Canyon Of Heroes - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.9/5 rDev +0.8%
Served in a large wine glass.
This thing just sounds like a strangely-named stage of a cheap RPG. Regardless, it pours a mostly clear sunrise straw-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light leek, funky lemon zest, lightly-misty greens, and some very light sweet biscuit in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with a dearth of leek (thankfully) and an emphasis on the greenery over all else. It works here. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a very nice IPA, better than the other, more half-hearted offerings from Half Acre lately (all my opinion, clearly).
05-27-2013 21:33:58 | More by TMoney2591
4/5 rDev +3.4%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer has a hazy aged orange body with a lumpy beige thin head and bubbles that pop off at the base.
S- The dry papery green hops have a bigger juicy orange hop aroma in the finish.
T- The fruity and citrus pith hops are supported by some nice malt notes that add a bit of sweetness in the finish. There is an orange rind hop pungency that lingers in the aftertaste and grows a bit along with the sweetness as it opens.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.
O- This beer has a fresh crisp hop flavor with good malt support. A nice solid IPA that is big but very drinkable.
04-09-2013 15:28:03 | More by rhoadsrage
4.16/5 rDev +7.5%
Great offering from half acre - fresh bottle from brewery.
A: Gorgeous opaque bright orange/yellow - like grapefruit juice. Nice foamy white head, does not quite coat the glass entirely.
S: Really nice - very interesting blend of tropical hop nuances. Big sweet orange, mango and grapefruit, some pineapple astringency. Some malty breadiness. Not very powerful, but really nice.
T: Considering the tropical sweet aromatics it is surprisingly bitter, in a great way. Less complex than the nose - bitter grapefruit, orange zest, slight pine and resin.
P: Smooth, medium body.
O: Really surprised - one of the more interesting single IPA's I've had. There isn't any in there, but I sense galaxy hops, which is always a good thing.
03-30-2013 22:38:30 | More by timc100
3.25/5 rDev -16%
A - Hazy golden brown with small white head
S - Orange with light zest to it. Light pine and slight orange juice.
T - Bitter pine up front with light grapefruit and orange with light orange soda. Slight earthy and floral component to it
M - Slight carbonation. Body is slightly watery and light
O - Decent IPA overall. Worth a try but not their best offering
03-26-2013 00:38:25 | More by jeonseh
3.81/5 rDev -1.6%
Bought a 22 oz. bomber at the liquor store in Kimbark Plaza in Hyde Park, Chicago. Served in my Firestone Walker tulip
Appearance (3.75/5): Unfiltered goodness. It's opaque orange with a small one finger head of white foam. I would have expected a bit more head in a middle-of-the-road ABV beer like Canyon of Heroes. Oh well, can't have everything. This is still a good looking beer.
Smell (3.75/5): Pineapple and tropical fruit hops in the nose, with a little earthy spice kick to it. As with all of Half Acre's hopped up offerings, there is something unusual going on with the hop profile that is instantly recognizable from nose.
Taste (4/5): Complex hop attack. Floral and grassy up front, progressively more bitter as it goes down; strong pine and pink grapefruit citrus flavors in the back. Has a malt sweetness underlying the hops similar to Daisy Cutter that compliments the tropical and citrus fruit hop flavors but cuts the bitterness. Personally, I would have liked a little more aggressive bitterness.
Mouthfeel (3.25/5): A lighter mouthfeel, a little lacking in terms of body and carbonation, though (medium-low carbonation). I really enjoy the smoothness, but the mouthfeel is not as solid on this as other beers I've had by Half Acre.
Overall (3.75/5): This is a very decent beer by the good folks at Half Acre, but it's not nearly as good as some of their other seasonal releases, like Double Daisy Cutter. Nice tropical fruit and citrus flavors pervade this beer, but its achilles heel is the mouthfeel, which I think is undercarbonated. Maybe next time that'll be tightened up. Let's hope so. This beer has potential with its interesting hop profile and nice malt bill.
03-25-2013 18:27:24 | More by hagbergl
Canyon Of Heroes from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.