Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer - Rivertowne Pourhouse
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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
3.91/5 rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can > 2xIPA Glass
A - Pours out clouded yellow in color, half a finger head, soapy, little lacing. Looks more like pineapple juice than anything.
S - Just what you'd expect, big pineapple smell, some other various fruits, papaya, and some nice light grass tone.
T - Yummy, really nice pineapple flavor that is forefront along with some grape, light yeast and a little malt, some grassy and earthy tones underneath.
M - Light, well carbonated, extremely refreshing.
O - On a day when the summer heat is on full, this is a great refresher, wouldnt be bad for a good accompanying desert either. To date its the only fruit beer I've ever liked. I hear its even better on tap. Though I cant help thinking this would be so awesome dry hopped with something like citra, or galaxy.
Serving type: can
05-19-2013 22:34:09 | More by Omnium
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
3.28/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a straw yellow color with a tiny white head. The head fades quite fast leaving a small amount of lace on the sides of the glass
Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a pineapple which largely dominates the smell. Mixed with it however are some detectable notes of some tangerine and banana.
Taste – The taste begins very sweet upfront and remains that why throughout. The sweet is largely of pineapple juice with some lighter amounts of a tangerine, orange, and tropical fruit flavors of papaya and banana. Toward the end the pineapple flavor grows even stronger in intensity giving a very pineapple juice like flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thin and watery giving the brew a rather refreshing taste when mixed with the sweeter flavors of pineapple and other tropical fruits. The higher level of carbonation that is present is very nice for the sweet and crisp taste of the brew with the combination of carbonation and thickness making for a rather refreshing feel overall.
Overall - The brew has a nice pineapple juice flavor, but is almost too much like pineapple juice for me. It is sweet and refreshing, but not really what I am looking for in a beer. It tastes very much like a sweet hard pineapple juice
Serving type: on-tap
04-08-2013 23:52:05 | More by Darkmagus82
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can.
Pours a light hazy lemony gold. Sugar white lacing for a head.
Smells of a light barley malts and notable pineapple sweetness.
Light grassy malts, lemon citrus and pineapple juice sweetness.
Medium to light body with a fizzy carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
Surprisingly tasty and refreshing, would be a great summer session brew. Will be a little on the fruity side for some, but worth trying, especially if you like pineapple, which you can truly taste in this beer.
Serving type: can
03-02-2013 00:43:31 | More by Cylinsier
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
Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.