Pineapple Beach is an American Blonde Ale brewed by Funky Buddha Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a pilsener glass from a bottle.
This blonde pours a clear gold with an inch-thick cap of white foam that leaves behind some nice lacing.
The aromatics are faint with a scent of pale malt and pineapple.
The palate is hop-forward with a taste of citrus that transitions to doughy bread and a sweet finish of juicy pineapple, spiced with pepper.a hint of pepper.
Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation for a smooth and easy drinking experience.
The Pineapple Beach is likely to a tad sweet to some, but this is an otherwise enjoyable brew.
Funky Buddha recommends the following food pairings with their Pineapple Beach: Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese, California roll, Parmesan chicken cutlets, waffle fries, loaded nachos, grilled shrimp skewers, Neapolitan style pizza, balsamic glazed salmon, beef wellington, and peach cobbler a la mode.