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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 80
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-27-2013

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.
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Photo of DVoors
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter

a - Poured red orange and beautiful with 2 finger white lacy head.

s - Smelled like tropical fruit candy. Very appealing.

T - Tastes Wonderful. Tropical Fruit, Candy, the candy malt flavor goes perfectly with the fruity hop character. I am not too familiar with Mosaic hops, but it tastes like a mix of Citra and Equinox. Finishes with a pleasant sticky bitterness to balance it out.

M - Mouthfeel is perfect for an IPA. Sticky but refreshing.

O - A wonderful beer. I would definitely seek out.

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Typical 3 Floyds. Malty and sweet. Good hop juiciness on the finish, but dry. Medium bitterness.

Photo of EuellGophar
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If there's so much going on here, shouldn't it taste better?

Photo of JZEN7
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious smell of sweet tropical hops. Nice unfiltered appearance. These guys make damn good IPAs.

Photo of chippo33
1.75/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

bought this from mikkeller shop online. Straight cardboard.

Photo of Chrisarce123
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great combo of breweries for an IPA.

Photo of hoagzzz
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a two week old bomber from a very thoughtful friend who travelled to Indy. Overall really impressed! Very dark almost maroon pour which I normally do not like. But nose and taste off the charts. Very well balanced and I enjoyed the moderate Abv.

Photo of dmgeng
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome bottle art and I had never heard of this 3F's offering so I had to try it.

A - Deep orange and hazy from dry hopping. Course white head coming forth from a subtle pour. Good lacing.

S - Very wet hop in the nose. Tons of tropical fruits, some citrus, light herbal and maybe some floral. Nothing other than hops present in the smell

T - Has the tropical hops but right in the middle and on the way back raw onion flavor. Mosaic hops tend to have an onion flavor during late additions and this beer is no exception. The pungent tropical fruit, pineapple, and citrus do help combat the onion and after a few sips the fruits prevail. No lack of hop flavor and there may be a light malt flavor. The bitterness is very mild and obscured by the overall hoppiness.

M - Lighter mouth-feel with mild carbonation. Pretty clean and crisp on the finish more like an APA than a typical bitter IPA.

Overall, a good tropical fruit representation of an IPA. That initial burst of onion is enough to make me not love this beer but the pineapple, and mango are amazing after that first taste. This beer is similar to "Go-To IPA" from Stone but with a little more in every aspect (flavor, body, ABV). Though Mosaics are not going to surpass my love for Amarillos or Simcoes I did like this beer. I would recommend this if you have never tried Mosaic hops before or if the label art is too enthralling.

Glass- Imperial pint

Photo of joeseppy
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Copper pour with some clarity and ruby hues. Cascading rush head yields a solid inch off white merengue head. Quite lovely.

Robust aromas. Juicy red Texas grapefruit, sweety malt and spice. Zesty. A nose that satiates the olafactories.

Taste is big red juicy bits of grapefruit and welcoming pithy rind. Malt shines with extremely well balanced bitter and sweet. You have to taste to believe.

Medium body. The mouth is coated well with creamy sugars and malt. Bitterness lays pleasantly on the tongue with a lasting finish.

Mosaic, I believe is tough to master. I adore mosaic and few brewers mastercraft this, ie. Green Flash. An absolute cracker! A brew I've been on the look out for a long time. Lately I've given up on beer searches-just because. But I've always banked in my mind what to look for. Lo and behold yesterday a local grocery store had a case sitting on the shelf. Anicca rang a bell and I grabbed a few. No need to go west coast, we're doing fine right here. Tremendously tremendous!

Photo of rodlavers
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Grabbed a few bottles of this at FFF the other day, and I'm hoping to stop by Half Acre for draft and cask. In a word, Anicca is fantastic. It's smith rich and fruity, wonderfully balanced and entirely drinkable.

Photo of John-Robertson
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

great beer hoppy yet smooth

Photo of Kraj30
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

awesome!

Photo of Getalegup
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Yummy! Light floral smell. Smooth balanced flavor with a medium hoppy bitter finish. Very easy to drink.

