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Space - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

304 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 62
Gots: 16 | 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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dlello2

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-29-2012 15:41:44 | More by dlello2
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TapeDeck

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 06:01:51 | More by TapeDeck
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crossovert

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle.

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 02:28:07 | More by crossovert
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jjfancybeers

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-24-2012 14:42:46 | More by jjfancybeers
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-24-2012 13:09:16 | More by bauermj
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

01-24-2012 02:02:51 | More by pirmannt1
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DavidEddie

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-23-2012 16:05:30 | More by DavidEddie
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OttoBomb

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-23-2012 03:11:48 | More by OttoBomb
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter.

The pour is a hazy, faded caramel color with orange edges and a frothy white cap. The head fades to a film and leaves a few spots of spotty lace down the sides of the glass.

The aroma has some light grapefruit and firm pine hoppiness to go along with a smooth caramel breadiness. The flavor starts sweet with a honey caramel toasted bread flavor, but dries out quickly and moves to a spicy pine hoppiness. There is not a ton of complexity with this beer. It drinks on the fuller side of medium, with

For some reason Half Acre is starting to churn out routine tasting limited releases, and I am starting to get tired of it.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:39:34 | More by KickInTheChalice
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pzymali

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-22-2012 16:13:53 | More by pzymali
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Florida9

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mildly cloudy orange-amber in color. Forms a small white head. Leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Strong aroma of citrus and orange with notes of pine and some tropical fruit.

T: Tastes like a Half Acre beer. Lots of citrus: orange and grapefruit. Some lighter caramel malt lends a mild sweetness to the beer.

M: Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Low bitterness.

O: If HA does one thing well, it is making IPAs and this another one of their fine hoppy beers. Rather enjoyable and easily drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 14:24:41 | More by Florida9
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a Poker BIF box from AgentZero.

Pours a hazy, deep amber. Small, but robust head that leaves a thick lace down the glass.

This beer smells amazing! Its a floral bouqet in a glass. This is one of the best smelling beers I've had in a while. Smells like fresh, wet, oily hops.

The taste is crazy good too. Very bold, bitter hop presence. There is no doubt it is an IPA, almost DIPA territory. As I swallow, the bitterness really kicks in as it goes down.

This feels like a super fresh beer should. The hops feel 'wet' and oily. The body is medium and creamy.

This is a damn good beer. I wish I had easy access to this. I could definately get used to drinking this.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 02:04:02 | More by DaveHack
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to immobilisme for the bottle!

Fairly bright copper with light tan head that subsides fairly quickly and leaves modest lacing. Maybe more of a red ale color than an IPA...but a pretty color none-the-less.

The nose is first and foremost spicy - maybe a little caraway with some orange and citrusy flavors sneaking around the edges.

Spicy hops dominate the palate with a good caramel backbone. Mouthcoating and a little peppery rather than smooth.

A rustic character and spicy quality make me think there is some rye involved, although I see no mention of that in the information from the brewery.

Not your typical IPA, but styles aside, a nice, refreshing and tasty beer. Worth grabbing if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 23:49:34 | More by CliffBrake
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.6%

01-17-2012 05:04:36 | More by imperialking
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smurfbeer

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-17-2012 04:13:33 | More by smurfbeer
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to sypcow for the growler share.

A - Brownish orange colored beer that's a bit hazy. Pretty nice head that leaves a lot of stick on the

S - Pine resin, dank hops, some tropical fruit, and a bit of pale malts. Smells like it's going to have a nice bitterness for it.

T - Pretty dank, good pine, some tropical fruits. The Falconer is noticeable on this one and gives it a heavier taste than some of their other IPAs and APAs. Good dose of sweet malts and dank hops. Nice bitterness.

M - Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The hops have a more pungent taste that makes this one have a heavier mouthfeel than something like Daisy Cutter.

O - Solid IPA that's hefty enough to almost be a double. It's not exceptional, and I prefer Daisy Cutter, but this beer is fine. This really should be HA's niche, making IPAs and APAs like Daisy Cutter, Callow Knife, and this beer. Unfortunately whenever they try to do bigger beers and throw stuff into barrels it hasn't really been that good.

Serving type: growler

01-17-2012 03:10:00 | More by AgentZero
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2012 21:09:13 | More by mcc1654
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jodan

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-14-2012 01:49:57 | More by jodan
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grover37

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber picked up from the brewery by a friend for $8. Poured into two snifters at 44* and shared with my girlfriend.

Appearance (4.5): Pours a dark orange with copper edges. A finger and a half of light cream head reduces to a thin layer with a thick ring and some bubbles on the surface. Not quite clear due to chill haze and plenty of streamers. Lots of sticky, thick lacing all around the glass at the top and spots here and there further down.

