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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.27%
Wants: 81
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 354 | Reviews: 35
Photo of Fcolle2
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of jegross2
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of rodlavers
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Grabbed a few bottles of this at FFF the other day, and I'm hoping to stop by Half Acre for draft and cask. In a word, Anicca is fantastic. It's smith rich and fruity, wonderfully balanced and entirely drinkable.

Photo of joeseppy
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Copper pour with some clarity and ruby hues. Cascading rush head yields a solid inch off white merengue head. Quite lovely.

Robust aromas. Juicy red Texas grapefruit, sweety malt and spice. Zesty. A nose that satiates the olafactories.

Taste is big red juicy bits of grapefruit and welcoming pithy rind. Malt shines with extremely well balanced bitter and sweet. You have to taste to believe.

Medium body. The mouth is coated well with creamy sugars and malt. Bitterness lays pleasantly on the tongue with a lasting finish.

Mosaic, I believe is tough to master. I adore mosaic and few brewers mastercraft this, ie. Green Flash. An absolute cracker! A brew I've been on the look out for a long time. Lately I've given up on beer searches-just because. But I've always banked in my mind what to look for. Lo and behold yesterday a local grocery store had a case sitting on the shelf. Anicca rang a bell and I grabbed a few. No need to go west coast, we're doing fine right here. Tremendously tremendous!

Photo of Chrisarce123
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great combo of breweries for an IPA.

Photo of zrbeer1579
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Murky mahogany with half finger light tan head.

Aroma: Peach, apricot, and grapefruit. Little herbal and pine. Some toasted breadiness.

Taste: Peach, apricot, and berries. Little tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit. Some pine and herbals. Slightly sweet and light toffee toasted bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium- light with medium carbonation. Slight dry finish. Some hops bitterness that lingers for a short time.

Overall: A really nice IPA. Tastes a little similar to Space. But I like this better. I certainly would have it again.

Photo of JZEN7
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious smell of sweet tropical hops. Nice unfiltered appearance. These guys make damn good IPAs.

Photo of dar482
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

Photo of pkalix
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I STOLE THIS REVIEW FROM JOE1510...... because he totally NAILED the description. hope you aint pissed bro, because your review was so dead on I could not have said it any better!!! thank you to the guy who mailed me this beautiful bottle. notice the chick's leg is morphing into a sea creature's leg????
here is Joe1510's review:

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!

Photo of DVoors
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter

a - Poured red orange and beautiful with 2 finger white lacy head.

s - Smelled like tropical fruit candy. Very appealing.

T - Tastes Wonderful. Tropical Fruit, Candy, the candy malt flavor goes perfectly with the fruity hop character. I am not too familiar with Mosaic hops, but it tastes like a mix of Citra and Equinox. Finishes with a pleasant sticky bitterness to balance it out.

M - Mouthfeel is perfect for an IPA. Sticky but refreshing.

O - A wonderful beer. I would definitely seek out.

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Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
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