Heyoka IPA - Half Acre Beer Company

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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 32
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Heyoka is a western charged firecracker. We conjured the classics in Chinook and Amarillo 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. The Heyoka resides in the opposite and is said to use the wind as sticks to beat the drum of thunder.

2014 GABF Silver Medalist (American-Style India Pale Ale)

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-15-2013)
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Photo of cp45
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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

Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jayhunter357
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, crisp, bright hop flavors. Crushable.

Photo of MattBreight
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philvillani
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP72
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKFine
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BruinsDude325
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrandonSeal
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Photo of erikhovenkamp
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of angrybabboon
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of lolblackmamba
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of trooperp
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of orangesol
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraj30
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

awesome

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

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Heyoka IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.