Pineapple Bling | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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3.74/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 09-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,630
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
116
pDev:
9.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of joeseppy
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent and hazed gold/amber with a thumb of fast-falling cream colored head. Zero lacing and head retention

S: Band-aids, peppery yeast & a little pear

T: Follows the nose plus dryness up front, a little lime & pineapple too. Dryness, grape must, & pineapple zing as this warms, just a little limey boozeyness in the background. Finihses with lime, pineapple & dryness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

In the ball park of the style, but it didn't quite mesh into greatness, the ABV made this a sipper. Interesting enough

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Photo of scott_qua_scott
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a hazy yellow with a white, fluffy head. It's pretty inviting--almost looks like a cream ale.

Smell: Smells pretty unremarkable. I was expecting more fruit on the nose, personally, but it's difficult to tell that it's even a pineapple-flavored beer until you taste it.

Taste: The pineapple shows up--in a big way--all the way through the sip. It's (of course) notably fruity, but in no way overpowering. The nice thing about Belgian Strong Pale Ales is that they can hide the taste of high ABV very well, and this is a good example of that. It's a great flavor, if not especially nuanced.

Feel: A little viscous--and very smooth. Mouthfeel is spot-on for the style.

Overall: This is a great "novelty" Belgian Strong Pale Ale. I would recommend that you order one of these. Personally, I didn't feel the need to order a second one.

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Photo of stortore
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 8/1/17, had 9/20/17. Also had original batch in 2013, no written review.

Pours a mostly clear golden color, a near one inch foamy head and a fair amount of foamy lacing. A great Belgian yeast aroma, also smells of spices, pineapple, Candi sugar, some malt, some black pepper when fully warmed. The taste also leads with the Belgian yeast, then pineapple, malt, Candi sugar, some lime on the finish. Light pine, mostly up front. Smooth, dry, a very good medium body, well carbonated.

The juices are restrained, but it’s a good Belgian golden. The hops are a nice touch. Worth a purchase.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pimping out the classic Belgian styled stronger, golden ale, brewers at Pipeworks bling out the already fruity and zesty ale with generous additions of pineapple, lime and orange zest to pull the normal fruit-spice balance decidedly to the estery side of the flavor fence.

Pineapple Bling pours a rather dull goldenrod color with a luxurious eggshell tinted froth. Its rich aromatic display captivates the nose with rich pineapple, citrus and a host of complementary orchard, melon and tropical fruit and a tinge of vinous spice in contrast. Sweet on the early palate, the beer's nearly cake-like taste and texture leaves impressions of upside down pineapple cake behind.

As the sweetness and caky character drifts, its the fruit that pulls ahead in taste. Rife with musty pineapple, grain and hay, the sensations of dehydrated tropical fruit beckon. Orange and lemon come closely behind while a plethora of pear, apple, melon, kiwi and papaya play a complementary role as the taste progresses. Light bitterness and a kiss of white wine highlight the earthen taste of hay to finish the session.

Full bodied and remaining firm like pound cake, the beer's spicy alcohol reads more and more winey, along with a creamy, grassy and peppery finish that lingers past the fruit. With the beer's juicy character, we've been lulled into wanting these flavors but with an imperial IPA hoppiness that isn't there in this style or this intention.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dcf5ve
4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle w/o freshness information

Pours hazed lighter Amber, near golden. Minor fine bubble off white head and moderate bands of lacing.

Sweet tropical fruit nose

Loaded with the advertised pineapple juicey fruit notes.....on the sweet side...strong sweet, vinious...tasty stuff...I like it...

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Photo of kidzord
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deereless
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthSideSean
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mpgrif2
4.41/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy straw colored yellow with strong carb and foam. Big fruit notes on nose with a mild saison character to it. Taste hits with a sharp tang, a mid level ale body, a pineapple flavor, and and an almost sparkling wine feel. The alcohol is disguised very well. A very tasty beer, I picked up two more after trying the first one.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on August 14, 2016.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhyzy
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beercrazyficht
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRami127
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pineapple Bling from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 116 ratings