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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca - Half Acre Beer Company

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 63
Gots: 42 | FT: 3
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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

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.
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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.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
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

Photo of amano_h
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]

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

Photo of JayCheG
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMelyon
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 msumike89
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vonerichs
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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

Photo of tbart75
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonnyRebel
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 Viperman1316
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.