It’s my first official new brew Friday from the East and I have stockpiled enough new (to me) beer to keep me in ‘new brews’ for quite some time to come!
Hawaiian Pale Ale from Spearhead Brewing Company pours cloudy pale orange with tons of thick white head that clings to the glass. Lots of big citrus hops on the nose. First few sips are a bit jarring, it is like a citrus forward IPA with an almost sour like taste from the pineapple. As you drink the pineapple presence becomes less distracting the sweeter malts emerge, tropical fruit tastes come through in better balance but there is still a slight soured quality that lingers on the finish and it feels out of place. Overall, This beer is smooth to drink, light in body and dry on the finish but while it sounds great on paper -who doesn’t love pineapple- it did not quite come together for me.