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Space - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

335 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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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 wschmit
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

wschmit, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

bsuedekum, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of sendsilk
5/5  rDev +17.4%

sendsilk, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of brydog22
4/5  rDev -6.1%

brydog22, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of ChiPool
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

ChiPool, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of sgoro
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

sgoro, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of dlello2
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

dlello2, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of TapeDeck
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.

TapeDeck, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of crossovert
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.

crossovert, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of jjfancybeers
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

jjfancybeers, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev -6.1%

bauermj, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of pirmannt1
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

pirmannt1, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of DavidEddie
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DavidEddie, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of OttoBomb
4/5  rDev -6.1%

OttoBomb, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of KickInTheChalice
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.

KickInTheChalice, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of pzymali
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

pzymali, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Florida9
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.

Florida9, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
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.

DaveHack, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
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.

CliffBrake, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3/5  rDev -29.6%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of smurfbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

smurfbeer, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
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.

AgentZero, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of mcc1654
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

mcc1654, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of jodan
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

jodan, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of grover37
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.

grover37, Jan 13, 2012
Space from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.