chuwy (35) - JAPAN - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Devilcraft, Tokyo. Part of the 17 or so Maui Brewpub beers on for a Maui Brewing event.
Good color, nice thick off white foam in the head.
Great hoppy aroma mixed with caramel from the crystal.
Flavour wise I like the hop fruitiness and pine in here and it blends well with the crystal caramel flavors. Donít care for amber ales but do like American reds and this one promised to be good but the body is way too thin. I have a feeling this is a trademark of the Maui Brewpub beers. Halfway down it started to feel like a flavored water, rather than a beer. Good start but body is too thin and light to be satisfying. I assume this is designed as a thirst quencher on a sunny Hawaiian beach.
TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber color. Caramel, strawberries and lots of malt in the nose. Like hop head red but more malty. Full bodied. Decent stuff.
KyotoLefty (5594) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bashamichi Taproom. Glowing red-brown color with a pillowy head. Aroma of chocolate and dried fruits, caramel. Sweet caramel and fruit flavor with a bitter finish. Nice, not so interesting.
Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear amber-red color with a thin light beige head that dissipates to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Hoppy aroma with some caramel malt notes. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, sweet malt and caramel. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
JohnnyJ (3906) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Stone Bistro. Dark red pour, off-white head. Caramel malt, musty, citrus, and bitter hops. Fairly average, not much to say about this one.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at the brewpub. Appearance is deep gold with just a slight hint of red. The flavors and aromas are solid with crisp and spicy hop flavors. There is a hint of cinnamon in there as well. The mouth is mildly bitter which makes it very refreshing. Very nicely done.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Falling Rock poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, fruittiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness, earthiness and light pine with a smooth moderatly bitter finish.
Alphadelic (1732) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep brown with ruby hues. Sticky looking and creamy off-white head. Light chocolaty notes in the aroma but not too much else. Almost chocolaty with a light smokiness. Something toasted too. Not too bitter but nicely drying. Cereals come charging right at you. Smooth thick and still as seems to be the Maui style. Really interesting flavours, something I canít quite place which is always welcome. (Hoppy, hoppy belches)