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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca - Half Acre Beer Company

Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca
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BA SCORE
97
world-class

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 7.22%


Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
OK warriors, we're co-hosting a beer that's to be delivered from our brew deck to your ceremonial chalice. We've again brewed with our cohorts at Three Floyds Brewing Co and have given birth to the sludge of angels, Anicca India Pale. Anicca IPA is single hopped snake juice showcasing the Mosaic hop, a plant throwing off a cornucopia of fruit flavors. Bitter sweet and full of force, this IPA bends your brain into a tropical storm of writhing glory. As the philosophy explains, Anicca will come and go, so come sip this before all is gone.

Draft and cask only at the Half Acre Tap Room.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-27-2013)
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ehammond1


4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, bstyle!

A gorgeous IPA. Very sticky with an incredibly persistent head. Asides from that, this is an above average IPA, and very good by Midwest standards. A nice collection of bitterness along with some dank, citrus, and pine notes. Drinkable, and impressive for the Midwest. That being said, if this was brewed in San Diego, people would overlook this as just another average IPA. The inflated scores on this beer are some of the most ridiculous I've ever seen. Why hype an IPA? Just drink it, fools.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 20:38:54 | More by ehammond1
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RhyminBelmont

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my sister for making the trip to Munster and snagging me a couple o' dees.

bomber into Belgian tumbler

A - Lovely warm reddish amber. Some visible carbonation rising through a slight haze. Custard/white creamy like cappuccino head, one and one half fingers dissipates to a millimeter film over a minute or so. Left a considerable amount of lacing.

S - My first thought was just, "This smells like a FFF beer." I guess something in the hop character they go for, or maybe the house yeast. Always has light citrus tinge and a bit of sweetness that comes through enticingly well. This is the case here, as well as some grassiness lightly sprinkled with cat piss.

T- Not as hop forward as I thought, although i accidentally smoked a spliff about 15 minutes ago. Whoops. Mostly some pine, which sticks and lingers, but a nice fruitiness too. Bitterness dominates towards the end, but my palate is neither wrecked, ruined, younger, etc. Real nice juicy grape fruit as it hits the tongue. Sadly not wildly malty, little bit of caramel gets to the tip of the tongue, but this is definitely one for the hop heads.

M- Pretty light bodied, medium carbonation. Not super sticky, but still a bit of dryness.

O - Two of my favorite breweries, so that's fun. I kinda wish they had gone for something a little bolder together, but then again, with things like Navaja, Alpha King, Daisy Cutter, the Dust, etc. this is comfortable territory for both. Is that a good thing? It's certainly drinking well. Reasonable at $8 bucks a bomber for novelty/limited availability, but don't hate yourself if you miss this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 00:51:53 | More by RhyminBelmont
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The prides and joys of Chicagoland brewing collaborate in a nearly transcendent IPA. Half Acre Brewing and Three Floyds have demonstrated the ability to conjure up world-class IPAs on their own, so this incredible ale is no surprise.

Bright copper and with glimmers of gold and amber, the beer pours near-brilliant clarity to show off its vibrant dance of carbonation that streams from below. A creamy, cottony white head builds on top the beer and shows sturdy retention and well defined rings of lace. Its the quintessential look for IPA.

Highly vivid aromas are chocked full of citrus and tropical fruit hop character. Juicy with ruby red grapefruit, blood orange, apricot, mangoes, pineapple, papaya and passion fruit, the beer's aromas are mouthwatering right from the start. Softer notes of pine needles and herbal botanicals rise as the beer warms and after getting past the fruit.

And to taste, the thin caramel sweetness serves only to give the fruity hop character a riper, juicier and richer taste. All those tropical and citrus fruits seem as if they come straight from Tropical Fruit Punch and freshly squeezed oranges. Its dry malt backbone is slim of graham crackers in support of hops. Finishing softly resinous, its bitterness is smooth as it is accompanied by light pine sap and almost cannabis-like.

Medium-light in body, the beer is dry without sacrificing any thinning. Creamy in its early carbonation, its fleeting malt sweetness is surplanted with playful acidity and clean bitterness without astringency to finish. Its quick and snappy finish lingers delightfully with the same fruit flavors that control the beer throughout.

