Mr. Pineapple | SanTan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
santanbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU 15
Hops: Columbus/CTZ
Malt: White Wheat, 2-Row, Munich malt
Yeast: German Wheat

A stylish wheat with a tropical personality, infused with fresh pineapple juice from Fair Trade Costa Rican farms, takes traditional wheat beer and adds some seriously cool character.

Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival
Silver Medal – AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival
Best Local Beer in Phoenix – Phoenix New Times

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,946
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
314
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
73
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 314
Photo of mmmbeer89
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It smells a lot more of pineapple than the taste of pineapple comes through. Only a hint of pineapple flavor comes through so it's a good tasting beer, too much pineapple taste would probably be nasty.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate peach + burnt orange + medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness and a light aroma of banana from the yeast and a hint of tropical pineapple.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of wheat + caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of banana + clove yeast and light flavors of tropical pineapple juice. Hints of herbal hops contribute a hint of bitterness which fades relatively quickly leaving lingering banana + clove yeast and pineapple flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly smooth.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and refreshing - reminds me a bit of a hybrid of a hefeweizen and pineapple juice. Enjoyable.

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Photo of jwc215
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

24 oz. can:

Pours clouded dark golden with a foamy head that leaves a little lacing.

The smell is of grass/wheat grain. Very little pineapple. Something slightly skunky in a "Euro skunk" way.

The taste is of grass/grain with a subtle hint of pineapple in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied. Slightly rough for the style.

The pineapple is hardly there, leaving a mediocre pale wheat ale.

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Photo of metter98
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a narrow collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The head eventually completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pineapple juice along with notes of wheat.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has very nice and refreshing flavors of pineapples.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, hazy yellow body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Pineapple, wheat, very mild earthiness.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation, balanced finish.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can - so pineapple makes one or something stylish now? Good to know.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat chunky off-white head, which leaves some disjointed cloud pattern lace around the glass as it quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of juicy pineapple rings, some bready and doughy wheat malt, an indistinct earthy spiciness, wet banana chips, and some understated estery yeastiness. The taste is bready and grainy caramel malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, overripe pineapple, muddled domestic citrus rind, restrained clove-tinged yeasty notes, and a bit of Hubba Bubba as it warms.

The carbonation is quite laid-back in its bored-seeming frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess almost present from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the mixed fruitiness and equally blended malt leaning in that particular direction.

Overall - this is certainly a refreshing and approachable wheat ale, wherein the pineapple juice addition goes a long way in softening a typical wheat ale's edges. Would I want to kill a whole sixer of this? Not really, but it was indeed nice to try.

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Photo of matcris
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A slightly hazy, dark golden, in color. A finger of quickly dissipating white foam. The aroma is mild pineapple, grainy/grassy, and also reminds me of a Hostess fruit pie, or a turnover. Hey, someone needs to make a pineapple turnover, since you can't put that shit on pizza. I get that wheat quality, though. Flavor, about the same; add sunflower seeds, and a slight, but, pleasant sourness up front, followed by a sweet lasting pineapple note on the finish. Feel is decently carbonated, medium thin body, and fairly dry, although, a little sticky on the lips. Overall...just give it a try if you like pineapple.

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Photo of superwho24
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing. You can smell and taste the pineapple. Just enough, not too much. I pick up bread in the smell and taste as well. Good mouthfeel, with a slight creaminess.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. From my AZ trip. The appearance had a hazy golden yellow color. For a bar pour, there’s a one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute and some adequate super light clingy lacing that graces the sides of the glass nicely. The smell had the pineapple up front exactly as the name suggests with a decent amount of wheat opening up the aroma to make a Summery sort of sunshiney refreshing smell. The taste was sweet through the pineapple and wheat; refreshing sort of sticky pineapple wheat aftertaste, sweet watery yet refreshing sort of finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body, tries to be sessionable but the carbonation leads to a heavier quality for an American Pale Wheat. Overall, for the most part I would have this again, nothing wrong with it but there’s nothing over the top either.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves a little thin lacing.

