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

Added by searsclone on 05-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,650
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
309
pDev:
15.32%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
73
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Photo of beagle75
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of dense white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and streams of bubbles climb around the periphery of the column.

S: Very yeasty, this beer's smell fills the local area with the qualities of newly-risen dough and banana esters. Actual pineapple is fairly weak, but it is revealed in a very close-up inspection.

T: Begins very off-dry, with soft palate-filling wheat and citric acid. The middle is milder, with generic fruity yeast esters and a whiff of the ebullient baker's yeast from the smell. A thread of honey populates the very un-bitter finish.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, soft on the palate to the point of being delicate, with low carbonation.

D/O: At first I was skeptical when I saw that this beer's in-site classification was as a hefeweizen--but it took only as long as my first whiff of the filled glass sitting on the table for any red flags in my mind to be withdrawn. Weissbier yeast dominates the sensory profile, very bready and ester-affected. It may be difficult for one to blindly guess that pineapple is actually involved. Otherwise, it is approachable, inoffensive--safe.

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Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of AlexChillton
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Arsenal0328
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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

12 pz can.
Slightly sweet at the start but more tart and even more bitter by the finish. Clear pineapple presence but ubtle enough to create a generic tropical fruit impressions and not just pineapple. A solid wheat base.
O: This beer works way better than expected. Very refreshing. Good recommendation from McGaugh's (Flagstaff, AZ) passed along to you.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of azdback
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of tzieser
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DRTBrewster
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of arizcards
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a sixer from Sprouts in mid-April for $6.99.

Beer poured golden orange with a pretty good white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is strange, dominated by the sweet pineapple juice.

Taste is your basic wheat beer with a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel is clean and refreshing.

Overall not a bad beer but one i would probably not do again. If having to make a choice of lawnmower beers i would recommend the Phoenix Ale Brewery's Watermelon Ale.

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Photo of FMetzger
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of busternuggz
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pilsner glass.

Beautiful golden-orange color with a persistent 1 1/2" white head, the consistency of whipped egg whites. Leaves thick rings of lacing.

Smells of juicy pineapple and a little cloves, some sweet malt.

The taste follows the aroma, pineapple juice with a bit of clove. Comes on with a dry, spicy pineapple taste and a bit of hops, ends more malty but not too sweet. A little honey.

Light, lush, fluffy body. Makes it very drinkable.

Well made beer. Good wheat character, well balanced, not too much fruit or sweetness. Great warm weather beer.

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Photo of kp29
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Paladindrome
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

What I hadn't thought of before is the Hefeweizen clove spiciness really complements the pineapple taste. Serve it up with a slice of baked ham! A little haze on the golden amber brew with an attractive head and sudsy mouthfeel. Smells like a tropical drink

This seems to have just the right balance of sweet and tart. Tangy and malty both. Slight bitter aftertaste. I don't think that more hops would do it any good. It is a rich, flavorful brew that has me surprisingly enthusiastic about the fruit. I'm wondering if pineapple might be the right taste for a Witbier as well. would be From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A big white to slightly off white head slowly settles above a thick yellow-orange honey colored beer.

Spices, cloves, bananas, and some sweetness in the aroma of this pineapple wheat beer.

Light spices and banana combine with the pineapple juice in the taste of this wheat beer, there also seems to be a little bit of the wheat grain coming through as I drink this beer.

A light dryish aftertaste with a light sweet pineapple taste hanging around in the aftertaste of lighter bodied wheat.

The can looks sort of like a soda pop can and this beer kind of makes me think that is what their aiming for.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of bambam2517
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at the brewery, with a wedge of pineapple served on the side.

A - A tinge clearer and brighter than a standard IPA, carbonation a little less active than standard but a nicely developed head, strong lacing.

S - Still maintains the clove and banana esters common in the style, but the sweetness of the pineapple is center stage and lends a tropical cocktail note to the nose. Quite different from the complex hop combinations that mimic pineapple, this is simple and straight-forward.

T - Pretty one note, pineapple sugars dominate. Theres a faint Hefe backbone, but it does nothing to bring out any interesting combinations. Nicely unique, but I would have liked it better if either the pineapple were turned up even more or it were brewed in a more aggressive hop profile.

M - Syrupy sticky. Refreshing though, nice even finish.

O - Good choice for a food pairing on a warm patio day. Seems a bit gimmicky yet to me, but I did think it was enjoyable.

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Photo of Hunter
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy yellow beer, thick head of dense white foam.

Smell: There's pineapple in the nose, but it's more subtle than I would have thought. Otherwise the smell of wheat, banana, spice, and hay.

Taste: Pretty standard hefeweizen - light fruit, and as much banana as pineapple. They could have gone a lot stronger with the pineapple and I wouldn't have minded.

Mouthfeel: Light on the tongue, bracing.

Overall: Not bad. Could've used more pineapple. But not bad.

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Photo of DinoFight
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Mr. Pineapple from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 309 ratings