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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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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 6.58%
Wants: 46
Gots: 14 | 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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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.

MasterSki, Mar 01, 2013
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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.

Fcolle2, Oct 07, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing Anicca, a collaboration IPA brewed by Three Floyds Brewing Company (Munster, Indiana) and Half Acre Brewing Company (Chicago, Illinois).

Score: 95

Tap pour served in a Half Acre snifter-tulip hybrid glass and enjoyed on 03/01/13. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Bourbon colored body. Served with one finger of cream colored head that settles to a thin foggy coating. Awesome lacing and retention. 5/5

Smell: Dank hops, tangerine, melon, peach and apricot. Nice tropical citrus nose. Pineapple juice and pine too. Perfectly balanced, nice juiciness and hoppiness. A little fruity too. 4.75/5

Taste: Tastes just like it smells but with a heavier malt-orientation and less "bitting hoppiness" than anticipated from nose. Earthy spice too, a little resinous. Nice bitter citrus finish after the swallow. Smoother drinking than anticipated, but I was hoping for more of a in-your-face hop bomb from the nose. Tasty enough to overcome my expectation disappointment. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Frankly, I think this brew is slightly under-carbonated. Nice zesty citrus which is bitter and juicy. Finishes a little dry. 4/5

Overall: An excellent IPA from two hop masters. Well worth the trip to the Half Acre tap room to try this taproom only release.

Cost: $6 for a 16 oz snifter pour.

jegross2, Mar 01, 2013
Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.