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
springhousebeer.com

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
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at spring house taproom

Slightly clouded golden yellow color, one-finger crop of white head resting on top, fading into some rings of splotchy lacing.

Intense tropical and pineapple scents - like fresh cut fruit with a formidable hop punch. Bready malts, slight sweetness.

Hoppy, fruity and bitter up front with pineapple, citrus and tropical fruit. Light sweetness, strong (borderline abrasive) bitterness nips at the tongue. This reads more like an IPA to me, with a milder backbone and a dash of caramel. Finishes fruity with more pineapple and dry hoppiness.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and bubbly on the tongue. Aggressively fruit forward and interesting - this was my first beer during my visit and I was pretty excited to try more after this.

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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
3.68 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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