Lavaman Red Ale - Kona Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dippy:
3.73/5 rDev +6.3%
Had in the brewpub... in HI... very nice, so the review might be favorably skewed as i was in hawaii when I drank it and everything is better in hawaii.
Amber/ caramel in color. thin white head leaves some nice lacing on the glass.
Smells like fields of barley. Light fruity sweetness.
Some malty sweetness up front that disappates and leaves a nutty taste. Some bitterness like chocolate.
Some hops balence this brew and make it feel dry, if that makes any sense.
I enjoyed this brew and would have it again, but I feel that the awards at this brewer go to the porters first.
11-03-2008 21:51:47 | More by dippy
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3.38/5 rDev -3.7%
A pint at the lovely beachside sushi joint adjacent to our hotel in Waikiki.
This beer appears a crystal clear, medium reddish amber hue, with one fat finger of tight foamy off-white head, which leaves a nice sea crest vista of lace around the glass as it quickly settles.
It smells of mild bready grain, and leafy, somewhat zingy hops. The taste is somewhat astringent grainy malt, tinged by caramel, and some earthy, leafy hops.
The bubbles are a mite bit metallic in their cutting edginess, the body a decent medium weight, and kind of tacky for outright smoothness. It finishes fairly dry for the style, a muted sweetness tamped down by an astringent inherency.
Not bad, not great, just a serviceable pint for the locals when evening falls, and the lack of sun drops the temperature a whole degree or two...
05-08-2012 07:30:06 | More by biboergosum
3.6/5 rDev +2.6%
On tap a the Hawaii Kai brewery restaurant.
A deep, dark red. Quite striking. A light head with good lacing. Smell was quite light, mainly sweet [not sure what] and malt.
The taste was suprisingly sweet, creamy with a nice malt taste. Some hops at the end, but not overpowering. The mouthfeel was quite light. Somewhat cleansing.
Overall, I found this beer interesting, rather unique. I would like to try it again to see if it shows any more character.
12-04-2005 20:30:32 | More by atigerlife
Lavaman Red Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.