Photo of pkalix
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I STOLE THIS REVIEW FROM JOE1510...... because he totally NAILED the description. hope you aint pissed bro, because your review was so dead on I could not have said it any better!!! thank you to the guy who mailed me this beautiful bottle. notice the chick's leg is morphing into a sea creature's leg????
here is Joe1510's review:

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!

Photo of zoober911
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pours a deep hue of orange. A fingers width of pure white head forms. A ring of bubbles are left behind that cling to the glass. Lacing is great.

S - Smells a bit of citrus and tropical fruit. Piney. You can smell the bitterness.

T - Not quite what I expected with the aromas that I had picked up. Not as citrusy as I had expected but more restrained. Bitterness is more of the show stopper. Linger for some time to follow.

F - Medium in body with enough carbonation to tickle your tongue.

O - Overall I would recommend this. It is worth picking up. For a beer that I had never heard of before receiving it in a trade, it's flying under the radar.

Photo of dar482
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%

The beer comes in a dark amber reddish color.

The beer pops of fresh fruit of Mosaic. Pineapple, tangerine, blood orange. The beer sweetness and breadiness in the middle, but flies off like Three Floyds brews. A dank resinous quality in the back.

A clean drinking brew that tastes towards an amber IPA.

Photo of Stevedore
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Half Acre Tap Room in Chicago, IL. 12oz served in a pint glass 10/18/2014.

A- Dark, hazy light copper body, one finger white head. Lacing present in splotches. [4]

S- Tropical fruits, mango, papaya, oranges, grapefruit. Very juicy, accompanied by a nice grainy sweet malt backbone that barely balances out all the juicy Mosaic hop goodness. Smells delicious. [4.5]

F- Mango, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges galore. As in the nose, its very juicy and there is a mildly grainy pale malt backbone that keeps the hop quotient from turning this beer into a mess. It does so quite well indeed, there is even a nice resinous pine-like bitterness on the back-end to finish things out. [4.5]

M- Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Crisp and has a nice pop. Makes the hops stand out even more. Moderate bitterness, reasonably drinkable. [4]

O- Phenomenal beer. Glad to have drank this on tap- this is one of the best beers I've had from Half Acre, and could very well be one of the best locally produced IPAs in Chicago. [4.5]

Photo of Florida9
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is a darker, brownish shade of orange. Forms a moderate sized sort of yellowy colored head. Decent retention. Moderate lacing. Aroma is decidedly hoppy, with notes of tropical fruit, mango, and papaya. However, there is another aspect to the aroma, something more earthy. Sort of like a cross between blueberry and pine. It’s not bad, but it takes away from the from the tropical juiciness. Taste is similar, but tropical fruit mixed with the light caramel backbone blends together more harmoniously than it did in the aroma. Light sweetness complements the juicy tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Mild to moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. This is good stuff

Photo of kevanb
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

10oz pour, served on tap at the Half Acre Tap Room, poured into a Half Acre stemmed flute. Enjoyed fresh on 10.11.14, review from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a medium amber color, strong hues of reds and oranges, hazy and murky with an off white head, about a finger or so with very nice retention and great lace. The aroma is really piney, dank, earthy, sticky and resinous, quite bitter but with an ample malt backbone. The flavors are in line, sticky pine, dank, earthy, grassy, resinous hoppiness with the same, caramel malt backbone, helps cut the bitterness a bit but the balance is a bit rougher on the tongue. The mouthfeel is nice, sticky is again the best fitting word, full bodied, coats the mouth super well with a dry finish.

Verdict: A very nice DIPA from Half Acre and Three Floyds. The mosaic hop is admittedly one of my least favorite hops, but this was really enjoyable. Piney, bitter, sticky and sappy, the flavor profile is a bit on the heavier and darker side of the spectrum for me, but this hits the spot for a nice hop kick, really nice on tap.

Photo of joe1510
4.34/5  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!

Photo of Fcolle2
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours darker amber in color with a nicely retaining head. Smell is incredibly fruity, loads of guava, notes of mango pineapple Papaya and kiwi. Nice Carmel malt aroma in the end. Taste follows the nose with incredibly fruity hops hitting the palate first with flavors of guava orange mango and papaya. Slightly herbal hop bitterness is very mild. Mouthfeel is medium bodied sticky and very drinkable.

Photo of ehammond1
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of RhyminBelmont
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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!

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
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

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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.