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GoneAway IPA - Half Acre Beer Company

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GoneAway IPAGoneAway IPA

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82 Reviews

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Reviews: 82
Hads: 831
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 25.6%
Wants: 54
Gots: 159 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States | website

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 GoneAway IPA

GoneAway 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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Reviews: 82 | Hads: 831
Photo of ksimons
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-a somewhat hazy yellow color with a thin layer of white head

S-aroma is of grapefruit and tropical fruits and light pine

T-citrus, tropical fruits, some light pine and bready malt

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall a really enjoyable and drinkable IPA, very good

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium golden body, mostly transparent with a thick foamy white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is big and hoppy; tropical fruits, citrus. Flavor follows suit with a nice tropical hop component and enough toasty malt to balance it out. Feel is great, medium bodied, medium carbonation and a lingering stickiness. Really nice IPA.

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Photo of runondirt
4.66/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

pours clear light orange, golden hue; amazing danky citrucy nose; honeydew, citrus, kiwi, honey, pineapple; lingering grassy finish. highly crushable, pick it up whenever i see it.

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Photo of thebeers
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful golden color with a thick white head that lasts. Light floral aroma, with some citrus (clementines and a touch of grapefruit) and slight pepper. Nice biscuity malt taste, with a muted hop bitterness on the backend that's strong, but doesn't linger, as well as a mostly-grassy hop flavor and just some hints of citrus fruitiness. Medium bodied and a bit prickly. The taste and mouthfeel are almost Pilsner-like. Nice change of pace.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is tropical fruit, citrus and a hint of sweet/tart fruit. The flavor is fruit, tropical fruit, mild sweetness, malts, hops/mild hop resin and a tart/bitter/very slightly tangy finish.

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Photo of mothman
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can.

White head with lace.

Very tropical. Mango, orange, grapefruit. Floral and earthy.

Nice amount of bitterness. Medium bodied. Very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Redrover
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall Boy can poured into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a hazy apricot with thick beige head. It leaves nice lacing on the glass.

I could smell the beer from a foot away. Lots of citrus, pine and something fruity. Its inviting.

The taste leads with some citrus based bitterness. It has some semisweet malts, slight hints of tropical fruit, and then some pine resin. Lots going on here.

The mouth is nice. It's a touch oily and coating but has enough active carbonation to then cleanse your tongue.

This is a nice IPA. It makes me wish I had picked up more than a 4 pack. Another winner from Half Acre!

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Photo of ordybill
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy dark golden colored beer with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of citrus and hops, very nice. The flavor is awesome and it matches the aroma. An outstanding beer, a must try.

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Photo of mynie
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a nice head. Smells bright and fruity and with a tiny bit of herbaceousness. A bit unbalanced on the sweet/fruit end, but still quite nice.

Tastes like it smells: bright tropical fruit up front, with big nodes of pineapple and mango. This becomes more beer-like near the middle, with some earthen barley and some generic, bitter hop nodes. It's straightforward and really well brewed.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/15/15. Recommended by my go to beer store

Pours a light golden color with ample one finger head that retains a 50% top covering. Good lacing

Smells of a good blend of tropical hoppiness and bready malt. Pretty prevalent does but doesn't smack you in the face.

Taste is excellent. Nice balance of the bread and cracker maltiness and lemony and orange like citrus. Hop profile definitely favors fruity citrus rather than the piney variety. But it is very well tamed with a touch of sweet honey. Some pear like flavors thrown in and maybe apricot. Backs off the citrus but keeps a blend of sweetness and acidity. An orange creamsicle with a touch of bitterness.

Really shines in the feel. Creamy is best description. Medium body, medium carb. Not dry. Little on the way of bitterness but it lingers pleasantly.

Took a shot at a case of this. I had daisy cutter before and loved it so figured I couldn't go wrong with this one. The case was canned 10/15 and I bought it 2-3 weeks later so it's pretty fresh. This is a great example of the style. Half Acre is 2 for 2 so far with me.

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Photo of anonymoose
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer has a hazy orange color. The aroma is light malt. The taste is citrus, herbal and pine with medium bitterness on the back that lingers on the palate.

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Photo of tbeckett
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright orange with a ncie two finger white head. Impressive wall of lace and a film of retention.

S - Big juiciness. Grass, lemon, inviting sweetness.

