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
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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

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#26,989
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
208
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
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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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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
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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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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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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3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
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I had this on tap at T Brendan O'reilly's served chilled in a pint glass.

The color is apropos to style -amber with light haze and off white head with fine bead. The smell has a light pineapple quality with some herbal and citrus hop aromas. The feel is good with semi fruity and moderately bitter profile with medium body and semi-biter finish with medium astringency.

The taste is a good mix of tropical with light sweetness and slightly bitter herbal flavor with a light medicinal aspect and generally mild pineapple in the taste with a very dry mostly bitter flavor of hops in the finish. Overall Imagine pineapple soda drying out your mouth after a very good IPA with some grapefruit hop flavors because that is the impression it left

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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Sample at Industry Night at HomeBrewCon.
Tropical fruit, pineapple against a nice hoppy ale backbone. Very interesting beer that I quite enjoyed this one.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nitro pour at Rustico in Alexandria, VA.

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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled April 2016.

Thick creamy rich and billowing off white three finger with ease head off the pour. Big swiss cheese retention and pill like lacing. Thick bodied chestnut to amber orange body color, suspended animation floating carbonation with really nice hues. Some island puck top gets made after settling nicely. Excellent aggressive brew.

Aroma is quite interesting. Bubble gum tropical fruit tones and mild sweetness. A faint sense of herbal quality nearly minty but sweet gum like characters come to take over. Doesn't come off so much pineapple but more of canned peaches. Moderate sweetness.

Palate doesn't really give me much. More penny candy and bubblegum flavors dominate. A good sensing hop finish, slightly astringent, but sweet and sugar gum drop flavors follow. Good thick malt presence, but even caramel qualities don't seem to punch through, even some juicy character but gets translated all into cheap candy.

Overall, it tastes far too artificial, and doesn't even have a hop tropical angle it seems on the nose or in flavor. Drinkable, but another IPA that just doesn't stand out with the best of them.

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pineapples, oranges. Taste is pine, citrus, pineapple is present but rather light, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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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