Synonymous with the devil's lettuce since the Seth Rogan film of the same name, Pineapple X-Press is a foray into the CBD beer world brought to you by Beer INK and their pals Cannabrew.
The 'erb has gone through something of a transformation with the rise of CBD, with supplements, diets and food taking the one-time pariah under their wings to rehabilitate it's reputation. With Pineapple X-Press beer is no different, using a delectable pineapple sour as the perfect base beer to add in 20mg of CBD.
While that's not a particularly high dose - forgive the pun - it's enough for it to have an impact but not enough to have any more negative effect than the alcohol will.
The tart pineapple flavour is hard to avoid and while it's quite an artificial, pineapple cube type aroma at first, this develops into a much more natural citrus as it's poured out.
Like many fruit sours it's thin in terms of body and has a light texture, helped by the fierce sharpness on the tongue which has a serious pineapple tang. It's quite brash, but the aftertaste is a lot mellower and allows more of the fruit flavours to be experienced once your tongue's unfolded itself from the sourness.
The CBD is tasteless and odourless, so while we know it's in there it bears no impact on the flavour. If you are taking CBD or interested in different ways to apply this, this has to be amongst the most fun.
Pineapples and cannabis leaves adorn this can design and mean it wouldn't look out of place in a swinger's headshop.The vivid pink stripe down the middle of the front with the Beer INK and Cannabrew logos contrast well with the orangey-yellow sides, the black pineapples on which provide added contrast.
Beer INK's cans have a lot of information on them and this one is no different other than it has information about the dose of CBD in the beer alongside the beer profile itself.