Taco Day - Half Acre Beer Company
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
Brassy bright orange, high clarity in the glass, big head of creamy white foam builds to a head, and leaves a bunch of drippy lacing behind. Second pour yields a massive head with irregular peaks and plenty of sticky lacing.
Fruity in a mild earthy and citrus vein, very mild floral aroma with a vague pale malty hint there also.
Taste is juicy with fruit and dry grassy hops, interesting single hop variety on showcase. First impression was a mild mango and citrus, peanut buttery malt and a moderately bitter vegetal hop presence. Fruity and bitter marmalade. Dry lingering hop bitterness in the finish, trace citrus, clean and light feel. Interesting use of a one-time experimental hop that's a little different than the usual parade of Half Acre's pale ales, a first recipe from a new brewer there.
11-25-2012 02:09:01 | More by emerge077
3.93/5 rDev -3%
32oz growler from Half Acre. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A - White foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed golden body.
S - The aroma is initially quite grassy, floral, and earthy, with a sharp, almost vegetal, note. There's some light citrus notes in the periphery but this is a somewhat atypical hop. Malt character is in the background as well, with a bit of icing and doughy bread.
T - I like the taste a bit more, as the vegetal note has largely subsided. A nice balance of sweet malts and grassy, earthy hop flavors with perhaps a touch of tropical fruits for good measure. Bitterness is fairly tame.
M - Smooth, medium body, with a crisp and slightly dry finish. Pleasant moderate carbonation level and no obvious alcohol.
D - Very easy to drink, and this experimental hop is certainly very distinct. I'm not sure if it's the type of hop that can support a beer on its own, but it might be a nice secondary addition in the future. Not something I'd rush out to have again, but a nice crisp pale ale that goes well with tacos.
11-16-2012 16:01:16 | More by MasterSki
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
Brewed with tortillas, cilantro, and freshly made al pastor from Cemitas Pueblas...
A: Clear darker golden color. Forms a fairly large and relatively stable light tan colored head. Lots and lots of lacing.
S: Predominantly citrus. Lemon and orange with a bit of grapefruit pith and a little bit of toast.
T: Starts off with some mild pale malts and some toast. Lemon, orange, and some light grassiness. Again, I'm getting a lot of lemon out of this one, though its not nearly as lemon-forward as Sorachi Ace.
M: On the lighter side of medium. Appropriate carbonation. Lightly sweet. Minimal, almost non-existant, bitterness.
O: Overall, a very respectable APA. Ended up enjoying this one quite a bit more than the last two pales I've had from HA.
11-18-2012 23:37:24 | More by Florida9
4/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured from a 32oz Howler into two pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!
A: Pours a lightly tarnished copper color. Sticky, bright white head reaches about 1 1/2 fingers before slowly melting down to a thick skim and ring.
S: Light pine and earthy herbal hops mix it up with some bread dough and toasty malt. Interesting in a slightly rough sort of way.
T: See above. Bits of mango and perhaps a little bitter orange peel?
M: Started slick and then took on a slightly cleansing/astringent feel that left our mouths feeling suprisingly clean.
O: We really liked the earthiness of the hop flavors and the grainy maltiness.
11-25-2012 20:31:12 | More by GbVDave
4.55/5 rDev +12.3%
This beer is really unique. Pretty strong shade of brown with a nice head on it. Very floral smell. The taste was impressive. Got the hops and a very slight berry flavor but it ended with an almost peanut butter or nut flavor. If you can get your hands on it you are very lucky.
11-11-2012 15:12:08 | More by mjw1200
4.03/5 rDev -0.5%
32oz growler from Half Acre. Poured in a Cigar City snifter.
A - Pours a deep golden orange color with great clarity and a thin beige colored head cap that disappears quickly. Not much lacing on the glass.
S - Initial whiff is hop bursted grassiness. The finish is dominated with floral earthy tones and wheaty bread. There is a doughy smell that gives underlying smells almost resembling peanut butter.
T - Not much hoppiness, but the malt and earthy tones balance perfectly, leaving very little bitterness. A little citrus, grassy, floral, bready
M - Light-Medium body. Really smooth and creamy. Not heavy on the carbonation, but it kinda works here.
O - Goes down really easy. Drinkable. Very easily drinkable. This one is very sessionable. It's definitely unique.
11-18-2012 03:29:32 | More by Justin_Neff
Taco Day from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.