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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale - Spring House Brewing Company

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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale AleRobot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American-style pale ale hopped up with hefty amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops. This hoppy ale is aged on fresh pineapple wedges, juice and a bed of Cascade hops.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 03-28-2012)
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pineapple pale ale...I have high expectations of a hoppy pale ale with a pineapple hint rather than citrusy.

A-golden, not a lot of bubbles, not a lot of head.

S-smells hoppy with a bit of pineapple, but unfortunately there's more of an adjunct syrupy scent here. Just smells like it's of very poor quality.

T-Fortunately this doesn't taste adjunct or syrupy. Comes in with a flavor of fruit punch and grains, though to be fair the fruit punch does lean more towards pineapple than other fruits. It's actually an okay flavor and then comes in a fairly impressive bitterness for an APA. The bitterness sticks.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-I like this. Doesn't look or smell right, but it has a good lasting flavor that makes you glad you have a bomber. It could pass for an IPA and the pineapple aspect doesn't make this a novelty, it really just adds to the flavor. Make it cheaper, make it cans, you'll get me to buy this again, and in bulk.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 03:41:26 | More by AdamBear
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2014 01:46:26 | More by rolltide8425
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EvoRich

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Poured into a tulip. Hazy, deep golden yellow/orange color. BIG, white, fluffy head which retains itself for quite some time.

Smell: Hoppy, piney, and earthy, but with that right bit of fruity/citrus zest to it, to balance it all out.

Taste: Hoppy bitterness, but very mild. Smoothed out with a very fruity sweetness. I can kinda sense the pineapple, but I mainly just taste a fruity sweetness, which is good nonetheless. EDIT: Much further into the glass now, and the pineapple is starting to show it's face.

Feel: Very easy to drink. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation.

Overall: I'm actually very impressed with this APA. Much better than I expected. It has just the right amount of everything to make me happy.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 23:45:28 | More by EvoRich
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Pours a light golden color with with a white foam. Good clarity, a bit of lace.

SMELL: Tropical fruit in a mostly hoppy nature, you can definitely pick up pineapple, but also citrus and pine.

TASTE: Grapefruity citrus, pine and herb are in the forefront with some pineapple and mango in the sustain. Nice fruitiness but still holding very true to its ipa roots. Pale malts with a bready, grainy flavor which works as a fine template for the hops.

FEEL: Medium bodied, solid medium carbonation. Hop flavor lingers into the aftertaste.

OVERALL: This is a good option when you're in the mood for ipa and want something a little different. Not pineapple heavy, but it doesn't have to be. Fairly bitter actually, which was nice.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2014 23:59:37 | More by Stinkypuss
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cosmicevan

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4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is another one that i was fairly impressed with (my notes gave it a 4.25 from tap) when i visited the taproom the other day so i left with a bottle for a closer inspection. enjoyed from my batch 2 TB 22oz snifter intihar style.

a - brew pours a transparent orange yellow with a thin frothy head that leaves great lace on the glass as it dissolves.

s - nose is fruity with a nice splash of pineapple dancing over a pale ale. not too hoppy since the pineapple seems to fill that void.

t/m - extremely refreshing and a really solid pale...this is definitely no ipa, but a really nice fruited pale.

o - with the increase in popularity of the hopped out pales that are practically ipas, it is really nice to see a fruited pale because lets face it, we get bored of malty pales quick and there are so many great hopped out pales that are practically ipas...so it is nice to see a pale trying to be a pale, but better yet, with a pineapple compliment which works really well with the brew to give it some oomf. another great beer from spring house. very pleased with what is coming out of this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 20:21:55 | More by cosmicevan
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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
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