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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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!


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dunn4040 (124) - Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Can thanks to artmcd8. Pours a bright light gold with a thin fizzy white head. I can definitely smell the pineapple just from the pour. Bringing the beer a little closer reveals some aromas of biscuit, dough, and yeast. The notes of sweet pineapple stand out the most though. Beer is very sweet, kind of in a weird way though. Hits you with a hint of bitterness in the front, followed by some flavor that I canít quite describe before transitioning into a sugary sweet fruit taste that I can only relate to the syrup in canned fruit. They went full pineapple on this one, and you never go full pineapple when it comes to beer. I love pineapple too so I was expecting to really enjoy this one. There is a hint of sweet maltiness but the pineapple completely dominates everything else. Mouthfeel is lifeless and leaning towards a light syrupy kind of feel. Honestly this seems like something one of the big "BMC" companies would put out. Overall this beer was pretty "meh" on the first few sips. The longer it sits in the glass and the more I drink it, the more I donít care for it. Interesting experience, will never try again though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1385) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
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Appearance: Slightly hazy pale golden body with a short and quickly dissipating white head that forms a very thin coating with a creamy ring.
Aroma: Pineapple is very present with a slightly earthy edge to it. Iím getting very thirsty just smelling this.
Taste: Oh this is nice! Sweet pineapple without the tartness that pineapples can sometimes have. The rest of the beer is very bland, hints of malts, but Iím okay with that. This is a refreshing beverage with alcohol.
Palate: Full-bodied, lightly carbonated.
Overall: I am likely in the minority with this opinion, but I love this. Itís pretty much a bland base beer with pineapple juice, but fuck Iíll take it any day. Other people have their shandyís, Iíll have this.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1973) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2014
12oz can from Crossroads. Pours a clear pale yellow color color with a finger of fast fading foamy white head. Aroma of pineapple, grass, grain, and yeast. Taste of sweet pineapple juice, grain, grass, light citrus zest, and a yeasty aftertaste. Too sweet for my liking.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nathan30533 (581) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bad. Bad. Bad. Is this really even a beer? I donít think so. Looks bad and taste bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krittenhouse (17) - Shelby, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Light yellow color, white head, pineapple scent. Good flavor with pleasant aftertaste. I had a friend who used this for beer can chicken. That'll be great too, but I'm thinking a scorching hot summer day will fill the ticket for the five remaining!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Draft: pours a very light yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet pineapple. Taste is bready malt followed by the sweet pineapple. Almost like soda or a vitamin water. Extremely refreshing, I enjoyed this quite a bit.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
12 oz can from a trade with mdg164. Pours clear, very pale yellow color with white head. Aroma of pineapples and cereal malts. Sweet pineapple soda flavor with some maltiness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Thanks Marc.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at Hunahpu í14: yellow gold pour. pineapple, citrus aroma. tastes are sweet juicy, grass. I like pineapple, so this was pretty good for me. - 7.2

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
not sure why this beer rated so low. It delivered on every aspect. it was ligh and refreshing with a really nice pineapple flavor. Thumbs up.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
The_iMan (14) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
So i didn't realize that this was a pinnapple beer. but wow it is a really sweet delicious beer. Probably best with dessert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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