S: Juicy pineapple, banana, subtle spice, bready wheat, and some caramel sweetness.

T: Juicy pineapple up front, bready wheat, banana, mild spice, some caramel sweetness, and a little bubble gum on the finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: A bit of a science project of a beer, but it actually turned out pretty solid. Wouldn't mind some of this for a lazy poolside Saturday.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is exactly what you'd expect from a wheat - cloudy, unfiltered orangy. Smell is very sweet, pineapple/orange candy. Carbonation is a bit low, one finger head that quickly dissipates. Taste is very sweet - probably the sweetest wheat beer I've ever had. A tad hint of hops on the finish. A very unique beer - probably best for outdoor summer bbq. I don't think I could drink a sixer of this but it's worth a try for the novelty sake. I gave this a 3+ only because it is very unique and lives up to its name. Cheers!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 2.15 (Including tax)/12 oz can ($ 0.180/oz) at Total Wine, SATX
Crafted on 06/28/16 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – weak pineapple
Head large (Maximum eight cm, aggressive pour), off white, very frothy, rapidly diminishing to three mm ring and partial layer of irregular thickness
Lacing poor – few islands of tiny to small bubbles
Body – light yellow, hazy
Flavor – malt and kind of bubblegum. Aftertaste of very weak pineapple. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – light to medium, watery approaching syrupy, lively carbonation

Pineapple barely. Otherwise a mediocre wheat beer. One and done.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3

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Photo of DaverCS
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazy gold color. 1/4 finger of white head. No retention. On tap.

Aroma is of citrus, some wheat, don't really get any pineapple.

Taste is of generic citrus and wheat. Moderate mouthfeel. I get more pineapple than on the nose, but still it's is very subtle. It's more of a sweet pineapple than anything tart. Rather sweet in taste.


Overall, not atrocious, but nothing special. Pairs well with hot wings. It gets a 72/100.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very hazy peach amber glass doesn't hold a head. Looks a little murky.

Aroma: Pineapple comes right through, some sweet malt base and a Belgian yeast ester make it interesting.

Taste: Big pineapple tart note, Belgian yeast character gets almost funky, raw wheat or grain edge, there's a lot going on and most of it is good, even if it doesn't all fit together. Bit of a bublegum note late in the glass.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium heavy body come across as a touch flat. Clean finish.

Overall: Ok, best pineapple beer I've ever had. If I'm seriously in the mood for a pineapple beer I'll reach for another, but I can't see this as a regular rotation. A little too fruity for my taste, although probably a good beach or summer beer at a party.

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Photo of Resiferi
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting if slightly disappointing fruit wheat ale.

It pours an admittedly pretty golden yellow, reminiscent of clarified pineapple juice. A two finger head quickly dissipates, leaving behind a very thin bubble layer and many fingers higher up the glass.

Smells like it's name sake, with a strong pineapple scent dominating, a wheaty backbone and an odd, almost burnt/roasted note in the background. Not entirely sure what it might come from, but it's definitely present.

Taste sadly is where it loses a few points. Despite the name and prominent labeling, it doesn't really taste too much like pineapple. Its body has a very strong wheat taste, much like a Hefeweizen , with sweet, somewhat fruity overtones, but nothing makes it particularly stand out as a "pineapple beer". Given it blind I likely couldn't place it as being such, maybe besides the nose giving it away slightly.

Not a bad beer by any means, for sure a drinkable one, but I was looking for a more forward pineapple flavor and it failed to deliver. Overall a middling fruit inspired ale, nothing more or less.

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Photo of Groenebeor
2.91/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't want to go into detail here honestly. It's just not deserving of that. It's drinkable, doesn't taste off, but it's a boring, somewhat flat example of this style. I wouldn't bother again.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.29/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a can glass

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that retains long after the pour

S- toasted wheat, pineapple juice, light floral hop

T- sweet and juicy tropical pineapple notes mix with a slightly sweet malt background, along with a toasted wheat finish, more pineapple on the linger

M- medium body with light carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns creamy into the finish with a tart linger, perfect drinkability

O- I'm a fan of pineapple, and this beer has just the perfect amount to make it super drinkable and compliment the base wheat beer. If this were available to me, I would buy at least a case every summer

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy medium golden in color,with a moderate, quite dense off-white head, and scattered, thick and patchy lacing.

