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Hawai'i Nui Hapa Brown Ale - Hawai'i Nui Brewing / Mehana Brewing Company

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Hawai'i Nui Hapa Brown AleHawai'i Nui Hapa Brown Ale

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46 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hawai'i Nui Brewing / Mehana Brewing Company visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woodychandler on 12-24-2009

Full-bodied all-malt Brown Ale with an intriguing hop character balanced by a rich maltiness. Small-batch brewed with two-row, caramel, roasted and chocolate malts. Our proprietary blend of hops creates an inviting note.

33 IBU
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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 16
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3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfillius
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dipso123
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SurferEric
4.19/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super nutty, easy drinking brown ale. Easily my favorite from Mehana/Hawaii Nui. Extra love for the local brews.

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3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid, more malty brown. For brown fans, it's worth a try. More carbonation than average. The malt is king with this beer.

Photo of FredGuyAle13
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Easy to drink brown ale. Caramel and nutty on the palate.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hawaii Nui: Hapa Brown Ale review
Poured from bottle, bought in Maui, HI. Poured into a small Sierra Nevada tumbler sampler.

Appearance: Dark amber brown color, nice foamy head with plenty of carbonation bubbles. Nice lacing appearing after pour.

Smell: Caramel, sweet & nutty, sugary tropical notes with hints of toffee and roasted coffee beans with a lingered hop nose to it.

Taste: My first sip, hearing the ocean in the background brought a full sense to the wonderful flavors of this beer. The sweet sugary malt is in full body, with coffee and nutty caramel to sweep over the pallet with the last zing of hoppy bitterness to finish. Very Refreshing, and you can taste the caramel and chocolate malts as they bring out the rich and robust flavors.

Mouth feel: The more you sip, the more the flavors pop out at you and the more you can distinguish the nutty and toffee character with the slight hop as it rolls off your pallet. Bold, flavorful, and creamy yet goes down easy and leaves you with a pleasant aftertaste.

Overall: I really enjoyed sampling this beer, it was well crafted, tasty, and refreshing after a days work, This type of Brown Ale can be drank at all times, but is best near the ocean, mid day, to late afternoon as the day winds down. I liked the flavors that were brought out by the choices of malts, and the special blend of hops gives it a great finish. I would recommend this beer.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of smakawhat
2.82/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass.

Deep mahogany brown body color and quite opaque, some chestnut lighter hues on the edges. Head is fluffy and large off pour, a fistfull in size and a near gusher. Thick fluffy retention and light tan colored head. This totally looks like a root beer float, but its head is excessive and borderline ridiculous.

Quite clean and gas like smelling malts. Chocolate malt soda jerk smelling, root beer matching soda like quality without the sweetness. Hints almost crackling pilsner and some milk whoopers candy malted chocolate.

As anticipated way too carbonated. Gaseous and bitter club soda water like finish. Large stinging palate feel that lingers. I get next to no other flavors while drinking this, not even the hints that were on the nose. Mouthfeel hints a bit wet but also doesnt bring much support to help the flavor.

An overly gaseous beer that takes away any resemblance of flavor to style with hardly any hint of chocolate, malt, toast, or nut that I look for. A bit of a dud actually.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 22oz. bottle, Pours with a huge, frothy, light brown head with excellent retention. Beer is dark brown.

Nose is nutty, sweet, and malty with some European hops. The flavor is decent, but not as good as the smell. Uses a somewhat darker roast malt than average for style. Has a mild, nutty-earthy-bitter finish.

Medium-light bodied with ample carbonation.

O: ABV seems higher than 6% in this interesting, earthy and rather unrefined brown.

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Hawai'i Nui Hapa Brown Ale from Hawai'i Nui Brewing / Mehana Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.