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Space - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 65
Gots: 24 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Treebs
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Half Acre tap room. Served in a bulb tulip.

A: Pours a dark amber color with a tooth colored head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to thin film that leaves stick sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Flower and full of citrus up front. As it warms some light caramel malts come out to play providing a nice background sweetness.

T: Little grapefruit bitterness with a light caramel malt body. The finish is fruity, citrusy and slightly sweet from the malts.

M: Medium to light bodied with a sticky sweet finish. Pretty juicy, but easily drinkable with a medium carbonation level.

O: I definitely enjoyed this beer. Nicely balanced and easily drinkable, what more could you ask for?

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cfrances33
3.33/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Half Acre taproom grand opening, served in a pint glass.

Pour: Dark orange with a finger plus of off white sticky head. Pretty thick. Leaves heavy, thick lacing.

Smell: Pretty grassy hops, with some pine and citrus mixed in. Earthy malt profile is interesting.

Taste: Malt forward, big time. Very caramelly, with some pine to balance. Meh.

Mouthfeel: Too much malt makes for a cloying mouthfeel.

Overall: Too balanced of an IPA for my tastes. Fans of two hearted and ambers will find this beer enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of 312HopBomb
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Space is the new name for Daly Double. Pours a dark caramel color with reddish highlights. Clear with an ivory head that coats the tulip with lacing. The presentation makes one want to guzzle this down.

Aroma explodes with citrus hop and sweet malt far in the background.

The flavor consists of juicy pineapple, grapefruit and orange backed by a strong, rich malty body that totally balances and compliments the hop profile. This juicy/bitter fruit flavor flows through the swallow from beginning to end. A bitter finish of perfect proportion that does not incinerate the taste buds.

The mouthfeel is perfect. Slightly oily with nice carbonation on the light side and moderate/full body.

Overall the top IPA on the planet. It takes the great hop profile of Daisy Cutter, amps it up then adds the bass section with the malt bomb nailing this down for a terrific session India Pale Ale. Each growler split with my bro went down in record time. Half Acre scores a Hat Trick with the aroma, hop taste and malt balance. Please keep this beer flowing from now on.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of scruffwhor
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great head and residual foam. Thick and sticky. Faintly hazey copper color with good bubbling.

Dry, earthy, musty yeast and bitter orangey, citric hop peel aromas. The smell is resiny, but bright and energizing.

Syrupy, sticky palate with lots of citric peel bitterness from start to finish. Toasted biscuit and cracker malts balance this hoppy beer, somewhat. Earthy, musty, and yeasty mouthfeel and flavor profile as well. This is an interesting DIPA. This is a great beer. To bad its just a one off.

Photo of homebrew311
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep gold with generous sticky white head, tons of lacing

S: huge aromatic hops up front, syrupy grapefruit and lemon, some papaya in there as well, notes of honey and caramel come through as well

T: super fruity with considerable amount of sweetness, notes of grapefruit and apricot come through the strongest, a bit of a bitter pine ending

MF: medium to high carbonation, medium body

O: another hop bomb from Half Acre, delightful aroma with a great balance of tropical fruit and citrus character

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I'd like to make it a true Daly Double, Half Acre... (Wow, that was pretty bad...sorry...) This stuff pours a clear sunrise amber-gold topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises mandarin oranges, light peach, light mango, very light pine, ruby red grapefruit zest, mild caramel, and a light touch of cilantro. The taste holds notes of ruby red grapefruit, caramel, light biscuit, cilantro, orange zest, light lemon zest, light pine sap, very light wintergreen, and a hint of passion fruit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice IPA, one that maintains some semblance of balance despite the explosion of tropical fruity hops. Good times.

Photo of tewaris
3.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks Dan! Bomber split with a friend. Burnt amber hue, medium clarity, good head and retention. Fruity and floral aroma, lush and juicy. Tastes good with peach and apricots but has its faults: an odd nuttiness and a watery finish spoil an otherwise flavorful and respectably bitter IPA. Apt body and carbonation... not bad but not great either.

4, 4, 3, 4, 3

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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

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

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.

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.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Space from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.