I didn’t like this one. Why? How the hell would I know? Oliphant Brewing dumped so many unusual ingredients into this beer, how would anyone know what went wrong? Version 4.2.0 Smoked Wheat Erryday The Next Pineappisode could be the name of this beer, or maybe just part of that is the name and part is a descriptor, and that smoked wheat ale brewed with pineapple, chipotle peppers, lactose, and citra hops is a more thorough descriptor written just below the title discriptor, blah, blah, blegh. Wit doesn’t make beer taste any better, and if you click on and browse around on their website, you’ll quickly see that this crew needs to focus on making beer, and not attempt anymore comedic stylings. The smoke in this beer is like a Chris Farley in a tiny coat, and I presume they taste about the same. The pineapple and lactose went pretty much incognito, and the chipotle produced enough tingle in my throat to force me to take subsequent sips. And for what? No reward. In fact, I was punished with a whopper hangover the next day and I don’t want to hear about the seven other drinks I had that night as the scapegoat. It was this debacle’s fault. Overall score a generous 2.5 smokestacks out of 7.
|Beer Name||Smoked Wheat Erryday|
|Brewer’s Description||Version 4.2.0 Smoked Wheat Erryday The Next Pineappisode smoked wheat ale brewed with pineapple, chipotle peppers, lactose, and citra hops|
|Food Pairings||Something spicy, like a burrito from Chipotle|
|Brewer Location||Somerset, WI|
|Alcohol content by volume||4.9%|
|IBU (International Bitterness Units)||who cares|
|Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)||2.5|
|Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)||4.5|
|Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks||4.5|
|Sausage detection? Y or N||N|
|Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)||5|
|Spiciness 1 – 7 (mild – painful)||2|
|Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)||2.5|
Oliphant Brewing has a verbose website that has forgotten all about this beer (for good reason), and then you get to the picture page, where they take it way too far:
Ah, so sorry your can was not like mine. I’ve had 5oz so far, and it is a perfect balance of all of the ingredients on the label (well, the lactose is light).
Great beer for a “snow day” keeping us home today.