HopKine
Maui Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Lager
Ranked #31
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,928
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
79
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Maui Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
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Wants
  3
Gots
  22
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: India Pale Lager
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 79
Reviews by Bluecrow:
Photo of Bluecrow
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-bright yellow pour from can with fine carbonation. Light hop aroma, bits of pine and citrus, malty notes. Hop flavors are consistent at front and back; the body is really solid, an easy sipper.

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Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Clean golden hue, big frothy head. A spectacular looking brew. Lots of soft resin, fresh grass, minty, & melon rind in this hoppy nose. Crisp with a little bit of body to slosh on the palate. Herbal and grassy, piney and fruity, berries and rind ... quite the hop profile here. Clean and drinkable, a lovely hop forward lager.

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Photo of rawfish
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is big citrus/fruit and mild tropical fruit/hint of sugar. The flavor is citrus/fruit, malts, tropical fruit and a mix of lager smoothness and hops in the finish.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBGordon
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft into an Irish pint glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw/pale gold with a nice head that maintains well.

S: Medium notes of citrus hops, very inviting.

T: A well-balanced beer that is slightly hop-forward. The Northwest hop varietals settle cleanly and pleasantly on the back end.

M: Light bodied with a light, crisp carbonation.

O: A zesty and refreshing brew, great for all sorts of warm and hot weather drinking. It's straightforward and excels in its simplicity. Well done!

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Photo of cyrushire
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with white head. Smells like an IPA, citrus, pine, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes much like a lager, lingering flavors of citrus and floral tones.

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Photo of Spike
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can.

Opaque, pale gold with a thick, soapy, white head that leaves lots of lacing. Has a tropical look about it.

Nose is abundant floral, orange, melon and passion fruit with a piney backbone to give it balance.

Resinous hops come to the fore when tasting. Followed by lemon and honeysuckle.

Medium to light body with a gentle, spicy burn and a long, crisp, dry finish. Moderate carbonation.

I like this very much. Plenty of west coast hops balanced by pilsner malts. The oily, spicy hops are complemented by the clean malt profile without being subdued. It provides above-average drinkability in a hop-forward beer.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uanof
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 02/10/16, poured onto pilsen glass.

L - Golden sunkissed in color with a semi-hazy transparency. Big head that leaves great amount of lacing behind and reduces to a 1/4" throughout.

S - clean, bright, citrusy, grapefruit, piney

T - cereal and pine trees

F - resinous, medium bodied with slight lingering hop presence

O - feels like a well built IPL, probably wouldn't change anything to it. Great for the summer and for hitting one after the other after the other.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of instinct2
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RummyRedbeard
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me very much of Jack's Abby Weed Beer... whatever the hell the name was... It was one of the Hopstitutions (#6 potentially) that tasted pretty much exactly like biting in to the freshest, dankest nug you could think of. Anyway...

Canned March 22nd, 2016.

L: I enjoy drinking canned beers out of the can (otherwise why else would they be in there -- heady topper logic), however I poured a bit out to see what its insides beheld. Straw color, lots of carbonation, very white head. The artwork on the can is too dope, mainly the reason I got it honestly. A friggin hop turtle!!! Gotta love hop animals -- I'm looking at you Night Shift ;)

S: Fresh hops, fresh cut grass, fresh weed, fresh, fresh, fresh.

T: Much of the same. Definitely a solid piney bitterness upfront that diminishes quickly and cleanly as it should in an IPL. Some lemon, grapefruit and orange notes on the end leave a fulfilling flavor behind.

F: I could crush a 6-pack in under thirty minutes. I mean I won't... but I might.

Overall very glad I purchased this beer. I haven't seen it selling too frequently at my work but now I'm able to let people in on what their missing -- a very solid substitution for any hop head's favorite IPA. If you see it get it, don't miss out on this limited release!

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Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale hazy yellow with 1 finger head. Smells juicy, pine, and pineapple. Tastes fairly bitter on first half of sip, finishes even more bitter and spicy. Solid drinkability for such an aromatic nose. Would buy again if going for amped up hop flavor.

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Photo of Ultimate
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

HopKine from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 79 ratings