Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf - Half Acre Beer Company
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2.8/5 rDev -33.2%
Half Acre Shewolf
Thanks John, been a while I drank anything from Chicago.
Pours very light and hazy, looks like a hefeweizen minus the crown. Smells somewhat hoppy, somewhat sugary. Tastes slightly bitter with a very clean bitterness, a good backbone in the middle with a light sweetness and an oddly empty finish. Also, the mouthfeel is odd: this beer is not thin and yet it feels watery, the carbonation is also low. There are hints of booze. I am really not getting this at all. Also, I think that in today's craft beer scene, you will have to make a IPA pretty rad (and good) to get any notice. This is sadly not that IPA.
3, 3, 3, 1, 3
09-03-2012 08:18:20 | More by tewaris
2.89/5 rDev -31%
Bottle poured into a tulip.
A - Pours a hazy gold with a thin head that eventually dissipates into a light crown
S - Pine, grass, green tea, malt, light honey... almost pils in aroma
T - Sweet, dry malt with a tiny bit of pine in the finish... nothing else
M - Medium body and carbonation
O - Perhaps the flavor has faded given the age of this beer (bottled in Feb, opened in May), but overall, this isn't something I'd prefer over HA or 3F staples, given that their shelf beers taste better than this collab. Great to try, but not worth seeking out.
05-22-2014 02:28:45 | More by Halfbrother83
3.2/5 rDev -23.6%
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.
03-06-2014 23:25:28 | More by roger617
3.31/5 rDev -21%
On tap at Very Nice. Pours a hazy orange/copper with diminishing tan head, some lacing. Aroma is bitter, fruity and floral hops, hints of pine. Taste is nice and hoppy up front, then fades to a gentle sweetness provided by the honey. Moderate carbonation and medium body with a slightly oily finish. An interesting IPA
01-17-2013 16:39:25 | More by Chalkhead
3.66/5 rDev -12.6%
Bright yellow orange with an off-white crown.
Notes of piney hops and caramel float welcoming to the nose.
Slightly grainy with the bitterness taking a side seat to more caramel and some light fruits. Smooth going down with a touch of orange peel in the very back.
Not as flavorful as I would prefer, but a well-crafted brew that pays attention to balance and has just enough punch to keep me in the ring until the end.
03-28-2014 00:18:49 | More by stephens101
3.68/5 rDev -12.2%
A: Bright hazy straw colored body. Moderate size white head which receded over a minute or two. Left behind spotty, but dense, lacing.
S: Grapefruit, tangerine, pine and some lemon. Clean, lightly sweet malt base.
T: One dimensional. All grapefruit bitterness. The malt does nothing to reel the bitterness in and the other notes from the nose are essentially absent. Disappointing compared to the nose.
M: Medium bodied with appropriate moderate carbonation. Nice crisp bitter finish.
D: Ultimately, SheWolf suffers from a lack of depth and complexity in the nose. I like my grapefruit, and I like my bitterness. But give me a little more that I can think about and savor.
(This review is from when the beer first came out, so age is not an issue.)
10-05-2010 14:39:33 | More by callmemickey
3.71/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
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 228 ratings.