Previously from this brewery: Cosmic Monster and Seven Gates
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Today's review comes from a beer stop during a recent trip to Lancaster - the oddly named Robot Surf Factory IPA from Spring House Brewing. This one caught my eye, as I haven't run across many pineapple pale ales before. Yes, pineapple. In the glass, this beer has a clear, very bright gold color with a think white head. There is a strong aroma of fresh pineapple (duh), and when you take a sip you find a nice tropical fruit sweetness, with plenty of pineapple to balance out a dry finish. There's a decent bit of bitterness throughout, in fact,. While hops traditionally impart a citrus flavor (grapefruit or lemon, most notably) to beer, pineapple isn't a flavor I usually find. This being said, Robot Surf Factory isn't a bad choice for the summertime.... if the summer ever gets around to arriving.
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Thing to Think About Today:
In the spirit of Robot Surf, I'll close with some Nada Surf and their 90s hit, Popular. A song that curiously uses 1964 teen advice book, Penny's Guide to Teen-Age Charm and Popularity, for the lyrics. Hey, whatever works, right? Have a good night, all. Even you unpopular kids.
"I'm the head of the class / I'm popular"