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Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 151
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre, this raging hop knife is brewed with a minimalists approach to using raw materials.

(Beer added by: spycow on 07-02-2010)
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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by david131:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

david131, Apr 05, 2013
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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow...label artwork on this is something....beer flowing directly into people's mouths via the Shewolf's nipples!

Pours into my glass a light golden orange with a creamy dense white head that leaves sticky lacing all across the glass. Aromas of vibrant hops upfront. A nice mix of citric, grapefruit aromas alongside floral and fresh cut grassy tones. Well layered with a mellow crisp malt backing. Hop mix makes me think of Alpha King vs. Daisy Cutter almost...

First sip brings a flavor meld of hops upfront with a mix of tropical, citric grapefruit colliding with resinous, grassy notes. Smooth, mellow malt backbone yields to the bitter onslaught from the hops as it flows down. Quite a tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good creamy aspect. Pretty much spot on for an IPA and rather refreshing. This one winds up being another super drinkable IPA from two breweries who have two of my favorite IPA's in their regular lineup already. Tasty collaboration, worth checking out.

orbitalr0x, Aug 17, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

77apm, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very hoppy with orange and pine notes. The flavor bready malt, pine and orange hops and low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice IPA that I am really glad I got to try.

Mora2000, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of Skye1024
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Skye1024, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of glid02
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Andy - thanks!

Pours a clear light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of muted pale malts and large amounts of tropical fruit and citrus hops.

Tastes good. The pale malt flavors remain relatively muted however the hop flavors aren't as robust as the aroma would indicate. The citrus and tropical fruit flavors come into play midway through the sip and carry through to a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's a bit on the thin side with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall I was highly anticipating this beer after getting a waft of the growler across the room but I have to say that the flavor profile let me down a bit. Still, it's a nice beer that's well worth a shot.

glid02, Jul 30, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

shadytony, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

DerekQXQX, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Diggy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Diggy, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

schmidtmattsays, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

fthegiants, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of mikey711
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to beersis81 for this surprise package

A: Nice golden color with some yellow tinting. good carbonation and a thick head. slightly cloudy, very nice webbed lacing.

S: Huge grapefruit notes with some manog and melon hoppiness.

T: Mostly pine and grapefruit hoppiness with hints of lemon and melon as well. some caramel and breadiness as well

M: Nice dryness and no heat. there is a nice lingering hop quality and the body is pretty good,but slightly rough around the edges

D: A tasty IPA that reminds me a little bit of sculpin. very enjoyable but nothing too legendary about it

mikey711, Jul 10, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber thanks to oreo.

Pours slightly hazy golden in color with a one-finger white head with average retention.

Aroma is very nice: floral and citrusy hops, a little rough but enjoyable.

Flavor is sweet malt, pale mostly, with a good balance of grapefruit, mango, floral notes, and resin. Tastes like a blend of Half Acre and Three Floyds, if you know what I mean.

Rough palate. Pretty wrecking. Medium body and good carbonation.

A really good IPA, especially for a single IPA (although this borders on double).

nickd717, Aug 19, 2010
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks go to Sean9689 for hooking me up with this in a recent trade.

Pours a slightly hazy coppery gold, with 2 fingers of stiff bright-white foamy head. This sticks around with a big frothy dollop in the middle of the glass and thick creamy bunching around the edges. Swirling gets this up near a whole finger again, leaving a huge sticky smattering of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is huge with floral accents, sharp leafy earth tones, zesty grapefruit, and light spicy textures give this a big hoppy forcefulness. This is softened up on the sides a bit by sweet tropical notes of mango, apricot, and pineapple, as well as some mellow doughy smelling grains. As impressive as the hop profile is here, the overall impression I'm getting is sweet and tangy here in the nose.

The taste hops are bright in the mouth with grapefruit, green earth, citrus, and pine all bringing flavor and bitterness to this. That sweetness from the tropical fruit in the nose is a little more subtle here, mixing with the flat grainy sweetness of the malts across the back of the palate. Pretty good overall balance here and just the right amount of bitterness left behind as well, lingering on the palate with a finish that is piney, spicy, pithy, and dry. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a VERY mellow feel despite the size here, with an easy creaminess to the carbonation which mingles effortlessly with slickness of the oils in the body. This gets a little sharper towards the back, giving this some extra presence as you swallow and I'm picking up almost zero alcohol detection here as well which mixes with that body to really keep the drinkbility of this nice.

After the misfire that was The Invasion, it was great to see Half Acre and Three Floyds get things back on track with this flavorful and very easy drinking American IPA. There's a lot of sweetness here from the hops but they luckily brought enough bitterness to the table as to not let things get to out of hand. This is definitely one worth checking out.

Kegatron, Aug 03, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden orange color with a huge soft white head. There were beautiful webs of lacing down to the last drop.

Sweet, sweet citrus hops are the first thing that catch my nose. Tropical fruits of all varieties. It smells as fresh as fresh can get.

Juicy pineapple is the first flavor that hits my palate, then oranges and sweetness of mango. There's a subtle herbal touch. The malt is present but dominated by hops. Moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel is clean and sticky. Again, fresh as hell.

