Pine'Hop'Le Pineapple India Pale Ale | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Pine'Hop'Le Pineapple India Pale AlePine'Hop'Le Pineapple India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
evolutioncraftbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jaydoc on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
172
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
53
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0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of jimpyle48
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from draft

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Photo of ChipMurray
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmartin75
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lccrunchy
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgido759
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CreightonSM
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BJB13
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Draft pour.

It pours a pleasing rich copper that is crystal clear. The head was thin but probably due to the server as I had no trouble generating plenty of antique white foam and lace with a swirl of the glass.

The nose is weak but nice, tropical hops, though not as much hop aroma as I would like, and some caramel malt. The pineapple comes through very lightly with the tropical hop flavors along with sweet caramel and biscuit malt. While fairy sweet there is nothing cloying about the quick, clean finish. A soft medium body with moderate carbonation adds to the ease of drinking these.

I started my afternoon with a couple of these poolside and while probably a bit mediocre it was the best available option at the time and did not let me down.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeyham7
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice copper color, tinge of pineapple on the nose. Fresh flavor, crisp with the tinge of fruit on the aftertaste. Dry for a "fruity" IPA, nice hop mix per its name.

I'd buy it again and drink a few, especially on a hot day. Seems more sessionable than it likely is per its alcohol content! Great product and addition to the beer world!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DIM
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While this was satisfying enough after a hot day on the beach, the scant tropical fruit goodness just couldn't stand up to the bland, vaguely piney, earthy bitterness. Nothing off about it, just didn't scratch my hop craving.

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Photo of Lucular
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShepardCommander
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GatorCoop
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emeyer
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlehouseVanHouten
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Things are progressing nicely with regard to my ongoing and systematic eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody and the results are noticeable, but it becomes incumbent upon me to drink and review new beers as they become available. I refer to this as "chipping", since it is just odds & sods without any overarching theme, such as brewery and/or style.

From the bottle: "15.8 (deg.) P, 65 IBU".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a gentle pour, in keeping with my New Year's Resolution and my Lenten denial. Aggro pours from bottles are now (mostly) a thing of the past. An in-glass swirl produced a finger of foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention that left some nice lacing as it slowly fell to wisps. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), although almost a perfect 9, with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled heavily of pineapple with some piney mintiness and once again, my Pavlovian hophead mouth was watering. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very pineapple with some caramel and breadiness breaking through from underneath. I had been reminded of pineapple upside-down cake in a different recent review, but here it was again! It was clear that they had not skimped on the pineapple in making this beer. That said, how does one rate a novelty beer when it comes to style? There are times that personal taste really should play a part. Finish was semi-dry with the inherent sweetness of the pineapple playing a large part in keeping it from being dry. It was tasty enough, but it was not enough to satiate my hops jones, which is what I really want in an AIPA. Oh well, Next!

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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pine'Hop'Le Pineapple India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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