T - Lovely grass and citrus. Some crackery malt. Really juicy and zippy. Lemon, orange.

M - Nice drying bitterness that seems nice and intense. Good carbonation and a medium body.

O/D - Wonderful stuff. Easy drinking, complex, and extremely flavourful. Well crafted stuff here.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to woodychandler for this beer. I'm doing my winter snowbirding, but my trunk is full of beers from woody. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is piney hops, some citrus. Taste is very hoppy, resin, citrus, considerable bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, but I wasn't blown away by it.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this can courtesy of my brother tenderbranson69, poured chilled in a cervoise.

the color is a very thickly hazed peachy amber with visible carbonation rising quickly to light cream head with fine bead and the retention is very good with a lace that sticks. The smell has a mix of tropical fruit with citrus and mild dank herbal accent with some mango and grapefruit elements. The feel is very good with moderately high carbonation and nice balance of bitterness with resinous oily texture and nice malt support with low sweetness and alcohol with a dry lingering bitter finish.

The taste is great -nice blend of tangy fruity juicy citrus and slight tangy astringent elements with yeast blending into the bitter high alpha hop flavors which a intense yet still not diminishing the overall taste in any way. I like how there is a slight malt sweetness mid palate which buffers the pretty high bitter flavor that has a grapefruit rind quality as it lingers after the swallow. I consider this a great IPA, nice blend of hop flavor and very drinkable a tasty example of the style.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

November 4, 2015

16 oz can, tulip

A – Deep gold with some orangey hues, and mostly clear. A one-inch cap of white to slightly off-white foam, slightly craggy with moderate-long retention.

S – Hops at the front, grapefruit, mango, and a bit of apricot. Light, bready-floury malt.

T – Mango, some grapefruit, and lemon-lime hop flavors are dominant, on a bread and flour malt backbone. High hop bitterness rises from the depths and takes over, lingering long after the sip.

M – Medium-light in body and moderately carbonated, this is a dry beer with an intense hop bite. Not balanced, though not necessarily intended to be.

O – Doesn’t really stand out among IPAs, but on its own is a solid beer. Bitterness might be a bit overwhelming for some, but I think it’s intentional.

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Photo of cbutova
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Tallboy can into two goblets with a moderately hazy medium golden hue and a frothy white head. The cap recedes to a puffy blanket after reaching a finger tall with decent retention. A few thick blankets and spots of lacing.

S- Bonafide grapefruit, zest hop oils blast out of the glass with a minor backing of orange, very slight stone fruit and floral hints. Lightest bit of base malts.

T- The citrus dynamic of the brews makeup shifts from grapefruit to mostly bright clementines without much of a pithy bitterness. Hops also bring orange, lemon, floral, herbal and slight pine and stone fruit hints.

MF- Silky and frothy/foamy overall consistency to a medium bodied brew. Carbonation is at a moderate level and it finishes with a zesty citrus bitterness lingering.

An IPA that a lot of others don't live up to but also one that may rely just a bit too much on grapefruit and citrus flavors to truly compete with the best. I absolutely love the can art and have been impressed by Half Acre in my limited experience. Wouldn't mind seeing this on my local shelf/taps some day.

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Photo of citizencane
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special here. Looks average, smells average, tastes average, and feels average. Taste is like citra hops or something else fruity and faintly sweaty with booziness and pine. Not upset paying for it and drinking, but will not buy again.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: golden brown, like toasted hay. A small white head that lingers. Nice lacing.

S: sweet cherries, clementine, vanilla.

T: grapefruit, vanilla. Super balanced. No alcohol heat to speak of. Complex, yet easy drinking.

F: creaaaaaaamy. Woah. Carbonation exists as a support and doesn't overpower. Retains its mouthfeel for a good long time.

O: super balanced. Super tasty. Super easy drinking. A real winner.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can, no discernible date:
Pours a hazy-leaning-cloudy orange/yellow color. The head builds up okay on an easier pour; agitation brings a little rush of white head that sits around for a brief while.

Nose initially misses me, or vice versa. Eventually I get light notes that I may be interpreting wrong they are light enough: apricot, pink grapefruit (near the rind), maybe a little melon.

The taste initially struck me as citrusy in that there was a tart tang that leaned that way - but the flavor was muddled by something else. I think it's almost a rye-bread like quality that I can't explain the origins of. The most noticeable flavors stick to the citrus or other tart fruits - tangerine, grapefruit, apricot. The ending does add a little hint of pith bitterness, but it doesn't make an impression until the late feel.

