New England Brewing Co. ‘Pineapple Slices’ Hazy IPA


29197064_827202450797235_3495414869916647424_n“Beer description: Without even knowing we’ve progressed from tinned pineapple slices to canned IPA fruit bombs! Through the golden haze you’ll get hit with a creamy body, QLD pineapple and tropical hop flavours. We’ve kept the bitterness on the low side with a lasting fruit finish. Drink this fresh!”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden amber complexion. Two fingers of puffy white foam slowly reduced to a film with a smattering of lace left in its wake.

Aroma: Pineapple in epic proportions! No word of a lie it’s literally like we’ve opened up a can of sliced pineapple. Behind the feature fruit is a subtle combination of pine, mango, peach and melon which is grounded by a subtle sweet malt at the base.

Flavour: We’re not sure how much pineapple has gone in to this but it must have been a truck load! Other tropical fruits like mango, peach and melon surround it but they taper off and leave nothing but…..pineapple!

Mouthfeel: Certainly offering a creamy texture with mild bitterness (40 IBU). Hides the 6% ABV well.

Overall: We’re always wary when it comes to these feature fruit beers because, as is the case here, the novelty wears off pretty quick and we’re left with a beer that is rather bland and one dimensional. Hey, it’s fun while it lasts.