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Space - Half Acre Beer Company

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335 Ratings

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 65
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly know as Daly Double.

The Daly Double, an India Pale Ale brewed in memoriam of a friend of Half Acre Beer Co. Terry Daly passed away suddenly after spending a lot of time at our brewery over the last few years. Terry was a fan of music, geometry, his two Huskies, Moon & Luna, and amply hopped craft beer. We’re pretty sure that Terry was the foremost consumer of Daisy Cutter Pale Ale.

People are the larger body that is the meat of our brewing company. Not the tanks or the beers, but the heart of what we do. The Daly Double is for Terry and all the other folks that give breweries life. To Terry, Huzzah!

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-05-2012)
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Photo of KDawg
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange color with a good foamy head

Nice aromas of hops, navel oranges and some citrus tones. Not all that deep and doesn't jump as much as I expected

medium/full bodied with excellent flavors of navel oranges, citrus notes, some florals and hops. Good depth on the flavors, but there is no mid, but a nice finish

This was a bit disappointing. It just came more across as a run of the mill DIPA than a great one

KDawg, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jimelee108
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

jimelee108, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an amber orange color with a one fingered, THICK white frothy head that takes a long time to subside, mild carbonation.

S - Herbal and garlic nose, tobacco, earthy and a little vegetable-like.

T- Matches the nose, herbally, vegetable, mild garlic, and mild tobacco, and citrus. Taste is more mild than what the nose initially suggests.

M - Medium body and mellow on the tongue.

O - This is the first beer I've had where the nose and the aftertaste make this beer.

jzeilinger, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of jsulko
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Dark amber with a decent off white head.

Smell is very tropical with a hint of carmel sweetness.

Taste is sweet with the hoppy bitterness come through on the finish.

A solid IPA but not one I would go out of the way for.

jsulko, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of 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.

CrellMoset, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz brown bomber, no freshness date.

Its like getting slapped in the face with a bag of oranges while chewing on a marmalade sandwich. A big IPA that almost straddles the line between AIPA and DIPA. Seek a bottle out if you can.

LOOK: Orange amber, clear with a beautiful lacing

SMELL: Citric zest, mint, faint caramel, fresh pine sap, tobacco, pineapple skin

TASTE: Macerated whole oranges, very smooth, medium body, marmalade, bread crust, hop bitterness, warming alcohol, cashews, peppery, papaya

Jason, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

AaronBurr, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.2/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a half-pint chalice.

A: Hazy, medium amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Medium lacing remains on the glass.

S: Dark citrus and husky toasted grain make for a predictable yet honest smell. Some herbaceous qualities round out the otherwise clean qualities.

T: Begins off-dry, with strong green herbaceous hop aromatics, a bit briny, as well as attendant spiciness suggestive of significant yeast phenolics. Crystal malt is mild yet present, coming across as unmodified by the fermentation process. Acidity is also mild into the middlewhere flavors become more bready and less influenced by the hop flavors. The finish is predictable, with appropriate bitterness, surging pine, and a mineral edge.

M: Medium viscosity, resinous and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer struggles to generate much interest, despite its rather bold display of sensory qualities. Nothing seems particularly out of place--in fact the texture is appealing--but it stops well short of being inspirational.

beagle75, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Blakaeris
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy bronze with a decent crisp white head.

Aroma is grainy pale and caramel malt and alcohol warmth. Intense, funky hops dominate.

Taste is rich english caramel malt. Fruity with a spicy phenolic quality. Woody and leathery. Finishes with pungent peppery hop and lingering alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is viscous, medium-full.

Overall, a very enjoyable IPA. Plenty of english character, but with bold American hop bitterness. Unusual and interesting.

Blakaeris, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of bashiba
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice clean dark amber/copper with a lightly thick and sticky off white head.

The smell is very english, with what seems like touches of fuggles and goldings and a nice bready malt smell, some nice citrus tones come through as well.

The flavor is very bready and malty with a clean pine hoppyness running throughout. I'm loving the heavy english crystal in this along with what seems to be a nice even level of chinook hops making this clean and piney, and a nice medium bitterness.

The mouthfeel is clean and dry with a touch of resin.

Very nice, I like this a bunch. Different enough to stand out in the crowded IPA segment, yet still drinkable and good without resorting to anything gimmicky.

bashiba, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kwilliams81 for sending me this as a nice extra in a recent trade

Look: Pours a nice copper color with a 1/2 inch head and ok retention

Smell: Lots of floral and tropical hops on the nose with quite a bit of caramel. Real good nose

Taste: Very sweet caramel maltiness upfront backed up by the floral hops not much else

Mouthfeel: Close to medium body with medium carbonation

Overall: Not a bad dipa would gladly drink again and highly recommended

DarthKostrizer, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of sidetracked
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown/amber with an off-white head. Some lacing.

Strong aroma of lemon, citrus, pine, and bready malt. Really smacks you in the face.

