Meat Wave - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
Acquired via trade
Clear amber with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves irregular webs of lace down the glass.
Simple aroma of grain, bread, and mild citrus.
The flavor is similar, with breads, grains, and mild citrus playing the largest role.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
I don't understand why they named this beer Meat Wave, but it's a very nice English IPA.
06-17-2012 00:11:49 | More by ehammond1
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
Received a can as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!
Appearance: Pours a fairly transparent burnt umber to dark copper with a 1 finger white crown that displays minimal retention and some lace.
Smell: Slightly grainy / toffee like malt profile with a touch of earthy/herbal hops. Very underwhelming pungency wise.
Taste: Same as the nose but the malt profile shines a bit more. Nice overall malt flavor - bready with a grainy touch which works well with the slightly fruity english yeast.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. My favorite aspect of this brew.
Overall: A decent example of the style for an American brewery but nothing to write home about.
06-12-2012 22:34:14 | More by koopa
3.63/5 rDev +0.6%
poured from can into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange/gold color with a small head.
Very good and balanced aromas of toffee, oranges, some citrus and a touch of hops. Good complexity but lacking some depth.
Medium bodied, but very clipped on the mid and finish. Balanced, but lacking some depth with flavors of toffee, caramel, hops and citrus flavors.
A solid English IPA. Balanced, but lacking some depth in both the aromas and flavors.
06-09-2012 01:19:11 | More by KDawg
3.23/5 rDev -10.5%
a: light copper, frothy white head
s: not much there for aroma. some bready malts, slight hops
t: light grassy hops. herbal presence. maltiness comes in midway through the finish.
m: light/med body. medium carbonation.
o: Glad I got a chance to pick up this release during Chicago Craft Beer Week. Easy to drink, refreshing. There's a certain je ne sais crois to the taste but it's still an average to decent IPA. However, it is not worth the 16 per 4pk imo. Still glad I had a chance to try it however.
06-02-2012 04:01:01 | More by Jaycase
3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
Can picked up straight from the brewery last weekend when they canned this for the first (and only?) time for Chicago Craft Beer Week.
A: Golden amber color with nice frothy white head that dies retains throughout into just a touch of lacing left at finishing the beer.
S: Piney, grapefruit, floral, sweet caramel and toffee.
T: Herbal and hoppy right of the back. Balanced malt and caramel sweetness with a perfect bitter hop finish. Somewhat funky fruit in there as well. Interesting and one of the better balanced IPA's i've had in recent memory.
M: Medium body/carbonation. Nothing spectacular but fits the style.
O: Glad I picked up two four packs of this limited release. I'm looking to enjoying these over the next couple weeks, definitely a strong example of Half Acre's style.
05-30-2012 18:39:15 | More by cmoody91
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
16 oz can, no bottled-on date, picked this up last week, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours an orange amber color, produces a finger of off white head that recedes to a few wisps, leaves little lacing.
S- Some citric hops, some smokey malt, seems a bit thin.
T- Some mild grassy hops, slight hints of citrus and herbs, yields to a slightly smokey, biscuity malt in the center, toffee/caramel, leaves lingering black pepper in the finish.
M- Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, has a smooth feel.
O- A nice beer, maybe a little plain, it's very drinkable in this heat, but I would grab a Daisy Cutter if given the choice.
05-30-2012 07:44:55 | More by WillCarrera
Meat Wave from Half Acre Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.