Review: Steel Reserve Alloy Series Margarita and Hard Pineapple

Review: Steel Reserve Alloy Series Margarita and Hard Pineapple

steel reserveI won’t belabor the introduction of these two new flavored malt beverages from Steel Reserve with a lot of bloviating. So here we go … with Steel Reserve Margarita and Steel Reserve Hard Pineapple.

Steel Reserve Alloy Series Margarita – Kryptonite green in color and, I have to presume, in flavor. Vaguely lime flavored, then blended with crushed up cough drops and topped off with rubbing alcohol. The slight fizz helps to mask some of its roughness, but that’s only marginally effective. D+

Steel Reserve Alloy Series Hard Pineapple – Gatorade yellow in color and every bit as horrifying as you’re expecting. I actually did a spit take on my first sip, and subsequent attempts to consume this monstrosity weren’t much better. Pineapple candy is the character at the start, sure, but from there it’s a combination of lemon-lime zest and what I can only describe as the flavor expired, off-brand mouthwash. No me gusta! F

8% abv.

about $2 per 24 oz. can /

Steel Reserve Alloy Series Margarita




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. OLIVIA on February 10, 2016 at 10:11 am

    2/10/16””””””””””””””””’YES”’ I TRULY ”LOVE” IT”’ DIFFERENT” TASTE”’ BUT ”DIFFERENT”

  2. Meg on April 17, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Not bad.

  3. raelina on June 20, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    i love it clean crisp cheap flavor , gives me a great buzz for parties . great conversation beer!!

  4. Chrxtfr on June 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    These are regret in a can, if aliens ever invade our planet we definitely need to shoot cans of this crap at them for maximum damage

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