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Pineapple Bling - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pineapple BlingPineapple Bling

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by Fcolle2:
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4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy straw golden in color with a one finger white head that has good retention.

Smell has some light Belgian notes that has some light pepper notes along with a light fruity acidity. Malt is grainy and straw like with a slight sweetness. Nice light herbal hop aromas compliment the fruitiness nicely.

Taste has great Belgian yeasty spices, mainly clove foreword. Some light fruit esters follow before a sweet citrus acidity cuts it along with grainy malt.

Mouthfeel is good. Moderate thickness and high carbonation give this a nice fluffy mouthfeel that is not thin by any means. There is also a mild dry finish.

Overall this was a good golden ale. I personally preferred the cash 4 golden ale as the sweetness and acidity weren't as high but I enjoyed the added complexity.

More User Reviews:
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Flat yellow and cloudy. Huge fluff white head that subsides with a little spotty lacing.

Light pineapple scent is overshadowed by a yeasty funk. Smells sugary.

The pineapple is faint and I was really hoping for more. It has a light tart vs. sugary dichotomy. Yeasty with phenolic banana.

Medium body, crisp, and juicy. Surprisingly drinkable for 10+.

A pleasant Belgian pale but I was hoping from a lot more juicy pineapple.

Photo of beersdmf17
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale canary yellow, juicy look to it with a thin layer of white foam that fades quickly.

Aroma is slightly fruity, not in a specific pineapple way, but it's definitely fruity with a slight amount of yeastiness to it.

Taste is a little yeasty, slightly bready and mildly fruity like citrus or dried pineapple.
Medium bodied with light carbonation that ebbs away slowly over time.
Overall it was easily drinkable, but a little low on the "bling" and pineapple.

Photo of blue-dream
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PatB1987
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle (1 pint 9.4 fl oz.) with no apparent bottled on date present. Handwritten Batch #200 written on the label. I'm not the biggest fan of Belgian ales, but I am a fan of Pipeworks, so we'll see how this goes.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a pale murky yellow colored body with some orange highlights when held to the light. An aggressive pour conjures about a finger's worth of white bubbles that dies down to a ring quickly. No lacing.

S - Smell is pretty nice. Authentic pineapple juice, some Belgian yeast, maybe some grapefruit / orange hop aroma, and just a hint of alcohol fumes. I can distinctly smell the lime juice as the beer sits also. Awesome. A mouthwatering aroma.

T - Taste is definitely unique, I will give it that. Natural juicy pineapple, Belgian yeast, & sour bread dough. Maybe a tad soapy. On the finish, I could really taste the tart citrus from the lime juice. Bready pilsner malt is in there if you look for it, I guess.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, sweet, and citric at first, but finishes dry. Sticky pineapple / lime juice lingering on the palate. Light to medium bodied with nice carbonation. High alcohol content is very well masked.

Overall, it's an easy drinking beer especially at 10.50% abv, although I'm sure it is destined to doom me. There is a lot going on here, although not a lot of your typical Belgian style ale characteristics, which might disappoint some people. In my case, it suited me just fine. Definitely glad I got to try this.

Pipeworks Pineapple Bling ---4/5.

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Pineapple Bling from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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