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

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