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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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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Gww1864, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

rolltide8425, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Knapp85, Sep 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

dfhhead25, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of chefhatt
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.

chefhatt, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Waveoff, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Jackal, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of becktone
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.

becktone, Aug 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

EFR94, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

outoffocus, Aug 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +46.6%
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.

NButts16, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

rfgetz, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

JohnK17, Aug 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

phishphorce, Aug 02, 2013
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3.06/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

goblue3509, Aug 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

IPAchris, Aug 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

billbeers, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Lanstrum, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

shockrocker65, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jmann40, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

gpblackgt, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

KAP1356, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

bacher468, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of 57md
2.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

57md, Jul 07, 2013
Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.