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Golden Tuna | Half Acre Beer Company

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Reviews:
8
Ratings:
97
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
23.24%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mosaic + Centennial dry-hopped Pale Ale.

Added by MasterSki on 11-26-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 97
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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Half Acre in Chicago.

Look: thin white head, nice golden color, less carbonation than expected

Smell: Hops! Grassy, citrusy aromas abound.

Taste: actually pretty similar to daisy cutter with the very grassy and citrusy hops. Grapefruit/citrus bitterness, super fresh hoppy flavor. Grassy, delicious. Taste a hint of malts, unlike the daisy cutter. Amazing complex hop flavor for such a light pale ale.

Mouthfeel: light, almost like a pale lager, it's deceiving. With a low ABV it's not surprising for it to feel light, but the taste is anything but! Hoppy stickiness in the finish but in no way heavy or overpowering. No lingering bitterness, just lingering hop bite. Leaves a clean feeling.

Overall: Excellent. Half acre has converted me from a crazy double IPA drinker to a pale ale guy! Beers like this and the daisy cutter have excellent complex hop flavors without the sweet malt backbone that I never really cared for anyway. IMO not quite as good as daisy cutter and not different enough to have its own following, but an awesome beer nonetheless and if they have this and NOT daisy cutter I'm game. I prefer this to the lighter 3 Floyds offerings like YumYum.

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Golden Tuna is a solid offering by Half Acre. It poured a golden clear with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent has some pine and floral notes. The taste is even balanced...not to bitter and come off the pallet clean and dry. Overall this beer is great.

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Drafts at the tap room.

Bright gold with glints of orange in the light. Compact layer of white foam, patchy skim and spindly drippy lace. Sharp clarity that catches the light.

Pungent aroma of Mosaic hops, slightly catty and citrusy.

Taste is grassy and citrusy, orange zest and cereal grain, puffed wheat aftertate.Very light body, easily drinkable in any quantity. Dry hoppy aftertase begs another sip.

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Golden Tuna from Half Acre Beer Company
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