Derelicte: Pineapple IPA - Odd Side Ales
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3.39/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
$5.25 pint had at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: A nice, surprisingly pretty dark brown sort of color. Not much of a head to speak of, but there's some decent lacing from top to bottom. Unfortunately, the highlight of the beer for me.
Smell: Just.. some nondescript sweetness. As it warmed up, fruity notes came out, but it was just a pretty sweet smelling beer. I didn't get any "fresh bursts" of hops or anything like I was expecting.
Taste/feel: When I first got it, the beer was EXTREMELY cold, and tasted like a bitter mess... like I was drinking well water infused with serious notes of lead and copper. After the beer got to its "supposed-to-be-consumed" temperature, I actually kind of enjoyed it. At the beginning, I'd've given this a 2.5. After the bitterness went away and some sweetness and pineapple shined through, I thought it was pretty good. I'm not a fan of pineapple as far as the actual fruit (mostly a texture thing) is concerned, but I can enjoy the flavor. I don't get a huge amount of pineapple or specific sorts of hops in this beer, but it does taste alright. Not overly bitter, pretty easy drinking... not bad.
Odd Sides for once didn't blow me away! I didn't think their Mayan Mocha Stout was great (at least for a Summer drinker), but I liked it more than this. This is a decent IPA, but not one I'd seek out in the future a second time, given the other great beers in Odd Side's line-up.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2013 01:53:02 | More by Alextricity
Derelicte: Pineapple IPA from Odd Side Ales
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.