WatersOfAmber (5) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
In can, shipped from WI to HI, brought back to WI, then to MO, then to MN. Despite the transit, handling probably wasn’t the problem. Sweet grainy aroma, mild grassy hop. Some melon and citrus hop flavor, lots of caramel flavor. Medium body. Finishes very sweet, almost sugary.
KyotoLefty (9990) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Liquor Mountain., Rather stale nose of caramel, light mineral and citrus hops. Hazy orange-amber with lace. Mineral, spicy hop, caramel, medium malt. A rather plain, boring pale ale but inoffensive.
TimE (5616) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2016
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not sure what it looks like but so estry and so sweet and cloying, what it looks like is pretty much irrelevant. Full body. A mess.
rosenbergh (11400) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz can. BB 2016/06/08. (Whole Foods) Honolulu, HI.
Slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head.
Sweet fruity hops, no bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma.
The flavor is dull hoppiness, mild bitterness, wet cardboard and malt.
Boring... unlike the mixture of SoCal Spanish and HI Pidgin English.
willisread (3174) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from Natural Lawson. Aroma of old ale yeast, some fruit and caramel. Very sweet with a slight bit of staleness on the palate. Very malt-forward with a large amount of fruity ale-like yeast on the palate. Light and kinda weird. Not good.
andyhwcinc (1871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchased at some random grocery store in Honolulu, HI; enjoyed on my last day of vacation which kind of bums me out. Appearance is a cloudy darkish gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is not very good, mostly bready malt, smells like a mass produced lager. Taste is also not very good, not many flavors that I can pick out and it tastes like a generic beer. Not a fan.
GarrettB (1565) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
June 22nd, 2013 - I was excited to see a new Hawaiian beer that wasn’t from Maui Brewing, but it’s all in the label and not in the origin. I’m not sure what the purpose here was, but this is mainlander brew, and not an especially enticing one at that. It’s a simple, plain brew with a little hops and a touch of amber style flavor, but mostly metallic and not entirely appealing.
George999 (455) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is beer, drank straight from can, taste is smooth, not Sharp, like anAmber beer, but as you continue to drink it gets a metallic flavor
ctomson (29) - - OCT 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty basic beer. This isn't actually hawaiian at all. Typical pale ale really mild flavor no hop at all. A decent canned beer but pretty much a bud.
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Kaldi. Hey, it’s not so bad, but it’s not so interesting, but what did I expect for the cheap price and the fact that I got it from a coffee shop. Aroma is lightly hoppy, little bit of citrus, more malty. And smells a bit of beans! Taste is malt driven again, lacks a bit of sparkle. Light caramel, light citrus, light all round. Bit too sweet for me.
GriffDaddy (112) - - JUN 28, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What a mess. Light golden pour with a whitish head. Very little aroma, overpowering sweetness on the front, in the middle, and at the end. Not even an interesting sweet, just a thin, artificial, faintly fruity sweet. Would I drink again? no.