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4.03/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
02-20-2012 05:12:10 | More by sidetracked
4.08/5 rDev -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.
02-11-2012 01:18:36 | More by emerge077
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
02-10-2012 15:37:54 | More by inlimbo77
3.85/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
02-05-2012 16:43:58 | More by Reagan1984
4/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
02-05-2012 00:48:28 | More by kawilliams81
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
02-04-2012 03:38:47 | More by cosmicevan
3.9/5 rDev -8.2%
650mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. No dates.
A: A lovely, reddish caramel-hued, just-hazy body sports an off-white, lofty head with solid retention, large bubbles slowly popping away.
S: Grassy hops in all their unfettered glory. Probably mostly Cascade here. 95% hops on the nose, with a bit of caramel at the end.
T: A nice, even hopping throughout, from green, vegetal start to mildly malty, earthy finish. Not overwhelmingly bitter--in fact, it's quite balanced. Just enough sweetness to check it.
M: On the sweeter side of IPAs, which I personally prefer. Alcohol is there, but not prominent. Body is relatively full, and the carbonation prickles but doesn't annoy the tongue.
O: A successful tribute to a hop-lover, but expensive for what it is, around 10 bucks for the bomber. I threw this into the cart because the store had held another sweet release for me. A fine quaff for a one-off, though, and bottom line a solid beer.
02-01-2012 04:44:52 | More by wschmit
4.55/5 rDev +7.1%
Bomber into an oversized tulip tip glass.
Great hop aroma bursting from this one. The hop aroma is a bit grassy, but the taste offers more citrus flavor. Pretty well balanced. I really love this beer. It's been a while since I've been bowled over upon first taste. The mouthfeel is a bit on the heavy side for a single IPA: more like a double.
Chicago is thirsting for a local, year-round single IPA available in bottle/can. I would love to see this in tall-boy cans in the near future. I would be a very regular customer.
01-29-2012 21:49:03 | More by ChiPool
4.4/5 rDev +3.5%
I am really enjoying this beer.
It pours a medium amber. A little dark for an IPA. Smells like your favorite brewery's hop fridge... Just a great aroma. A bit piny. Awesome.
This is not an Imperial or a Double. It's a standard IPA, so it's not all that bitter... But it tastes so fresh, and so balanced. If you have the chance to get some of this, do so. And open it right away.
Very classy brew. It doesn't need much more description, I guess, as this beer is a one off... You'll either get it soon, or it will be lost to the ages. Thanks Half Acre. RIP Mr. Daly.
01-28-2012 06:01:51 | More by TapeDeck
3.43/5 rDev -19.3%
It pours a deep brownish amber with a foamy white head that leaves a bit of intricate lacing.
The smell is fresh for one thing. Definitely sells like summit.
The taste is of summit too. It is acidic and tomatoey, just a small hint of onion/garilic. It is a bit spicy. The malt bill is great in this one. Bitterness is medium.
The hops in this one aren't' my style, but it is a well-crafted brew.
01-25-2012 02:28:07 | More by crossovert
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