Kona Brewing Company Reviews




hjalmar
3
Kona Castaway IPA
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
Saturday, June 24, 2017

markovk
4.5
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Seriously good beer. But the Castaway IPA by this same magical brewery just stole it's thunder. Top shelf, but not quite elite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 24, 2017

markovk
5
Kona Castaway IPA
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
Saturday, June 24, 2017

ghostbeer
2.2
Kona Longboard Island Lager
Quite pale. Tastes very clean. This is very refreshing but still unremarkable. Might be good for something just a little different, but otherwise, no reason I can think of to continue to buy it.
Friday, June 23, 2017

ibrubeer
3.6
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Draft @ Doubletree SEA. Aroma is tangerine. Clear light amber color with white head that fades quick. Very fruity flavor, tangerine, mango, light bitterness. Light body. Overall, not bad. Not daily drinker, but good summer beer.
Thursday, June 22, 2017

crispaire
3.1
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Smooth. Surprisingly bready and yeasty for a golden ale. But I definitely get wiffs of ocean waves with this one. A nice, light ale; good on any occasion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

graziano85
3.3
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale
Quite clean amber color, with a small creamy head, a bit lacing. The aroma has mild notes of hops, and caramel. Taste is malty, caramel, not too much dry, with a good bitterness, well balanced to be easily enjoyed. Light body, medium carbonation. Cold this beer is a very good thirst quencher, perfect for a hot summer day.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

tfontana
3.6
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Appearance is lightly hazy golden-orange with fair sparkle, finger-width white foamy head with poor retention and minimal soapy lacing. Aroma is strong tropical fruits with light resin. Taste is mostly sweet tropical fruits offset with late resiny bitterness. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with slick texture, average carbonation with mostly sweet but late dry, bitter finish. Overall, this was absolutely fantastic, especially for a session, until the bitter end (pun intended!). It was a perfect fruity island treat until the bitterness that didn’t so much complement the sweetness but squeezed it out.
Monday, June 19, 2017

puboflyons
3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated April 21, 2017. Not a bad looking orange-amber colored pour under a modest white head that fades down. The aroma includes passion fruit, guava, pineapple and other tropical fruit characters with a peaty sort of malt character underneath. Medium or better body. The taste is lightly sour although its not meant to be a farmhouse. Mild bitterness to finish.
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gorgosh
2
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Bryggaren ska, enligt egen uppgift, ha strävat efter att göra ett öl som slinker ner lätt. Det uppdraget är slutfört till 100 procent, kan meddelas. Men det är också det enda som görs till fullo. Totalt okonstlad, med mycket basmalt och en väldigt tillbakahållen humlesmak och bäska. Förmodligen helt briljant i värmen på Hawaii. Inte så kul i norra Sverige däremot.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

tlind2
3.2
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottle. Tropical fruit aroma. Orange zest flavor with a malty background and a hoppy finish. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Refreshing summer beer!
Saturday, June 17, 2017

dlihcsnatas
4
Kona Wailua Wheat
For a wheat brew it is surprisingly very clear golden color with small head. A strong fruity smell and taste that is different for me since I have never eaten passion fruit before. While unique in that aspect it as interesting as it is good. To top it all off it was a tad bit cheaper than most other beers of comparable nature. Might have to get some more of this one.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Beerwithwings
2.1
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Bottle at home. Apperance is golden lager colour. Has a very bitter end to the beer. It’s okay wouldn’t want again drinkable but certainly nothing special. If you were on holiday and had this you would like it but at home it’s not worth it. It’s a holiday beer!
Saturday, June 17, 2017

TET
3.3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
An orange beer, a head is blond and quite small. Aroma has great passion, also some citrus. Taste has passion, grapefruits, quite mild bitterness. Taste is slightly harsh. Light+ bodied. Aroma has great passion but otherwise decent.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

thomat
3
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Bottle from SB. Golden with a small white head. Fruity and flowery tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Medium to light body with a bitter / fruity finish.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

TheLouse8
3.9
Kona Lemongrass Luau
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Friday, June 16, 2017

hershiser2
3.4
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Harris Teeter bottle. Smell of pot fills the air as soon as the cap is popped. This doesn’t smell like a session IPA. Minor citrus and pineapple as well, but pot is the top smell. Flavor is mango, citrus peel, minor orange, minor toast crumbs. Good for a session.
Friday, June 16, 2017

GSAP
2
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Geen kraag, basis goudgeel en redelijk wat co2. Smaak is fris zoet, koekjes, licht bitter, dubbelfris (die met druiven) en een korte nasmaak. Aroma wat scherper, als gedroogd gras en wellicht wel die licht zilte geur van de binnenkant van die oude kano op het etiket. Niet meteen een blijvertje, alleen als er niets anders voor te kiezen is
Friday, June 16, 2017

jackl
2.7
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Keg @ Sickie’s. smells like tropical fruit purée / concentrate was blended in. Strong guava / orange juice. The fruit sort of dominates the beer. Pronounced bitterness on the finish. Discordant stuff.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Travlr
2.9
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Draft at Sickies. Clear golden color. Straw aroma. Bitter pineapple taste. Weird.
Friday, June 16, 2017

