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Lavaman Red Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Lavaman Red Ale
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-21-2004

Lavaman Red Ale is a malty, red ale with strong caramel notes and a subtle chocolate malt flavor. The pronounced maltiness is balanced by the delicate blend of Pacific Northwest hops resulting in a smooth, full-bodied beer.

30 IBU
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 17
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.28/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice red. Smooth, malty and good hop aroma.

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4.24/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.32/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.04/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.91/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Date: 5/27/2014

Location: Stopwatch Bar and Grill (Makawao, Maui, HI); on tap and served in a 12oz pint glass.

Appearance: Light Amber in hue. A thin whitish-beige head forms only to dissipate quickly; little to no lacing present

Smell: Light caramel malt aroma, subtle bread-like sweetness.

Taste: Flavor profile is one dimensional for the most part. Malty with tones of caramel, roasted barley and a honey-like sweetness. Hop flavor is mild but works ok to offset the sweet maltiness. Hop flavor is a light mix of earthiness and citrus and disappointing for a brew boasting 30 IBU.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with average mouth feel, but relatively easy to drink.

Overall: it is a basic red ale that is devoid of character and taste but will likely appeal to the Bud/Miller/Coors crowd.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Lavaman Red Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.