REVIEW: Hawaiian Style Pale Ale by Spearhead Brewing Company

Hawaiian Style Pale Ale by Spearhead Brewing Company
Hawaiian Style Pale Ale by Spearhead Brewing Company

HAWAIIAN STYLE PALE ALE BY SPEARHEAD BREWING COMPANY

  • STYLE: American IPA
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • IBU: 60
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Toronto, ON
  • BREWERY: Spearhead Brewing Company

From Spearhead Brewing Company:

Aloha from Toronto! As the name suggests, this bold, hoppy West Coast pale ale is brewed Hawaiian style—with pineapple. It is naturally carbonated, unfiltered and dry-hopped to provide a delicate carbonation and complex flavour and bouquet. This perfectly “imbalanced” pale ale has a fresh citrusy character with hints of tropical fruit, zest and pine and a refreshingly dry finish.

Appearance | Cloudy amber and orange with a lingering head.

Smell | Stunning aromas of bitter citrus and hops.  While grapefruit is evident, pineapple is the prominent aroma.

Taste | Healthy with hops, pineapple, malts, lemon, grain,  and honey.

Aftertaste | Tart with hops and fruit.

Overall This brew has same attitude as a IPA, but is not as heavy.  It is hoppy enough to be taken seriously for its taste, but could also be consumed as a session beer on a hot afternoon. This pale ale uses pineapple to balance between between sweet and sour on the palate. The process of dry-hopping (adding hops after the fermenting process) is what makes it so aromatic.

Spearhead Brewing Company also has two other beer in its lineup: Moroccan Brown Ale and Belgium Stout.  Look for reviews on these brews in the future!

LCBO Inventory | $13.95 | 6x355ml Bottle 

4 Pints/5 Pints