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Rivertowne Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A beer so enticing you may think it’s nectar from the gods. The name "Hala Kahiki" (Hah-lah-kah-hee-kee), originates from the Hawaiian words for pineapple. Feel the way it rolls off your tongue? Our sweet and refreshing beer will take you away...have a sip...grab a lei!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2014
This is actually pretty good. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. A big fruity pineapple nose. Bready straw base, massive sweet pineapple juice. Sugary. Fine for what it is.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (11156) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft. Hazy to cloudy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of pineapple. Taste is pineapple soda. More soda than beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a pale golden color with a finger of gaseous foam. Nose is straight pineapple juice with a hint of cracker malt. Palate follows and is pretty sweet and full of pineapple... it ebbs and flows from decent to not very good. Lots of kolsch qualities with pure pineapple juice up front.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours hazy straw with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by pineapple with some hints of caramel. Taste is sweet, medium bodied with sticky finish. Interesting and I can see why it has such polarizing ratings...if you don’t like lots of pineapple you certainly won’t like this.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TequilaReader (36) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
banana, pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, light body, lively, starts at pineapple, finishes as cat treats, an almost fishy taste

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TopherM (1) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
I don't know if I got a bad batch or something, but this is easily the worst commercial beer I've ever had. Disgusting vegetable aroma, nasty taste. Reading the other reviews, there is no way those people are tasting the same beer I am.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
The aroma is of canned cat food and vegetables. The appearance is pale gold with a thin head. The taste is unimaginably bad and beyond description and I can’t have another sip to figure it out. The palate is watery thin. Overall horrible! This is the worse beer I have had in quite some time.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Can... Pours murky and straw-colored with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma supplies loads of pineapple fruitiness, breadiness and a hint of funkiness. Medium-bodied and creamy with feather-soft carbonation. Sweet, fruity, pineapple and pale malt flavor. Finishes sweet, fruity and yeasty

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gription79 (2253) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce can, thanks Santa. The aroma pineapple, sweaty sock, wheat. The flavor is dominated by pineapple, wheaty, sweaty sock. The pineapple gives this beer a sweaty sock character that I do not care for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart juicy pineapple, pear, light banana, wheat, bread, light honey, and light grass. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pineapple fruit and pale malt sweetness; with decent strength. Taste of slightly tart juicy pineapple, pear, light banana, wheat, bread, light honey, and light grass. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, pear, light banana, wheat, bread, light honey, and light grass on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pineapple fruit and pale malt sweetness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; wit ha very smooth and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice session fruit beer. Good balance and solid robustness of pineapple fruit and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. Nice amount of authentic fruit flavor without feeling watery; a nicely enjoyable offering.


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