Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer - Rivertowne Pourhouse
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5/5 rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I've had over 350 different beers in my life and after I took a sip of this there was no doubt that I put it in my top 3. I first tried this at a Pittsburgh Pirates game where they had it on tap and I liked it so much, I drove an hour back to Pittsburgh the next day to buy a six pack of it.
Serving type: on-tap
08-02-2013 23:08:57 | More by NButts16
4.88/5 rDev +42.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.
Serving type: can
05-29-2013 01:35:37 | More by WVbeergeek
4.5/5 rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Glad they have this on BA! Poured right from my Rivertowne growler!
A - Got a yellow hazy like color with at least an inch of foam. Pretty much the straight up beer representation of well... pineapple. Really surprised it was aged on pineapple and not just artificially flavored.
S - Very appealing as it smells of fresh cut pineapple. Tropical, zesty, and pretty much one dimensional. Maybe a slight wheat backbone taken from nose.
T - Overall expectations are spot on! Full arsenal of sweet, almost too sweet, pineapple flavoring with a semi-bitter wheat backbone to keep this in check of being a beer. The flavor is not only constant but almost overbearing and the sweetness is really noticeable toward the end of the growler. But I am a man who loves sweet beer so I enjoyed the whole thing!
M - Light to medium body. Session able obviously.
D - It's been at the pub for a while so I hope it becomes one of their regulars. I actually came in for "The Stinger" but wasn't let down by this choice. An overall great summer beer that would complement most meals.
Serving type: growler
08-08-2010 18:44:17 | More by DrDemento456
4.33/5 rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I bought a case of this at the brewery. A house full of beer geeks used to drinking very serious IPA's, DIPA's, and very exclusive examples of the style raved about this beer and drank every drop out of every can I had. This is a very good beer and can easily be appreciated anytime of year. It is a serious product and should not be labeled a "summer beer". Bravo to Rivertowne for 1, canning, and 2, taking a chance and making a product that is both somewhat unique and high quality. Buy this beer.
Serving type: can
02-16-2013 13:51:41 | More by VitoFerrante
4.15/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5
The wife said because it is a beer that she enjoys I need to give it a 5.0 so there you have it.... Domestic communism
A rather surprising flavor a good aftertaste that will linger with the pineapple flavor. Very light in color that is expected with the name of the product. Not far out of expectation with this one
Serving type: can
09-14-2013 18:18:39 | More by themanilow
4.11/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Serving Type - Can
Appearance - Light yellowish green, with a white, foamy head and plenty of lacing.
Smell - Sweet fruits, pineapple, candy, jolly ranchers, grapes, lemon, banana, bubble gum. Yeasty sugars.
Taste - As expected, starts with a huge pineapple flavor. Traces of lemon and grapes also stand out. There is a slight bitter hop presence but other then that, its all about pineapple.
Mouthfeel -Tongue gets the pineapple grapes and lemon. Palate gets the same, aftertaste is pineapple and grape.
Overall - A nice, smooth and very drinkable fruit beer. Its not to sweet, not to bitter. I cant help be think this would be a great beer to mix with, such as in a ipa, or a rum or vodka mixed drink. Excellent summertime beer, or for someone that doesn't like beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 23:18:15 | More by wvsabbath
4.08/5 rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Not a fan of "sweet" beers but it was a very hot day and and was out in the sun most of the day. Saw this beer on tap and was willing to give it a try as it sounded very refreshing. Was completely surprised with the flavor and overall experience. I know if I had this beer at a different time and place it wouldn't have been as appealing. The color mimicked the color of a pineapple and there was plenty of carbonation which added to the refreshment; the smell of pineapple was strong enough to notice but not overbearing. The mouthfeel was thin but not too thin too feel watered down; the low alcohol also was welcomed. A great beer, worth a try for sure if you're on the fence about fruit beers. Nice job, Rivertowne!
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 00:57:50 | More by rkcrozier
Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.