The exacerbated fruit flavor that's squeezed from those hop cones has Three Floyds written all over it. Nearly teeth churning and achy in the way it coaxes the teeth and taste buds, Anicca has several of those intangible flavors that set good IPAs apart from great ones!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 16:42:52 | More by BEERchitect
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Half-Acre tap house

A) Beautiful and vibrant dark red color, copper hugh, and two finger head the lingers. Lots of lace

S) Tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, papaya, citra ending.

T) Same as the smell, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, clementine

M) Smooth coats the mouth

O) Great beer Always enjoy collaborations between these two breweries. Half-Acre brews some great beer

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 13:13:56 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Churchkey during the Craft Beer Conference 2013.

A: Poured a pretty, glowing, red-orange color with a soft chill haze and slight pillowy white ring around the brew.

S: Tropical fruit paradise city! Mango skin, papaya, pineapple, and good bit of hop sizzle thrown in as well. Malt backbone? We don't need no stinking malt backbone!

T: Just like the nose only more intense. The finish was quite harsh, but in the same sort of way that Daisy Cutter is. Lots of raw, plant-like, almost peppery spice on the end. Excellent flavor though.

M: More about that bitter finish. I happen to think Daisy Cutter is one of the most unique PAs on the market because of this and I could easily pick it out in a line-up. This bitter finish gave it character to my mind and I thought it was fun to drink.

O: A unique, tropical experience. This was neither an East Coast or West Coast IPA. Is there such thing as a Florida one?

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2013 02:51:14 | More by Chaney
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark and hazy copper body. A nice dense half inch of head with spotty lacing.

It's one of the most pungent beers I've ever put my nose in. Dank, loads of tropical fruits like mango, papaya, and pineapple, some tangerine. I smells juicy as hell.

Great tropical fruit flavor. The tangerine and mango stand out most. There's a touch of pine in the finish and the finish is long and strong. There's a touch of fusel spice at the end.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of moderate but good carbonation.

This is the best beer I've had from HA, and that's saying a lot. I wish it was bottled.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 23:30:43 | More by Vonerichs
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Half Acre 3/3/13.

A: Served a cloudy/hazy deep tangerine color with a surplus of light orange/eggshell colored foam on top. Retention was killer with a sticky mess of lace left behind on te inside of the glass.

S: A pungeant treat for the nose! Tropical and fresh cut grassy, with a hint of cat & citrus.
Killer!

T: See above. Super malty balance shine through as it warms.

M: Slick, spicy, resinous, spicy, resinous, etc... Hops do a prickly dance all over the place.

O: Whew. Loved this!

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 19:25:58 | More by GbVDave
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives a clear amber orange with a perfect finger and a half of frothy and bubbly tan foam.

Smell: This one hits hard on the nose. Lots of sharp, tropical fruit notes (mostly pineapple and tangerine). A little sour funk on the end. Fairly pungent, in the best sense of the word.

Taste: The taste follows the nose almost exactly but hits even harder. Sweet and sharp citrus fruit snap, crackle and pop all over your tongue. There's maybe a touch of pine and caramel but its overcome by the sweet, tangy, bitter, and sour Mosaic hops that this beer was singly brewed with.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, crisp and effervescent. Fairly light-bodied.

Overall, this was a really interesting collaboration beer from two of the best breweries in the Midwest. It might simply be the power of suggestion but I swore I could taste a little bit of each brewery's trademark flavors. Really the best of both worlds here. This uber-refreshing beer packs a big, tangy citrus wallop that doesn't taste altogether different than a mouthful of Pop Rocks. With that said, this beer was almost too intensely tart and carbonated. After two pints my tongue was down for the count. Still, this is hugely flavorful beer and you've got to love that.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2013 23:25:27 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Treebs

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Half Acre. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber color with some yellowish highlights. Soapy lace is left down the glass.

S: Nice burst of tropical fruits. Mainly pineapple and mango with a some mild dankness to it. Light sweetness from the malts. Touch of caramel.

T: The taste is much more vibrant than the nose. Juicy pineapple, dank resin with a touch of bitter pine on the finish. The malt bill is slightly sweet, reminiscent of sugar cookies.

M: Medium high carbonation, a little prickly in nature, with a medium light body. So much flavor packed into this beer.

