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Vallejo - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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 GbVDave:
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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64oz growler into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a hazy & pale orange color. A quick one finger flash of bright white foam camps out on top for about a minute before sinking down to a thin collar that leaves no lace. Carbonation is exceedingly lazy but the haze is pretty.

S: Big blast of bright grapefruit and dank hops mixed with some grass clippings, onion, clipped pine boughs, and tangerine.

T: Mostly grapefruit and dank hops with the earthy pine and grass clippings taking a ride in the back seat.

M: Peppery hop astringency with suprising staying power. Finish is long lasting, dry, and spicy.

O: Very enjoyable new AIPA from Half Acre. Keep the hoppy ones flowing guys!

GbVDave, Oct 14, 2012
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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.

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.