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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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Paz8812, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

nguasta2, Oct 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

PickleBucket29, Oct 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Mitch_Cumstein, Oct 25, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%

campfirebrew, Oct 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

acidreflux, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

dar482, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.3%

mltobin, Oct 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

mjc3151, Oct 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Hessian257, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.43/5  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]

Stevedore, Oct 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%

elliott1184, Oct 18, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%

shopk, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

briiguy, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

DaveOrlowski, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

jrhottle, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Florida9
4.36/5  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

Florida9, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Jaycase, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of kevanb
4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

kevanb, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Docrock, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

TDavis, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

mecmd, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2%

jamato3000, Oct 11, 2014
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4.63/5  rDev +5%

SweetChicken, Oct 11, 2014
Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.