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Pineapple Bling - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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83
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-11-2013)
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Reviews by kawilliams81:
Photo of kawilliams81
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a hazy, burnt yellow with a 1 " white head. Small bubbles and amoeba lacing remain.

Citrus, lime, honey, spices and maybe some peppercorn.

Lightly toasted malt, spices and pepper, some sweetness, lime and citrus.

Nice creaminess to this beer with a touch of heat at the finish. Good beer but won't be buying another. Not getting a lot of pineapple.

kawilliams81, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

williamjbauer, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

qcbrewer, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
3.83/5  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.

Vonerichs, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

beersdmf17, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

emerge077, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

blue-dream, Aug 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

PatB1987, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

mfnmbvp, Sep 18, 2013
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Pineapple Bling from Pipeworks Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.