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Canyon Of Heroes - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 6.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Again, our side has been slit and although we clutch to keep them in, the bitter juices of an ancient elixir gush to the floor.

As it's written, the dark, long and narrow Canyon calls to many. Men carry the light into darkness, and while most fall forever into the shadows, a fine few walk tall through the Canyon and live as Heroes.

Canyon Of Heroes India Pale Ale is our task and your courage.

Barely contained by its surroundings, Canyon Of Heroes screams at your senses and pushes into you with the grace of a blade.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-08-2013)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of jeonseh
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of hagbergl
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of dohm179
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of timc100
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Christopher0331
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange and crystal clear body. Minimal head and no lacing from the growler.

It has a pleasant citrus scent with some grassy aroma. There's also a grainy malt characteristic.

The taste has orange and lemon zest, grassy and herbal hops, and is fairly balanced with some bready and grainy malt.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Overall, a fine IPA that's very approachable and drinkable.

Photo of emerge077
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the commercial description, you'd think the name would be "Stabbed in the Guts IPA" or "Surprise Seppuku". Were knife fights all the rage back in the cowboy days?

What we have here is yet another citrus-forward, well rounded and drinkable IPA from Half Acre. The first few whiffs really wow you with the citrusy grapefruit/orange rind leaning just enough into tropical territory. Later some sandalwood and green herbal notes surface, field wildflowers.

Hazy sunshine orange, spotty seafoam lace, good coverage on the surface. Punchy hop bitterness, orange peel and some pale malt in the middle. On the lighter side of medium bodied, easily drinkable. Overall a well rounded IPA with no flaws, seems to be Half Acre's calling card.

Photo of T-Leb
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Prager62
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ms333
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Etan
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale orange with a nice white head.

S: Juicy NZ hops lay down some tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango, clementine, cream, a little bit of bitterish grapefruit pith. Light cracker malt underneath.

T: Taste brings light mango, cakey sweetness, grapefruit, apricot, a bit of oniony, grassy bitterness, wash of slightly sweet bready malt in the finish.

M: Light-bodied, moderate carbonation.

O: A good showcase of the NZ hops, although the finish is a little watery. Reminds me of Galactic Double Daisy Cutter.

Photo of ystazi
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GbVDave
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into 2 pint glasses. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a moderately hazed bright orange with a 1 1/2 fingers of creamy eggshell colored foam on top. Good retention = lots of lace.

S: Loads of citrus pulp & zest. Mild malty backbone lends a touch of caramel. Touches of freshly mown lawn as the bomber progressed.

T: See above. Tastes exactly as it smells.

M: Relatively light bodied with hop bitterness taking the lead and steamrolling the malt smoothness right out of this.

O: Yet another great hoppy beer from Half Acre. They make it look so easy.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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).

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very hazy orange color with small, white head.

S- Mixture of citrusy and piney hops. Scents of grapefruit, orange, zest, and even a little peppery.

T- Fairly bitter in the taste. Very piney. Fades into light peppery taste, zest, and a little more piney. Slightly floral

M- A bit thick, drying

Overall- Pretty good IPA here. Reminds me of a more English style one.

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Canyon Of Heroes from Half Acre Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.