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Vallejo - Half Acre Beer Company

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
Vallejo, an India Pale Ale pulled from the rocky cliffs of your mind. Both Space and Vallejo are pure examples true-to-form of hop thrashers. Hoppy beers are as common as dirty socks. Some may hear the vinyl skipping, but for us hops are the meat of the rhythm that brought us to the show. Hoisting pints of seminal hop screamers from brewers turning out beers with rough tools is what holds our aim and keeps us honest. We salute refinement, but rally around the indulgence of the beast that brought us to the table. Space & Vallejo are raw, naked examples of micro built beers that stick to your ribs.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-04-2012)
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Reviews by Florida9:
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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Florida9, Oct 27, 2012
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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.