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Hala Kahiki - Rivertowne Brewing

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 20.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertowne Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mounty4Life on 02-16-2013

A beer so enticing you may think it's nectar from the gods. The name "Hala Kahiki"(hahlah-kah-hee-kee), originates from the Hawaiian words for pineapple. Feel the way it rolls off your tongue? Our sweet and refreshing beer will take you away ...have a sip ...grab a lei!
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 13
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A big shout out to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden/white color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of pineapple juice. Taste is also very much pineapples, some malts are present, easy drinking and refreshing. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall would be a great refreshing beer on a hot summer day.

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Smells like pure candied pineapple and not much else.

This is essentially pineapple soda. There's basically no beer character at all, save for some slight wheat bitterness near the end. It's very sweet, and it would be refreshing ice cold, but I have a really hard time calling it a beer.

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It is pale yellow in color similar to the color of the fruit of a pineapple. There was a white head that disappeared before I really noticed it.

The smell definitely had a pineapple smell. It also had a sweet, sugar coated cereal smell.

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Not as sweet as I was expecting and the pineapple aromas are somewhat subtle. Malts are blonde ale-esque. Nice.

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Hala Kahiki from Rivertowne Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.