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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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78
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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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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becktone

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +16.7%

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.

08-07-2013 23:23:53 | More by becktone
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

08-07-2013 22:45:12 | More by EFR94
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

08-04-2013 02:04:04 | More by outoffocus
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NButts16

Ohio

5/5  rDev +46.6%

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.

08-02-2013 23:08:57 | More by NButts16
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-02-2013 19:25:53 | More by rfgetz
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-02-2013 15:32:38 | More by JohnK17
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

08-02-2013 04:17:36 | More by phishphorce
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -10.3%

Pours a clear light straw color with an 1/8th inch head, kinda looks like a coors light. It does leave a few lines of lace on the glass though. The aroma is moderate with smells of pineapple and other tropical fruits present. The taste follows suit, the flavor is like a canned pineapple drink with the slightlest hint of a hop bite buried deep at the end. The mouthfeel is light moderately caronbated and crisp. Overall it isn't awful, but it is a one trick pony. It is pineapple straight forward and that is about it. It is worth a try on a hot day, but a try would probably do it.

08-01-2013 17:43:27 | More by goblue3509
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

08-01-2013 14:25:03 | More by IPAchris
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

07-31-2013 03:58:40 | More by billbeers
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-29-2013 17:30:25 | More by Lanstrum
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +32%

07-26-2013 11:31:11 | More by shockrocker65
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jmann40

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-21-2013 01:13:24 | More by jmann40
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-16-2013 22:08:08 | More by gpblackgt
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-14-2013 14:57:24 | More by KAP1356
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-13-2013 20:39:05 | More by bacher468
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57md

Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -12.3%

Appearance is a cloudy pale straw color with little head. The nose is definitely pineapples. This flavor profile is dominated by pineapples and the finish – you guessed it – also has a pineapple essence to it. If you like weak beer with pineapple juice added, this offering is for you. As for anyone else, you might as well skip this novelty.

07-07-2013 05:51:32 | More by 57md
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-01-2013 02:07:25 | More by tobelerone
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thegerm87

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

06-30-2013 00:27:04 | More by thegerm87
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Sooch222

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +32%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

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

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-07-2013 17:00:09 | More by xnicknj
Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.