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Ratings: 232
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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Photo of y1fsm8s
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.

Photo of oreo
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.

Photo of GbVDave
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a pretty hazy shade of pale gold. Carbonation is very active which keeps the creamy, off-white, meringue-like layer of foam well fed. Retention was fantastic!

S: The first thing I noticed about this when I first started pouring it was a quick flash of that characteristic FFF grassy green hop aroma. Quickly though, this got a bit more complex. Big notes of juicy tropical fruit, pine, sweet citrus, and a constant undrecurrent of toasty grains.

T: Damn. The only deviation from the smell is the toasted malt. While more of a supporting role above, it becomes a major player here. Sure the hops are just absolutely amazing but the malt is the glue that holds this all together. Finishes big with flavors of tropical hops, pine sap, tangerines, cut grass, and peppery malt.

M: Instead of being just being "sweet" or having "caramel flavors" the malt displayed here is toasted, dry, and roasty. I guess what I'm getting at is the malty balance here isn't sweet and syrupy. It's dry and roasty with a hint of sweetness. The hops are all manor of spicy, oily, prickly, peppery, and sticky.

D: This is an incredible effort from these collaborators. I went to pick this up on the release day, 7/2/10 and the place was mobbed. Some buddies from work and I went back the next night to get more and the place was mobbed again! I sincerely hope that this isn't a "one and done" release. This IPA is just too friggin good to tease us like this...

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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Photo of VonGravy
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have been waiting for this day and it has finally arrived! Two of the top regional...heck two of the top brewers in the WORLD have come together and created a beer that is...well...heavenly. I arrived just 2 hours after opening and they were already swapping out the first keg! I picked up 2 growlers and a bomber...the artwork is top-notch!

My tasting was just as I expected...nice frothy head and a bright, cloudy yellowish color. The aroma was sooo hoppy with the customary pine and citrus notes. Man was this beer a hop bomb! A medium body with crisp carbonation. Very refreshing. I dig it!

This is a very drinkable beer that doesn't show it's ABV at all. It does remind me of another one of my favorites...Modus Hoperandi. I will be coming back to the well for this as long as they are pouring it...Top notch guys! You never let me down! Cheers to FFF and Half Acre on this one!

Photo of mikesgroove
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

huge thanks to koopa for sending me down this gem, i had been dying to try. poured into a pint glass and served chilled this was consumed on 08/20/2010.

the pour was nothing short of splendid. with its wonderful amber color and smooth even head of white that reached a height of around two inches before settling back down with lots of lacing all along the side of the glass.

aroma is fantastic. rich, ripe, and completely fresh citrus hops that just dominate the air. lots of orange, grapefruit and pineapple at the first glance. coming up with some light buttery touches and a touch of lemon zest. crisp, clean and supper bitter hop flavor rips the tongue to shreds. nice medium carbonation with a full drying on the palate leaves a ton of grapefruit flavor on the palate.

amazingly drinkable especially given the percentage, i could have had this one again and again, truly a gem, and really thankful to get to try it.

Photo of TJBurgess
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

#21

22oz into my Perfect Pint.

A: This is straw colored with a orangish hue and about 2 inches of frothy white head. 4.0

S: Terrific and strong burst of hops and citrus. Absolutely makes me want to take a big swig of this on a hot summer day (not unlike today). 4.5

T: Hops to the front, citrus and pine follows with a refreshing bitterness. Malts are less promint but still there to add a nice balance. 4.5

M/D: smooth, lightly carbonated for other single ipa's. This is as refreshing of an ipa with malts that I've had in awhile. I'm usually a one-and-done on beers, but I have no issue having a second bomber of this in a night. This makes me reconsider my preference to Dipa's because I didn't think a single could get this bold. 5.0

Cheers!

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of jrallen34
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hop Leaf into a special 10oz tasting glass, 1/16 barrel keg...A light cloudy honey gold, good retention and lacing...Wonderful and complex aroma! Light mustiness to start, super smooth hops (light dry hop aroma to them), a touch of grapefriuit, a lot going on but its all good...The taste is awesome, very tannic and bitter feeling. Taste is more robust than the aroma, grapefruit on the front then full hops. The feel is awesome, almost like sticky chalk hops that coat the mouth.

An excellent ipa worth seeking out. In between an ipa and dipa, easy to drink but the strength and qualities of a dipa.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance -- Pours a murky yellow/amber hue with two fingers of fluffy lily-white head that stayed pretty constant.

Smell -- Grapefruit rind, lemon zest, pine forest, and bready malts.

Taste -- A great deal of citrus in the hops, most notably lemon (Sorachi Ace?) and grapefruit. Some pine was present, but it is predominately tart citrus. The malts were more toasted bread and biscuits with a hint of melon sweetness.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body with just the right carbonation. Crisp finish.

Drinkability -- Even for Half Acre, or FFF for that matter, this is a exceptionally well-crafted beer. Bright, crisp, delicious. I can scarcely think of a better IPA for an all-day cookout.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.