Hanalei Island IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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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:
#39,862
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
268
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 268 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of evostudios12
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Falls fast... nice ring of lacing.

S: Tropical fruit juice... pineapple, orange/tangerine, and guava.

T/F: Light crackery grains and tropical fruits. Strong pineapple and orange... milder papaya/melon. Some floral elements. Modest bitterness... mostly balanced. Light and crisp.

O: An easy drinking tropical IPA. Nothing terribly special but decent flavor and it hit the 'tropical' theme it was aiming for.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Passionfruit, guava, and orange all up front along with an herbal hoppiness and bready malt

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the herbal hoppiness and moderate bitterness and then picks up the passionfruit, orange, and guava. Not too sweet. Finishes with lingering herbal hoppiness

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice, easy drinking session IPA with a fruity kick

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Photo of izraelc
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not good. Not at all tropical. Barely an IPA. Tastes like it was brewed in Missouri not Hawaii. Bitter with little flavor. Anything from Hawaii should taste like tropical fruit and rainbows. This does not.

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Photo of porters4life
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sunsjammer
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz'er Bottled on 2/6/18 was a gift from arizcards....thx Bro!

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Photo of dcook11
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The look is perfect. Golden with ample carbonation. As the head sinks it turns more into a spider web dynamic. Smells of orange peel, citra hops. Nice malt background. The taste is exceptional. I like this non boozy IPA. Very refreshing.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

355 ml bottle, from the Norwegian importer. ABV is 4.5%. Golden colour, only the slightest haziness, small white head. "perfumed" aroma of peaches, guava, passionfruit and sweet oranges. Fairly refreshing and slightly dry flavour, again "perfumed" and somewhat artificial notes of tropical fruits, some bittering hops in the finish. Not a favourite of mine.

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

12 oz bottle, tulip, 3/21/18 date on the bottle.

Crystal clear golden beer, nice off-white head with good retention.

There’s a hint of dankness before the passion fruit, orange, and guava kick in. It’s a soft, sweet, juicy aroma just like the POG juice so ubiquitous in Hawaii. It isn’t very intense, but it’s accurate.

A little passion fruit and woody guava, spicy, dank hops, light and dry malt.

Thin and crisp, with balanced carbonation.

This is a disciplined beer. It gives you an accurate representation of the added fruit, while not forgetting it’s an IPA or being too sweet.

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

Photo of arizcards
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a mixed 12 pack at the local Foodland for $15.99 for the stay here at Kahana Beach in Lahaina, Maui. Looks like it was bottled on 02-06-18.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head with the original pour.

Nose has some notes of orange and tropical fruits.

Taste is pale malts with juices of orange and tropical fruits added in. Finish is a bitter rind leaving a residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing.

Overall a nice beer here for folks enjoying the sun and fun of Hawaii. Nothing complicated, just refreshing.

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Photo of Hopstout
2.79/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of shivtim
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is straw gold, head is off white with fine bubbles, head presents about 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to thin top with some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is where the tropical fruits present most noticeable, pleasant light with a touch of hop citrus as well.

Taste is light fruitiness at first, then some mild malt, citrus hops and then some lingering fruit sweetness.

Mouthfeel is lightly bitter, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter quality on the tongue.

Overall a interesting spin on the fruit/session ipa but a bit thin with hop presence and malt balance.

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

Photo of MKrauss
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
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 -0.6%
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 -18.3%
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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Hanalei Island IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 268 ratings