Aroma (5): Pine bomb. A smooth caramel mixes beautifully with some mild citrus notes such as tangerine. Lots of dank, resinous pine notes that smell a lot like weed; imagine a really fresh bag of orange and white haired buds. Girlfriend says earthiness and leaves; reminds her of fall. Unique and well integrated.

Taste (4.5): Strong caramel and toffee malt backbone right off the bat. It was there in the nose, but it's surprisingly strong and well balanced. Hops are not what I would call subtle, but not pronounced; they round the beer out nicely and show up throughout each sip, particularly through the finish with some strong pine and grapefruit/orange notes. A touch of sweetness throughout balanced by a nice dose of bitterness - neither dominates. Again, not the hop bomb the nose indicates, but that resinous, dank character hits pretty hard in the middle and lingers forever.

Mouthfeel (5): Smooth and a touch creamy, especially in the finish. Ample carbonation brings out that nice hoppy finish. Medium bodied on the full side and medium carbonation also on the high side, especially for a bigger IPA like this.

Overall (5): A fantastic IPA that is unique in that it's balanced yet the hops still shine with some nicely different flavors that don't always dominate other hops profiles - dank, resinous, pine and more subtle citrus. This benefits from being super fresh, and I hope they bottle more at some point. Bravo.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 05:16:19 | More by grover37
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jegross2

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Daly Double, a single IPA from Half Acre Brewing Company.
Score: 92

Bottle from the 01/06/12 release, served in a Half Acre tulip glass, and enjoyed 01/12/12.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, translucent dark reddish orange color that fades from a red amber color at the bottom to a yellow straw color at the top when held up to light. Two fingers of foamy cream colored head at pour gradually settles into a thin layer. Pretty awesome lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Has a very malty, earthy citrus smell. Barley malt, fresh grapefruit, zesty lemon, dandelions and dank dirt-and-plant aromas. Smells like an amped up Daisy Cutter. 4.5/5

Taste: Very bitter, earthy hops flavor upfront. Strongly bitter citrus on the mid-palate with a dry maltiness. Finishes with a bitter citrus hops flavor that really lingers. Tastes like Daisy Cutter would if it had mid-palate flavor. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-light carbonation. Lighter carbonation makes the earthier, bitter flavors sit on tongue rather than "pop." Finishes bitter, but not very dry. 4/5

Overall: This is an excellent single IPA that is in plenty supply at the brewery right now. Too bad it's not a year round beer because it would be a go to IPA for me for sure.

Recommendation: Bitter hops haters should avoid, but all others will enjoy. If you like Daisy Cutter, seek this one out.

Pairings: The organic, earthy hamburgers that they sell at the Old Fashioned.

Cost: $7.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 04:55:17 | More by jegross2
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a completely hazed deep orange color with a slightly off white layer of cream on top. Retention was good with a few specks of lace left behind on the glass.

S: Quite piney with grapefruit rind, tangerine flesh, pineapple and a bit of toasty caramel melt.

T: Much like above with some minty alcohol as it warms. Pine and tropical fruit were the dominant fetures though.

M: While we managed to pick out a bit of alcohol flavor, it's presence was practically non-existant in the feel. Lingers for quite awhile on the tongue with a dry prickle that went well with the fruity hops.

O: I don't know what's in the water over there at Half Acre but they are killing with the hoppy beers as of late. This was a total winner that I'd get again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:42:48 | More by GbVDave
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-12-2012 21:33:38 | More by IdrinkGas
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davidbowers13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-11-2012 02:51:05 | More by davidbowers13
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wow, another light/hoppy beer from Half Acre! Thanks, Chris! Growler poured into Bell's tulip.

A - Pours a reddish/orange color, frothy off-white head, spotty lace, thick collar, and some wisps on top.

S - Pine and light tropical fruity notes, slight dankness & citrus. I would say this is in the "medium" range of hops and smells like a bigger IPA, which makes sense for 7%.

T - More piney resin notes, dank tropical sweetness, with some alcohol bite evident in there as well with some slight malty notes. Finish is dank hoppy bitterness that says with you pretty long.

M - Light to medium body, good carbonation, oily hoppy finish.

O - A solid IPA from Half Acre. I'm getting quite bored with APA/IPA's from HA, as they all basically run into one another with similarities. That said, it's decent and I'd have again, but I hope they brew other stuff that are as good as their APA/IPA's.

Serving type: growler

01-09-2012 18:34:13 | More by Sean9689
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TravisMBinns

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-09-2012 08:24:04 | More by TravisMBinns
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