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Reviews by CrellMoset:
4/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Received as an extra in a recently completed trade. Thanks! Poured in to a 22 oz. snifter.
Appearance: Pours a hazed amber, pretty deeply hued as a matter of fact, and opaque at the center even to direct light. A moderate pour yielded two fingers of airy, elevated off white head that - despite mediocre retention - sports absolutely stellar lacing in its wake. Massive, frothy formations cling like crystalline soap suds to the sides of the glass, looming over a persistent surface film.
Aroma: Resinous herbal and piney notes dominate a roasty and sweet nose, fat with hop oils and bitter acids. Leafy tobacco, pine sap and woody juniper sprigs, and grassy spice notes mingle over a low and heavy malt backbone, toasty and warming with a moderate amount of residual sugar.
Taste: A step down from the aroma, but only because it's slightly less dynamic and more one-dimensional. Bitter, dry, spicy hop notes dominate, offset less than in the nose by sweet overtones and herbal overtones, as well as a hint of grapefruit citrus that was less apparent in the nose, though the bracing pine notes are amplified by the dryer qualities of the backbone, suggesting a mineral huskiness.
Mouthfeel: Moderate to high on the carbonation front, with enough lift to augment the spicy and piney qualities of the flavor profile without being pushy or abrasive. Plenty of hop oil additions make for a bit of a slick mouth, but there's enough lift to prevent it from being slimy.
Drinkability: A solid if not outstanding IPA. Half Acre definitely knows hops - I've yet to have a substandard IPA from them - but this one is the least impressive of the batch, with enough here to qualify as enjoyable but not enough to have me seek it out again.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2012 03:29:12 | More by CrellMoset
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4.41/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
32oz "howler" from the brewery
L - deeper amber colored body, creamy ivory head
S - juicy, citric aroma with grapefruit, toasted grain, bold caramel; sweeter aroma, smells delicious
T - juicy and sweet up front with caramel and plenty of toasted grain, faint tea leaf; bitterness follows with grapefruit and orange rind, some pine, but still nicely balanced with the sweet juiciness riding through the bitter hops
F - medium body, ample carbonation, finishes semi-dry
O - absolutely delicious flavor profile here! I'd get this again for sure.
Serving type: growler
05-17-2014 20:37:19 | More by barnzy78
Space from Half Acre Beer Company
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