monti24 (78) - Graz, AUSTRIA - AUG 18, 2017 gkeh (482) - Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tell you what, I almost didn’t purchase this because it was rated an 88 on here. Good thing I bought it! I knew from the moment I opened it and my nose was greeted by grapefruit and citrus I’d enjoy it. It’s a great IPA. Pours a honey gold color, a finger of white tiny bubbly head. As I drink it, it has great lacing. The nose is lots of grapefruit, lemon, orange, some sweet bready malts, and pine needle. It’s well balanced, not a whole lot of bitterness on the toungue, and the sweetness of the malts really comes through here. The description says full-bodied, but I’d say it’s medium bodied. High drinkability. A well crafted IPA. As far as a standard IPA goes, this makes my top 10 for sure.
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 The aroma is malty and very fruity, with notes of grass, citrus, tropical fruits and some hints of spices. The taste is light sweet with notes of tropical fruits and citrus, and ends refreshingly bitter with grass and spices. The finish is dry and bitter and above all very refreshing. dutchdarthvader (246) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2017
Ruikt fruitig hoppig zoetig en naar citrus. Heeft een troebel gele kleur. Met gemiddeld koolzuur. Schuim blijft niet heel lang aanwezig maar blijft wel mooi aan het glas hangen. Smaakt ook fruitig zoetig en naar citrus. Met een hele fijne afdronk die niet meteen weg is maar ook de noodzakelijke bitterheid door proeft. De zoete tonen van citrus en oa ananas geven je ook het Hawaï gevoel dat perfect bij de oorsprong van dit biertje aansluit. nephirem (561) - CROATIA - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle, 0.355l. Clear copper pour with little to no head. Slight lacing. Different then expected on the nose, good hoppiness, strong herbal character with some candy-like notes.
Thin to medium body, medium carbonation. Light mouthfeel, slightly fizzy palate. Refreshing. Bittersweet taste, not too aggressive, personally I’d prefer stronger hop bitterness. Aroma is quite pleasant, similar to nose it has strong herbal touch to it. Some caramel and toffee notes in the background. Fruity citrus hops paired with that candy presence. Drying mouthfeel, medium lasting finish, mildly bitter.
Overall, lightweight IPA. Smooth, refreshing and crisp. Personally, I’d prefer stronger hop presence but as it is it’s still quite decent thirst quencher. Good one. wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits white fruits spicy and bitter hops in the aftertaste Kita (2171) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle, 0,355l. Clear golden color with large frothy off-white head, good lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of melon, mild tropical fruit, grass, flowers and biscuit malt. Taste starts light sweet grainy, follows slightly sour grassy and herbal, mouthfeel is mild spicy, while finish is heavy bitter. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation. Sharp hoppy IPA...
Chadhami (142) - - JUL 9, 2017
I think this is one of the better kona brews, second to longboard to me. Not too hoppy. freekyp (2330) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Lightly citrusy hop aroma with hints of pine. Rather laid back in both hop and malt departments. Somewhat thin. Has a bitter medium length fade that is not bolstered properly by the malt. Hop water. Not very good. hjalmar (7) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
Bottle, 35,5 cl
No distinctive aroma, some citrus as expected from an IPA. Bright and with moderate foam that fades quickly. Good fresh taste and it has some palete(nothing extra). Tested in a rainy Sweden. Could see that this could be a winner after a day on the beach. Overall just above average.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone markovk (6) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
No. Freaking. Way. How on earth (oceans included) did they manage to put Hawaii in a bottle? Take a sip and it will save you a trip there. Magic, genie in a bottle kinda good. Really.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone noahmw (1) - - JUN 10, 2017 does not count
Very nice IPA, great for a hot day on the lake or a nice night on the patio
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