Aroma: Prominent pineapple notes, but without the cloying sweetness are complimented by classic Hefeweizen aromas. The aroma is in no way overpowering, like some pineapple "malternatives". Clove and banana offer a subtle flourish.

Taste: The taste begins with strong, although not sweet pineapple flavors, like pineapple without the sugar flavors. As the taste progresses, the pineapple continues to dominate, complimented by the wheat malt base, and a little banana and clove. Strange as it seems with the love ABV of five percent, there seems to be a little warming, sensation, which was quite unexpected. Late in the taste, there is some mild bittering. Finishes with a mild, but lingering pineapple and wheat flavor.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, with some stinging carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting and drinkable example for warm weather. Very well-balanced, and drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of furballkazoo
4.75/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks (minus the voluminous head) and tastes like a traditional Hefeweizen; However, with the pineapple twist, this beer turns from what could be a great recreation of a traditional German style, to a refreshing, flavorful creation that doesn't sacrifice the traditional taste.

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Photo of backslide311
4.56/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is fantastic, It's the 1st pineapple wheat that truly tasted of pineapple. Because of this beer I decided to tweak my own wheat recipe and add some fruit to try and clone this.

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Photo of wedge6128
1.61/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The beer smells only very faintly of pineapple and almost more of mop water. I gave it a two for taste but only because it is kinda drinkable, like its not so bad you want to spew it from your mouth. I only drink half the can and I HATE wasting beer. The feel is stingy on the tongue and sharply carbonated. I like san tan brewery and have been to their Bar in chandler AZ many times I have liked many of the beers they make, However this failed to deliver the quality I am used to in their beers.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't get the low ratings on this beer tbh. I found a can in my fridge that was probably a good 8 months old and it tasted fantastic.

If you're looking for a beer that tastes like pineapple juice, this isn't it. It's a good wheat beer with a nice, light pineapple taste at the end.

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Photo of That_One_Guy
4.35/5  rDev +25.4%

I enjoyed the refreshing nature of this balanced wheat. I was sitting by the pool on a hot AZ day and downed about 5 of these before I realized what happened. Not your 'normal' fruit beer, the pineapple takes a back seat (but remains noticable) to the sharpe wheat taste and color.

WIFE TAKE: This taste like beer that can get you in trouble. Speaking of that go clean the pool.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%

Extra can from trade. Thanks! Pretty tacky looking can here, made me chuckle a good bit though. Fun getting extras I've never heard of. Pours from the can to my tulip golden yellow colored mostly clear with ever so slight haze and a big white head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma is hay, wheat malt, honey, some sweet pineapple juice, pears, and some yeasties. Flavor is light hay and wheat malt notes, pears, pineapple, yeast funk, finishing surprisingly crisp with a light hop bite. Clean finish, light bodied, high carbonation. Pleasantly surprised by this one. Easy drinker on a hot day here in Florida, with the pineapple not overpowering this or making it syrupy sweet. I would totally drink this again. Definite summertime golf brew.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a slight haze that fell off to reveal perfect clarity by the bottom the glass. The head was scant but creamy white foam that fell with no lace. The nose is crisp wheat, a touch of bread, some grass, and a very light banana and a sweet little bit of pineapple. I think I am s=getting a bit of clove but not too much. Taste is excellent.. A nice sweet pineapple that is not too acidic and not too tart meets a flaked wheat sweetness. That mouthfeel is perfect. A little carbonation to keep it light, creamy, crisp an dry. Juicy middle. The bit of pineapple and banana are just enough to taste and enjoy but nothing that makes the beer too sweet or too much like a hefe. The clove disappeared on the palate for the most part and the hops came up deftly to balance this beer with a graceful bitter that you might not even notice.

Saucy little beer and I really liked it! Thank you Kerry4porters for giving me my first beer from Arizona.

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