Kona Brewing Company Reviews




YeastBeast666
2.1
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

tonyreynes
2.7
Kona Longboard Island Lager
Not a complicated brew. Pretty light and goes down easily. Probably could polish off a couple of bottles watching sports on tv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, November 20, 2017

Steve6523
2
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale

Monday, November 20, 2017

josanguapo
3.2
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale
From estucerveza. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Age. For free as it was 1 month after is bbf date. Plain flavors, with just some light caramel notes in mouth and significant bitterness. A bit metallic
Monday, November 20, 2017

luca9
1.4
Kona Longboard Island Lager

Monday, November 20, 2017

silva6411
2.3
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Awful awful awful awful awful awful awful bullshit bullshit bullshit awful awful bullshit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cimbasso
2.8
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottle from Marks & Spencer. Clear orange colour with a white head. Delicate aroma of tropical fruit. Taste is watery with a bland malt taste and a gentle bitterness. Light and refreshing but rather boring.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

C19H28O2
2.5
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Wim
3.1
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
At Home gold blond colored body with a white head and with a spicy citrus fruity hop aroma a spicy fruity hops dry bitter taste with a bitter finish
Sunday, November 19, 2017

BeerRenter76
3.5
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Plenty of tropical fruits like mango, guava, pineapple in the aroma, they are present in the flavor but not as much as the aroma lets on. Decent malt backbone overall it’s fairly decent.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

spacecube
3.3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottle, pours pale gold with a light haze. Aroma is light malts, tropical fruits, passion fruit, orange and guava. Light bodied, thin texture, finish is sweet and fruity, carbonation is prickly.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Vighals
3.4
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Lett tåkete lys brun med lavt offwhite skum. Lukter fersken og noe karamell. Lett. Fruktig, fersken og ananas. Lite bitterhet. Kort.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

77ships
3.5
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
355 ml. bottle. BBF 050718. Clear bright golden, non-lasting white big bubble head, clear appearance looks bit ominous to me. Nose is nice luckily sweet passionfruit, caramel, candied tropical fruit, orange, sweet tropical fruit, low candy feel, prominent caramel. Taste is low sparkling sweet orange & passionfruit covers the base which has a vague mineral finish in the back, little in the way of hop, empty body low mineral almost, finish is almost vegetable, base doesn’t appear to be that great but sweet fruit covers everything which is fine by me, pleasant enough. This is a neat fruit beer & not an IPA for me.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

Borup
1
Kona Hanalei Island IPA

Saturday, November 18, 2017

five5
4
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mengiontheonion
4.5
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Friday, November 17, 2017

tgrtnr
2.9
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
355 ml bottle. Pours pale orange with decent white head. Fruity nose. Floral hoppy notes, some mango and guava, citrus. Medium hoppy bitterness. Watery texture, soft carbonated, light bodied. Dry and long lasting finish. Feels still a bit diluted. Okay for a session IPA.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Thunderverb
2.3
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is tropical and floral. Taste is rounded malty, a bit sweet, with some tropical fruit and hints of citrus. Pilsner malt and a touch of canned corn.
Friday, November 17, 2017

Ravnstone
2
Kona Longboard Island Lager
Aroma: mais Smak: Lite bitter, litt enkle smaker. Ok- lager 4/10
Friday, November 17, 2017

wutangfinancial
3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA

Friday, November 17, 2017

pivnizub
2.7
Kona Lemongrass Luau
Bottle: Hazy, golden, quickly collapsing loose white head; mild to moderate dryish fruity-hoppy nose, dominated by ginger, lemongrass hardly detectable; mild but tart bitter-sweet flavour, quite light bodied; peppery lingering finish, dominated by ginger, again. Not unpleasant, but absolutely not my cup of tea...
Thursday, November 16, 2017

climberbob
2.6
Kona Longboard Island Lager
Bottle into goblet. Unremarkable in most ways. Mild bitterness with some biscuit notes. Ok but nothing to return to. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

dudabuosi
5
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

dudabuosi
3
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

jckv
5
Kona Castaway IPA

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BeerMonger23
3.5
Kona Castaway IPA

