Chillax Pineapple Gold Ale
Bootstrap Brewing

Chillax Pineapple Gold AleChillax Pineapple Gold Ale
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #325
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #33,680
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 12.9%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
24
From:
Bootstrap Brewing
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
82
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Chillax Pineapple Gold AleChillax Pineapple Gold Ale
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Reviews by DenverHopHead:
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can with a best by date of 11/21/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- a crisp, clean gold with an abundance of bubbles that hold a medium sudsy, white head; lacing is minimal.
Smell- literally smells of fresh pineapple upside down cake!
Taste - this is fantastic as it isn’t that sweet, but still presents as pineapple dominant, yet all beer!
Feel - an absolute light, crusher that is low in sweetness and high in drink ability!
Overall- great at a baseball game, summer bbq or a day at the pool; never mind that this is classified here as a fruit beer, it is not your typical over sweetened beer and has far more beer qualities!

Sep 16, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a pineapple wheat beer these guys have concocted for summer, and as pineapple flavored beer goes, its well ahead of the curve. the cool part about this pale hazy and incredibly frothy brew is that its not at all sweet desite how much authentic pineapple flavor is in here. its very natural, but its dry in the end, or at least drier than any other pineapple flavored beer i have ever had that wasnt a sour. aroma of fresh and canned pineapple at the same time, orange juice from concentrate, and white wheat. its simple, so the pineapple comes through nicely. the flavor is like that too, with some juiced pineapple element to it, really almost concentrated, intense for a flash, but mellow by the end, still a beer first, it rises and falls appropriately, and just screams summertime at me. i was nervous to order this one, expecting it to be fake and sugary, but its mighty authentic, and fermented down just the right amount. bootstrap continues to stay out of the spotlight despite some quality beers and a good amount of innovation. this is essential summer drinking, easy down, and best when ice cold. id almost advocate for a frosted mug with this one...

Jul 28, 2017
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 22, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Revisit: 27 Jul 18
12 oz. Can
BB: 09/14/18

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice slightly hazy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slightly hoppy, pineapple, slight wheat. The taste is nice, malty, wheaty, slight hop note, some pineapple. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely. Overall, a nice little thirst quencher.

12 oz. Can
BB: 01/08/18

Poured into a tulip a nice clean/clear pale yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice small thick/creamy white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slight hop, pineapple, slight wheat. The taste is nice, malty, wheaty, slight hop note, some pineapple. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely. Overall, a nice little thirst quencher.

Jan 20, 2018
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In my hotel wine glass this beer is a clear gold color with a tiny white head.
Strong sweet fruit aroma, a little grain.
Big pineapple taste, much like the syrup from a can of pineapple.
Too sweet, way too sweet.

Aug 17, 2018
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Haybeerman from Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 29, 2017
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netshark from Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 22, 2018
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Slightly hazy light golden body, white head recedes to a light film, nice sheets of lacing.

Aroma: Cereal grains, honey, pineapple juice.

Taste: A very sweet and true pineapple juice flavor over light grains and malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light.

Overall: Very nice if you like pineapple, very pure pineapple taste but not overkill.

Jul 26, 2018
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RDW from Nebraska

3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 28, 2018
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Irrationalist from California

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 19, 2019
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WDJersey from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 16, 2017
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RummyRedbeard from Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours out of the can hazy gold, with a thick white head and lots of carbon bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.
S: Faint citrus aromas of pineapple and orange and a hint of cereal grain.
T: Explosion of sweet pineapple, pineapple/orange juice. The flavor ends pretty quickly and dry.
F: Light, easy drinking. One of those crushable summer beers that you fear will be absent from your life for too long once the season is up. Despite the sweet flavor upfront, there is no residual sugar feel on your tongue after you take a sip.
O: This has been an uncharacteristic repeat purchase for me on numerous occasions so far this summer, when the Denver air is too hot to stomach an IPA or even an APA because you feel like Spongebob in that episode where he's bone-dry in Sandy's dome resisting the urge for water. This beer is a cure to that feeling. You almost feel like you're consuming a cocktail when you drink it, in fact I may have chased tequila with this once or twice...

Aug 25, 2017
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Erik-P from Canada (BC)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 11, 2017
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22Blue from Kansas

3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 12, 2017
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corywalston from North Dakota

2.6/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Jul 21, 2018
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Blazer22 from Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 31, 2018
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Keztat from Kansas

2.7/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is an interesting beer, but is not a good overall drink by itself. Finishing an entire beer of this will be difficult for many. Avoid this and go for their others. I am inclined not to lie these flavored beers.

Jan 04, 2015
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Justinprintz from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 24, 2017
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BeerMePlz93 from Colorado

4.62/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - pours golden yellow with thin foamy head.
Smell - Fresh citrus smell, very pleasant.
Taste - Fresh citrus taste, specifically pineapple. Very light and smooth.
Feel - Light and carbonated.

Overall: Love the can's design, smell, and taste. Crushable beer for the the summer season,
and quickly became one of my new faves. If you enjoy Kona Castaway's IPA, you'd enjoy this. It doesn't have the same harsh bite that the Kona does (not a huge IPA fan). Well worth a try.

May 13, 2020
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syrup_in_space from California

3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

May 12, 2019
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L:. Pours a clear very light straw yellow with a small white head and just a finger or two of lacing.

S:. Strong pineapple, especially reminiscent of pineapple juice, a bit of a mineral note, quite a bit one demensional.

T:. Sweet and tart pineapple, a bit of grain but mostly pineapple.

F:. Light body, slightly pineapple juice like feel.

O:. This beer is very close to pineapple juice, tasty but rather simple.

Apr 19, 2019
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Beaver13 from Colorado

2.66/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can, best by 11/29/20. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is some fruitiness and earthy malt.

The flavor is sweet sugary fruit with a bready malt finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, overly sweet with a generic fruitiness rather than big pineapple.

Aug 04, 2020
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ColoradoRich from Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty

Sep 01, 2019
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sjdevel from Utah

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look * nice golden color and very clear - nice thick foam with about a 2 finger head - decent retention - great lacing
Smell * bread, malt, and tropical notes
Taste * lots of pineapple right upfront - it is slightly sweet during the pineapple period, but it dries out considerably - nice yeast and breadiness after - very crisp
Feel * lower bodied - mostly a thin mouthfeel
Overall * this is a flavorful beer - its ok to have one once in awhile but I don't think I would grab a 6 pack - it's pretty good though and worth trying

Jan 25, 2020
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