Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
P: Dark golden apricot body with a decent crown of white creamy head that bubbles down to a thin silky layer. Wet lacing around the edges.
S: Overpowering pineapple booze, tropical bubblicious gum, powdery yeast, ginger, white grapes, hints of honey, black pepper, allspice and cinnamon. Banana esters appear once agitated.
T/M: Odd! Pineapple juice, lemon zest, a hefty dose of allspice, pickled ginger, clove and black pepper. Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth and creamy with just a pinch if stinging carbonation. Finish is semidry with cinnamon apple peels lingering in the back of the throat. Similar to drinking hot apple cider. Booze was not as abrupt as the smell and highlights the flavors.
O: 5 rings of oddness. At first I hated this beer. The first smell and taste almost caused me to grab something else. But it really opened up once it warmed and had a chance to breathe. The pineapple is the elephant in the room that actually works to an extent. This is an interesting take on the style and I can’t say I hate it. I would like to see how this one ages for the next 7 years. May have to hunt another one down. Cheers!
Arve_Christian (4302) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
On bottle at Olympen. Golden color , good foam. Immediate intense aromas of pineapple. Medium body & complexity . On the sweet( sickening) side. Most was returned
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CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a small but well retained head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is inviting, it’s spicy with plenty of ginger & cinnamon, only lightly fruity with some cool funkiness that is akin to a damp towel that’s been chilln’ for a few days in an environment where it doesn’t dry out...
The flavor is really sweet, like some sort of spiced pineapple juice. It’s got some light bitterness, ginger, and booze. Just a lot going on, some of it I dig, some of it I don’t dig.
Probably not a shelf beer anymore.
SudsMcDuff (7520) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bought this bottle in jacksonville i think, well, it had blood all over it so .. . pours a deep gold .. great spread out foam .. . quite sweet, and some mango to boot .. . an alright beer but the sweetness is just to much .. . . i own a cellphone. take that grandma!!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5969) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a hazy golden amber color with a small creamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was boozy apricot and pear. The flavor was tangy peach, apricot, alcohol, table sugar and pear. Long tangy and sour finish of apricot, pear, sugar and booze. Thick and full body. Excellent.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run, opened 12/30/13. Pours a murky orange color with a medium sized fizzy off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of pretty much straight pineapple orange banana juice with a slight bit of maltiness. The taste is tart citrus, tart pineapple, bready malts, mild spice, a bit of banana and a very slight bitter note. Medium bodied, slight booze. While I suppose this is technically a beer, it would pair much better with your morning bacon and eggs. I could pretty much approximate this with a glass of juice and a shot of vodka.
dwm1034 (721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bomber with Sherm1016 and others at lake house NYE beer tasting; thanks! Definite nose and taste of pineapple....sweet. A little boozy. Tasty.
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jhgrantjr (462) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beverage World for Christmas 2013. Pours a golden orange color with small head. Aroma is pineapple....wow is it pineapple. Maybe some ginger and other spices. Taste is super sweet. It's heavy on the palate. Great beer to try, but couldn't drink too much because of the sweetness and pineapple.
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pushkinwow (2434) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle opened on Christmas Eve. Golden with a white head (fitting). Overwhelming pineapple juice, belgian yeast, a bit of holiday spice, moderate+ carbonation, sweet fruity body, odd beer.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Harsh nutrasweet note on top of over ripened pineapples. Drinks like a vodka and pineapple juice, which I would never voluntarily drink.