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Garrold
3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottle. M&S. Hazed gold. Skim of white. Nose has passion fruit. Orange peel. Some cracker biscuit malts. Taste is a little dry. Minimal bitterness. Light body. Foamy carbonation. Dryish finish. Unremarkable.
Monday, November 13, 2017

Idiosynkrasie
2.5
Kona Wailua Wheat
355ml bottle. Minimally milky, orangey golden colour with small, frothy, fading, white head. Slightly strawy, wheaty, sweet-ish, fruity aroma, unspecific fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy fruity, minimally wheaty, rather unspecific fruitiness again. Monotonous, slightly watery.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mr.R
2.7
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Sunday, November 12, 2017

sjogro
3.4
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottle from AH. Clear golden with very short lived head. Sweet tropical fruits, passionfruit and guave, grains, barley, dry mineral note, pinch of lemon rind sourness. About medium body thanks to some oily sweet maltiness, otherwise quite thin and watery with soft carbonation. Decent sweet and sessionable beer.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Punkfloyd
3
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Saturday, November 11, 2017

saltyrod
5
Kona Longboard Island Lager

Saturday, November 11, 2017

saltyrod
5
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bricks
2.8
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Had a bit of the buttery malt taste that you find in many golden ales. Not a big fan of this one.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Smithld1
3.1
Kona Castaway IPA
Pint at Huggis in Kona. Ok drop but no bitterness. A hint of mango. Couldn't get the beer buzz from this. Nice enough.
Saturday, November 11, 2017

martpez
3.3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Smooth going light up a with a touch of Ghana and passion fruit going though it giving it a novel twist. Still a little on the watery side.
Friday, November 10, 2017

Smithld1
3.4
Kona Kua Bay IPA
Pint at this he alehouse in kona. Not a bad drop and superior to other offerings. Pretty hoppy, ticks boxes
Friday, November 10, 2017

danilorosati
3.6
Kona Longboard Island Lager

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dibz987
3.8
Kona Pipeline Porter

Thursday, November 9, 2017

wombat23
2.6
Kona Wailua Wheat
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a small white head. Aroma is mild, with wheat and some passion fruit. Taste - passion fruit is stronger than aroma indicated, wheat, peach, grains, pineapple notes. Meh.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bill Becker
2.2
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale
From Apr 2008 This pours a clear gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Good head retention and a little bit of lacing. The smell is a mix of grassy hops and sweet malt. The taste starts of with some caramel malt and it turns toward a bitterness from the hops but I'm not getting anything really flavourful from the hops; I think they are there just to add the bitterness and try to balance the malt. To be fair, I popped the cap on this bottle while it was still iced cold from the liquor store. I'm going to let it warm up some and continue from there. Well, after letting it warm up, nothing much has changed. I'd call this one a good entry level Pale Ale but, at least for me, it doesn't have the flavours that I look for in the style.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

skortila
3.7
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has passion fruit and citrus. Clear, golden coloured beer with a medium sized white head. The taste is light bitter and has citrus. Light bodied beer. Tasty!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

dancarp
1
Kona Hanalei Island IPA

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

vinivini
3.3
Kona Koko Brown Ale
Bottle. Pours misty chestnut brown with small off-white head. Aroma: coconut, caramel, hops. Light to medium body. Malty taste with well-detectable coconut adjunct. Light plus ending bitterness. Decent. Unfortunately I am not a fan of coconut.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

vinivini
3.6
Kona Pipeline Porter
Bottle. Murky deep brown colour. Good head of beige. Aroma: roast & coffee, some earth, minor molasses & dried fruit. Light to medium body. Medium dry taste. Malty. Roast, coffee. A touch of treacle. Dry ending. Light bitterness. Very drinkable stuff.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nygma
2
Kona Longboard Island Lager

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nygma
2
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Smithld1
3.1
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Tropical flavours but no punch. Pineapple, passion fruit etc. I need more hit.
Monday, November 6, 2017

Smithld1
3
Kona Lavaman Red Ale
Draft at hotel bar in Waikiki. Nice malty hit. Quite refreshing. I prefer it to their other drops.
Monday, November 6, 2017

1andchung
3
Kona Pipeline Porter

Monday, November 6, 2017