Double Pineapple Coconut Creamsicle
Beer Tree Brew Co.

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From:
Beer Tree Brew Co.
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.98%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
5
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 30, 2019
Added:
Dec 22, 2018
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Pours a creamy Pineapple yellow and tastes like the hazey juice slowly dripping off of a melting Pineapple Creamsicle into a freshly cracked coconut. Extra soft mouthfeel gives this beer a surprisingly smooth finish for a double. This is our take on a Lactose Free Milkshake IPA made with Fresh Toasted Coconut, Coconut Milk, Vanilla, Pineapple, Oats, Wheat and Two Row Barley.
Recent ratings and reviews.
 
Rated: 4.39 by Stignacious from New York

Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by Jw1015 from New York

Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey

Feb 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 02, 2019
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
From a growler, from the brewery.

Pours hazy golden apricot , with light, off-white head , that builds for a bit, then dissipates to a thin ring, with slight lacing .
Imagine apricot nectar, with a little pineapple juice added.

Aroma - wow . I can smell this very distinctly , right away. (& it's good! ;) ) It smells of candied pineapple , vanilla taffy, fresh coconut cream, and a hint of mango+peach. That last bit fades quickly after pouring or swirling . The sum of the parts : "Amazing", "Fantastic" "Delicious" "Awesome" . Throw whatever superlatives at it that come to mind ; it'll probably fit. It's one of the best smells that I've ever encountered, beer or otherwise.

Taste is (light) coconut cream , toasted coconut , apricot, and pineapple. The pineapple is that of one that was cut 3-4 days before fully ripe, has a little tang, and is just starting to ferment. That element balances the other sweeter flavors better than fully ripe, sweeter pineapple flavor would. There is some light, but very noticeable bitterness and astringency on the finish. I like that. It works well. The description , both of the ingredients, and mine above, might indicate a very sweet beer. It has some but , it's quite restrained in that . I thought it's predecessor " Double Pineapple Creamsicle" was a bit too sweet , but this avoids that pitfall. For me, it hits the sweet spot, in that regard. (Pun intended ;) ) Leaves some lingering coconut+apricot-pit-bitter flavor on the tongue & rear palate.

Feel is on the light side of medium, with some slight oiliness. Light-moderate , very, very fine carbonation tingle mid to finish. Light, oily coating , everywhere, lingering for awhile.

Overall? WOW. Every time I think "This is the best beer that they CAN do." , Beer Tree comes up with better. Maybe the best one that I've tried. Well done! If you have a chance to try this , DO. (At EFB? Hint. ;) ) All that said, this style(t) , Milkshake IPA , is not a favorite, but this beer certainly is.
ps : I walked to the brewery & back, @ 6F + 20+mph wind. The beer was a bit cold. I may have to revisit the "Look" & "Feel" ratings .
Jan 30, 2019
Double Pineapple Coconut Creamsicle from Beer Tree Brew Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 5 ratings