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Pineapple Express - Terrapin Beer Company

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77
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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mverity on 01-01-2014)
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Reviews by corby112:
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +13.4%

Pours a very hazy, bright golden yellow color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving behind large streaks of soapy lacing.

Slightly smokey aroma that's subtly integrated into the characteristics of a helles. Unfortunately, I'm not picking up any pineapple but the smoked beer/rauch bier elements are delicately blended into the crisp hops, light fruit and pale malts of the lager. Hints of campfire, charcoal and smoked meat followed by grassy, earthy hops, hay, straw, bread and biscuit. Some apple and pear sweetness as it warms. I old have preferred more smoke and at least some pineapple, but overall the nose of this beer isn't bad.

On the fuller end of medium body with a flavor profile that's similar to the aroma. Decent smoked malt presence that's prominent without overpowering the lager flavors. Hints of liquid smoke, ash and barbecued meat followed by crisp, earthy hop bitterness and a pale malt backbone. Nice grassy, saaz-like hop presence with notes of straw, hay, grassy pine needle and dank resins countered by light fruit sweetness, bread and biscuit. As it warms, the pineapple flavor that was missing in the aroma starts to stand out complimenting the other light fruit notes. Also, the smoked malt flavors become a bit stronger and linger after the finish. Overall, I was was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I would have preferred a bit more smoke but this beer has great balance and complexity with smoke, tropical fruit, grassy hops and pale malt notes bouncing off of each other.

04-27-2014 08:19:36 | More by corby112
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours into a 1/2 liter stein a light straw color with a large blooming bone white head that settles very slowly into a frothy mass leaving broken globs of lace behind.A bit grilled pineapple and toasted grain mainly in the nose,the smoke is light.A nice fuller feel with the carbonation not getting in the way.An interesting but I have to say a little strange palate,pretty sweet from the the grilled pineapple with some smoky "meatiness" wich makes for an odd combo,a light drying toastiness in the finish.Well I wanted to drink something light today to enjoy outside on this 70 degree day but I also wanted something with character....this has it,maybe a little too much character in fact.

02-19-2014 21:16:04 | More by oberon
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mverity

Florida

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle share at Proof courtesy of jbruner. Pours an odd vibrant yellow. Almost no head, but there is a thin white collar. Aroma is very muted light malt, a touch of some kind of other sweetness too, but it doesn't really remind me of pineapple. Taste is the same. Muted, faintly reminds me of sweet pineapple. Good beer, but nothing crazy.

01-01-2014 23:11:14 | More by mverity
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77apm

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-02-2014 20:47:21 | More by 77apm
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codysjb

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

01-06-2014 04:01:56 | More by codysjb
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +19.4%

05-31-2014 14:14:13 | More by mctizzz
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

22 oz bottle served in a lager glass.

Pour is hazy and golden, with a bubbly and durable off-white head. Good, sticky lacing.

Aroma: fruity, with a bit more pineapple than smoked malts.

Flavor: less sweet (mildly bitter) and fruity, and a touch more smokey than suggested by the aroma. Malt base comes through clearly, while the hops are most obvious in the mild bittering. Good balance and mix of flavor.

Feel: light-medium body, with high, lively carbonation; light astringency.

O: Distinct; good mix of pineapple and malts, with balancing hops.

03-13-2014 21:59:01 | More by chinchill
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cmpashia


1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

08-01-2014 21:28:02 | More by cmpashia
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seavercm

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

02-14-2014 00:01:03 | More by seavercm
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socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

06-09-2014 00:35:34 | More by socon67
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-26-2014 02:59:39 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-04-2014 20:50:06 | More by Gonzoillini
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-15-2014 02:12:21 | More by robgage
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jwerner23

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-06-2014 00:56:37 | More by jwerner23
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-25-2014 03:01:49 | More by Keith_R
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

03-10-2014 18:45:10 | More by waddellc2
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-01-2014 00:03:20 | More by tarheels4life23
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-10-2014 17:23:55 | More by Pookie
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-13-2014 02:29:07 | More by CUbeerfan
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

02-01-2014 23:45:12 | More by Moses_Malone
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Jlog7910

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-20-2014 19:09:36 | More by Jlog7910
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

04-23-2014 08:44:02 | More by Sanchezrox23
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-09-2014 20:14:20 | More by KevinGordon
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-18-2014 18:28:56 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

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Pineapple Express from Terrapin Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.