James Cook IPA | Aloha Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Aloha Beer Company
Hawaii, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed within the parameters of a classic India Pale Ale or I.P.A., our version boasts a burst of hops from start to finish, and is blanced with a sweet maltiness.

50 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arrived with easily two fingers' worth of deep, tan head-foamy with great retention. Color was a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very grapefruit citrusy. Mouthfeel was medium with a good deal of grapefruit hoppiness on the tongue. Finish was dry, hoppy, and very satisfying. Great lacing throughout.

A second try, this time at The Willows:

A solid finger of medium-tan head with excellent retention. Color was a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a piney hop scent. Mouthfeel was medium with a solid pine hop bitterness on the tongue. Finish lingered with pine. Best beer on Oahu, IMHO! Well done.

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Photo of hopdog
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sam Choys in Honolulu, HI.

Poured a medium to deeper orangish / copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hoppiness, citrus and some caramel. Tastes follow suit. Light to medium bitter.

Notes from 11/03/07.

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Photo of atigerlife
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was their seasonal brew when I was there in February.

Poured a nice amber color with a medium head. Good lacing. Light carbonation was visible. Aroma had some hops.

Taste had hops throughout. Mouthfeel had a medium body and was nicely cleansing. Overall, this is certainly not a hopheads IPA, but I'm not a hophead so I found this quite enjoyable. One of the best beers here. It is not complex, but well balanced and quite drinkable.

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Photo of Jason
3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nearly reddish amber hue that dons a good bit of haze yet the lace is quite stunning. Uniform yet almost medicinal aroma of hops shadow the malt and fruitiness. Hops seem to be a bit cheesy with a pungent and old flavor to them, the malt is two demensional and draws not interest. Not bad, but certainly not an IPA I was looking for. I ordered a second pint to give it an other go but it was almost impossible for me to finish it.

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James Cook IPA from Aloha Beer Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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