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GoneAway IPA - Half Acre Beer Company

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 676
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 29.59%
Wants: 53
Gots: 113 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-15-2013

Formerly Heyoka IPA and Senita IPA

Senita is a western charged firecracker. We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This India Pale Ale shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.
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Photo of jzeilinger
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Hopgoddess312 for this can.

A - Pours a hazy bright orange gold color with a thick, white frothy head that sticks to the sides of the glass.

S - Slightly earthy grain-like, bright citrus notes, pineapple, grapefruit, and somewhat grassy.

T - Resiny dank tropical fruit: red grapefruit, pineapple, orange, lemon, and a hint of grassiness.

M - Coats the mouth with a thick layer of dank tangerine and lemon rind, semi-dry finish, big medium body with some carbonation to tickle the tongue.

O - A very nice IPA!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - golden color, fairly clear
Smell - tropical/fruity, pineapples, dank, grassy
Taste - grapefruit, tropical, dank, grassy/chivey
Feel - Medium body, sticky, dry

Overall - DELISH!! Another awesome brew from Half Acre.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Hazy gold with 1 finger of white head. Lively carbonation.

Pineapple, peach, pine sap, grapefruit, tangerine, and honey.

Grapefruit juice, pine sap, and bright florals. Lighter notes of tangerine, peach syrup, and a drop of pineapple juice. Light malt balance of bread, honey, and candy sugar. Finishes with florals, pine, and grapefruit zest.

Medium bodied, oily, crisp, juicy, off-dry, and moderately bitter.

Super solid IPA that hits all of the right marks. This is on par with Daisy Cutter in their respective categories.

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Photo of Jlabs
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice APA....poured from a pint can into a teku...very bright orange haze..a tad bitter in the taste with a strong piney bite..getting some decent citrus in the aftertaste, faint grapefruit and pineapple as well..not overly hoppy at all, so this goes down smooth...would love to try this on tap

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Photo of barnzy78
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, no apparent freshness date
A - dense, creamy ivory head leaves crazy thick lacing down the glass as it slowly fades atop a hazed amber colored body
S - juicy and fruity hops fill the nose with grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel, grain, pineapple, and mango
T - pungently bitter yet sweet and juicy with plenty of complexity; grapefruit, pine, toasted grain, caramel, mango, bread crust
M - medium body, ample carbonation, finishes at the brink of being overly bitter with earthy pine riding out the dry finish
O - really enjoyable IPA. I'll drink this anyday.

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Photo of Roland7792
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from undated can. Aroma is full of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine and touch of floral grass. Flavor is much the same but I pick up pine instead of the cut grass. Well balanced with semi bitterness. Kind of like a better, hopped up version of daisy cutter with more citrus and less fresh cut grass.

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Photo of popery
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a light orangey amber color. Cloudy. The head is white and leaves some decent lacing. The aroma is a nice mix of floral, citrus and tropical hop flavors with a mild backbone of bready malt sweetness. Some honeysuckle, tangerine, lime, pineapple, mango, blackberry. Good stuff knocking around. Taste has mild bitterness. Not super juicy but still has some very nice hop flavor. Finishes pretty dry despite a sweet, fruity beginning. Light mouthfeel. Easy to drink. Tasty IPA.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Grapefruit, Piquant

Semi-brutal hop bitterness is what we get as we are knocking this one back, it slowly subsides to more of a grassy grapefruity flavors that lingers. Stellar use of hops. An amazing American IPA and as robust as the hopping is it still ends up being pretty damn approachable.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 7.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of Mike_Honcho1
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Poured a bright orange color with a white head about 1 finger. Slightly hazy, leaving behind good amount of lacing.

Smell: I smell pine, a hint of lemon, tropical fruit/grapefruit and grass. Very similar to their Daisy Cutter. The nose is a bit more muted than Daisy Cutter. I suspect this can isn't all that fresh.

Taste: Taste is like the smell. I detect pine, grapefruit and a little bit of grass/lemon. Nice bitterness to match up with the sweetness. I wish Half Acre would date their stuff as I suspect this would've been better much fresher.

Overall: A nice brew, similar to their Daisy Cutter but slightly different in a good way. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys IPAs. BREWERIES NEED TO DATE YOUR STUFF!!

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Photo of mmahanna41
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If this was readily available I would always have this in my beer fridge. Easily top 5 beers. I love Daisy Cutter, but I would gladly see that trade spots with Senita (now named "Gone Away").

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Bright orange with a light haze. The head is white and about a half-inch tall. Retention is fantastic; a good two minutes before it drops down to a thin sheet of foam covering the surface. Lacing is strong, covering 70% of the back of the glass in layers.

