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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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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 44
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-30-2013 12:49:45 | More by Thorpe429
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
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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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-02-2013 17:24:40 | More by spycow
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emerge077

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

10-05-2013 06:59:41 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

10-05-2013 01:15:00 | More by largadeer
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +2%
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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

11-06-2013 14:21:34 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

09-16-2013 00:38:34 | More by beernads
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 11:08:21 | More by zestar
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-09-2013 18:24:02 | More by Gonzoillini
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-03-2013 20:09:39 | More by AgentZero
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

10-09-2013 01:11:14 | More by Reagan1984
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-24-2014 16:25:50 | More by Holland
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2013 14:37:45 | More by Sean9689
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ehammond1


4/5  rDev -9.5%
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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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-14-2014 05:14:59 | More by mattmarka1
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
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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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

09-22-2013 15:56:03 | More by williamjbauer
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
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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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2014 02:05:14 | More by threedaggers
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

02-23-2014 16:59:28 | More by donkeyrunner
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

09-03-2013 04:15:06 | More by seeswo
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-07-2013 15:08:49 | More by thewimperoo
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

05-24-2013 17:22:30 | More by CuriousMonk
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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
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