1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Overboard IPA - Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria

Not Rated.
Overboard IPAOverboard IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
I.P.A. was developed in England around 1800; the extra strength in alcohol and hops helped preserve the beer on its long export journeys to India and beyond. The style has developed a following worldwide. Ours begins with smooth, malty creaminess and a big burst of dry-hop flavor and aroma from a variety of American hops. It finishes with a lingering yet pleasant bitterness. Is it Overboard? You decide.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: jdaelhousen on 07-09-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jdaelhousen:
Photo of jdaelhousen
jdaelhousen

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%

Orange colored body with thick, foamy off-white head. Rapid carbonation through the appearance of the pint glass. Aroma contains notes of passion fruit, with scents of orange citris and grapefruit. Flavor contains a caramel malt center, with notes of orange, mango and some mild spice at the finish. Aftertaste leaves a large amount of pineapple flavors on the palate. Big and bold on the bitterness, this is a great IPA.

07-09-2011 14:04:21 | More by jdaelhousen
More User Reviews:
Photo of DWolf
DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-11-2014 15:43:33 | More by DWolf
Photo of aquazr1
aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-14-2014 02:50:33 | More by aquazr1
Photo of bsp77
bsp77

Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +10.9%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into wine glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with large white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, pine, tropical notes and some spiciness. Good West Coast aroma.

Taste: A cornucopia of hop flavors. Tart grapefruit, juicy orange, and tropical fruits override the base malts. Spicy and piney finish with some lingering grapefruit.

Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dripping with hop oils. Dry, refreshing finish.

Overall: A stellar IPA and the best Hawaii beer I have had.

12-25-2013 20:37:26 | More by bsp77
Photo of juicebox
juicebox

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-12-2012 00:38:55 | More by juicebox
Photo of Beer21
Beer21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-07-2014 04:04:40 | More by Beer21
Photo of switzer
switzer

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-20-2014 19:18:13 | More by switzer
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%

A pint at Humpy's in Kailua-Kona, and on special all-day at that.

This beer appears a clear pale golden amber hue, with one finger of foamy, puffy white head, which settles at due pace, leaving a very sparse array of pebbled curling sheet lace around the glass.

It smells somewhat strongly of bitter citrus rind, mild pine branch, understated bready caramel malt, and soft, warm toffee. The taste is pleasantly sweet caramelized malt, moderated pine/citrus hops, and a mild, inoffensive booze warming.

The bubbles are average in their bearing, the body medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a wee bit of hop interference. It finishes quite hoppy and bitter, amongst an overshadowed, but not beaten, lingering toffee sweetness.

A decent, seemingly malt-forward IPA, sweet upfront, with a slow, but surely growing bitter hop offset. Agreeable feature pint fare, and as such, I wish I had room for more.

05-16-2012 09:00:28 | More by biboergosum
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-16-2014 05:36:19 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
Photo of Hardcore
Hardcore

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-14-2013 06:56:41 | More by Hardcore
Photo of ablackard
ablackard

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-22-2013 21:36:41 | More by ablackard
Photo of TheSamKuehn
TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

08-23-2014 05:26:00 | More by TheSamKuehn
Photo of mdillon86
mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-27-2013 03:14:53 | More by mdillon86
Photo of pod4ski
pod4ski

California

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%

Nicely carbonated with finger width head. Fruity passion fruit overtones made me ask if it was infused with anything. It was not. Bitter taste nicely highlighted by the fruitiness first and last. Went well with the baja fresh fish taco. and left my palate clean and ready for more

11-20-2012 04:10:58 | More by pod4ski
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured on tap at the brewpub into a sampler glass.

Clean and very clear body. Thin off cream white head presented. Body color lends to bright and dark orange.

Great solid hop aroma, real inviting notes of soft tropical fruit and juicy quality. Not mich malt and virtually no sweetness.

Palate is very tangy. Orange fruit, soft fleshy grapefruit and some mellow sweet malt dough but small and with a husky grain quality. Not much aftertaste that lingers but repeated sips bring it back. Mouthfeel is soft bodied but also seems a little grainy unlike its flavor.

Overall its a very enjoyable ipa, great flagship beer for sure or at least should be.

04-13-2014 02:36:01 | More by smakawhat
Photo of MooseBoose
MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-17-2013 07:34:35 | More by MooseBoose
Photo of Tyrawlings
Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-15-2012 01:08:05 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of bizweasel
bizweasel

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +2%

Unusual IPA but unusual in a good way. Fruity IPAs can work well (eg 21st Amendment) and this IPA was mega fruity. Fruit hint to yeast might just be a byproduct of brewing in Hawaii, everything is alive and growing and sorty jungly, and if so I like what they did to adapt. Definite pineapple hint in the flavor. Attention was paid to giving this a finishing hop bite. Big Island Brewhaus is an obscure little place but worth the stop for the beer, I wish them well.

04-25-2012 08:38:19 | More by bizweasel
Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
JOHNKNEEGEEZ

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-18-2014 05:23:44 | More by JOHNKNEEGEEZ
Photo of cliftonsbiehl
cliftonsbiehl

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-18-2013 19:29:02 | More by cliftonsbiehl
Photo of speedvagen
speedvagen

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-17-2014 10:04:56 | More by speedvagen
Photo of Tictactisag
Tictactisag


4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-12-2014 04:18:59 | More by Tictactisag
Photo of Derek
Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-07-2014 04:53:20 | More by Derek
Photo of Baboom
Baboom


4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

07-19-2014 18:57:18 | More by Baboom
Photo of Lovely85
Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-07-2013 05:47:44 | More by Lovely85
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Overboard IPA from Big Island Brewhaus & Tako Taco Taqueria
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.