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Spearhead Brewery Hawaiian Style Pale Ale (Ontario)

Rating
93.00
Price
$13.95/6-pack

Spearhead made a joyful splash when it arrived on the craft brewing scene last year. Its motto, "beer without boundaries," testifies to an experimental philosophy. The Moroccan Brown Ale, for example, is flavoured with dates, figs, raisins and cinnamon. And this superb Hawaiian ale gets its twist from pineapple. The fruit is subtle, though, a perfect counterpoint to the dry-hopped citrus- and pine-like bitterness, like a Pacific island planted with Christmas trees.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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