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Senita IPA - Half Acre Beer Company

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Senita IPASenita IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

488 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 34
Gots: 66 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

Formerly Heyoka IPA

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)
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Ratings: 488 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Florida9:
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3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale light golden yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized white head. Some moderate lacing.

S: The aroma is the star of this show. Full of juicy citrus, clementine, candied kumquats, and orange zest. A touch of pine and just a little bit of pale malt in the mix.

T: Taste starts off dry with the flavor of pale malts and even just a bit of toast. Then it turns citrusy. Unfortunately its not the juicy citrus that is present in the aroma, but a much more dry and bitter type of citrus. Grapefruit pith and biscuit malt. Finish has a little bit of woody pine to it.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. Dry.

O: A good beer and while its not stellar, I do appreciate the fact it tastes like a beer and doesn't have a 100 ingredients from the local farmer's market added to it. Approachable, drinkable, and enjoyable.

More User Reviews:
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4.05/5  rDev -4%
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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Pour into a pilsner glass that yields a healthy two inch head that lasts a time, time and a half. Cloudy pale yellow. Best lacing I've seen in awhile.

Citrus, hoppy, piney, grassy earthy aromas. Sweet malt.

Hoppy bitter onrush. Citrus and pine flavours. Malt sweetness balances this. Grapefruit rind and Sugar Smacks cereal. Dankness ensues.

Medium body and finishes dry.

Its like Half Acre is setting the standard for IPAs. Truly a classic nailed. A lot of hop/malt structure with dankness. Nice to see a local attainable brew from a brewery with a lot of success. Can we expect Heydoka Dos in the near future? Tremendously tremendous!

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Senita IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.