Palisades Pineapple
Golden Road Brewing

Palisades PineapplePalisades Pineapple
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #114
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,623
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 10.5%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
73
From:
Golden Road Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  18
SCORE
84
Good
Palisades PineapplePalisades Pineapple
Notes: Wheat beer brewed with pineapple and apricot.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 73
Photo of Squire
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good clear golden color with large white cap and abundant lacing.

Pleasant aroma of mild malt, pineapple and yes, apricots.

Taste is of a mild brew flavored with pineapple and apricot. My first thought was this is like drinking a dreamsicle. Clean, fresh flavors that carry through to the end.

Mild to medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Outstanding in it's own way, this is a simple Summer brew not unlike a Shandy in that the flavorings are the main thing. It's inoffensive and pleasant, sort of a pool side kind of thing.

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Photo of zeff80
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a slightly hazy, orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, apricot and vanilla. Sweet pineapple and vanilla flavor with a hint of caramel.

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Photo of Pantalones
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second of two cans picked up from a mixed-six-pack section of the local Kroger; canned-on date of June 7th 2018.

Looks quite cloudy/hazy, not entirely opaque but definitely difficult to see through. I can spot a few bubbles rising very close to the edges of the glass, but further in they become invisible even when held up to a light -- my hand on the other side of the glass is visible as a shadow but not much more. Color is a dark golden-yellowish, bordering on light orange. Formed a decent little layer of white foam on top initially, but this has shrunk into an "island" in the middle by this point.

Smell is mild and fruity, with the pineapple and apricot both very noticeable (though they tend to sort of "switch places," one sniff was all pineapple and the next was mostly apricot.) There's a bit of a doughy thing hovering off in the background, but the fruit is definitely what stands out the most. Overall very pleasant smelling beer.

The taste is, as you'd expect going by the smell, very fruit-forward. It's got beer-y carbonation but definitely seems almost like a fruity mixed drink of some sort, with apricot juice and pineapple being the most prominent flavors on the first sip. Also like fruit juice, there's a slight acidity to it; not really sour in flavor, but has a little bit of a twang to the feel of it. Hardly any significant malty or yeasty flavors to be found, as the fruit pretty much overwhelms everything else, though a bit of a "wheaty" flavor is juuuust barely present in the background. Once the fruit has faded a bit, there's a bit more of that doughy thing lingering after drinking half a glass. It's pretty simple, but pleasant -- the combination of flavors works very well. Interestingly, burps bring up basically none of the beer's flavors, only those of food I'd eaten hours ago.

Feel is light, fizzy, with that bit of an acidic "twang" to it that makes it a little more interesting than the legions of other light, fizzy beers out there. Very drinkable; my first sip or two were actual "sips" but now things have switched over to the gulping stage for sure. This is definitely the kind of beer I could drink multiples of in succession.

Have to say, I was unsure what to expect when I picked up two cans of this -- I've had some fruit-flavored beers in the past where the fruit was so faint as to be almost unnoticeable, and others where it was present but artificial-tasting. I'm glad to say that this was neither of those; the fruit was very much present and very much real-tasting, while at the same time the beer wasn't excessively sweet. Might be buying more of this in the future when the weather warms up again, seems like a nice beer to have during the kind of summery weather that we will (hopefully) not have any more of this September.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6-pack $8.88 Foodland
Smell of pineapples
Hazy golden color
High carbonation
Medium-light mouthfeel
Slight tartness, apricot and pineapple flavors come through
Overall fairly good. Refreshing for hot days. Enough there to remind you its a beer and not a fruit drink.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden honey color with a huge head of 4 fingers.

Aromas of straight up pineapple juice and orange juice. Delicious!

Flavors of honey wheat, fresh pineapple, apples, and hints of coconut. Nice sourdough bread notes on the finish.

The feel is ultra creamy, but has a tight carbonation within and almost has a tart snap to it.

One of my favorite no-frills refreshers. A near perfect symphony of a wheat beer and refreshing splashes of pineapple. So genuine, it's like biting into pineapple and drinking a witbier a the same time.


EDIT : I went back and chomped down on two more six packs. No regrets bringing it all back. This beer is seriously yumly.

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Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a light gold color with a small white head. The aroma is mild pineapple. The taste is a big pineapple flavor.

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Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big whipped froth on pouring in the stemless wine glass. Big aroma of grapefruit soda. Prickly carbonation on the tongue. Actually it's like club soda. Oh, wait, there's a little apricot. Call it Cascade Cascade Ice Sparkling Apricot.

From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, Wash. Can't beat the brewing expertise, but for the unwary, this is an Anheuser-Busch InBev product. I'm waiting for them to make a Chelada. For myself, I prefer the Pyramid Apricot Ale (owned by Florida Ice & Farm Co.).

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Photo of MFgerm
4.57/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great fruit beer by golden road. This doesnt have the feel and juicy taste as their Mango Cart . But the pineapple comes through subtly . Great summer time beer. Very easy to drink and full of flavor.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The flavor profile is great, the fruit comes through very nicely, however I think the fruit is a bit too dominant, while the beer lacks a little body and complexity

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 2/1/2017. Pours lightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of juicy pineapple, apricot, peach, pear, lemon, melon, berry, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of apricot, pineapple, pale malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy pineapple, apricot, peach, pear, lemon, melon, berry, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very mild herbal bitterness and tangy fruit tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy pineapple, apricot, peach, pear, lemon, melon, berry, wheat, biscuit, light honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of apricot, pineapple, pale malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, and moderately creamy/bready/grainy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very nice fruited pale wheat ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of apricot, pineapple, pale malt, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Great balance of authentic fruits and wheat beer flavors. Very flavorful with a nice mouthfeel/body for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Beejay
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A very hazy pineapple yellow color with a large fluffy white head.

S: Smells like pineapple. But somewhere between real pineapple, and that shitty pineapple juice. Almost like opening a can of fruit cocktail.

T: Holy pineapple batman! Big pineapple flavor, light floral. Very sweet.

M: Medium light, very fizzy, and light.

O: Overall approaching cloying, but not quite there yet.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Light hazy golden-yellow with a large off white head.. Pineapple, wheat scent. Taste is juicy, sweet pineapple, wheat malt, and a little bit of apricot. Perfect beer for a hot day.

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Photo of hophugger
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice light wheat ale with a yellow-gold color, average head and almost no lacing. Aroma is light but upfront with pineapple and stonefruit and some other assorted light citrus. Taste is bold with the pineapple(fresh) and there is a lemony background, light malts and citrus. Finish is semi-sweet and pretty clean

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Photo of Dustinandre
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a nice head, good color, clear than I expected for a wheat. Not much aroma. A little bread like, didn't pick up on much the apricot, the pineapple was there but mild. Mouth feel was good, clean finish.

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Palisades Pineapple from Golden Road Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 73 ratings