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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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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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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3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
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

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3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

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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3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
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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4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a glass, it has a cloudy yellowish color body with just a small thin lace around it. The smell is of fresh pineapple. The taste has a sweet but not overly sweet taste of pineapple. It is like drinking hard pineapple juice. The mouthfeel is great, smooth, not over carbonated. overall i could drink this all year long. it is very refreshing.

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3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eye: Had I know that there was sediment in this I'd have poured it gentler. I'm not sure if this is is yeast or pineapple chunks in the beer here. Very cloudy lemon yellow in color, small bubbly head forms but quickly dissipates, to pretty much nothing.

Nose: Pineapple aroma fills the room once this beer is decanted. You can't say that this beer isn't what it claims to be. Not much more to this one than pineapple. I mean honestly it smells like I have a bowl of fresh pineapple in front of me. Maybe a bit of malt coming through. I can smell the acidity of this beer, and for a fruit beer I guess that is ok, makes the fruit pop a bit.

Tongue: Light and bubbly on the palate, this one almost tastes like a mimosa. Pineapple right upfront then it mellows out and gets citrusy and finishes with a lingering pineapple flavor. On a hot day, this would be awesome. The beer is sweet without being cloying, carbonation is high and works well to clean the palate. Acidity helps to bring out the pineapple. I'm gonna go ahead and guess based on the color and overall flavor of this beer that it is an american wheat with pineapple. Some slight yeasty notes in there, looking at the particulate in the glass it definitely looks like yeast, but shit, there was a lot of it. Soft tones from what I'm guessing is wheat. I'm really not looking for too much in a beer like this. I'm thinking that this is exactly what the brewers intended. Its a great fruit beer. Like I said excellent on a hot day, or substitute anytime a mimosa is called for!

Drinkability: I think this is a well made fruit beer. There are no flaws in it, it tastes fresh and for the flavor profile the mouthfeel fits perfectly. It is not cloyingly sweet. It drinks well and has a nice dry finish with a long lasting flavor profile. This is one that I'd buy again, and I look forward to trying more from this brewery. Next time I'm in Cleveland I'll keep an eye out for other offerings from this brewery.

Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.