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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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2014
Can shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured hazy yellow color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate tart sweet flavor with a moderate sweet finish of medium duration. Good fruit brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Can and draft from Caponeís and Craft Ale. Pours pineapple juice color and thickness and turbidity with minimal white head. Nose is like fresh Dole pineapple juice. Tastes of huge fresh pineapple juice, some malt. Finishes a bit odd, but this one is one of the more unique beers I have encountered, and worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2014
This brew pours a hazy bright yellow color with a thin white head that burns away quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit and malt. Light-bodied with a strong pineapple flavor, with some toasted malt and mild spice in the background. The finish is fruity with a lingering pineapple flavor. I would almost peg this as a cider based on the flavor alone. Decent overall.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (6287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
I had some from the glass of my sister-in-law at Mellow-Mushroom in Hyde Park. She didnít like it. Said it had a vomit quality. It pours a clear, light gold with a small white head. It actually does have some vomit/rancid cheese in the nose along with pineapple, sugar, and pale malts. The flavor is cleaner, with pineapple candy, straw, pale malts - almost like an undercarbonated pineapple soda. Light-bodied, with light carbonation and a sweet mouthfeel. Not very good. And Iím also not happy with the confusion this brewerís entry into the Cincinnati market has caused because of our local brewer, Rivertown.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
12oz can, shared. Mostly hazy pale whitish yellow color. Thin ring of white head. Couple bits of lace. Big canned pineapple juice in the nose. Flavor is kind of like a pineapple soda. I like it. Moderate sweet taste, lightly zesty. Some sugary sweetness. Light to medium body, smooth, kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Good, enjoyable stuff. It is what it is. Pineapple beer. A pretty well-done fruit-forward pineapple beer, not bad...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
(12oz can) Clear, very light gold pour, lasting filmy/coating fine white bubbles. Nose of fresh pineapple, wheat, fresh cracked grain, light stone fruit, and subtle spices. Taste is on the sweet side, but really, itís a pineapple beer... shouldnít it be? Taste reminds me of canned pineapple but in a good way, very much tastes like fruit, wheat, lightly spiced but only on the finish, bits of pineapple pulp (in taste, not texture), and perhaps a tiny bit of tartness lingering around too. Much better than I expected it to be, and quite refreshing. Probably wouldnít down a 6-pack at one sitting, but 2-3 while out doing yard work? Absolutely.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (5203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
Can to snifter. Looks decent; a slightly cloudy light gold with thin white lacing. Smells like pineapple juice and baby shit. Tastes like pineapple juice; no baby shit though. Average on the palate. Not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Can. Pours a clear pale yellow body with a minimal wispy white head that completely vanished. The nose is really heavy on the pineapple scent. Smells more like a can of fresh pineapple than it does a beer. The flavor is pretty much like the aroma, really heavy on the pineapple, but itís not overly sweet or clingy, so itís got that going for it. Some pale malt below the fruit if you use your imagination a little. Light bodied with soft minimal carbonation. Itís actually pretty refreshing and tasty if you arenít looking for a serious beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2011 sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a hazy bright pineapple-golden color with a trace of a white head. The aroma was faint sweet and tangy pineapple. The flavor was strong sweet pineapple with a tangy and tart undertone. The finish was long with tangy pineapple. The mouthfeel was moderately thick. One dimensional but oh what a dimension. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
Can sample at the Rivertowne tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 4/10/14. Clear yellow in color with a thick white head. Aroma of pineapple and malt. Pineapple juice flavor with some malt before a sweet finish.


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