Hanalei Island IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.61/5
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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: Year-round

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,637
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
249
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of TLA
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hanalei Island IPA brewed by Kona Brewing Co., With an ABV of 4.50% This American IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. There is also some nice spotty lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, earthy grains and malts. You also pick up on some minor sweetness in the smell as well. Now for the taste, it is rich with citrus sweetness hop bitterness. Really clean and Refreshing brew. You also pick up on a good amount of earthy grains and malts. This is one of the more milder American IPA on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. The body of Hanalei Island IPA ,is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. This American IPA would go nicely on a hot summer day. The mouth feel is Citrus, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give Hanalei Island IPA a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Kona Brewing Co., Did a real nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of promise, but the overall product is, well, OK. I’m glad I found this at a pretty reasonable price. It’s light, fruity, and easy to drink. It would definitely taste better on a hot day in Hawaii, but I’ll settle for a gorgeous spring day in Alberta.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Darker golden color bordering on ruby. Pretty basic mid-level ale, pleasant taste, some hops come through, but no complexity. Totally works as a sessionable beach beer, as it should.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenjaGrif
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CoachPhatz
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid 4 rating. I’m not sure I’d call this an IPA. A little more like citrus ale. It doesn’t have hoppy bite or depth. It’s clean and refreshing with a citrus nose, probably the orange, and a fruit smooth finish. Before seeing the label I was thinking mango but it’s the guava you taste with the finish. A bit thin to call it an IPA so more of a citrus ale. Light, refreshing, easy drink. But know it’s not hoppy, it’s a citrus ale. Try it out. Knowing the adventure.

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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DruC4
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmyy
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dimwit_flathead
2.53/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looks like a golden, hazy lager. Nothing special. The smell is very comforting and hoppy, but the taste doesn't live up to it. It has a heavy citrus taste that overpowers everything. It's almost like drinking grapefruit juice. It would probably be a lot better if I were drinking it on the beach in Hawaii.

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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hanalei Island IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 249 ratings