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

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3.73/5
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192 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

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Added by jaydoc on 02-15-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,384
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
192
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clearish copper color. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. Retention is rather unimpressive, and only small streaks of lacing stick to the glass.

Make no mistake - Lot 3's complex, nuanced hop profile still shines nicely on the aroma. I get good amounts of mango, melon, grass, tangerine, and papaya. Of course, it's impossible to ignore the pineapple aspect. While it's the dominant player, the other qualities aren't overshadowed. Caramel malts don't seem to be particularly perceptible, however. Of course, that just means everything comes together as a distinct yet cohesive whole - exactly the way it should be.

I first pick up a mild grassy flavor. After a brief mid-taste featuring some caramel malt, the tropical notes appear on the back end and aftertaste - pineapple appears first, and melon lingers nicely on the palate. Like many Evolution brews, it features both sharp balance and distinctive flavors. Bottom line, it just works.

Despite the slightly assertive carbonation, it has a great feel on the tongue - rounded and cake-y, with a great mouth-filling sensation. Not overly sweet, not overly dry, it's just right. Drinkability is excellent.

Personally, pineapple isn't my favorite flavor in an IPA (or any kind of beer). Looking at this objectively, though, it's a wonderful fruited IPA. Nothing overpowers, but everything rings in a defined manner. Basically, it's another rock-solid beer from Evolution.

4.09/5: I mean, how do you argue against Lot 3 IPA with pineapple?

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Seasmom
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Typically not a fan of IPAs. Picked this up hoping the pineapple would cut the typical bitterness. I was not disappointed. Not an overpowering smell, but very smooth. Can taste the pineapple on the tongue. Will not forget it is an IPA. Well worth a try.

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Photo of FKane8832
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eden
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just a little weird ending. 4.2
Update: a little weak but not offensive 6/16 Smokin Betty

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Photo of larryi86
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, dated March 2016, poured into snifter

A- A clear amber color with a two finger white head.

S- Pineapple, tropical fruits, some grapefruit/citrus, hints of pine, smell slightly sweet malt backbone.

T- Pineapple, some grapefruit, mild malt backbone, piney/earthy finish, balanced. Pineapple has nice touch of sweetness and tartness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- Evolution did a great job with the pineapple. Easy to drink. If Lot 3 with pineapple sounds good to you, pick it up because that's exactly what this is.

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a light touch in the Pineapple expression on the nose and even lighter on the palate. Hop bitterness and the malty expression create the balance of flavors that make it a winner .

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Photo of Skabiski
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelandgtate
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkmarth
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pine'Hop'Le Pineapple India Pale Ale from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 192 ratings