, pleasing nose. The flavor has alot to live up to, and unfortunately it falls a bit short. The theme is the same, and the toffee and the grass hops come through well, but the fruity hops aren’t as well integrated. There’s also a dulling graininess that hinders things a bit. A substantial and smooth body benefits greatly from the obvious lack of filtering. This is a very enjoyable brew that I would drink quite frequently if it was available. These guys needs to start shipping to the mainland.
oh6gdx (21155) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned (thanks bolagshataren!). Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is fruity and flowery hops in a nice balance. Also some slight hints of caramel malts. Flavour is pleasantly balanced fruity and flowery hops along with caramel malts, toffee and some nectary hints. Pleasant.
omhper (20182) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned, thanks Bolagshataren! Cloudy amber, small head. Aroma of lychee and gooseberry. Sweet and perfumy, solid but very sweet. Very bitter finish with notes of pine needles and shampoo. Impressive, but too sweet.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned, Bolagshataren delivers once again. Pours out in a beautiful hazy dark amber with a with a rich fluffy lasting white head. Hoppy aroma of lychee, pine-needles, flowers and caramel. Medium-bodied and quite chewy flavour of caramel, pine-needles, grapefruit and grass. Bitter finish resin, caramel and grapefruit with sweet hints of caramel. Nice one!