Hanalei Island IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

Hanalei Island IPAHanalei Island IPA
BA SCORE
44.4%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 142 ratings
Hanalei Island IPAHanalei Island IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This easy-drinking island-inspired IPA is Kona Brewing Co.’s homage to Kauai, “the most beautiful place on earth.” Passionfruit, orange and guava balance the subtle bitterness of aromatic Azacca and Galaxy hops to deliver a coppery laidback, session-style ale bright with tropical flavors.

Added by ConradKenney on 07-26-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
142
Liked:
63
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
10.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of elprofe
4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcthfg
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a goblet. Golden color with a very small amount of white head. Passionfruit overtook any hop bitterness or bite. Smooth, but not a true IPA because of the overwhelming passionfruit flavor. Drinkable but would not rush to have again.

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Photo of Beerlover
3.02/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of EmeraldSea44
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PJCarnell
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChipMurray
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryV
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

All this fruit crap adds up to one thing, a rather nasty tasting beer. This was part of a variety pack, I would definitely not buy this on its own merits. Personally, I don't get this fruit beer trend at all - when does beer cease to be beer? If you like it, more power to you, although not a drain pour, I really don't like this beer. I expected more from Kona Brewing, they're just jumping on the fruit wagon to be trendy. If I had to describe the taste, it reminds me of sweaty armpits on a hot summer day. Not only did this beer suck, it ruined my palate for any subsequent beers.

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Photo of Adam1993
4.55/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calraven
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G_Shoe
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chossboss
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sanitarium16
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyinhawaiian
2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of takusan1000
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marraybay
2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Somewhat enticed by the flashy label and the promise of passion fruit and guava that offsets bitter hops, but that promise simply doesn't deliver. Weak, bitter, watery; Sour Corona effectively. 2nd fail I've had from Kona.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma definitely had some guava, not sure what passion fruit smells like but I detected some peachy tropical notes. The taste is tart, with some lemony accents, definitely not a big hop bomb - which is nice for a change given this is an IPA. Mouthfeel is light, carb is average, pours a golden straw color. A nice refreshing IPA with some bitter hops and bitter citrus. It does have a sour edge to be aware. Also the "malt backbone" is not exactly that strong since it is a defacto "session ipa." Regardless, it is a beer you should try if you dig Kona Brewing - my guess is this is way better on tap, served in their Kona Brewery. :)

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Photo of TonyTwins
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hanalei Island IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 44.4% out of 100 with 142 ratings
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