Mr. Pineapple | SanTan Brewing Co.

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82
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293 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.32%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
69
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Try-em-all
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
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 +4.5%
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 +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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 -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ruzzal
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DaverCS
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -1.9%
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 -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abbbp
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Resiferi
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
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 Jnila93
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mr. Pineapple from SanTan Brewing Co.
3.59 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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