Hanalei Island IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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294 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: 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:
#35,046
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
294
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
105
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 294 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.07/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

L- Pale gold, pours with 3mm white head of super-fine bubbles. Slightly hazy.
S- Full-on tropical fruits - lychee, mango.
T- Dry immediately, high hopping creates an immediate bitter front. The fruits briefly re-appear, their taste more subtle than their smell. The bitter zing lingers on the tongue after swallowing.
F- It's certainly refreshing, but you need to tolerate hopping at the higher end of the scale to enjoy this one.
O- It has the profile of a 'hipster hop-bomb'. Most of the writing is so small, the smallest I've likely seen, that I cannot read most of it. What I now notice on the front is that it states it is brewed using passion-fruit, orange and guava. Interesting to try, but it's not a bit too much going on for me to choose to buy this again.
Despite chilling untouched in the fridge for a week, when I popped the cap it over-flowed onto the table. Not hugely, but still quite an irritating start for this beer: I suggest maybe levering off the cap s-l-o-w-l-y just in case that was what this beer is always like...
BB: 22/05/2019. Bought from Waitrose in Windsor [very near the station].

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Photo of Pens1967
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elNopalero
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tan-golden with some decent foaming. I get the aroma of guava and passionfruit. It’s more on the sweet side, with a subdued bitterness. Approachable.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly cloudy light honey amber with a thin white cap that falls away quickly, minimal lacing. Aroma is faint tropical fruit. Flavor has almost a noble or European hop taste overpowering the passionfruit and pineapple. Feel is crisp enough, best part of the beer actually. Overall not one I'd pay to revisit.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DarrellK
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddenDalyBrokaw
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Almost zero head. Golden and well-carbonated. Mildly fruity aromas, generally mild aromas overall. Packs a surprising punch all things considered, but the hops are one-dimensional.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Weird one. No look to speak of as there was really no head to speak of. Smell is a bit fruity and pleasant. Taste is a combination of fruit, hops and lager-y wheat. Feel is a little on the harsh side that left me a little cold. The aftertaste is also metallic. Not the best Kona offering.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not great, not bad, just a nice try.

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Photo of moranm58
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The tropical hints of island fruit are an excellent highlight to this IPA. Not an overpowering taste of these island flavors, just enough to distinguish this beer from other IPAs.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John2610
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Love the Lillikoi (Passion Fruit) & Orange. Nice tropical theme.

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Photo of Eychung
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_ski
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of chicagoish
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:03 PM
Bottle 12 ounce poured to wine glass
Sight: Amber, clear, small foam
Smell: slight aroma of hops
Taste: Medium bitterness, balance some sweetness
Palate: Good carbonation, medium follow through, good finish, long bitter aftertaste
Overall: Good beer, but not something to look forward to

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Photo of Proteus93
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Blonde pour, topped with a fizzy head--retention is rather poor.

S + T: Tropical aromas abound in this beer, with each of the three fruits added seemingly distinct. The flavour is more hop-forward, with the bitterness becoming more apparent, and backed with the fleshy fruitiness of the orange in particular.

M + O: Carbonation like a spritzer, paired with the medium-light body make this a refreshing brew.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hanalei Island IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 294 ratings