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

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3.76/5
Very Good
178 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jaydoc on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,645
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
178
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
53
Trade:
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Reviews by GatorCoop:
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From the growler, it pours a hazy amber with a moderate head. Citrus scent tickles the nose. The mouth is invigorated by the mild flavor from both the pineapple and the hops. I enjoyed it!

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Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, bright yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is an interesting combination of pine, pineapple, and graprefruit. Fairly bitter aftertaste with pineapple juice sweetness on the backbone. Really good mix of sweet and bitter. Still not sure if I truly like this, but it is interesting.

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Photo of asuburbanman
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look is golden with some cloudiness. Smell is hoppy with a hint of the pineapple. Taste is similar. Not too hoppy but also not an overwhelming pineapple taste. A nice balance. Good find for a mix-six pack.

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Photo of tuowl74a
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber liquid coming from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, decent head falls to a ring.

Smell has a distinct pineapple twang to it, malty sweetness backed up with some herbal resin. Flavor is a bit doughy, some toasted bread and honey like sweetness at first, middle starts to kick up the fruit, definite pineapple juice here, finishes with lingering pineapple and some hoppy bitterness.

Probably the most authentic pineapple flavor I've gotten from a beer, and it's a little better than Pineapple Sculpin (surprisingly), although this beer could benefit from an additional dose or two of hops, as it tastes more like a Pale Ale than an IPA.

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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from PA.
Pours with a clear light copper body. Some vigor was needed in the pour to raise a head.
Dynamic and complex flavor profile with some pineapple and other tropical fruits. Moderate bitterness.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skabiski
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evolution Craft Brewing Co. "Pine'hop'le"
12 fl. oz, brown glass bottle, label notched "Bottled On: MAY 2016" and sampled JULY 7 2016
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA
also from a firkin @ South on 26 May 2016 for $7 / pint

Nowhere on the label does it state that this beer is brewed using pineapple, but their website states that it's "Brewed with loads of pineapple juice...".

Appearance: Deep golden/amber body with visible particulate in suspension beneath a short-lived head of frothy off-white. Lacing is limited to small spots and splashes.

Aroma: Pineapple over honey-ish malt. Pine, and perhaps grapefruit. Some citrus pith or chalky minerals.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests with a solid, biscuity/caramelish maltiness that leaves it leaning towards sweetness until the hop bitterness kicks in towards the end, and then lingers fairly heavily, but shortly, in the finish. A drop of sweet pineapple follows that, lingering even further with a bit of citrus pit.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bit of a dextrin's edge. Standard carbonation.

Overall: It's a malty IPA with pineapple juice added, that's clear, and it works but the two don't seem to connect really well. The malt base seems better suited to an English-style IPA whereas this should probably have been done in more of an American vein as it seems the malt keeps trying to push the pineapple out of the way. That's just my opinion, however, and I certainly can't hold it against them, particularly as maltiness seems to be one of their defining characteristics. It's pleasant, malty, fruity, sweetish and interesting. Cold out of the cooler on a fishing trip or backyard BBQ... I wouldn't turn it down!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdel34
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pine'Hop'Le Pineapple India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 178 ratings
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