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 (21835) - 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 (20568) - 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!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy amber, fine beige head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with lots of floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, lots of hop flavor to complement the sweetness, touch of citrus,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. I could smell the hops as soon as I pulled the tab. Really attractive looking beer. Sublime even. Poured a murky medium orange color. Head was thick and rocky with good retention and lacing. The lace was that sticky, clingy stuff that really impresses. The aroma was nice, too. I smelled the malty caramel and sprucy hops I’ve come to expect from American IPA’s, but there was also some vanilla frosting and grapefruit. Prickly on the tongue with ample carbonation. There was moderate hop bitterness of about 6 out of 10 which was balanced well against ample malty sweetness. The flavors were a little fruity and a little malty, but more hoppy with sprucy/citrusy/flowery hops dominating the more submissive caramel and apricot. This one grew on me more and more as I drank it and definitely it improved as it warmed up a bit. Everything in balance. Nothing over the top. Very good.
mar (4996) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber pour with a thin layer of froth. huge fresh hop scent that’s very promising. great thickness and a very well balanced hop and malt taste. i need to get some more of this stuff.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intense pine, resin, citrus nose. Amber/orange/gold. Great malt sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. One of the better IPAs out there. The aroma is intense and is present in every sip...another great beer from Maui Brewing.
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 (5117) - 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.