Derelicte: Pineapple IPA - Odd Side Ales
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at an Old Chicago near my house. I was a little scared to try this one at first - haven't had a pineapple beer before, and I was afraid of how it would turn out.
The beer pours a beautiful golden-yellow-pineapple color with a tiny, disappearing head. Decent lacing left all the way down the glass. The smell was pretty sensational - a nice mash-up of hops, pines, pineapples, and citrus. Didn't smell or taste much malt. The beer does a nice job of balancing the pineapple flavor with the hop profile. At any one time, you can stop and taste BOTH citrus/pineapple and hops/pines in your mouth. This allows the flavors to compliment each other and work together, rather than compete and overpower. It also does a nice job of being sweet without being TOO sweet - this may be from the balance of bitterness that the hop profile adds. On the mouth, the beer has a medium body and is pretty wet and sticky.
This was a very unique brew that combined one of my favorite fruits with an excellent style of beer. Balanced fruit beers are always hard to pull off, but Odd Side Ales managed to do a very nice job with this one. Would have again in a heartbeat.
Serving type: on-tap
09-25-2012 18:26:31 | More by tectactoe
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3.39/5 rDev -8.6%
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 61 ratings.