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Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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Hala Kahiki Pineapple BeerHala Kahiki Pineapple Beer

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 22 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: letsgopens on 05-29-2010)
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Sooch222

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

06-28-2013 00:45:42 | More by Sooch222
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-14-2013 14:18:03 | More by ShanePB
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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-13-2013 16:51:59 | More by jarrgal
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mozim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-13-2013 02:52:49 | More by mozim
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-11-2013 00:21:40 | More by skaboom420
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

06-07-2013 17:00:09 | More by xnicknj
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-02-2013 13:22:19 | More by Brown120
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

06-01-2013 11:33:52 | More by TheBigBoy
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

05-30-2013 22:28:10 | More by Dreamer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-21-2013 16:45:30 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

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
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

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
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

05-09-2013 02:07:43 | More by tommyguz
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-05-2013 19:15:22 | More by rjcoy06
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-01-2013 02:06:50 | More by ejimhof
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wembly13

West Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

04-30-2013 18:15:31 | More by wembly13
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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
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LordWhite

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-26-2013 05:01:51 | More by LordWhite
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hopmonster

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +46.2%

03-05-2013 16:52:07 | More by hopmonster
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JHarris1717

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

03-03-2013 16:37:39 | More by JHarris1717
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

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
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VitoFerrante

Pennsylvania

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
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-27-2013 04:46:55 | More by hinemk76
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17%

12-01-2012 20:20:49 | More by kayrex
Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.