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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca - Half Acre Beer Company

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 66
Gots: 50 | FT: 4
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Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
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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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of coz
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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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!

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whmartin
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of hilgart1
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jruffner
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of enelson
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Maillard
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carmike813
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlakeAM
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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]

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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdlhy
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbmiche
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of campfirebrew
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.