Combustible Pineapple

Georgia
United States
Combustible Pineapple, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A double dry hopped, hazy Milkshake New England Style IPA brewed with three pounds per barrel of Amarillo, Citra, Idaho 7, Enigma, BRU-1 and about a pound and a half of pineapple per gallon. Drink cold for a burst of citrus and pineapple on the nose from the double dry hop and massive amounts of pineapple. Huge notes of fresh pineapple (not ripe pineapple) with a backing of the vanilla and lactose to create a creamy, yet citrus and pineapple forward IPA. Good bitterness backing to create a balanced IPA.

Profile

ABV: 
7.5%
IBUs: 
65
Served at: 
40º
Hops: 
Amarillo, Citra, Enigma, Idaho 7, BRU-1
Malts: 
Flaked Wheat, Two-Row, Carafoam
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Combustible Pineapple by Pontoon Brewing is an IPA brewed with pineapple, and was judged as a Specialty IPA (BJCP sub-style 21B). This beer poured pale orange and mostly clear but with a light haze into the glass, where it formed a thin white head with average retention. Its aroma led off and was dominated by huge pineapple notes, followed by lesser vanilla ones. The flavor profile also began with intense pineapple, before it was joined and tempered a bit by vanilla and lactose as well as pear esters. Other notable elements included low hop and malt flavors, either minimal in the case of hops, or masked by the heavy pineapple additions in the case of malt. The mouthfeel featured a medium body, mild creaminess imparted by lactose, low or no alcohol warmth for an IPA and a sweet fruity aftertaste. This beer’s balance and drinkability were disrupted by the overwhelmingly heavy addition of pineapple. Quite simply, it tastes far more like a fruit beer than an IPA. Drinkers who truly enjoy that fruit, even in their beer, might order more than one pint. Others would be expected to turn quickly to other taps to return some semblance of balance to their beer palates.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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