JFGrind
3.4
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Kona rides the tropical session IPA wave with Hanalei. Adding P.O.G. to the beer builds flavor and aroma. Makes a great summer beer.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

rikstar
3.5
Kona Pipeline Porter
0,33l fles van de AH volgens mij donker bruin met een creme kraag, vrij droog met filterkoffie
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Canmoore
2.8
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Pours a clear blonde colour, with a very small head. Aroma notes include biscuits, and tropical fruits. Tasting notes include grapefruit, orange zest, and slightly floral. Body is very light, slightly watery mouth feel, and slightly bitter finish. Meh
Monday, June 12, 2017

chinchill
3.2
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
12 oz bottle in Idaho. Look: golden amber body with excellent clarity and a white head with good retention. Typical light ale feel. Mild flavor with a bolder aroma that suggests more hops.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Andrew196
3
Kona Lemongrass Luau
Pours gold, minimal head. Aroma is very bready, grass, citrus notes. Very easy to drink, a hair spritzy. Decent flavor, malty, traces of lemon, didn’t get the ginger. Some pepper and a flash of toasted malt in the finish. Okay.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

anders37
3.3
Kona Koko Brown Ale
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and coconut aroma. Slightly roasted malty caramel and coconut flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel and coconut finish.
Sunday, June 11, 2017

noahmw
3.4
Kona Castaway IPA
Very nice IPA, great for a hot day on the lake or a nice night on the patio ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 10, 2017

RyanEd
5
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
This beer has got to be my go to at any bar. I always have a nice quantity laying around in the bottom shelf of my very Devine fridge. I would definitely suggest this with any occasion, formal to wild. It is truly a master piece. Rock on! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 9, 2017

Samuel214
2.8
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Flaska från SB. Klar, ljusguldig. Citrus, fläder, blommiga toner, bröd, persika. Lätt.
Friday, June 9, 2017

jareeves
2.8
Kona Koko Brown Ale
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bacchus66
2.9
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
12oz bottle. Clear golden color, full white head, good retention and lacing. Muted lemony, grassy nose. Flavors are light, clean and fresh - grapefruit, sweet malts. Nice clean finish. Good lawnmower beer.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Stampion
3.1
Kona Castaway IPA
Bottle in a pint glass. Pours a hazy light amber with little head. Floral notes. The hops are mostly bitter citrus and grapefruit but there's a slight pine and lime to not at the beginning. Interesting and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, June 5, 2017

Stampion
2.9
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale
Bottle. Lost of varying hop flavor. There black pepper, pine, grass, some citrus/grapefruit. Some malt in the back to almost balance it. Decent pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, June 5, 2017

paul13m
2.4
Kona Longboard Island Lager
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Fatehunter
3.5
Kona Lavaman Red Ale
Pours a finger of head on a dark straw body. Aroma is mild grains. Taste is moderate malt sweet with lemon and pine bitterness. Texture is softer.
Sunday, June 4, 2017

decaturstevo
3.6
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Pours gold with white head. Aroma light fruity, malt and citrus. Flavor sweet tropical fruity and bready. Finish of zesty bitter and fruitiness. okipa
Sunday, June 4, 2017

sp_Fried_Rice
4.4
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
The big wave set out to do one thing and one thing only and that is take your taste buds on a journey to taste bud heaven. The term golden ale comes from the appearance of liquid gold the unique beer gives off as it splashes into an ice cold mug. By far one of the better I've had and one of the best beers I picked up at a gas station. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, June 3, 2017

dukeandduke
3.4
Kona Lemongrass Luau
6/3/17 (Chicago). 12 oz bottle bpttled 5/11/16 poured into Kona Lemongrass Luau lager glass. Clear golden yellow pour, mild carbonation, minimal head. Lemongrass and bread aroma. Taste sweet lemongrass, citrus, and bread. Crisp, clean taste, medium feel, firm going down. Overall OK beer.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

Benzai
3.4
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Bottle @ De Binnenkomer, Alkmaar. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, lightly hops, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.
Saturday, June 3, 2017

HippieFee
2.2
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Bottle - Very strong fruit flavor smell. Overly strong tropical fruit flavor. I can really taste the guava in the beer. Does have that typical IPA bitterness which tries to counteract the fruit.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Sampled on draft this beer poured a dark copper color with a large foamy yellow-white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma was sweetish and citric with a tropical fruit note. The flavor was tangy with notes or orange, papaya and pineapple. Medium length finish. Medium body. Decent.
Thursday, June 1, 2017

howep
3.7
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Good beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

aracauna
3.3
Kona Hanalei Island IPA
Had this at the same time as the Scofflaw Pog Basement IPA and while theyre both fruit IPAs, theyre very different beers. This one is clear, and light bodied with the fruit being fairly minimal.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

mjmoen
3.7
Kona Lemongrass Luau
C. Pours a clear golden color with white head. One of the flavors (guessing lemongrass) isn’t my favorite. Drinkable though
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

remALUS
3.8
Kona Lemongrass Luau
Bottle: 355 ml, Price: 1,09eur
Tinkams vartoti. . . . . .

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

bozz
3.1
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
14 oz pint from tap at Beach Bar at the Moana Surfrider, Honolulu Hawaii. Aroma- sweet malt and citrus. Appearance- golden color with white fizzy head, not too thick. Taste- easy drinking, grass, hops and citrus aroma. Not too bitter aftertaste Better than average easy drinking ale.
Monday, May 29, 2017

StoutBeerReviews
3.2
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale
slightly bitter hops but also quite malty. reminds me of a red IPA, quite like this one from the few konas I had while on my trip. looks and sounds cool
Sunday, May 28, 2017

StoutBeerReviews
3.1
Kona Castaway IPA
mild and smooth with light bitter hops. would be nice to have a bit of something more distinctive, but overall not bad. considering it is a Hawaiian beer I would expect something more floral, but maybe I am stereotyping
Sunday, May 28, 2017

boxsetz
3.3
Kona Castaway IPA
A nice summer beer. Great balancing of the malt and hops. I get a nice citrus flavor on the finish. -Box ��
Sunday, May 28, 2017

remALUS
3.9
Kona Big Wave Golden Ale
Bottle: 355 ml, Price: 0,89 eur
Šaltas alus, karšta diena .. super

Sunday, May 28, 2017