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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A beer so enticing you may think itís 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (3430) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
12 ounce can poured into a snifter. Pours a pale, hazy yellow with a white head of foam that dissipates down to a thin layer. The aroma is funky, musty, metallic pineapple. Kind of like what you get from the canned pineapple juice you can buy. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but its a little more of the pineapple rind. Medium carbonation and a somewhat prickly mouthfeel. Not an overly enjoyable beer, but not a drainpour either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
12oz can. Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Juicy pineapples - pineapple juice. Iím not too crazy about pineapples, but if you are, you would probably like this a bit more than me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5186) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
12 oz can. Nose is pineapple juice and sugary Belgian fruit beer mess, Pours lightly hazy but very pale yellow with strong carbonation and a very white, clinging head. Taste very sugary-sweet, OK cloying, with some jolly ranchers and jammy berry alongside the strong pineapple. Not sure about artifice vs nature. Crisp full body, slightly slimy/wheaty, dash of malt here and there, surprisingly isnít making me wretch! Which is a compliment here.

This one does taste really fresh despite being an old can, and Iíd probably have another - definitely enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6811) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (14698) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (2521) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1818) - 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 donít like lots of pineapple you certainly wonít like this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TequilaReader (40) - 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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TopherM (4) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
nick76 (4302) - 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 canít 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.

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