Hanalei Island IPA | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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260 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:
#39,481
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
260
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of ibanez2k
2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dooman
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimmyy
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dimwit_flathead
2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
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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Photo of BenBreeg
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dvmin98
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FajitaMike
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gabrielcolom
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Pours a clear golden color. Smell & Taste were light fruity with apple and pear notes a little white wine and malty finish. an average IPA with slight hops and fruit, not one to seek out.

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Photo of Jstarr2517
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of Peter_M_Morris
2.53/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.17/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Hanalei pours a copper color, with a small, barley lacing head. Cheap, grainy aroma, similar to a miller lite. Flavor is the same, cheap grainy, lots of adjuncts, corny and chemical, with hints of passion fruit. Good body and feel. Overall, tastes like a tropical adjunct lager, cheap body, nice fruit flavors though.

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

Photo of kinggimp
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Clear golden color with some off-white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with some honey notes and grainy malts in the background. Taste follows with sweet, fruity notes, some citrusy hops and medium bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a decent IPA but the fruit juice is not very well integrated.

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Photo of JosephKiley
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A bright, bitter IPA with not a lot of malt balance. Aroma and flavor are citrusy and slightly piney, reminiscent of a classic west coast IPA. Mouth feel is light and refreshing. Really not the most pleasant or drinkable beer. Tolerable but I wouldn't buy it.

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Hanalei Island IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 260 ratings