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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   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!


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 (4221) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, 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 (2262) - 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 (2602) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Can thanks to Dmac! Pours a cloudy yellow with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong pineapple and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with nice strong pineapple juice and sweet finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Thought this was the Cincy brewery. Dang. Aroma: Pineapple juice with a slight bready undercurrent. Appearance: Rich gold with a bubbly white head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Pretty much matches the nose; simple overall with pineapple dominant, but a little bread underneath to stop things from getting too cloying. Palate: Light body, slick texture, very soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Pretty original as far as I know, but really well done I thought, in terms of what I expected to the actual execution. Iíd buy it again, even if itís from PA.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Can from Canalís. Pours out a cloudy yellowish color with a solid amount of carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma is of tart/sweet pineapple juice, light tart flunky notes,,lots of sugary sweetness. Taste is pineapple soda with alcohol in it. Like pineapple upside down cake with artificial sweetness and some booze. Ok. That is all. They got what they were going for, but it went my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4006) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12oz can. Poured a not so great looking super cloudy light gold body with a foamy mostly white head. Aroma is nice, sweet juicy pineapple chunks, grains, sugar, mango. Medium body with lighter carbonation and a sweet lingering aftertaste. Flavor is pineapple, green apple, grains, toast. Not bad, actually pretty good on a hot hot day.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (517) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Fresh can. Pours funky lemonade-yellow with a bit of white head. Aroma is - wait for it - pineapple, some biscuit dough, slightly floral. Taste is definitely tropical - that pineapple comes through quite well. Not overly sweet, but lighter bodied that I would have liked. Not a lot of depth in flavor here. For what it is - a sessionable, easy drinker - not bad at all.


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