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Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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78
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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
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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2.81/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

- can. pineapple beer. natural pineapple juice added.

A: Palest of straw pour produces a monstrous white pearl head of two fingers, which lapses rather quickly leaving splashy lace marks on the vessel. Very light misty haze, with a dense nature of macro-effervesce rising at a good rate.

S: The pineapple is fresh and fruity upon the pour, fairly dominant at arms reach. Inside the glass a more natural, warm pineapple aroma, lightly tart with some funky straw, barnwood and pineapple leave.

T: The pineapple juice definitely takes over the beer aspect. A pineapple shandy? Lightly tart, funky warm, cooked pineapple slices like you would have on a ham. Fruity aspects with a strange apple sauce bite on the swallow.

M: Wheaty, pineapple feel on the mouthful, mid-body depth, carbonation feels much lower then the visual, ok overall.

O: Drinks like a pineapple shandy or wine cooler. Seemed a bit odd at times. Its a pineapple beer, and as much as i like pineapple, i like it better when derived from citra hops and not from pineapple juice addition. A C- range beer at the days end, with a strange tart pineapple finish that may discourge next sips let alone second servings.

beerthulhu, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Walkerjgt, Jul 16, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with no canning date. Poured into an unlabeled snifter 7/13/2014.

A- Mostly clear, though slightly hazy, light straw-yellow body with a one finger white head that disappears fairly quickly. Looks like filtered pineapple juice, I suppose.

S- Smells slick and sweet, just like what I would expect freshly squeezed pineapple juice. If you cut up some pineapples and bring them to work in a tupperware to eat as a snack, this smells like the residual juices in the container. And a touch of yeast. No complexity, just that nice pineapple sweetness.

F- Starts tasting more like a pineapple beer than pineapple juice. Crisp, slightly tart but mostly sweet pineapple juice mixes in with an earthier but still sweet pale malt with a touch of yeast spices. Quite sweet, but in a refreshing fruit manner, not a sugary ice frosting manner.

M- Thinner in body but not watery. Packed with plenty of flavour and carbonation. Easy drinker with a pineapple (what else?) finish.

O- Haven't had a pineapple beer up to this point, but this is pretty much what I would expect out of a pineapple beer. This is a well-executed beer, even if it's more of a novelty summer session beer.

Stevedore, Jul 14, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart juicy pineapple, pear, light banana, wheat, bread, light honey, and light grass. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pineapple fruit and pale malt sweetness; with decent strength. Taste of slightly tart juicy pineapple, pear, light banana, wheat, bread, light honey, and light grass. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, pear, light banana, wheat, bread, light honey, and light grass on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pineapple fruit and pale malt sweetness; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice session fruit beer. Good balance and solid robustness of pineapple fruit and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. Nice amount of authentic fruit flavor without feeling watery; a nicely enjoyable offering.

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4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a fan of "sweet" beers but it was a very hot day and and was out in the sun most of the day. Saw this beer on tap and was willing to give it a try as it sounded very refreshing. Was completely surprised with the flavor and overall experience. I know if I had this beer at a different time and place it wouldn't have been as appealing. The color mimicked the color of a pineapple and there was plenty of carbonation which added to the refreshment; the smell of pineapple was strong enough to notice but not overbearing. The mouthfeel was thin but not too thin too feel watered down; the low alcohol also was welcomed. A great beer, worth a try for sure if you're on the fence about fruit beers. Nice job, Rivertowne!

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Hala Kahiki Pineapple Beer from Rivertowne Pourhouse
78 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.