Medium body, maybe leaning towards fuller. The beer coats/paints the mouth, carbonation is pretty much on point, but the citrus bite steals it's feel on the tongue at times.

A fine beer. I had originally rated it a straight 4 in March of 2014. I remember nothing of this, so deleted and wrote this review. It seems, however, that overall my first impression was in line with my new one.

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Photo of mschrei
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First thing about this beer I can note-drank from the can, the taste is the strongest quality-dank with a hint of sharpness. But poured into a snifter, it has a super dank smell with a more watered down taste. I like it more canned than in a glass. I had my first one of it canned while fishing on vacation, and I thought it was a balanced, flavorful, and juicy beer.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Went on a beer run to Illinois today. Love Illinois beer runs. And Half Acre just kills it. No noticeable canning date but this beer is real fresh—and damn good. Pairing with some Wisconsin habanero cheddar. Holy crap, I could live on this. Grassy, spicy, resinous, hop goodness. I could pound this beer. Too bad I only bought a 4-pack.

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Photo of stephens101
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I guess you could call this the premiere Chicago IPA of the moment, so how could I pass it up while in town?

Pale, yellow-orange in color with an innocuous malt, fruit and slight hop aroma.

More malt and light fruit for started with a lemon citrus squirt later. Not a lot o' bitter which is not a lot o' problem either.

Light to medium in body.

Gone away is a beer that does not stand out in a crowded field, but doesn't have any shame in its anonymity either.

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce Can into Wine Glass.

Half Acre doesn't distribute to my neck of the Woods, so I got to gather these Mid-West swill from other Beer Advocates...aka SomethingClever. Well enough B.S. let's get to it! For the starter this pours a nice Honey tinted Medium Light Amber body with a crown of bubbles white like snow. Some haze is present. Looks Outstanding in my opinion.

Let me dig in with the aroma! First smacks you with a bit of floral Lemon Grass, refreshing. Dense Grapefruit is Hanging in the balance. There's malt sweetness that carries the aroma of Toffee. There's notes of mild Mango fruit chilling in the back drop. Maybe notes of Passion Fruit? It's not a bad smelling beer.

The flavor brings you with Lemon citrus and a Grapefruit punch. Pretty outstanding I might add! Nice dose of floral hops come in mid-palate bringing a spicy bitterness. Some notes of lavender and Peppermint. Malts are deep sweet Toffee and brings a nice body to the brew. Toward the finish nice slap of Passion Fruit that I find damn delicious! This finishes Bitter-sweet with a lingering Resinous hop kiss in the aftertaste. The feel of the brew is pretty outstanding as well. Nice Medium-light body smooth as velvet against my soul, Carbonation is fine tuned and acts as a compliment to the smooth body of the brew.

Overall: This is a tasty little brew that is a Hop Journey. There is enough malt body that still holds the beer together and isn't unbalanced in any fashion. The flavors shine on the palate and leaves the drinker excited for another sip. The aroma isn't as diverse as the flavor, but that's splitting hairs. This fires on my Hop Cravings so I am not disappointed with this offering. This brew is Recommended!

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Photo of Gemmell
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is exactly what I look for in an IPA. Crisp, slightly fruity, with a lot of hop presence, and a nice bitter bite. Not boozy or malty in the least and as soon as you open the can you can smell refreshment awaiting you. It's got that slightly hazy look to it that lets you know it was made by someone with a passion for beers. Overall an awesome beverage I strongly suggest everyone to seek out and imbibe. Cheers!

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass: color is dark straw to gold where its dense, a little opaque and translucent, head is near bright white with fine bubbles and 1/2 inch or less presentation; then dissipates to a top and ring wiht some lacing.

Smell is big on floral and citrus aromas with a subtle grassiness and pepperiness. Grapefruit and lemon rinds then earth.

Taste is very pleasant with clean flavored malt, just a subtle toast and biscuit kick, then the hops come around to bring the citrus and floral flavors forward. Grapefruit is prominent, then lemon rinds.

Mouthfeel is great, pleasant but sharp bitterness that cleans up the light sweetness from the malt and clean fermentation.

Overall, a solid, very good IPA, a little dense looking in presentation but great aroma and flavor and feel.

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GoneAway IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.