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Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs - Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We recently invited Phil Wymore, former Half Acre brewer and current mastermind behind Perennial Artisan Ales out of St. Louis, to the brewery for a collaborative brew sesh. The outcome is Two Tugs, a brawny 8% brown ale that unites two corners of Illinois. The aroma presents elements of molasses, toffee, and dark cherry, adds elements of licorice, hazelnut and chocolate to the taste, and finishes strong and warm with stone fruit on top of more sweet chocolate. Related to Thunder & Son in style and spirit, but more of a smaller cousin than a twin brother.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-30-2012)
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Nachos4two

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

02-06-2013 20:29:28 | More by Nachos4two
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25%

01-04-2013 19:34:52 | More by ChicagoNick
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BRami127

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25%

07-05-2014 14:11:01 | More by BRami127
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -22.5%

Served in a tulip glass.

Is it weird that it took my buddy's fiance to get me to see the double entendre at play here? Regardless, this stuff pours a fairly deep ruby-brown topped by a finger of glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises lightly-roasted barley and watered-down maple syrup. A slight bit of vague nuttiness appears as well. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a twinge of lightly-acrid coffee. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a meek beer, one that just seems like it may have been trying too hard to be something better than it is.

01-08-2013 02:58:39 | More by TMoney2591
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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

12-27-2012 19:45:41 | More by esullivan880
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jegross2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-06-2013 21:43:33 | More by jegross2
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-11-2013 21:32:15 | More by spycow
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

03-07-2013 23:42:29 | More by NorthSideSean
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

02-25-2013 00:47:26 | More by jplopez21
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Norseman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-28-2014 02:01:48 | More by Norseman
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Christopher0331

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-03-2013 15:16:11 | More by Christopher0331
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-20-2013 21:45:58 | More by Canada_Dan
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-02-2013 21:29:57 | More by vicsju1991
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-17-2012 15:48:16 | More by thewimperoo
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-02-2013 06:07:33 | More by BARFLYB
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Florida9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-01-2012 22:55:43 | More by Florida9
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wallyworld68

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

12-31-2012 03:31:07 | More by wallyworld68
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gmendez1122

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-10-2014 21:01:34 | More by gmendez1122
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-26-2013 02:07:11 | More by lonewolfcry
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-24-2013 18:37:01 | More by Sparky44
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

Oddly named with an equally goofy label, thankfully the beer itself is good!

Pours a tawny brown into a tulip glass, light tan head of foam ebbs away slowly. Minimal spotty lacing, a finger of foam settles to a bare string of wispy bubbles around the edge after awhile. Reddish glints in the light, somewhat transparent.

Dry earthy aroma, a combination of roast malt and vague hops.

Flavors are dry and bitter, big roasty malt rides alongside dry bitter bakers chocolate, though there's a hint of carob and creamy chocolate sweetness. Some grassy chlorophyll from the hop additions. Nice creamy feel, light carbonation and medium bodied. Finishes very clean and smooth with a lingering hoppy bitterness. Sort of style-bending, drinks almost like a Black IPA/IBA, though brown in color with all the essential greenery.

12-11-2012 02:59:27 | More by emerge077
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%

Dark brown color with dark ruby highlights. Nice head after the pour and strong tan foam for most of the twenty two ounces.

Great roasty malt aroma with some dark, fruity undertones like black cherries. Notes of mild chocolate and coffee and just a little simmering alcoholic warmth simmers beneath the aroma.

This is a pretty yeasty brown ale. Dry, maybe chalky palate, fruity flavors mixing with dark roasted malt flavors like coffee and chocolate. Pretty good sipper, but the palate is a little too dry for me. I'm glad I tried this brew though.

04-21-2013 18:28:10 | More by scruffwhor
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

01-02-2013 00:28:07 | More by Kubrickx
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Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

03-07-2013 22:19:44 | More by MySauceIsHot
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johunnic

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-24-2012 00:05:16 | More by johunnic
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Half Acre / Perennial Two Tugs from Half Acre Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.