SMELL: I love the grassy smell of Daisy Cutter and the Senita just has a little bit more grass, but also has a really nice, slightly bitter orange/mandarin aroma. There’s a little bit of pine and hints of tropical fruits and lemon as well. Really nice, smells like it will be deliciously bitter.

TASTE: The nose and the palate are almost identical; grass, orangey citrus with hints of pine and a little tropical fruit. This is a very complex, well balanced, but ultimately hoppy and bitter India Pale Ale.

MOUTHFEEL: Smooth and creamy, but with a nice tickle on the way down. The body is medium, but just on the lighter side. While it is nicely balanced, the Senita remains on the dry side the whole way through.

OVERALL: This is kind of what I remember Daisy Cutter tasting like back in the early days and I really, really like it. There’s just enough sweetness to balance out some bitter grassiness a citrus and make this insanely drinkable. My only complaint is that on the bottom of the can where I expected to see a stamped on date I only found two splotches of blue ink. That said, this had to be fresh given the intensity of the hops. I just hope they get the dating issue figured out by the time I get back to Chicago for more.

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Photo of markgugs
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into an oversized Two Roads tulip

Gorgeous orange tangerine color with a thick white head. Eventually becomes a thin wispy layer but sticky chunks of lacing prevail throughout. Nose is fresh cut flowers, ripe grapefruit and assorted other citrus fruits. Taste is more of the same, only amped up. Classic pale malt profile, lots of toasty grains form the base upon which gobs of juicy grapefruit and spicy pine are layered. On the fuller side of the body/feel spectrum, with a finish that sticks around long after you've swallowed. Excellent, albeit classic, interpretation on the IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I visited Chicago back in late-November and was able to get Senita while it was still Heyoka and in a CAN, no less! Viva The CANQuest (tm)!

From the CAN: "You're Holding One Pint of Heyoka India Pale Ale Brewed & CANned by Half Acre Beer Co."

The Crack! was loud and revealed a brimful craft CAN, but I was also getting some foaming, so I decided not to do an inverted Glug. Instead, even a gentle pour down the side of the glass produced two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) and the lack of purity once more put off my golden buddies, Midas, Mammon and Croesus. Nose was grapefruit citrus. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was really bitter and citrusy. This was not an AIPA for the casual craft beer drinker! Instead, this tasted like it was nearly saturated with hops and I was glad to have scored one. Finish was highly bitter,leading me to wonder if the IBUs had been measured. Warming, it even took on a slightly salty tang. Phew!

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Almost completely clear orange gold. Head is bright-white. Decent retention on a small fluffy cap. Drops to a small clumpy cap. Sticky notches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Juicy fruit. Tangerine, tons of grapefruit, and some orange. Tons of pith. Pine needle and some woody herbal elements. Hops are spicy and herbal, trademark Amarillo. Some touches of pineapple and mango. Some pale malt sweetness with some toasted bread. Carries a very slight floral edge as it warms.

Taste: Pithy juicy fruit. Bitter. Ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, a touch of pineapple, and something like mango. Hops add a solid spiciness coupled with some deep herbal elements and some floral elements. A touch of pine resin with some woody undertones. Malt base is very slightly sweet with some toasted elements. Some grassy elements as well. Lingering bitterness. Less tropical than the nose, letting the bitterness ride over the top.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Mild astringency. Some lingering dryness.

Overall: This is what Andre 3000 was singing about.

Half Acre knows their way around a drinkable pale ale and it's no surprise they managed it with an IPA as well. Bitter but balanced. Amarillo as a focal point is always a nice touch.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-02-08 in Columbia, PA. This can has the name Heyoka, which was changed to Senita on 2015-01-05

A - Mildly-hazy light-golden-orange with a 1.5 finger white head and sheeted lacing.

S - Moderately-dank hop bud leads into citrus flesh and pine in a most appealing way.

T - Hop bud forward, orange flesh and a hint of pineapple, pine, biscuit malt with a dab of honey, orange/grapefruit zest for bitterness. Great balance. Bitterness lingers but doesn't overwhelm the rest of the flavors.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Resinous and moderately-prickly. Smooth/syrupy feel. Really nice.

O - This is a first-rate IPA. Worth seeking out. Kudos again for the great balance.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into nonic pint no date on can

A: light gold colored good clarity nice head that is gone quickly

S: a lot of citrus very sharp grapefruity flavor

T: very nice tart grapefruit taste with a nice bitterness on the end

M: fairly light bodied

O: nice tasty IPA surprised about the amount of grapefruit in the flavor profile very different and delightful

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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass.
Color was orange and I instantly thought of a Wheat Beer. Head was white and fluffy like a cloud. Some lacing stayed on glass throughout my drink.
The hop scent was front and center and overwhelmed all other scents.
Taste this was a great tasting beer with hops up front and secondary citrus taste.
I had not heard of this beer or half acre for that matter and obtained in a trade for cigar city Jai Alai. Honestly think I came out ahead on this trade and would love to obtain more of this beer.

