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Piña | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Piña is a light easy drinking Summer Ale made with pineapple and passion fruit. The perfect beer to run away with on those warm Summer days.

Added by jason_nwx on 05-16-2016

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle purchased and consumed in Oregon.
Pineapple and passion fruit in about equal measure; very well balanced with each other and with the malt load. More tart than sweet.
Medium carbonation and medium-light body.

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Photo of burdgod
2.21/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I saw this at the store and was really excited because a pineapple/passionfruit beer sounds really tasty and interesting so I bought the variety 12 pack which said it included 3 bottles each of the IPA, Apocalypse IPA, Sinistor black ale, and the seasonal beer. I assumed the seasonal beer would be the Pina, but when I got home and opened the box, it turned out to be the Riding Solo APA instead, which I guess must have been the spring seasonal release. So I was really disappointed to not have the Pina, but was very pleasantly surprised to find I really really liked the Riding Solo, as well as all three of the other beers. This heightened my expectations for the pina, because now I knew 10 barrel brews some incredibly tasty beer, and I assumed Pina would be no exception, so I went back to the store to buy a 6-pack. Unfortunately I was wrong.

L: Murky amber color with a thin-ish head. To me it looks like watered down apricot juice, but I'm colorblind, so take that with a grain of salt.
S: In a word, unpleasant. Smells like rotting fruit. Not a super strong smell, but definitely not a good one.
T: Not much taste. Slightly sweeter than an average beer of this abv. KInd of an unbalanced maltiness- I don't know just a sort of mediocre beer taste. Maybe a little bit of fruitiness on the tail end but if I didn't already know there was fruit juice in it, and hadn't sniffed it before taking a shwill, I probably would have never guessed this was a fruit beer.
F: Kind of thin and watery, yet cloying aftertaste.
O: Perhaps I'm grading it a bit harshly since I had such high expectations, but honestly its just not very good. The smell is pretty gross, and it really doesn't taste much like fruit. It's really a very mediocre beer. While I'd highly recommend trying all four 10 barrel beers I got int the variety pack, I don't see any reason anyone should bother with this beer.

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Photo of deebo
1.86/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

A-A finger of white head recedes quickly atop a cloudy golden brew.
S-Stinky fruity wheat.
T-A malty flavor with a fair amount of pineapple
M-high on the carbonation, a bit slick in the mouthfeel.
O-Pretty sad excuse for a beer.

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Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours hazy gold under an off-white moderately persistent 1/2" head that streams of rapidly rising bubbles from the bottom of the glass refresh. Piña has a very definite floral pineapple smell with tropical fruit and a faint hint of smoke that swirls off. A big fruit cocktail palate has pineapple, passion fruit, floral, and spice flavors that push it nervously close of alcopop but it still holds tight to a mild beer character with traces of caramel and has a sweet tangy finish. It has a moderately light body and above average carbonation. It is refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattyG85
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A fruity and sweet aroma with a scent of pineapple and passion fruit. Upfront fruit scent of pineapple and passion fruit. Malt hints of wheat, grains, and cracker with yeast. Sweet hints of candied sugar. A decent aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and sweet taste with notes of pineapple and passion fruit. Fruity notes of pineapple and passion fruit. Light malt notes of wheat, cracker, and grains along with some yeast. Sweet notes of candied sugar. A light but decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and smooth.

Overall: A decent light fruit beer. Nice pineapple and passion fruit flavor but not much else.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whatname
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewerburgundy
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, New Belgium glass, 5-25-16 stamped on the bottle's neck.

Light golden, hazy, decent finger of head on the pour.

Sour dough, pineapple juice, lemon sour patch kids, lilikoi.

Non-acidic pineapple and passion fruit. Definitely a sweet beer. Not malty, but fruit sweet.

Full body, medium to low carbonation. It starts to get heavy after half a glass. Pina is a bit heavy for a small beer.

The fruit dominates. Unlike lots of pineapple beers that I've had, they didn't dry it out. It seems a little heavy for a summer ale, though I can appreciate how they used the tropical fruits.

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Photo of hreb
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle served in pint glass. As soon as I crack open the bottle the pineapple aroma is obvious. Also obvious: this pale golden beer is going to be CLOUDY. There's a thick layer of sediment (I'd guess as much fruit pulp as yeast trub) at the bottom of the bottle (no freshness date, incidentally). Inhaling the beer into my nose the passion fruit flavor is clear as well. Flavor is juicy (in the sense that fruit punch is juicy) as expected, but there's the familiar flavor of alpha bittering hops on the middle of the palate. 10 Barrel clearly wanted to for for a Summer Fruit beer that's actually a beer, when they clearly could have called it quits and just sold malt beverage alcopop. Do hops taste good with passionfruit? Maybe not. But the result achieves a balance (sort of) that's probably far more drinkable that alcoholic fruit juice would have been alone.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
1.03/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of rfreed
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft tonight at Boise brewpub... Clearish pale golden.. light pineapple and what I would guess is passionfruit... very drinkable and something I could see crushing in the summer months.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aasher
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gatornation
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy dark golden color with very little head but a fresh white collar. smell is pineapple and pear and other white fruits. Taste is all white fruit and pineapple with a sweet fruit juice aftertaste. mouth fell was medium low carbonation and sweet. One was enough for me on this one.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.52/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 1/2/2017 at Jillian’s Sports Pub & Grill in Somerset, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/amber color, with a large white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pineapple, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste likewise starts out with a strong pineapple sweetness followed by some breadiness from a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the pineapple flavor.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of constantine_272
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Hazy gold with a decent foam flairup, but receded to a thin white ring. Clear pineapple forward nose with a touch of coriander spice. The taste however is disapointing. An unripe tangerine flavor rushes forward after a thin papaya start. The fruit lacks a freshness that just puts a dingy shadow over the whole thing like pineapple and banana left out to brown before eating. A woody pineapple rind flavor might be the culprit here. Medium dry finish leaves a lingering tart juice feel. Fruit beers are hard, pineapple beers especially. This is just an okay rendition. I really would like to know if they cored and peaked the fruit beforehand, and how long it sat before being prepped then pitched.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.62/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.64/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appropriate hazy fruity blonde color with a fuzzy 2 finger head in the snifter. Lace sticks briefly and slides down as it recedes. 80% opaque.

Aroma of pineapple immediately lifts up to the olfactory, even at the pour; further analysis follows with stone fruits and more veiny pineapple.

Flavor is of sour and rindy tropical fruit to start, namely pineapple, getting the passion fruit here as well; as it drifts to the middle of the tongue the malts come into play as a pale counterpart, and then it finishes on white grapefruit and orange pith.

Feel is more chalky or pasty than I'd like, it sort of clings onto the mouth and doesn't let go easily even though I want it to. This is one of those more rare circumstances where I'd prefer the beer to be a bit more thin, a bit more watery, just to help it along and not linger around with those rindy off-notes.

Overall another average beer from 10 Barrel. If you're really that curious, try it for yourself, otherwise move along. It's not a pineapple bomb, and it's not a real hoppy ale...just kind of floats in the superfluous middle. Too many beers do this.

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Piña from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
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