Hapa Ale, an island-style American Brown Ale, originated in the British style of blending different beers to create a single unique brew. The resulting beer is considered an American Brown Ale. Dark mahogany-colored, bold, malty backbone with balanced hop bitterness. Our Hapa is the 2010 Silver Medal winner in the American Brown Ale category at the World Beer Cup. It is also the Gold Medal winner in the American Brown Ale category at the 2010 US Beer Open. In July 2011, we won the Bronze Medal at the 2011 US Beer Open in the American Brown Ale category.
Pairings: Bold meat dishes, smoked meats, gourmet hamburgers, lamb, aged cheeses, chocolate
Style: American Brown Ale
Original Gravity: 13.5 degrees Plato
Bitterness: 33 IBU
Ingredients: 2-row Munich, Caramel, Wheat and Chocolate Malts, Simcoe Hops for Bittering, Glacier Hops for Aroma
Posted by C on 11th Apr 2013
I picked up a six pack of this beer she on Kauai. Mellow smooth beer. This brew is unique and leaves a nice after taste. It now is a toss up between this brew and another one from Tahiti. Wish it was available in California....it would do very well, but will continue to order it. Worth the price.
Posted by Jim Wood on 5th Dec 2012
I visited Duke's at Waikiki this November, and they served ice-cold Hapa Brown Ale on tap. I am a beer snob, and I absolutely loved this ale. Great taste, no aftertaste...a must for lovers of brown ales. Alas! As I write this review in my home state of New Jersey, I see that federal regulations do not allow shipments to my state! Blasted regulations! I shall dream of Hapa Brown Ale until they change federal regulations or until I return to Hawaii...in the meantime I will be saddened to drink lesser ales. Someone change the law!!!!!
Posted by jesse lopez on 24th Dec 2011
I went to oahu last month and this beer was the best. I had to walk about half a mile to get it but it was well worth the walk if you like dark beer its a must to try this awsome beer.