buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
According to the bottom of the tin this was canned on 18th of May, almost seven months ago. But itís still bright, fresh and very very hoppy. An IPA that comes out of a can so fresh and flavoursome should really convince more people drink from cans rather than bottles. And the beer itself; thereís a really lovely malty softness rolling around under bright lemony aromas, and a delicious lingeringly mouth-watering hoppiness. Itís a very good IPA; not best-in-class but Iíd happily drink it again and again. But for me one of the highlights is the very bright ochre colour of the ale; itís vibrant and delightful to look at. I wonder if the retention of the bright pale ale colour might also be due to the tin?
tlind2 (1177) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@Grand Wailea Resort, Hawaii. Golden color, lasting white head. Floral hop aroma. Smooth, hoppy flavor with cookies. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Nice.
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and light caramel. Flavor of pine, grass, citrus and had a touch of caramel.
curdy (7) - Lodge Park, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden colour. Off white head that disappears within a minute or so. Fruity on the nose, but not overpowering. Pleasant on the palate. Flavour is slow to build.....then you are hit with a nice bitter after taste. Really nice brew.
Ron (2693) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, Brewpub, poolside at the Sheraton and various restaurants. A few of the Maui Brewing beers were available everywhere on this part of Maui. Poured a hazy amber-gold with a fine, off-white head and lace. Aroma of biscuit, pineapple, caramel and orange. Taste of biscuit, pineapple, citrus, tropical fruit and caramel. Medium body and medium carbonation.
SNL (311) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour, frothy offwhite head.
Hoppy nose, with notes of grain. Taste is hoppy, a malty bitterness, with a fruity finish. A hint of alcohol.
Medium body, average carbonation. Good IPA.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a hoppy ale in a can. a nice beer...citrusy hops and bitterness all around, with a firm malt backbone to even things out a bit. recommended brew. better than flyin hipa."
Maris (1027) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 355ml can on 14/10/2014. Pours a cloudy golden with a medium to biggish fine white head. The nose is relatively muted with a bit of fruit and some minor floral notes presenting. Flavour wise, this is quite a sweet one with lots orange apricot and marmalade up front, followed by a solid, dry lingering hop bitterness. The palate is quite creamy and the carbonation is average. This is a bit unusual - it almost has a dessert like character. But I like sweet, so Iím not complaining. Very nice.
rollerton (101) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good IPA I had on a trip to Hawaii. Perfectly balanced, nice hops and tastes very good!
FROMTHEBOTTLE (9) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gift from a friend. Pours like any other can. Head is thin but persistent. Initial bitterness cedes way to pine and citrus notes. Large amount of hops. Mouth feel is shock from the hops. Not expected from a can. Lingering mouth feel is slightly herbal with constant reminder that this is a hoppy beer. Overall, this could be your every-day go to beer. That is if you lived in Maui.
Woweezowee (31) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it from the can about 5 minutes from the brewery while on vacation in Maui. Easily the best canned beer (craft or otherwise) Iíve ever tasted. It has heavy malt tones that remind me of Midwest IPAs like Founderís Centenial or Alpha King, but also has very strong citrus notes that balance everything out perfectly. Being on vacation may have boosted the experience, but I think this would be an easy go-to at the right price. Great IPA that really suits my personal tastes.