UFO Pineapple | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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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

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Ranking:
#35,501
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
36
pDev:
8.86%
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of wheat, sweet and light tart fruit, pineapple. Flavor is light sweet, wheat, loads of pineapple. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, light sweet finish.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.17/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 23-oz. wheat glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $1.50
Purchased: May 20, 2018
Consumed: June 16, 2018
Reviewed as: Hefeweizen
Misc.: Enjoy by Oct. 15, 2018

Had kind of forgot about this one for a bit, but figured tonight was the night to pull it out. Basically grabbed a can awhile back because a pineapple hefeweizen sounded interesting to me. Description online read, “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.”

Poured a pale semi-hazy color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent watery lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled what initially seemed like tons of booze, like in a malt liquor. But then got pineapple, peach, apricot, tangerine, green apple, banana and even Juicy Fruit gum. More pineapple and peach from the can. Wasn’t getting much hefe notes. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Still was getting those initial impressions of a malt liquor, not hefeweizen. Got pineapple, green apple, pear, peach, apricot, tangerine, grain, creamy corn, banana, Juicy Fruit and grass. (Taste - 3.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, fruity finish. (Feel - 3.00)

As far as hefeweizens go, this was not that good. Would not have it again. (Overall - 3.00)

3.17 | 73 | C+

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3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I didn't have high hopes for this, but even still it let me down. Not much pineapple aroma or flavor, and not much of a hefeweizen base either. It's like they took 1/3 hefeweizen, 1/3 wheat beer, 1/3 water and sprinkled in a little pineapple juice. Bland and boring.

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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Windsor, Vermont location

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3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ashenran
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can, Trader Joes Escondido, CA - Enjoy By 10/15/18
Pairing: Tart Fruit

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Photo of rjp217
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
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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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
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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3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMV
3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
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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UFO Pineapple from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 36 ratings