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Spring House Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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An American-style pale ale hopped up with hefty amounts of simcoe and citra hops. This hoppy ale is aged on fresh pineapple wedges, juice and a bed of cascade hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (761) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at Blue Dog. Copper pour with two finger white head. Pineapple, citrus, pine, basement. Moderately sweet and bitter. Crisp medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (294) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a clear pineapple golden color with slight white head which disappears quickly. Aroma of lagered yeastiness. Taste is malt sweetness, bitterness, slight grass holiness and only the sleightest hint of fruit on the back end.....but which fruit is not discernible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - not as good as I expected. More of an IPA than an APA. Didn’t really taste any pineapple/fruit in there either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1330) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pour is a transparent golden orange with a tight white head. Nose is lighter, it has a light grain bill, fair amount of pineapple, a bit sweeter and the fruity tropical notes seem more from fruit not from hops. Taste is doughy biscuit, fruity pebbles, faint tropical fruit notes, and a bit of grassy hops. Well carbonated, light body, soft feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from whole foods. Pours clear gold with a small white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma does have a big pineapple flesh, some light flowery esters. The taste has a really sweet jump and makes me think of falconer flight hops.. Like the she monster from this brewery. This is an easy drinker, a bit sweeter than I’d prefer but it is OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (513) - - MAY 26, 2014
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is mainly of a malty smell mixed with some lighter aromas of a grassy hop nature. Along with these, and as the name may have predicted, are some aromas of pineapple mixed with some other tropical fruit smells of tangerine and mango. Taste – The taste begins with a crisp malty flavor with hints of breadiness and cracker. Along with these are some sweeter flavors of tangerine and a lighter pineapple taste. As the flavor advances the pineapple grows in intensity, all while the bready flavors become more doughty like in nature. These transitions make for a sweeter chewier taste more toward the middle of the taste. But as the flavor moves on to the end, hops start coming in, being a mix of grassy and citrus flavors, which mellow the sweetness out nicely and leave a rather pineapple fruity, but nicely balanced flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both are rather decent for the pineapple and pale ale flavors of the brew and make for a more refreshing drinker. Overall – Unlike many of the pineapple brews I have had, which taste like spiked pineapple juice, this one has a nice pale ale nature with a background pineapple flavor. Rather easy drinking and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (906) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery, pours cloudy yellow. Aroma is pineapple and light pine hops. Taste is overwhelming sweet pineapple and a sticky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1982) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 28, 2014
Aroma: Bready Malts, Piney, Mild Pineapple Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing Taste: Piney, Citrus Rind, Mild Bittering Hops, Mild Pineapple Sweetness, Mildly Grassy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
22oz bottle shared by Ed5388-white-yellow/gold. A-pineapple/spice, some lt malt. T-follows.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1976) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
22oz bomber shared at dmac's. Pours a clear pale golden color with a finger of frothy white head. Aroma of candied pineapple, light caramel, citrus peel, and some perfume. Taste of pine, citrus rind, grass, and sour pineapple.

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