O: Delicious. I could drink pint upon pint of this. Very well balanced and highly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 18:52:54 | More by Treebs
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emerge077

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark reddish brown with a murky haze, and a saturated orange glint in the bottom of the glass. Thin layer of foam on top with a lasting skim on the surface. Delicate ring of dripping lacework around the edges of the glass.

Pungent hop aroma, tangerine citrus, a little catty dankness and resiny greenery around the edges.

Pleasantly bitter with a resinous hop oil character, grapefruit zest and bitter fruit flesh. Light feel but approaching medium bodied, pretty smooth and well carbed. Resiny dry aftertaste. Anicca is a really nice drinker, hope they can secure the Mosaic to keep this in regular rotation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 00:21:53 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Half Acre. I've got a massive backlog of reviews, but felt this one needed a timely posting. Served in both a snifter and a pint glass.

A - Finger of lightly tan foam slowly settles to a thick collar, partial cap, and splotchy lace. Hazed dark amber body; unusually dark for an IPA.

S - The smell is an intense mix of dankness, zest grapefruit, light lemon, a bit of onion, tropical fruits and perhaps a touch pine and herb. The hops as nostril-shredding in the best sort of way. Light crackery and doughy malts in the periphery,

T - The taste is like straight-up tropical fruit juice, with a bit of spicy citrus and chive mixed in. Not as insanely hoppy as the aroma, but still quite good. There's a supporting dough and lightly toasted grain malt backbone but it's quite in the periphery. Some bitterness mounts over the course of a pint, but it never gets out of hand.

M - Medium body, pleasant moderate carbonation. Perhaps a tad light for 7.3%, but goes down super easy. Dry finish, and some lightly resinous and oily residuals.

D - If I didn't have somewhere to go, I could easily sit at Half Acre for the rest of the evening and fall out of my seat at the end after drinking multiple pints of this beer. Will probably go back tomorrow for more, assuming they don't burn through the entire batch by then. This is the best beer Half Acre has ever made.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 21:54:01 | More by MasterSki
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jegross2

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing Anicca, a collaboration IPA brewed by Three Floyds Brewing Company (Munster, Indiana) and Half Acre Brewing Company (Chicago, Illinois).

Score: 95

Tap pour served in a Half Acre snifter-tulip hybrid glass and enjoyed on 03/01/13. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Bourbon colored body. Served with one finger of cream colored head that settles to a thin foggy coating. Awesome lacing and retention. 5/5

Smell: Dank hops, tangerine, melon, peach and apricot. Nice tropical citrus nose. Pineapple juice and pine too. Perfectly balanced, nice juiciness and hoppiness. A little fruity too. 4.75/5

Taste: Tastes just like it smells but with a heavier malt-orientation and less "bitting hoppiness" than anticipated from nose. Earthy spice too, a little resinous. Nice bitter citrus finish after the swallow. Smoother drinking than anticipated, but I was hoping for more of a in-your-face hop bomb from the nose. Tasty enough to overcome my expectation disappointment. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Frankly, I think this brew is slightly under-carbonated. Nice zesty citrus which is bitter and juicy. Finishes a little dry. 4/5

Overall: An excellent IPA from two hop masters. Well worth the trip to the Half Acre tap room to try this taproom only release.

Cost: $6 for a 16 oz snifter pour.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 21:31:37 | More by jegross2
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Murky mahogany with half finger light tan head.

Aroma: Peach, apricot, and grapefruit. Little herbal and pine. Some toasted breadiness.

Taste: Peach, apricot, and berries. Little tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit. Some pine and herbals. Slightly sweet and light toffee toasted bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium- light with medium carbonation. Slight dry finish. Some hops bitterness that lingers for a short time.

Overall: A really nice IPA. Tastes a little similar to Space. But I like this better. I certainly would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 20:42:59 | More by zrbeer1579
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Half Acre taproom. Served in a pint.

A- pours a hazy dark copper with a 2 finger off white head. Walls of thin lacing cascade on the glass.

S- caramel, toffee, light toast, orange and grapefruit, some spice and pine.

T- toffee, toasted malts, spices rye? Some grapefruit and citrus with bitter pine punch.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slick and a little dry.

O- good IPA, lots of spice, citrus and pine.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2013 18:49:45 | More by kawilliams81
Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.