I loved every last drop of this brew. So spot on for the style and could easily fall into the DIPA category. Hops galore.

Vonerichs, Jul 12, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

pagesofphotographs, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Jaycase
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: cloudy orange with foamy white 2 finger head

s: tropical fruit galore. especially grapefruit, mango, orange

t: loads of citrusy hops. some piney bitterness there too.

m: med body & carbonation.

o: Great collaboration with FFF. Aroma is top notch and the taste is right there with it. I'd put it under Galactic DDC but it is still a great IPA I hope to have a chance again to try next year.

Jaycase, Sep 02, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Peesie for sending this out to me for the heck of it. This guy deserves huge beer karma. Cheers friend!

Appearance - Pours a slight hazy golden color into my SA Perfect Pint. About a finger of tan fluffy head is achieved that dissipates at a moderate pace, leaving decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - The initial nose is a blast of tropical citrus notes (lemon and orange) which is followed by pine, hops, and some bready malts.

Taste - As with the nose, a burst of citrus, though more bitter than expected, and tasting more like grapefruit rind than lemon or orange (however those are also present). The pine and hops are somewhat subdued by the more prominent citrus, which I don't mind whatsoever. At the end of the sip, a nice and subdued sweet caramel malt backbone comes into play, along with some bready malts.

[edit] Had one of my "favorite" beers tonight (Alpine Nelson) and after having Shewolf no joke, I was let down. This beer is easily deserving of the reviews it is getting!

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, and a crisp finish.

Drinkability - Extremely so. I am very lucky to be able to try this beer. Thanks again to Peesie!

SpdKilz, Jul 12, 2010
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4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My cousin went to the brewery on release day and got me a case!

Bomber poured into 3 different snifters.

Appearance was hazy pale yellow, almost straw colored.

Smell was amazing. Pretty sure I got some cascade hops in there, very hoppy and citrusy.

Taste was just wow. Very citrus and pine with a decent bitter bite on the end. Exceptional.

This beer is highly drinkable. at 8% this beer hides its abv well. I had a third of the bottle but was longing for more.

Sidenote: The artwork on the bottle is awesome.

y1fsm8s, Jul 04, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

redearedslider, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

beersdmf17, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Get out of my head Shakira :(
My blood, its wolfsblood, pumping in my veins... ok Misfits, that's better ;)

Picked this up on the 4th, after trying some growlers shared by joe1510 and another generous soul.

Into a Duvel tulip, it glows orange with a dull haze. Fluffy, sticky, 3-D head of white foam, that laces nicely on the sides. Strong retention out the yin yang.

Very dank. Grapefruit, orange, and mango right out of the bottle in the first whiff. Sticky sweet candied orange peel and Cascade/Centennial grapefruit juice. After the first sip it gets much more earthy and leafy green, with a pungent cattiness.

A wave of citrus builds with an underlying earthy and deep bitterness. Wow this is really bitter, earthy, and resiny. Not for the IPA shy... Leafy and dry aftertaste after the hops lay waste to the palate. Rolling it around, there's some malt character but it's buried under all the green stuff. Very herbal, fresh hops are big in this. Moderate IPA body, on the verge of DIPA. Pretty killer stuff, though a bomber is about all I can drink.

emerge077, Jul 07, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

theminutemen, Aug 14, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 7.8% ABV, no date.

Thanks to both emerge077 and DavidEddie for a bottle of this magically delicious APIA (I'm really happy I've got an extra!)

A - Straight from the tit, a tiny hint of cloudiness fogs up the golden yellow beer while the massive egg shell head fingering in at a strong four, descends slowly while leaving a massive veil of lace coating the whole glass. Absolutely stunning.

S - Floral hops explode into the nostrils with the first whiff of this beer. Pine needle and light lupulun resin reminiscent of picking hops follows up. It's a strong but light aroma. Pungent but crisp, not overbearing. Fantastic IPA aroma! Light malt backing that provides just enough balance without being intrusive.

T - Light and crisp pale malts provide the perfect backing to a massive level of delicious hops! Lupulun massiveness with a huge level of floral hops and a sliver of pine in the mix.

M - Crisp, light, and largely citrusy with a superb level of moderate bitterness to the finish. Shewolf is an almost flawlessly balanced IPA with a medium body and a clean, refreshing finish.

D - I could tackle this bomber myself no problem. What a solid, nay, fantastic, almost flawless American IPA. I'll be hard pressed to share the other bomber with anyone. It may just be a refreshing treat on a hot day.

BeerFMAndy, Jul 27, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle to FFF teku.

A - Cloudy medium orange with a big golden glow throughout. A small layer of white head formed and receded to a ring around the glass.

S -Grapefruit, peach, tangerine, pine and a slight caramel malt sweetness in the background.

T - A huge bitterness up front with grapefruit, tangerine, peach and some lighter mango flavours. A slight caramel malt sweetness is present in the background but this one is defintiely a hop-forward IIPA.

M - Medium body with lots of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 02, 2012
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Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.