Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by wedgie9:
4/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes. Tasted in mid-August 2010 from a bomber bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours hazy pale yellow with a thick, foamy white head that has great retention. The nose is very complex with floral, resinous, citrus, and tropical fruit (mango, papaya, and pineapple) hops. There is also much more of a caramelly malt aroma than I expected given the very light color of the beer. Flavor is very hoppy with the grapefruit and tropical notes coming through nicely. Once again, the malts come through as very carameled. The body is medium with a average carbonation and a long bitter finish. This beer is quite nice with great complexity and nice balance.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2011 01:04:59 | More by wedgie9
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3.2/5 rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Picked up a few bottles at Half Acre, reviewing the first. Bomber poured into Spiegelau glass.
A: Pours a light golden in color with 1 finger of bright white head that reduces fairly quickly and leaves a fair amount of lacing.
S: This smells little like and IPA, and more like a pils. There's very slight hop aroma, some honey crispness, and pilsner maltiness.
T: This is sweet up front, and slightly dry in the back. There's not much citrus to speak of, nor pine. I mostly get malt.
M: Crisp and very refreshing. Good level of carb, very easy drinker.
O: If I were given this in a blind taste test, I wouldn't even get the style right. I'm very surprised by this, especially after their last collab I had, Anicca, was probably my favorite beer of 2013. Purchased at Half Acre 2/28, reviewed 3/6.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:25:28 | More by roger617
3.71/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle, 2014 release, poured into a Half Acre Squidowl Willibecher.
The beer pours a crisp and clear golden color, slight chill haze, many bubbles rising to the top of the glass with a nice amount of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A nice, white, fluffy head, about 2 fingers high rises from the glass, the retention is moderate by there is a decent amount of lace left behind. The aroma is a bit more subtle, tangy citrus, grapefruit predominately, with a nice floral undertone that leads to some more tropical and fresh fruits, mango and pineapple, with a large grain bill behind it, which surprised me quite a bit considering the clarity and softness of the appearance. The balance is nice, perhaps a bit more malty than I'd prefer, in a way the aroma remind me of an IPL, with the stronger grain bill and more subtle hops. The flavors fall in line, lots of fruit, although the citrus is more balanced with the fresh fruit, a little bit of bitterness and resiny flavors come about, but truth be told, this beer is refreshingly juicy and a bit sweet with a stronger malt bill, lots of pale grain, soft and sweet, a bit chewy at times, but the beer is crisp and light. The body is very crisp, bubbly and carbonated nicely, it coats the mouth decently well and the finish is a bit creamy but lingers nicely with only the subtlest dry feel.
Verdict: A nice IPA from both Three Floyds and Half Acre. It's a bit more restrained than I'm used to from FFF, but more in line with what Half Acre tends to produce, with the balance being more middle of the road. The hop flavors come across nicely, and this is certainly one of the easier and more refreshing IPAs I've tried recently. It's easily quaffable, more so than the original rendition of the this beer, and certainly more cleaner and crisper, definitely a solid beer, but falls short of what both breweries are capable of.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 05:11:40 | More by kevanb
Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.