Frank White Pineapple IPA
J. Wakefield Brewing

Frank White Pineapple IPAFrank White Pineapple IPA
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From:
J. Wakefield Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 9.11%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
24
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 01, 2020
Added:
Mar 06, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  7
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Frank White Pineapple IPAFrank White Pineapple IPA
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.19 by heymikew from California

Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by KensWorld from Florida

Sep 21, 2019
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Rated by Brian14608 from Florida

4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Surprisingly drinkable and terrific for a hot day in summer. Yummy.
Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Canned a month ago.

L -- Hazy orange body with three fingers of solid white head produced with moderate pour. Great retention and lacing
S -- Definitely getting a lot of pineapple alongside clementine, sweet floral, lychee, lime zest. The pineapple is a little overwhelming though and makes it somewhat artificial
T -- Pineapple, orange rind, subtle earthiness, lemon/lime sorbet, bit of this weird compost pile thing too that I sometimes get with NEIPAs
F -- Soft and drinkable. Medium carb
O -- Eh, especially given the price point I would not go for this again. Still, I could see how some would enjoy it more

74/100
Aug 16, 2019
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I guess this is supposedly retired, but I have the contents of a can which is dated 7/18/19 poured into my glass right now (though it says this is 7%, so maybe there's a recipe change?). Time to make that edit, I suppose. Anyway, this is my first J. Wakefield solo endeavor, and I'm pumped to give it a shot. I previously have only had their collaboration with Finback called Smooth Beats Miami, which is a coconut IPA that I freakin' love. This here is a similarly-tropical idea, and I'm hoping it lives up to my (perhaps somewhat-unreasonable) expectations.

Pours a beautiful hazed-over golden-orange color with a dense, thick dollop of foam on top. Great lace and solid legs befit the nice-looking beer in my glass, which dazzles with its striking opacity and depth of hue. A very nice first impression, in my opinion. Super pumped to get into this one. I have had some pineapple-infused hoppy beers in the past (I believe most recently I tried Pineapple Guppy by Pipeworks), but none of them have really stood out to any great extent to me. Pineapple sours tend to be good but either too acidic or too sweet, as well, and that seems to be an overarching issue with using this fruit as an adjunct: balancing it with the base beer. Let's keep that in mind when carrying on to the nose.

Upon first pour, I was almost afraid to smell this beer. I didn't want to be disappointed, you see. I was fearful that I would encounter an unbalanced affair. Luckily, my fears were pretty much immediately allayed as I sniffed and picked up a bit of pineapple crossed with light mango, guava, and passion fruit-like tropical notes that balanced the entire affair in one fell swoop. Wow, this smells amazing! I get the feeling JWB knew this could easily get out of hand and they intentionally kept the pineapple as a "supporting" note rather than leaning into it entirely for the flavor profile, and that seems like an idea that paid of in dividends if my thinking is correct. This is creamy and luscious, with a surprising amount of oat-like grain popping out as well if I really get into the glass. Which is something I want to do right now. I want to get in this glass. Seriously, this rules.

On the tongue, I get a kick of bitterness and pine before the tropical papaya and pineapple flavors cover my entire palate toward the mid-palate. The transition to the finish in this beer is very supple and satisfying; it begins with the aforementioned sweet and tropical elements before closing out dry and almost tangy with a hit of catty, dank hops. Fruity and juicy without being overly-so... this is excellent. Truly a great exercise in balance!

Feel is rich and bubbly, complex yet straightforward enough that I recognize this as the immensely-flavorful fruity IPA it is while still noting its attention to detail where such an aspect matters. I wish I had picked up a few more cans of this, but I look forward to seeing more JWB in my area. I'm a fan, for sure.
Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by user785335 from Florida

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

Aug 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.22 by Sparky176 from Florida

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by BeerBeast from Florida

Jan 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia

Nov 08, 2017
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Rated by wjbent from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
HBS 4 LIFE
Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by Alecmedeiros from Florida

Aug 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by RunBeerFood from Florida

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by mattreitz49 from Florida

May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by rossracing from Illinois

May 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by smcel371 from New York

May 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by Hops4Michael from Florida

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.52 by vfgccp from New York

May 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Mar 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Mar 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy orange-yellow with a large, lacy white head.

Smell is really sticky, rotting dank peach, orange and pineapple, with distinct, leafy CTZ-like hops, and lemon.

Taste is wheat, weed, orange cream, lemon, and sticky, resiny hops, with a hint pine.

This starts soft and frothy and finishes very dry.
Mar 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.19 by FBarber from Illinois

Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by grover37 from District of Columbia

3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Full pour (or maybe half.. tons of foam) at Hawthorne Bottle Shop in St Pete. Looks pretty inviting, big dense head over a dark orange, slightly cloudy body. Nice lacing. Smells of sweet pineapple, pine, and a bit of a plastic thing going on. Taste horrible. This is not good. Harsh bitterness hits first followed by an astringent pine flavor. The after taste is just gross. Hard to even concentrate on the feel/body. AVOID.
Mar 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.42 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Mar 06, 2017
Frank White Pineapple IPA from J. Wakefield Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 28 ratings