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Canyon Of Heroes - Half Acre Beer Company

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87
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 6.91%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-08-2013

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.
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 16
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 tbergsli
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a beautiful, hazy, glowing light orange. A finger of thin frothy foam.

S: Soft, sweet aroma of tropical fruit. Some mango/apricot. Little bit of pine. It doesn't knock your socks off but it smells pleasant.

T: Pine, wheat, grain, herbal, earthy, grassy and a little malty.

M: Fairly light-bodied, medium carbonation. Crisp with a watery finish. As it warmed, it became progressively less enjoyable.

Overall this one disappointed me. Not nearly as good or unique as I had hoped it would be. This was brewed with Summit, Chinook, and El Dorado hops. The latter of which I had never had before and was excited to try. In the end though, nothing too exciting about this beer. It looked amazing and had a nice aroma but I wasn't a fan of the grainy, wheaty, grassy combo of flavors. It really could've used a touch of sweetness to balance it out and keep it interesting. The watery finish didn't help out either. Not a down-right terrible beer but unfortunately a fairly mediocre one. I still love you though, Half Acre.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hagbergl
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
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 inlimbo77
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, Jan/Feb '13
White wine glass

A: Cloudy bright yellow/orange. Didn't get a ton of head. On swirl I get that bright white layer and collar. Carbonation is ok.

S: Fruity hop aroma: apricot, peach, mango, papaya, etc. Touch of piney spice. Minimal malts. Maybe some wheat?

T: Upfront, you get that sharp twinge from those fruity hops. Prickly on the tongue. You taste some of those apricot and mango like flavors. Then it sort of falls flat in the mid palate. Thin bodied there. The finish is clean and dry and refreshing.

M: Light medium bodied here.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
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).

Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of Treebs
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle served in a Half Acre snifter.

A: Pours a hazy peach color with a bubble white head forming on the pour. It dissipates to a thick, frothy ring. Soapy lace is left down the glass.

S: Nice bursts of citrus. Bready malt backbone. Pineapple with some gassy notes as well.

T: Bready malts. Sweet in nature, with some dried grass and orange marmalade notes. Dried mango with pale malt finish. Lemon peel bitterness shows up after the drink warms a bit.

M: Medium light bodied with a residual sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation level.

O: Nicely balanced between the fruity hops and sweet, bready malts. Highly drinkable. The touch of bitterness on the finish adds another nice layer of flavor that picks up an otherwise dull finish.

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.

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