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Senita IPA - Half Acre Beer Company

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Senita IPASenita IPA

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531 Ratings
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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 39
Gots: 83 | 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

Senita 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.
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Photo of TEdubbaD
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacubz
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigboobstracy69
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danny1217
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aquazr1
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tarheels4life23
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bfrank8
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WhistlingBird
2.68/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

For an IPA, It was missing some bitterness that I would like to have.

Photo of scottwurst
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of KevChiTown
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent IPA, clean, bitter and 16oz cans for cheap!

Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of McAndrew
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mush
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
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!

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RJB66
4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of JoeyDubs
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Senita IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.