1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf - Half Acre Beer Company

Not Rated.
Half Acre / Three Floyds ShewolfHalf Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 229
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 150
Gots: 21 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: spycow on 07-02-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 229 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of denimdemon
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

denimdemon, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

JRod1969, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Alok
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Alok, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev -4.5%

jenray, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of eorwar
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

eorwar, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appears transparent and light orange colored with a huge, fluffy white head. The aroma offers oranges, nectarines, hops, a touch of biscuit malt. The flavor is hop forward, with tangy citrus leading the way. Lingering bitterness in the finish, with a light alcoholic warmth. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid IPA.

Huhzubendah, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of JustinMatthew
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

JustinMatthew, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of kniretsew
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

kniretsew, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of WankelEngine
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a fairly hazy brown-tinted orange. There is an off-white head which bubbles away quickly to a thin spotty cap.

S: Strong citrus notes are followed closely by a wider array of tropical fruit flavors: grapefruit, pineapple and mango. A healthy dose of pine adds a pleasant bite to the aroma.

T: The first thing I notice is some potent hop bitterness. Pine, grass and herbal flavors are complemented by some mild alcohol heat. Some citrus but not as potent as in the aroma. A fairly sweet backbone of caramel and toffee malt provide some balance.

M: Medium bodied, somewhat oily and slick. Moderate to low carbonation.

O: Another solid release from Half Acre. A good, fairly bitter IPA with a fair amount of sweet malt for balance and drinkability.

WankelEngine, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for sharing this beer tonite! thanks duff!

bomber poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: a little bit hazy yellow bodied. 1 finger of white head.

Smell: grapefruit and pine hops up front. mild spiciness almost rye like. floral and dank hops.

Taste: moderately high bitterness with a little bit of malt sweetness. pine and grapefruits. mild citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A touch syrupy when it warms. no ABV noted.

Overall: Really solid collaboration. I think this IPA is really tastey.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Short white head on murky orange colored body. Leaves a collar and thin head throughout.

Bigtime grapefruit notes off the bat. Everything you think of when thinking of a beach setting...well that's layered in there, too.

Follows the nose but with a hoppiness that'll rip yer tongue off. Mouthwatering, makes you crave the next sip.

Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation point.

Take your time enjoying this one, you almost have too. A wonderful overly hoptastic India pale ale. Great collab FFF/Half Acre! Thanks for picking this up kawilliams81!

Duff27, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of PopnLoads
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

PopnLoads, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of DocBrass
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

DocBrass, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Treebs
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber served in a Founders snifter.

A: Pours a hazy amber color with one finger height of white foam forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace behind.

S: Herbal dankness, mild citrus and dried grass. Light earthy onion with some cracker malt.

T: Slight dankness with some mild, dirty onion. Semi-bitter grapefruit rind. Nice herbal qualities with a hint of dried mint. There is a nice and sweet biscuit malt body that carries into the finish.

M: Medium to light bodied with a nice carbonation level. The finish is sweet.

O: Definitely ranging on the herbal side of IPA's. I appreciated the drinkability of this guy and wish it saw more production.

Treebs, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of tewaris
2.8/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

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

tewaris, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
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
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
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Stevie_Janowski, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Rmatuszak2
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Rmatuszak2, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of
4/5  rDev -4.5%

You rated this beer. Add a review.

, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -4.5%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of CPditka
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CPditka, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz, 8/15/12 release
Tired Hands chalice

A: Pours a cloudy as hell, bright yellow orange color. Basically no head. Small ring of bright white is all that sticks around. Carbonation small. Still some lacing bits and sheeting as you sip on it.

S: Tons of tropical fruit hop notes: mango, papaya, tangerine, grapefruit, etc. Minimal malt but you get a touch behind it all.

T: Nice bitterness up front on the tip of the tongue. All the delicious tropical fruits you smelled are there. Definitely a FFF brew. Hopped to hell and I love it. Minimal malts....total hop bomb. Bitter dry finish.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

illini4x4, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy orange with a small creamy white head. A little retention and good lacing.

Bold grapefruit aromas. Just a touch of sticky malt sweetness. Dank hops are abundant.

Heavenly hop bomb on the palate. Big citrus especially red grapefruit come through at first. Very little malt and a ton of hops. Finishes very bitter and dry again with a ton of grapefruit and a little bit of resin.

Medium bodied, very dry. Good carbonation.

Fantastic treat for a hophead. Reminds me a lot of Arctic Panzer Wolf. This one is very grapefruit forward and a delight to drink. Thanks to jegross2 for the bottle hookup!

jmarsh123, Aug 26, 2012
Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.