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Photo of Barnoloid
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A generously hopped up IPA with pronounced citrus notes underpinned with a honey like sweetness with sweet malts. The bitterness really comes in on the back end. A very well made beer from Half Acre, a consistent brewery with plenty of ’go-to’ options

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz tallboy can. Couple of weeks old, from the date on the case.

A: Light gold color. Clear. 1 finger of head with good retention.

S: You smell this thing as soon as you crack it open. A good sign. I get more of the Chinook than the Amarillo in the nose.

T: Super hop forward with a very light malt backbone. Citrus, pineapple, pine, grass, marijuana.

M: Very dry, good carbonation.

O: Tasted a little better when I had it on tap, but still a very good beer. Cans!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy orange body. White body. Medium collar.

Smell - Orange hop. Pale malt and a little bit of cracker. Even a little toast.

Taste - Less hop-forward than the aroma. Citrus hop. Cracker malt. Toasted malt. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Well carbonated.

Overall - Good, very good. Just shy of great.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Served in a stemmed glass 12/22/2014.

A- Hazy, but not cloudy, copper-coloured body, two finger white head with nice retention and good longevity. Thick large bubbles make up the collar and a moderately sized film on the surface of the beer. Small islands of lacing.

S- As soon as the can got popped, I got strong citrus flavours. Not grapefruit, but more along the lines of tangerines. Also some oranges and pine. It's fairly impressive. Backed up by a moderately sweet pale malt- not grainy, but rather more of a honey biscuit sweetness.

F- Moderately strong citrus flavours, more of tangerines and orange zest, a bit of tropical fruits, backed up by honey, biscuits of the malt backbone. Mild-moderate citrus bitterness follows through, not particularly bitter.

M- Medium bodied, well-carbonated, nice slight fizziness to it. Slick initially with a moderately drying finish with traces of oranges.

O- A very solid, tasty IPA. Nice orange-forward flavours that gets away from the usual grapefruit+pine combination that's so popular these days.

Final score: 4.05

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden haze with thin head that leaves lacing. Smell gets my attention immediately the citrus piney hops smell is near perfection. I know how this is going to taste.the taste is much more on the piney side of the hop with a great slap in the face on the way out. Pine shoots out the nose. This causes mouthfeel to suffer. Overall very good beer.

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Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not the greatest ipa I have ever had but it is still very good! Very straight forward and to the point hops. Finishes very dry. Bitterness lingers in aftertaste.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a couple cans of this

Consumed 12/16/14

A: Bright, mostly clear golden tangerine orange - pours with an average sized, white head, retains a lightly wispy cap, leaves some serious lacing

S: So, so juicy - big, ripe, fleshy citrus with some tropical undertones - orange and ruby red grapefruit flesh, juice - some citrus zest, but mostly fleshy juice - some touches of mango and pineapple chunks - if you've ever smelled Amarillo, yes, that's Amarillo used brilliantly - some spicy, grassy, and herbal notes, too, kind of like a beefed-up Daisy Cutter blasted with citrus juice - some pale malts at the base

T: Gloriously juicy yet also restrained and almost balanced - huge citrus notes, with orange, grapefruit, and ruby red grapefruit flesh and juice - tropical flavors do not really show up, but there are a few hints - fresh grass, herbal notes, and some piney resin round out the hop profile - moderate level of bitterness - pale malts with some slightly toasted malts, very cracker-like - dry overall

M: Medium, nicely carbonated, dry and crisp with a clean finish

O: Hey!

I already love Daisy Cutter, so the fact that I also love this should not be a surprise. The aroma implies that this has a huge hop profile, but it's actually rather easy to drink. Well done, as expected.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a real sick ipa, and a real dope brewery. one of those places you should definitely visit while in chicago, quaint but awesome, pumping out a ton of good beers. this is more of a citrusy ipa, with amarillo being the dominant hop, and a pale malt base that doesnt even try to stand up to the intensity of the hops. loving the aroma and the flavor here, clean and bright, summery, but big enough in bitterness and alcohol to be an all season beer. it takes me someplace warmer than chicago thats for sure, or maybe thats my inner warmth lighting up after a couple of them. so often i go to new cities and try some of the local ipa, and am often underwhelmed by generic and sloppy beer, and this one is neither of those. bright and fresh as can be with excellent carbonation. its refreshing and crushable, but sturdy and satisfying too. thats exactly what i look for in the style. well done.

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GoneAway IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.