UFO Pineapple | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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:
#35,491
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
47
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
Trade:
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Photo of DavetotheB
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gary01453
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satsuma
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CP7212
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours thin (out of a can) with a little lacing. It's very cloudy and has a very rich smell of pineapple. It has a little aftertaste of pineapple. The hefe taste is lacking. It doesn't feel like it's brought together very well. Strictly average and won't buy it again.

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Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PMakowski
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - cloudy and yellow, looks like pineapple juice. Small foam head and minimal glass lacing
Smell - Aroma leaves a lot to be desired. Almost like bubble gum. I'm not picking up any pineapple. More like a fruity chemical type thing
Taste - Tart but not refreshing. Not much in the way of pineapple. Sort of a prickly aftertaste and somewhat sweet. Medium-high carbonation. Only moderately drinkable. It's not awful but this flavor just isn't that enjoyable to me.

Overall, it's obviously disappointing, nothing in the way of hops, there's no pineapple or wheat characteristics. Just strange and lesson learned. This beer gets a B-

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Photo of JPadilla
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kw_pip
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JLK7299
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
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 -11.2%
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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Photo of godlegos
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucular
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
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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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.12/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -2%
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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Photo of Abe_Froman
3.25/5  rDev -9%
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 -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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UFO Pineapple from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 47 ratings