UFO Pineapple | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introducing UFO’s first new year-round product in eight years, UFO Pineapple is a golden, juicy and tropical hefeweizen that helps you get your luau on… no matter the season. Just add hula skirts.

Added by waiting4lunch on 05-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,873
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
19
pDev:
8.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can at the Spring 2018 ASMF. BB date stamped 15 August 2018.
Hazy pale amber body.
The flavor of wheat dominates for a moment before a matching level of pineapple kicks in. Good pineapple flavor although the aroma suggests something less appealing.
FEEL: Light body with medium carbonation and a clean, semi-dry finish.
Overall: well worth trying.

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Photo of nater919
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mass. Bay Brewing Co. "UFO Pineapple"
12 fl. oz. can, "Enjoy By 043 08/15/18 20:00" and sampled on 04/05/18
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Liquor, Wine & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Ha ha, it kind of looks like pineapple juice! It's a hazy golden beneath a full head of fluffy white foam. Maybe my pour was too rough, I'll have to wait for it to settle... OK, so nice appearance with very good head retention and lacing. That's out of the way. The aroma is sweetish like pineapple, and apple, but I'm not finding any weizen yeast character. The flavor doesn't deliver the sweet pineapple found in the nose, and is actually rather thin in general, but does offer some light wheaty malt, and the apple character remains. Again I'm not really finding any weizen yeast character and I'm guessing that it's not used for this beer. It's moderately bitter, and given the limited amount of malt I'm fairly sure it couldn't handle much more. It finishes mostly dry, and some sweetish malt and apple flavor lingers for a bit. Light-medium in body and gently crisp then smooth. Overall it falters. I don't think it qualifies as a "hefeweizen" unless you want to call it an American "hefeweizen", but I can give it a pass on that. However, putting aside the fairly nice aroma and concentrating only on the flavor it's a let down. It's thin. It's light in both body and flavor. What's there is nice, but it's more like some kind of watered down juice drink than a beer. Just my 2 cents.
Review# 5,928

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into glass. Best by date stamped on bottom of can is '08/15/18'.
Totally cloudy, pale gold colored body. One finger white head settles to bubble fed ring. Leaves some spots of lacing.
Has tropical aroma of sweet pineapple, very pleasant.
Taste is very muted, and missing the full effect of the sweet pineapple. Has some bland characteristics of a wheat beer, but displays no fruity esters of a hefeweizen.
Medium mouth feel and good carbonation.
Taste is totally disappointing after the fresh, sweet, full fruit aroma.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip

L: Hazy light golden pour. Big head... solid lacing.

S: Pineapple and yeast. Smells great... tropical and fruity.

T/F: Big time disappointment. The pineapple on the nose is barely perceptible. All you're left with is a mediocre (at best) wheat beer. Lacking the flavor of a good Hefeweizen... generic. Light bodied... fizzy carbonation.

O: Smells great, tastes blech. Not one I'd get again.

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Photo of madelf66
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheAce
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lovindahops
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by 08/15/18

L-The beer pours slightly hazy and yellow. The head is 2 fingers of irregular white bubbles. This recedes to a thing ring and central island. Lacing is minimal and spotty.
S- The nose is a strong burst of pineapple juice as soon as the can is opened and persists. If you like pineapple you will enjoy the nose. Pleasant but one note.
T-The sweet juice aspect in the nose is much more muted here. There is a bit of juice but it isn't overly sweet to my palate. Unfortunately there is very minimal hefeweizen character to this beer and comes off more like a dull pale ale with pineapple hints.
F- The mouthfeel is light to medium. The carbonation is medium. It finishes wet.
O- The nose leads with promise, but the taste falls flat both as a fruit beer and as a hefeweizen. It's drinkable, but in no way do I need to seek it out again.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maudrey
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy and gold. Small but lasting head. Very light lace.

Sweet aroma, very much like Juicy-fruit. I get the pineapple after the third whiff. Tropical sugary smell.

The flavor is mostly pineapple but not in a cloy way. It's sweet but not too much. The pineapple taste is similar to a freshly cut fruit. The body leans rich with a lighter carbonation enhancing the effect. The aftertaste is short (and not too sweet), but satisfying.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

UFO Pineapple from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 19 ratings