Mr. Pineapple | SanTan Brewing Co.

Mr. PineappleMr. Pineapple
BA SCORE
3.46/5
296 Ratings
Mr. PineappleMr. Pineapple
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

Added by searsclone on 05-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,848
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
296
pDev:
15.32%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev +6.1%
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 ales 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%
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 +1.4%
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 +8.4%
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 raspy22
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Try-em-all
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A novel option, excessively foamy head, light golden yellow, subtle aroma of the title, but not enough, flavor also lacking, I expected more.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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 Spreetaper
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.91/5  rDev +13%
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 ovaltine
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
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 Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaverCS
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +1.7%
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 Nuggetz
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.62/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abbbp
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Mr. Pineapple from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 296 ratings
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