Hanalei Island IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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287 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:
#34,379
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
287
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
103
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 287 |  Reviews: 89
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

Photo of irongator
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evostudios12
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Hanalei Island IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 287 ratings