jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a light bronze glow and a nice, two centimetre tall white head - not too great looking. Aroma of nice earthy and caramel hops with a hint of grapefruit and a bit of sweetness noticeable. Medium-bodied; Assertive metallic hoppiness with a bit of herbal and grassy notes coupled with a very light malt backbone and a rather herbaceous flavour at the end. Aftertaste shows more malt and metal than hops and a rather disappointing sweet flavour - no fruitiness or interesting tastes. Overall, I was expecting much more, but this fell short in every dimension, especially complexity. Try it if you can find it and you like the style, but otherwise, if you are an Hawaiian, it’s not really worth getting. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii on 03-March-2012 for US$7.99 sampled at home on the opposite end of the country in Washington, a few days before heading back to Hawaii, on 06-December-2012.
oRos (1006) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beerboxer. Has a really malty flavor. Not to hoppy. For an ipa. Great beer.
Kreko7 (1) - - OCT 6, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a delicious IPA! Got this bomber from the little island of Oahu and brought it back to the states with me. Nice malty flavour with a medium hoppy bite with a little bit of a sweet finish! Overall a delicious island IPA
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy orange with a large white head. aroma is citrus and piney. Flavor is malted and has hints of floral bitterness.
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours cloudy amber with a modest off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt flavor that starts light and finishes heavy. Also a subtle but sufficient hop bitterness.
junon (390) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing of note. However this is a descent beer. Surprised of the lack of ratings. Okay offering.