Review of Apple Outlaw’s Pineapple Getaway. This appears to also be sold as ‘Pura Vida’ in bottles. I’ve also previously tried Apple Outlaw’s Oaked Sweet Dark Cherry, Blackberry Bounty, Original, Tangerine Twist, Ginger Bite, Cranberry Jewel, Thompson Creek Whiskey Barrel Aged, Chocolate Raspberry, and Thompson Creek Creekside.
Cider: Pineapple Getaway
Cidery: Apple Outlaw
Cidery Location: Applegate, OR
How Supplied: kegs
Style: American craft cider from dessert apples with pineapple juice
Availability: probably only in Oregon and Washington
Cider Description: This Northwest cider has vibrant tropical aromas with fresh juicy flavor and a slightly sweet yet refreshing finish.
Cidery Description: We strive to be good stewards of the land. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to care for the small piece of our earth where our trees live and we take this responsibility seriously. We farm organically, irrigate conservatively, and encourage biodiversity.
Price: $7.50 / 14oz draft pour
Where Bought: Malt & Vine in Redmond WA
Where Drank: home
How Found: browsing a tap list
First Impression: Pale yellow hue. Mild pineapple scent. Very low carbonation.
Tasting Notes: Semi-dry. Light bodied. Low tartness and acidity. Hints of bitterness. No tannins, sourness, or funk. Notes of pineapple juice, granny smith apples, and lime. Quick finish. Low apple flavor, flavor intensity, and complexity. High sessionability.
My Opinion: I thought this was rather average. For my personal tastes I prefer a more intensely flavored cider, which for dessert apple ciders typically means sweeter (my favorites tend to be semi-sweet).
Most Similar to: Portland Cider Pineapple (or a drier and less flavorful version of 2 Towns Pacific Pineapple, Jester & Judge Pineapple Express, or Reverend Nat’s Viva La Pineapple)
Closing Notes: I could see this appealing to folks who think that most other pineapple flavored ciders are too sweet.
Have you tried pineapple cider? What did you think?