Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale | Spring House Brewing Company

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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale AleRobot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American-style pale ale hopped up with hefty amounts of Simcoe and Citra hops. This hoppy ale is aged on fresh pineapple wedges, juice and a bed of Cascade hops.

Added by yourefragile on 03-28-2012

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Reviews by AdamBear:
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pineapple pale ale...I have high expectations of a hoppy pale ale with a pineapple hint rather than citrusy.

A-golden, not a lot of bubbles, not a lot of head.

S-smells hoppy with a bit of pineapple, but unfortunately there's more of an adjunct syrupy scent here. Just smells like it's of very poor quality.

T-Fortunately this doesn't taste adjunct or syrupy. Comes in with a flavor of fruit punch and grains, though to be fair the fruit punch does lean more towards pineapple than other fruits. It's actually an okay flavor and then comes in a fairly impressive bitterness for an APA. The bitterness sticks.

M-medium dry carbonation with a dry finish

O-I like this. Doesn't look or smell right, but it has a good lasting flavor that makes you glad you have a bomber. It could pass for an IPA and the pineapple aspect doesn't make this a novelty, it really just adds to the flavor. Make it cheaper, make it cans, you'll get me to buy this again, and in bulk.

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On tap @ the Spring House Taproom (Lancaster, PA) on 6/2/12. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger or so of frothy bright-white head. This maintains a thin foaminess throughout, leaving back lots of sticky lacing. The aroma is mostly all juicy pineapple flavors. There is maybe a bit of some light floral edges and malt sweetness along the back but this is pretty much all tropical sweetness with a bitter edge to it from the fruit.

The taste is the same, with pineapple giving this not only a ripe juiciness but also a pretty heady amount of pithy bitterness that lingers strongly in a dry finish. This is undercut by some neutral sweet graininess and a light grassy hops bitterness but the overall impression here is flavorful and bright feeling fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly on the tongue with more of a smooth feeling crispness along the back. This has a nice quenching flow to it that compliments the flavors here well.

Well, like most of the fruit beers from here, this is pretty heavy on the pineapple and your overall enjoyment of this is probably going to depend on how much you like it. That said, I thought that is worked very nicely as the primary flavor in a Pale Ale, as it brings not only added sweetness to the table but also its own bitterness without having to overly rely on hops to keep this crisp. This was quite tasty and drinkable, especially as it warmed up.

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Robot Surf Factory Pineapple Pale Ale from Spring House Brewing Company
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