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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
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GbVDave
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the Half Acre Tap Room, and then again out of the bottle. Served in my Half Acre pint glass.

A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a solid cap and specks of lace. Hazed orange-skin body.

S - Interested hop aroma, with an mix of citrus zest, pine, grass, and an oddly dank and pungent onion note. Significantly better than the other beer I had based on this hop (FFF Cortez, which smelled like almonds). Lightly sweet pale malt backdrop, with a bit of icing sugar to it.

T - Taste has a bit more biscuit and sugary malt to it, mingling with citrus flesh and zest, as well as a moderate pine and herbal bitterness. More balanced than the aroma, and quite a bit more so than Anicca, even when this was super-fresh.

M - Medium body, with sufficient heft for 6.1% but perhaps a tad watery. Moderately zesty carbonation, juicy, and a bit oily in the finish.

D - A neat IPA that is quite easy to drink. The El Dorado hop makes a better showing here, so I look forward to future beers based on it. As usual, Half Acre gets it right on the hoppy beer front. I had no problems polishing off a bomber on my own.

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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.

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Canyon Of Heroes from Half Acre Beer Company
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