mar (4476) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold, with a white head. Nose is pineapple, sweet, fruits, earth, and more pineapple. Nice palate, pineapple fruit cup, sweet, more pineapple, bitter finish.
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some nice biscuit malt notes as well as a lot of pineapple. I also get some jalapeño notes in the aroma. The flavor is fairly fruity up front with some sweet pineapple, but then the green jalapeños come through and add a bit of heat with some earthiness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice, interesting beer.
Beerenberger (1117) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma primarily of pineapple with some pepper notes present. Pours a hazy amber with a thin, rapidly dissipating, white head and no lacing. The taste is lightly sweet and spicy at the same time. Nicely done! The pineapple and jalapeÃ±o pepper flavors dance with each other from the begining, through the middle and into the finish. The pepper flavor does, however, doominate in the aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a well crafted beer presenting a nice juxtaposition of flavors. (Plus this beer has a very cool label. Anything with a skull on it has to be good! Right?)
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like sweet pineapple with a hint of pepper. Kinda reminds me of the yellow salsa from Taco Cabana. There is much more of the jalapeno pepper in the flavor and it slowly builds upon itself. I still think the pepper plays a supporting role to the pineapple and that works for me. It’s funny they got the inspiration for this beer from a Hawaiian pizza, because it kinda reminded me of cheese sauce nachos (w/ jalapenos and pineapple soda).
degbert (908) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, hazy gold with a clean white head that leaves massive amounts of lace. Nose is mostly pineapple, though there’s some hops resin underneath -- no peppers on the nose. Here’s why; it’s on the palate. Wow. This is one of the rare beers where the chili works and is neither over nor underwhelming -- the heat is there all the way through, evenly, and refreshingly present. The pineapple and honey is muted, a supporting cast, and there’s not much sweetness. Finish is long and citric, and the heat sticks around. Well done!