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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca - Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca
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212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 6.58%
Wants: 47
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

donkeyrunner, Feb 23, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber

Big thanks to both Matt and Mark for grabbing me a bottle of this nectar. Cheers, fellas! Anicca is ruby red and absolutely glows when around any amount of light. A good amount of haze clouds up the body while an off white head, bordering on yellow, sits atop like a crown. The foam grows immediately dense and frothy leaving big, fat clumpy lacing down the glass.

Mosaic brings fistfuls of fruit to the party. Tangerine and apricot, pineapple and papaya, underripe berries, grapefruit and orange, this beer has it all and every swirl of the glass brings a different facet. The malt base is soft and remains in the background with a neutral sugar cookie sweetness. This beer is all about a Mosaic showcase.

Each and every drink of Anicca has the ability to slightly change, just like the nose suggested. Leathery apricot gets it going with tangerine close behind. The underripe berries pick up in the middle along with grapefruit and orange. The tropicals really pop on the backend with pineapple in the forefront and papaya to clean it all up. A simple sugar cookie maltiness lays the base. There are even undercurrents of pine sap here and there. Delicious!

A moderately weighted body combined with a soft but active carbonation make for a luxurious body. It's light enough that I'm drinking far faster than I should and the bitterness eventually reaches just below moderate. Anicca is ridiculously easy to put away.

Last years bottles were from Three Floyds and this years were from Half Acre. Both were fantastic. Not often do you come across IPAs with this much juiciness and when you do you take notice. An excellent beer!

joe1510, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jamato3000, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

77apm, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

thaghost, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

ehammond1, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

williamjbauer, Sep 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

weonfire, Mar 12, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%

PBRmeasap1980, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Summer78, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

fthegiants, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Hessian257, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

Gonzoillini, Mar 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

mjc3151, Oct 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ricknelson, Nov 05, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Vonerichs, Mar 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

acidreflux, Oct 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -15%

HereforBeer, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Jaycase, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%

sahd-1, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

awdturboiv, Mar 04, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

emerge077, Mar 07, 2013
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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.