Vallejo - Half Acre Beer Company

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27 Reviews
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Reviews: 27
Hads: 315
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-04-2012

An India Pale Ale we brewed with coastal spirit. This hop crasher sharply dives into the very deep waters of bitter beers.
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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 315
Reviews by 312HopBomb:
Photo of 312HopBomb
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy honey color with a full rocky cap.

A tart, spicy fresh hop aroma consisting of apricot, green apple, and grapefruit with some light pine.

The taste is a full on hop assault. Fruity at the start turning to intense bitterness for hop heads only. Grapefruit pith and sour apple with light cracker and biscuit malt fully highlighting the hops.

A medium body and medium carbonation is right on target for this style. Slick and oily hop resin coats the tongue.

A nice counterpoint to the smooth, malty and balanced "Space" (released last week anticipating the Grand opening of their beautiful new taproom). I am psyched to sit and sample some fresh brews whenever the taproom debuts. Great job Half Acre and congratulations to you for a great effort to upgrade the entire brewery from store to brewhouse and finally the taproom! You are poised to offer beer to Chicagoland (I hope). (888 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of KevChiTown
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, really good! Tons of big bitter, grapefruit bite. I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Super enjoyable, go drink it! (136 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Hoppity1
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of CLCardinal84
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dohm179
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of twizzard
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diggy
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into nonic pint no date

A: fine light orange and gold color with a touch of haze and a small very bubbly head looks like good carbonation

S: peppery and Earthy nose light cracker malts some juicy citrus notes

T: lots of nice citrus notes almost bordering on pineapple very smooth a little touch of malts to balance out the citrus

M: medium feel very clean on the finish crisp

O: This is another very easy drinking beer from Half Acre nice citrusness to it but with a very clean finish. Beer reminds me a little of MBC Another One which is a great beer. The beer advertises its bitterness but I don't think its bitter at all. (648 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qcbrewer
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange body. Small white head. Settles to a thin collar.

Smell - Very pungent. Heavy grapefruit. Some grassy and herbal notes. Cracker malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. More of an emphasis on the pine and herbal hops. A hint of doughy sweet malts, but again it's mostly cracker. Intensely bitter. Lingering pithy grapefruit hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Extremely bitter. Medium body.

Overall - Well, it's advertised as brash, and it is. Harsh bitterness, but I don't mind it. (522 characters)

Photo of mjc3151
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.