Hawai'i Nui Sunset Amber Ale | Hawai'i Nui Brewing / Mehana Brewing Company

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Hawai'i Nui Sunset Amber AleHawai'i Nui Sunset Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Hawai'i Nui Brewing / Mehana Brewing Company
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.45%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied all-malt Amber Ale with complex hop character balanced by an understated sweetness. Small-batch brewed with two-row, caramel, wheat, and chocolate malts. Premium hops add a distinctive exotic note.

26 IBU

Added by schoolboy on 03-28-2009

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Guden
3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brotherloco
2.92/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kkawachi
3.21/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamLand
2.79/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ali1987
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Lovely85
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Bieniek30
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of arizcards
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a sixer from Foodland in Kapaa, Kauai for $10.99.

Beer poured a reddish brown with a nice head upon the initial pour.

Nose is pretty nondescript, there is a basically just malts and nothing else.

Taste is pretty well balanced between the nice caramel malt backbone with just enough grapefruit hop to prevent it from being too sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth. Decent carbonation makes it pretty refreshing.

Overall this is a pretty decent beer. Very nice after doing some hiking in Waimea Canyon!

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Photo of sadastronaut
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Noxious26
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a miscellaneous large glass in our rented condo at Turtle Bay, North Shore, Oahu. Purchased at Whole Foods in the Kahala Mall in Waikiki in a 6 pack.

Hazy brown amber in colour. Off-white head is 1/2 inch on the pour but recedes to a thin cap with spots of lacing here and there.

Sweet aroma of citrus (grapefruit) and malt (caramel).

Nicely balanced flavour between the malt and hops. Maly, woody, citrus hop, nutty and floral hops. Medium bitter hop finish is long lasting.

Light bodied. Maybe a little thin for an ale. Mildly carbonated.

A pleasant surprise. Simple and straight forward, but nicely balanced and refreshing. Definitely worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 16oz pint in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, to go with the awesome sunset view over the Pacific Ocean from this gently breezy patio.

This beer appears a clear, pale golden bronze colour, with one finger of fizzy beige head, which leaves some reaching tendril lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of mild fruity caramel malt, and even fainter earthy, leafy hops. The taste is biscuity, grainy malt, a somewhat melted plastic essence, and mild leafy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are nice and even, the body a clammy medium weight, and smooth, but in a kind of mildly palate-scraping manner. It finishes off-dry, the same edgy essences playing themselves out.

A very so-so example of an underwhelming style in the first place. Not entirely off-putting, but not inspiring either. Next.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rawfish
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours highly clear light amber forming a thin fizzy cap of white foam that dies down quickly leaving some speckled lacing behind.

Sweet malts, hay, wet bread and a touch of artificial sweetener. Not sure if the Hawaii humidity got into this one but it's kind of dank.

Pleasant nuttiness and crystal malt on the front not much hop character in the taste. Slightly bittering in the finish and dries pretty well. Malt heavy flavor just wish I could decode some hops from this one.

Thinner body, well carbonated but active when chilled. Dries well but leaves sweet residue behind.

Session amber, plain, but drinkable. There's better elsewhere but when you are on the rock in the middle of the ocean, elsewhere is pretty far away.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at The Wine Corner in Paia, Maui, Hawaii. I picked this one up because I have never seen it in California.

Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a 1 inch fizzy beige head that settles to a thin cap. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some nutty aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, burnt caramel, candied nuts, and some interesting barbeque flavors. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip. this beer has a higher level of carbonation with a bubbly and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good amber ale but nothing too exciting.

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Hawai'i Nui Sunset Amber Ale from Hawai'i Nui Brewing / Mehana Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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