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Marty Stouffer's Wild America - Half Acre Beer Company

Marty Stouffer's Wild AmericaMarty Stouffer's Wild America

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BA SCORE
86
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%


Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Cascade and Falconer's Flight hops.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-23-2011)
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chicagobeerriot

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This one's not quite ready for prime time.

Looks good enough: dark copper with cream foam that provides some nice lacing.

The mouthfeel is spot-on: bordering on full-bodied but with enough carbonation to keep it from getting too thick.

The problem here is the muscular hop punch. Not only are the hops overwhelming the rest of the beer (a la fresh Old Guardian), but the hop flavors are too much like Half Acre's other offerings. While the strong lemongrass flavors are more than welcome in Daisy Cutter and She Wolf, here they are a distraction from some of the very pleasant sweet and bready flavors that are struggling to get noticed.

I'll have to come back to this beer in a year or two and see how it's aging. I'm actually optimistic. The malt backbone seems substantial enough to develop some more sweetness over time and, once the hops calm down, this could get quite tasty. In the short term, this is just too young. If you buy or trade for this, keep it cool for two years and see what happens...

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 15:02:29 | More by chicagobeerriot
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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oh, the things you find in the back of your cellar….

A: A light bit of gushing upon opening the bottle. Very dark brownish-caramel in color. Slightly hazy. Forms a large, beige colored head. Good retention as it slowly drops to a thick surface coating and a large ring around the edge. Moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is stale hops, caramel and cardboard.

T: Taste is similar. Starts off with a moderate sweetness. Caramel malts with a touch of roasted malts. Some dried citrus rind and a bit of pine resin. Cardboard.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Abrasive and bitter. Moderate carbonation. Dry.

O: Well I do say there was no reason for me to have held on to this beer for this long. It has clearly oxidized and not in a good way. Oh well, it's not reprehensible at this point, but it likely used to be a lot better than its current self.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into a Founders 15th glass. Cool label and idea! Pours a clear burnt red color with a fingers worth of stubborn white foam. Really sticks around and clings to the glass. Excellent retention. Smells like a faded hoppy American barleywine. Resinous pine and some light citrus, toffee and caramel, a touch of booze and some brown sugar sweetness. Taste is similar to the nose with plenty of toffee, brown sugar, and piney hops. Bitterness is low and the alcohol is noticeable but pleasant. This is tasting really damn good right now, but I can only imagine age hurting this beer. Mouth feel is full and creamy. Overall this is a really solid beer. Really hits on everything that I would want out of the style with a bit of age on it.

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Herbal and earthy hops with a bit of citrus zest and pine resin. Fruity undertones and a solid toffee, brown sugar and stale bread. No alcohol sensed.

Deep breads and toffee a slight nuttiness that transitions smoothly to pine and resin hops with a citrus and lemon zest accompaniment. Slightly bitter on the finish but with so very little alcohol.

Full and tasty adequate carbonation. Alcohol is very well masked, generous malt.

Flavorwise this isn't going to blow you away with it's complexities the malt leaves very little to get excited about, but the hop profile is interesting crossing pine, citrus and herbs and is highlighted well. Alcohol is very well hidden, probably better fresh.

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Taste- Malty to a point and then a small amount of hops come in for a second layer of flavor and give a little boost. Not the best BW I've had but was pretty tasty.

Mouth- A full medium body with a medium carbonation. Thick on the tounge and leaves a residual malty pine flavor.

Drink- A decent beer but one I fear was best fresh. Probably wouldn't want to trade for a bottle.

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Marty Stouffer's Wild America from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.