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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
153
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
31.25%
 
 
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4
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Reviews by thain709:
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3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a dull golden yellow body...it was pretty cloudy actually...a white head stood about a finger tall and receded to a full ring...some lacing was left behind

S - Pure pineapple juice...the nose is spot on with real pineapple mixed with Dole Pineapple Juice...some pale malts and slight yeast come through as the beer warms

T - The pineapple doesn't have the chance to shine like it did in the nose...there is a blast of pineapple with the first sip, but the pale malts and other citric hops take over mid sip...the yeast strain stands strong throughout the beer...the finish tries to provide some pineapple and sweetness to overcome the yeast

M - Medium bodied...nice carbonation, some pineapple in the finish, spicy yeast

O - I love pineapple and the nose had my hopes high...but as with the Pale Ales from Spring House there is strong yeast presence that mutes the star flavors

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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
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.
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