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Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertowne Pourhouse visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: letsgopens on 05-29-2010)
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The best pineapple beer I've ever had from a can, okay the only one. Pours a clouded golden apricot hue with a bright white head forms thick and leaves even bands of lacing. Aroma has pineapple puree written all over it in a good way, a candied sweet pineapple juice note on the nose with some sharp beer notes coming through with wheat and bland yeast notes in the background of the pineapple party. Flavor surprisingly fucking awesome big zing of pineapple with an underlying biscuit pale malt and unmalted wheat it's cereal in nature with big pineapple puree notes kicking through, I'm in love. A bit acidic in nature but there's actually a good base beer buried amongst the jacked up pineapple notes, it's the best fruit beer I've ever tasted there's even some honey drizzled baked biscuits on the finish. It's just pure tasty dessert beer, a bit acidic to drink in number but it's so damn good. Mouthfeel is unoffensive light bodied a bit of a zing from the pineapple tartness, but so creamy and smooth going down with each sip it's amazing. Overall a beer I "can" drink in any form any time, let me know if it's on tap anywhere I will seek it out.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It looks about like a simple light-style ale, pale yellow in color with a bit of effervescent activity to it forming a bubbly white head that reaches half a finger, settles pretty well, and deposits spotty lacing.
It really smells like fresh pineapple off the bat before a sugary essence kicks in, at which point it smells like one of those old-fashioned clearish pineapple candies. A little mor fresh juice would be fantastic, but it's very nice in a guilty pleasure sort of way, and there is a bit of pale malt that speaks to its nature.
The base beer is simple enough to put some flsvor into so that it can take charge, but it's clearly well constructed, seemingly something like a blonde ale. Pineapple is fresher and juicier on the palate, and I can believe the claim that this was aged on pineapples. Lightly acidic to cut through a sweetness that's short of cloying, care was clearly taken in making sure this wouldn't be a pineapple soda.
The feel is light, bright and clean with plenty of crispness. There's actually a bit of body, though it remains light, but with depth.

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Rivertowne Pourhouse "Hala Kahiki"
12 oz. can

One of the most charming beers I've had in a while. It's a pineapple-flavored beer and nothing else, nor does it intend to be. It's sweetish but not too sweet, and very subtly tart - think of it as a kind of sweet and extra fruity witbier. It tastes like pineapple, apples, and delicate sugar. It's not bitter, but neither is it cloying. Overall, it's a unique, refreshing, and enjoyable fruity ale. Worth trying, and maybe even worth seeking out.

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Appearance - Hazy yellow. Miniscule head. Nothing on the surface after a while.

Smell - Pineapple. Lots of pineapple. Some vanilla creaminess.

Taste - Sweet pineapple. And even more pineapple. A touch of tang and vanilla. The sweetness is a bit like aspartame.

Mouthfeel - Sweet. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - It's just pineapple. And sweetness.

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Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.