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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4428) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On draft at Cigar City Brewpub for Fruit in the Room 2014. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is huge pineapple juice and some light malt. Flavor is similar- this one comes off like straight up pineapple juice: light, fruity, and juicy. Interesting beer with lingering pineapple juice in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gription79 (2236) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2472) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3372) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1507) - 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. I’d buy it again, even if it’s from PA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Can from Canal’s. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3919) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdb288 (487) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (732) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a hazy light yellow color. Big fruity, pineapple aroma, lightly tart, some funkiness to it. Lots of pineapple juice flavor, sweet, crisp, refreshing.

   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 didn’t 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 I’m also not happy with the confusion this brewer’s entry into the Cincinnati market has caused because of our local brewer, Rivertown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (168) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
At Dorothy lane market. Pours clear bright yellow with no head. Immediate bright taste of pineapple that is cold and refreshing. Smooth with no aftertaste or lingering flavor except for a not quite sweet pineapple finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

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