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Vallejo - Half Acre Beer Company

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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 cfrances33:
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Half Acre's taproom grand opening, served in a pint glass.

Pour: Nice hazy yellow, with a finger and a half of frothy head. Really great lacing with this one.

Smell: Nice citrus up front, characterized with tangerine and clementines. Some pine in there too. Not much malt on the nose to speak of.

Taste: Follows the nose, but with a much great dank resinous stickiness added in. Sweetness is secondary.

Mouthfeel: Super drinkable, and quite dry. This glass went down quick.

Overall: Really solid new IPA from these guys. Something I'll get often, and will look forward to falling back on every time I go to the taproom.

cfrances33, Nov 05, 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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Smell is very fruity and vibrant, greatly inviting.

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.