I Love Lamp - Evil Genius Beer Company

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I Love LampI Love Lamp

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77
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IdrinkGas on 06-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Pineapple Hefeweizen
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of beerthulhu
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

- Pineapple Hefeweizen.

A: Fizzy, sudsy diary cream white head is slight in size and weakly holding, dissipating over a pale orange colored body with a slight lemon tint upon backlighting. Good clarity shows a equally good rush of micro-effervesce.

S: Aroma was laid back tart pineapple, with only a average sense of excitablity, and virtually no sense of hefe-yeast.

T: Flavor was freshly sliced pineapple with some mango-orange fruitiness and a hint of banana yeastiness. Lighty dry pineapple finish.

M: Decent carbonation factor and body fullness, syrupy texture, bite of minearlity upon the swallow.

O: Overall, when cold the pineapple influence is more dominant, as it warms the hefeweizen yeastiness tends to show itself a bit more. It really didn't deliver on my expectations per the pineapple factor, nor the hefeweizen factor (full disclosure i am a fan of pineapple, so whether this caused me to rate this harder (or possibly more lenient, could be a factor) and i do like hefeweizens per style, this tended to trend in the swallow waters of complexity, and wasn't as bold or daring as it could of been. Doesn't really stand out as a try, tick, or refreshing choice per style or by itself. A C rated effort beer at best, expected a bit more from a brewery called Evil Genius. boring.

Photo of JoshWXST
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Curious heady beer. Pineapple is not overwhelming but noticeable. If you want a quirky beer without it being too risky, then this might be for you.

Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +9.6%

I Love Evil Genius B.C.! I only recently realized that they are headquartered here in PA, while their beers are being produced in CT for the time being. I am continuing to divest myself of these pesky bottles, but I will make the odd exception.

I popped the cap on this bottle with some care as I had noticed some slight sediment built up on the kick and since this is a "Pineapple Hefeweizen" and not a "Kristalweizen" of any sort, I wanted everything back in suspension. This also meant a more gentle pour than I might have wanted, simply because I was afraid that CO2 might have reentered suspension, also. Sure enough, I was initially seeing a lot of foaming until it finally settled into two fingers of foamy, bone-white head with decent retention. Nose was interesting, in a tropical fruit way. It was a banana ester-forward version of the style, which I generally eschew in favor of a clove-forward version, but here, it was muted by the pineapple. Color was a cloudy Yellowish-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Mouthfeel was thin, kind of watery, but that seems to go hand-in-hand with the style. The taste was odd, not banana or pineapple, but more like marshmallow! I was put in mind of Berlinerweisse with woodruff syrup added. Finish actually had a pineapple aftertaste, which was a decent alternative to bananas. It did not make me a convert, but it added another oddball to my inventory and I might lay it on company that professes not to like the taste of beer.

Photo of 57md
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear straw that is effervescent. The half finger of head dissipated quickly. Pineapple notes are found in the nose along with the typical yeast funkiness. This offering is very light-bodied. Wheat taste is upfront in the flavor profile with the pineapple coming on near the end. The finish has a little hoppiness to go along with the lingering sweetness from the pineapple.

Photo of Slatetank
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I enjoyed this bottle from an oversized wine glass chilled.

The color is a golden sunrise shade with thick haze and thin white head with fine bead and visible carbonation. The smell is slightly phenolic with a mild yeast aroma and fruit ester with spice note. The feel is okay - very crisp and highly carbonated with low sweetness and dry light finish.

The taste is good with a slight tangy tropical and tannic tinge with light wheat and spice aspect from yeast with light alcohol flavor with dry tangy finish. Overall this is okay but not he best way to enjoy pineapple -it seems like the sugars of the fruit were fermented out giving this a dry champagne-like but not quite sour quality

Photo of Kmhall
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel:4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanByorick
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light, slightly fruity. Extra word

Photo of reebtaerG
3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had a sample at SN Beer Camp Philly

A-Pours hazy gold with a small white head that left decent lacing.

S-Aroma is citrus, some pineapple and floral.

T-Taste is sweet with some acidic tartness. No pineapple.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body, crisp finish with good carbonation.

O-Just an average hefeweizen with a light pineapple smell that is more present then it tastes.

I Love Lamp from Evil Genius Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.