Nuffield (3746) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I do have it down as "Derelicte" not "Derelicto", and at 6.4%. Golden amber. Distinctive pineapple nose and that comes through in the flavor, too, but there there is more grassiness and some bitterness changing the sense of it--less a "fruit beer", more an IPA, but not an esp. great one. I wouldn’t want a full pint of this. (on tap at brewery)
Pailhead (5371) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of pineapple, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and citrus. It’s a transparent amber with a small orange tinged off-white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor with citrus and tropical fruits. There’s a some light pineapple in the background. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit and a touch of lemon. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, the pineapple is stronger in the nose than the flavor. A very enjoyable and sessionable IPA.
Unclerudy (12) - white lake, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large white head that quickly dissipated. Grainy citrus aroma. Hazy amber color. Nice malt flavor, good bitterness. Pineapple is faint. Good beer to sink on a hot day.
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SAVOR. Poured a slightly straw color with a slight foamy white head. Aroma was mild pineapple, tropical fruit citrus. Flavor was mild pineapple, tropical fruit citrus. Okay, but not as "pineapple" as I was hoping for, though I suppose the beer could have been a bit too tart (not sour tart, but the kind of tart that pineapple can be) if it was a bit more like pineapple.
NachlamSie (2898) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the brewery. Pours an almost copper color with good lacing. As it turns out pineapple makes perfect sense in an IPA. The aroma is a clean, tropical hoppiness with a little pine too. The pineapple actually becomes noticed after a few sips as it adds a juiciness and authentic flavor of the real fruit. The finish is nicely bitter and citrusy. Palate is smooth. This is a great brew on a 90 degree day.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Slightly sweeter IPA maybe because of the pineapple.
umich03jm (2452) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Bright orange color, no cloudiness, a little head. Not as big of an aroma as expected. A little pineapple and citrus. Taste some pineapple but not as much as I expected given the name. Still, is was pretty refreshing and not too bitter. Ok overall.
kevinsenn (1329) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids, MI. Not a fan of this one. Deep amber and clear, that’s nice. Sweet pineapple aroma, that’s nice. Then the taste really lets you down. Seems like the pineapple is replacing the hops in this one, rather than complimenting them. Tastes weak and watery, and has a weird aftertaste my wife and I just couldn’t put our fingers on (maybe it was stale hops?). No bitterness at all. A disappointment.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Slightly hazy medium orange-brown body, thin creamy off-white head. Light nose with pineapple and citrus. Light, hoppy body, mostly citrusy, bitter hops with modest pineapple. Lingering bitter finish with a long citrus rind aftertaste. The pineapple was a nice touch to a basic IPA.
paintedmaple (493) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Clarkston Union...a nice spin on the usual citrus of an IPA. I would say that this was on the sweeter and less hoppy side for an IPA, but I enjoyed it and will seek out more.