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Mr. Pineapple - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Mr. PineappleMr. Pineapple

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166 Ratings

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wheat beer with pineapple.

(Beer added by: searsclone on 05-03-2012)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

Yellowish in hue, SanTan Brewing Mr. Pineapple pours to a hazy shade with a good deal of white foam. The nose on this beer is rather subdued, with scents of yeast and sweet fruit. The foam does last the way you like, even if it doesn’t leave much lacing

This SanTan beer offers the taste of wheat, grain, citrus, pineapple, and a touch of yeast. A second sip reveals more flavors such as banana and a touch of clove, similar to the flavor profile of hefeweizen.

Mr. Pineapple is an interesting beer. The greatest surprise is the subtlety of the nose. I poured it expecting a blast of pineapple scent, but the nose doesn’t really smell like pineapples at all. If I didn’t already know, I wouldn’t have guessed, based on scent, that this product contained any pineapple.

On the other hand, the flavor does showcase the pineapple and I like that the brewer didn’t get carried away with the added fruit juice. You can certainly taste pineapple, but it is not overdone in any way. This, combined with the hefeweizen like character and other qualities make Mr. Pineapple a good, refreshing beer for a hot summer day.

04-25-2014 02:49:04 | More by BryanCarey
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-23-2014 06:04:30 | More by Tiernan
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3.61/5  rDev +6.2%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #77 (June 2013):

LOOK: Massive head, hazed peach hue

SMELL: Green banana, mild clove, pineapple juice, rind, bready, faintly spicy

TASTE: Very crisp, deep smoothness, grainy, dry breadiness, minimal hopping, mild juiciness, banana peels, lemon pith, spicy, nutty yeast, pineapple skin, bone-dry finish

Quite unique, as most brewers don’t think “pineapple” in beer. The dryness is a huge plus here. The pineapple is noticeable, yet does not try to take over the base Hefeweizen at all. It really comes down to the uniqueness, which makes it a must-try beer.

11-27-2013 22:36:42 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.41/5  rDev +0.3%

A wheat beer brewed with pineapple juice?

12oz can. Hazy gold topped with a creamy, white foam head. Soft wheat, bready, fruity pineapple, clove, and a hint of banana in the nose. Light, creamy, and crisp on the palate. Wheaty, bready, nutty, grassy bitterness, juicy pineapple, green banana, and a dry, hay finish with a lingering spicy clove note.

I wish the pineapple was a bit more dominant, and the finish cleaner, but interesting nonetheless.

07-01-2014 01:49:40 | More by Todd
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-15-2013 22:26:23 | More by FMetzger
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South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%

12 pz can.
Slightly sweet at the start but more tart and even more bitter by the finish. Clear pineapple presence but ubtle enough to create a generic tropical fruit impressions and not just pineapple. A solid wheat base.
O: This beer works way better than expected. Very refreshing. Good recommendation from McGaugh's (Flagstaff, AZ) passed along to you.

06-05-2013 00:28:58 | More by chinchill
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

05-24-2012 01:34:51 | More by JohnLynch
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3.93/5  rDev +15.6%

Poured a cloudy yellow-gold body with a one finger thick white head that stuck around for a while. Abundant bubbles shoot up the glass. A very nice looking wheat beer appearance. Scents of yeasty wheat bread, banana phenols, slight citrus aromas and clove esters with pineapple aromas in the background, coming more to the front as the beer sits. A nice wheat beer aroma, hefeweizen like in many respects, with enough pineapple to round out the aroma. Flavor begins modestly dry, with clove and spice esters mingling with pineapple and cracker-like wheat. This moves into more abundant pineapple flavors, a bit of spice and some more wheat. Finishes semi-dry with pineapple, wheat, spice and honey notes, and a bit of a floral flavor. Aftertaste is clove spice and wheat. A very nice and refreshing flavor profile that is fruity without being overly sweet. It balances sweetness and dryness quite nicely. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium-high carbonation and a watery, yet slightly sticky, feel and a semi-drying finish. A nice mouthfeel that makes this beer refreshing and easy to drink. Overall this is an excellent Summer beer. It takes a rather overdone style, the fruity wheat beer, and executes it in a way that is approachable and refreshing, but also balanced. A very good beer.

05-01-2014 04:53:09 | More by Auraan
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New Mexico

3.19/5  rDev -6.2%

A big white to slightly off white head slowly settles above a thick yellow-orange honey colored beer.

Spices, cloves, bananas, and some sweetness in the aroma of this pineapple wheat beer.

Light spices and banana combine with the pineapple juice in the taste of this wheat beer, there also seems to be a little bit of the wheat grain coming through as I drink this beer.

A light dryish aftertaste with a light sweet pineapple taste hanging around in the aftertaste of lighter bodied wheat.

The can looks sort of like a soda pop can and this beer kind of makes me think that is what their aiming for.

04-09-2013 22:26:03 | More by LXIXME
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-04-2014 22:56:58 | More by En29356
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New Mexico

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

A beer I threw in a mix-a-sixer at a Trader Joe's in Tucson. I've had a number of good beers from Santan and figured this should be good too.

I poured the beer into a pint glass.

The appearance is good. The pour produces a big head that takes up about a quarter of the glass. The head is fizzy and white in color. It dissipates quickly, settling into a thin layer over the liquid. The beer is dark golden in color and there's abundant carbonation visible.

The smell is very yeasty and malty, somewhat sweet, and has subtle hints of something citrusy, although I don't think pineapple.

The taste mostly continues what the smell started. It's a sweet blend of yeast and malt with an apple like flavor. It reminds me a lot of a friend's English brown, in which the malts also created an apple-like sweet flavor. The pineapple is not notable at all really.

The beer feels a bit overly carbonated, as it bubbles on the tongue far too much to make it smooth and easy-sipping.

Overall, it's an okay beer, but not one I'd likely drink again.

12-05-2013 19:57:35 | More by ONovoMexicano
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-27-2012 06:25:01 | More by Carena
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-02-2013 14:01:15 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-07-2014 00:50:12 | More by Westyn
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Mr. Pineapple from SanTan Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.