1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca - Half Acre Beer Company

Not Rated.
Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

137 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 137
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.24%
Wants: 48
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of traviswhillier
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

traviswhillier, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Treebs
4.26/5  rDev -3.6%

Enjoyed on tap at Half Acre. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark amber color with some yellowish highlights. Soapy lace is left down the glass.

S: Nice burst of tropical fruits. Mainly pineapple and mango with a some mild dankness to it. Light sweetness from the malts. Touch of caramel.

T: The taste is much more vibrant than the nose. Juicy pineapple, dank resin with a touch of bitter pine on the finish. The malt bill is slightly sweet, reminiscent of sugar cookies.

M: Medium high carbonation, a little prickly in nature, with a medium light body. So much flavor packed into this beer.

O: Delicious. I could drink pint upon pint of this. Very well balanced and highly drinkable.

Treebs, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%

Dark reddish brown with a murky haze, and a saturated orange glint in the bottom of the glass. Thin layer of foam on top with a lasting skim on the surface. Delicate ring of dripping lacework around the edges of the glass.

Pungent hop aroma, tangerine citrus, a little catty dankness and resiny greenery around the edges.

Pleasantly bitter with a resinous hop oil character, grapefruit zest and bitter fruit flesh. Light feel but approaching medium bodied, pretty smooth and well carbed. Resiny dry aftertaste. Anicca is a really nice drinker, hope they can secure the Mosaic to keep this in regular rotation.

emerge077, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%

Had on tap at Half-Acre tap house

A) Beautiful and vibrant dark red color, copper hugh, and two finger head the lingers. Lots of lace

S) Tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, papaya, citra ending.

T) Same as the smell, tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, clementine

M) Smooth coats the mouth

O) Great beer Always enjoy collaborations between these two breweries. Half-Acre brews some great beer

NewGlarusFan, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

WolfsbaneBloom, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
4.48/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Vonerichs, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%

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!

BEERchitect, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of thaghost
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

thaghost, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

williamjbauer, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

weonfire, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Summer78
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Summer78, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Gonzoillini, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

vrbulldog22, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Brewzma
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Brewzma, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Served in a pint glass at Half Acre 3/3/13.

A: Served a cloudy/hazy deep tangerine color with a surplus of light orange/eggshell colored foam on top. Retention was killer with a sticky mess of lace left behind on te inside of the glass.

S: A pungeant treat for the nose! Tropical and fresh cut grassy, with a hint of cat & citrus.
Killer!

T: See above. Super malty balance shine through as it warms.

M: Slick, spicy, resinous, spicy, resinous, etc... Hops do a prickly dance all over the place.

O: Whew. Loved this!

GbVDave, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of SciFritz
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

SciFritz, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Orlando
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Orlando, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Purp1eOne
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Purp1eOne, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Listers
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Listers, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of AgentZero
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

AgentZero, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

CuriousMonk, May 24, 2013
Photo of FullObs
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

FullObs, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of dcloeren
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

dcloeren, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Knoxrb12
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Knoxrb12, Mar 01, 2014
Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.