Pioneer American India Pale Ale | Pioneer Beer Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
66 Ratings
Pioneer American India Pale AlePioneer American India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pioneer Beer Company
Connecticut, United States
pioneerbeercompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 05-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of h0wdy
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Seems to be a similar hue of orange to an orange juice.
Smell: A fruity smell with a kick of citrus to it.
Taste: Mostly peaches and pineapple, a very unusually enjoyable assortment of fruits.
Feeling: A little kick to my mouth from the very strong amount of carbonation here. Was it pleasant? It was a fair experience.
Overall: I am not that big of a fan of a beer that's sole strength is to act as if it is an orange drink.

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Photo of PSanger
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Real quality beer. Very drinkable and the taste and smell of grapefruit is pleasant and everlasting. This is a quality beer that is drinkable. I was able to drink four of these without getting too full a stomach. Highly recommend

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Photo of Tbone2131
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rugg315
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great look to this beer reminds me of Swish/Julius with the amount of haze. Get a faint citrus with heavy pine on the nose. Taste is consistent with the smell a little bite at the end. Good feel to this. Really was pleasantly surprised with this beer no lines no waiting or searching and you can have a IPA worth looking for again.

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Photo of fathercharles
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffmck09
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smutty33
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/14/16. This is the first batch after they changed the recipe to make the beer more NEIPA-like. It's supposedly hazy now and brewed to taste more like Trailblazer. Let's find out!

L - yep, that's haze! Dark, brooding orange. Almost murky brown.

S - actually very appealing. Orange rind and spurts of peach. Spicy grapefruit peel and notes of guava and melon.

T - warming waves of peach and mango up front. That initial flavor is juicy and soft. Pineapple and creamsicle, then the bitterness hits. Pine swoops in for the kill and beats back the smoothie. Honeydew rind and a tangy acidic resin linger in the mouth. Bready with just a little bit of burning.

F - soft but carbonated. The volume of my sip increases slightly upon gentle swishing.

O - unfortunately I never got around to trying this beer before the change, but judging by the grapevine, I think it's a good thing? I can tell there once was a straight-forward IPA here, that has been kissed by the NEIPA stick. It doesn't appear entirely balanced and is fighting between the juice and piney citrus. Still, it's enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of AGust82
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tregan_20
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbone1384
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of raysat
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a snifter. Pours a pale orange colour and has that sexy haziness. Smell is very hop forward, fruity, tropical, nice. Taste is pretty sharp with bitterness. Piney hops with that fruitiness coming in to play as well. Finish is very tropical with some malt to balance (but not really much), I think its a really nice IPA and I would drink again

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Photo of Justweb
3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejane
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dabear85
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edouble0015
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeM417
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light honey gold with a finger of foamy head that settles to a solid cap with strata of lacing throughout. Aroma of citrus and pine. Tasty, more pine than citrus, clean finish. Nicely balanced, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Beerpolo
4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Horbar
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rejis
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden, mostly clear with a slight haze, bubbly carbonation and thin off-white head. The aroma is a very pleasant floral, citrus, and light sweet malt.

Taste is different than the aroma. It's very sharply bitter and piney. I like that you can taste the malts but they just stay nicely in the background. There's a tiny bit of citrus that comes through later as the beer warms a bit. The piney hops really shine here.

Mouth feel is medium bodied drink with a bubbly carbonation that adds a nice crispness to it.

Overall, a nice piney bitter IPA that is also easy to drink.

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Photo of drbenderdo
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pioneer American India Pale Ale from Pioneer Beer Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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