Vallejo - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by Florida9:
3.68/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Hazy light amber in color on earlier pours. Fairly cloudy on later pours. Forms a moderate white head that reduces to a moderate surface coating leaving a moderate amount of lace on the way down.
S: Lots of hops and virtually no malts. Juicy citrus hops, yeasty bread, mild lemon, and grapefruit. A slight note of pine and a touch of alcohol.
T: Oddly yeasty for an IPA. Actually this one reminds me a lot of a HA saison. It's not bad, but it is odd, especially considering HA Saisons seem to have this same unique yeasty characteristic. Flavor is dominated by yeasty bread, then lots of citrus hops. Passionfruit, and a bit of light lemon. Finish is fairly quick.
M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness. Milky mouthfeel.
O: Got to say, given HA's reputation with the IPAs and the description of this beer, I was expecting a bitter, hop bomb of a beer. What I got was a mildly bitter, overly yeasty, fairly middle of the road IPA that could easily pass for an APA. Personally, I don't expect much from HA's stouts, browns, or Belgians and I expect even less from their BA beers. But I do expect their IPAs to be top-notch and this one just isn't.
Serving type: growler
10-27-2012 00:57:15 | More by Florida9
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4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured out of bottle, nice burnt orange, sunset color. 1 finger of a super tight, bright white head. Looks really good.
Smells really dank. Lots of pine and tropical fruits. Not really detecting much malt.
Tastes much more tropical than I thought. Very nice malt backbone that really balances the beer nicely.
Finished try, really wants to me take another sip right after. Slightly under carbed, but I didn't really miss it. Medium body. Really easy drinking. Good beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2014 13:58:48 | More by Davepoolesque
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2014 23:32:32 | More by Alieniloquium
Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.