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: Year-round

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Added by jaydoc on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,982
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
208
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
4
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Photo of Keith27614
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StanleysCup
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at a baseball game. Pours a nice, slightly hzy amber with a decent off-white head. Initial impression is pineapple and pine resin, reasonably well balanced by caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly sticky; carbonation is medium. Finish is somewhat bitter but mostly like grapefruit and pineapple. Good but not great.

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Photo of drtth
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The lightly hazed rich orange tinged amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” ivory head that recedes slowly to a thin cap and then a thin irregular island of foam and leaves lots of foam and irregular lacing on the sides. Sipping creates two arches and lots of small patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas include pineapple, some caramel malt, a bit of fruity character and some grapefruit zest.

As expected from the nose there is pineapple and some grapefruit zest. The sweetness of the bready, caramel malt backbone is fairly noticeable. Both the sweetness and the pineapple blend nicely with the bitterness of the citric zest and a bit of resin.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit prickly with the moderate, persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness begins to fade leaving the semi-dry ending to some pineapple tinged and gentle citric bitterness.

Overall this beer is reasonable enjoyable and drinkable but I’ll take a pass on having it again. There’s a bit too much pineapple in here and it almost hides some of the other flavors except those from the malt so it’s more like bitter pineapple juice than a beer. That said this beer could serve well as a refresher on a hot summer afternoon.

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

Photo of NiceTaps
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass.

See through copper-amber tinted liquid with a 1F slightly off-white fluff. Nice rings of lacing.

Lots of tropical fruit aroma. Pineapple clearly comes through. Some sugar.

More tropical fruit, strongly dominated by the pineapple. Caramel malt.

Crisp and clean medium body that drinks easily at 6.8% abv. Sweet with a modest hop bite.

Not bad but the pineapple and sweets were a bit much.

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Photo of Kmkapalka
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gasp262
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was a disappointment. The look and smell were very promising but it fell short in taste. Really nothing jumped up and impressed me. Taste was unremarkable. Full pint served in a taproom in DC

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Photo of florisj135
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Good hoppy IPA. I had it on tap in a plastic glass at the 2018 Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA food and wine fest. Their beer selections have definitely been upgraded for this year's event. This beer was offered with the Hawaiian food, I guess because of the heavy-duty pineapple aroma and flavor. Poured a hazy yellowish orange color. White head, decent retention and lacing, given it was served in a plastic cup!!!! Aroma and flavor featured good bitterness, plenty of citrus (pineapple) and some balancing sweet bready malt. Mouthfeel is crisp, rich with some balance, but a good enough level of bitterness. This is a decent IPA, well worth trying

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Photo of thebeers
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed light amber-gold with a thin light tan head. Great lacing. Faint aroma of pineapple and caramel malt. Nice, light pineapple core flavor in the taste with a hit of more-crackery malt and modest bitterness. Medium bodied with appropriately strong carbonation. Refreshing.

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Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden copper pour with massive fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Citrusy hops and light pineapple juice.

T/F: Toasted malts... grainy and sweet. Citrusy hop profile... pineapple mild and unobtrusive. Mild pine. Modest bitterness. Medium to light bodied... the finish is caramel malts and pineapple.

O: A reasonably good IPA. The pineapple is present but not obnoxious... the IPA is middle of the road. Glad I got to try it... nothing earth shattering.

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Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of allentownpaguy
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeduas
1.24/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes horrible and not a hint of pineapple in it!

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Photo of TomWight
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Sable
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chosen because I though it might have the best chance of going with my crispy crab roll ... Did pretty well, as it happens. Pine'Hop'Le is what it says it is. Lots of Hops and a little pineapple. Just like Crayola Crayons, the second word is the one that's more prominent. Strong hops flavor is balanced by the sweet pineapple, which is still a little more to the tart side. Beautiful golden color, poured very cloudy, so technically I can't see through it. Nice as a curiosity, but won't become one of my go-tos.

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Photo of MikeWard
2.89/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 12/12/17, so 2 months old.

Pour reveals a not so good look. Murky brown with amber highlights. The small creamy off white head does leave some decent lacing though.

The aroma is quite malty, but there is something "off" about it.

I'm thinking there might be something wrong with this one. taste is like a malty ale, but not a good one. No hops at all, and no pineapple. Kinda like a bad English style IPA. Oddly enough, it did get a little better when got to room temperature, although the bottle declares "keep refridgerated".

Mouth was a round medium, finish was slightly stale.

Overall, if there is not something wrong with this bottle, and this is how it's supposed to taste after 2 months in the bottle, then this is a pretty bad beer.

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Photo of Lampro
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A pretty typical IPA. The pineapple was not detectable, fruitiness was barely present. I think the only thing to distinguish it was the slightly sweeter taste on the front of the palate.

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Pine'Hop'Le Pineapple India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 208 ratings