Upfront taste of bitter citrus, lemon/lemon zest. Bready malt middle. Bitter finish of citrus and lemon. Light sweetness at times too. Lingering flavor of bready malts with a slight citrus bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy/foamy finish.

Nice citrusy aroma and flavor ... fairly lemony. Good bitterness. Not a fan of the foamy finish--makes the mouthfeel seem too heavy.


sidetracked, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of MkUltra84
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

MkUltra84, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

vitters03, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark rusty orange, with a slight haze to it. Compact layer of white sudsy foam that has a creamy meringue sheen to it's surface. Tendrils of lace stick to the walls of the glass.

Pungent hop aroma, catty and leafy green. Some earthy tropical papaya and light traces of herbal eucalyptus in the background. Less fruity than a growler sample a few weeks ago.

Soft pale malt breadiness, very similar to Daisy Cutter, with a bit more hop intensity: grassy, chive, papaya, overall a pretty interesting blend. Trace malt sweetness and lingering resinous bitterness that sticks with you for awhile. Medium bodied and very drinkable, though a bit similar to Half Acre's tried & true repertoire of IPA/APA's. Seems like a twist on Tasty Waves, or Daisy Cutter with amped up malt and hop bills.

This one is for Terry, rest in peace.

emerge077, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle, 7% ABV. Poured into a The Bruery snifter (RIP). No bottle date, but this was released in mid January if memory serves.

A: This pours a clloudy orange amber color. I got abourt one finger off white fluffy head. Some lacing sheets/bits. Good carbonation.

S: Tons of tropical fruits: grapefruit, mango, orange, citrus fruit. Hop bomb with very little malt on the nose.

T: Nice hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Delicious sweet fruity hops: grapefruit, mango are there. No booze at all. Mild malts to help balance mid mouth, but still all hops. Crisp close. Not overly dry.

M: Medium bodied. Good hop mouth coating.

O: I really enjoyed this one. Solid little beefed up version of the Daisy Cutter pale basically, or at least that is what it seemed.

inlimbo77, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -6.1%

thewimperoo, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Alex (Masterski) for sending this one along recently.

Beer is a rather deep amber color and darker than I would have guessed. Beautiful, thick/creamy head with excellent retention. Lots if thick sticky lace.

Aroma is your first hint of a more assertive malt character. Check that, the color was... Anyway the aroma is toasty with a light fresh hop aroma.
Interesting balance here.

Wow, very toasty flavor. Lots of malt character with some bready notes. Some vegetal/green hop flavors as well. Interesting. Flavor profile seems more like a suped up APA vs a DPA.

Body seems a touch light to me but still appropriate. Just a touch of carbonation on the tongue.

Over all a nice little beer. A nice change vs some of the basic DPA's. (I see this is listed as an IPA.... all comments adjusted for this!)

Thanks Alex, always a treat to try some Half Acre goodness.

Reagan1984, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of CummingsK21
4/5  rDev -6.1%

CummingsK21, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Half Acre tulip.

A- cloudy dark caramel, with a 1 finger white head, and a ring of lacing remains a inch above the beer.

S- caramel, citrus (mainly orange and grapefruit), and some pine as well.

T- slighted toasted and sweet caramel malt, the citrus hops outshine the pine.

M- medium body, easy to drink and bitterness doesn't linger to long on the tongue.

O- good ipa from Half Acre. Very similar to Daisy Cutter with less bitterness and more citrus.

kawilliams81, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thank you SO much to biglobo for hooking up a new IPA from one of my favorite breweries. this one came courtesy of the growler BIF round 3.

a - cracked the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip (my go to IPA glass) - poured somewhat straw yellow that settled in the glass as a deep amber with a finger of frothery classic white ipa head. lacing was chunky but didn't stick and slid down the glass in chunks.

s - sticky, sweaty hops. beautifully balanced, beautifully fresh and beautifully in your face. really nice, but very sticky and sweaty. some earthiness in there.

t - follows the nose in being really sticky and sweaty, but not nearly as pleasant as the nose. really enjoyable, but the nose was supreme and the flavoring is nice, but just sticky and sweaty...not as balanced (although the nose isn't really balanced, it just smells so wonderful) as the nose is.

m - medium bodied, good carbonation if not a bit heavy, but it works. leaves a tingle. this one is a hop explosion and one for the hopheads (i'm a reformed anti-hop-head turned hop head).

o - overall, this is one for the fans of the sticky, gooey, sweaty, in your face, hopped out to the max beers. cool concept for a brew, and certainly a wonderful tribute. thank you again brendan for hooking this one up... very much appreciated.

cosmicevan, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev -6.1%

sbricker, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev -6.1%

JVan, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of fo1ksguitar
4/5  rDev -6.1%

fo1ksguitar, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of RTrain12
4/5  rDev -6.1%

RTrain12, Feb 01, 2012
Space from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.