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Navaja - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

178 Ratings
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is the first time we've brought this out of its scabbard. We've never released a Double IPA - and this will make its debut at our 5th Anniversary Party on 5/17. Attacking your ability to make good choices, this bully quickly becomes your best friend.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-14-2013)
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Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fcolle2:
Photo of Fcolle2
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour straw golden in color with a slight haze and orange hue. Head is about one finger and has good retention.

Smell is great. Lots of tropical fruit aromas of mango pineapple and stone fruit before a nice grainy malt aroma comes in that smells nicely balance. A little bit of pine is also present but the tropical fruit hops are the main show.

Taste is great and follows the nose. Loads of tropical fruit hops are forward with big juicy flavors of mango pineapple and grapefruit. Minor hoppy bitterness is minuscule in comparison to the immense hoppy oils and resin with slight flavors of herbs and pine. Grainy malt balances the hops with a mild sweetness and cracker like malt.

Mouthfeel is great. Huge amounts of hop oils and sticky resin give this a big body. Mild carbonation cuts the hops and a mild bitterness comes right before a somewhat dry finish.

Fcolle2, Feb 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

tectactoe, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of jeonseh
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

S - Mango hop sweetness, pineapple, slight grapefruit, lemon peel. Good sweet nose

T - Sweet mango, pineapple, caramely sweetness, and strawberry. Light pine on the backend that gives it a good bitter presence that lingers on the backend.

M - Medium syrupy beer with a light hop resin in the finish

O - Good IPA from HA with a good fruit presence to it. Nice and sweet IPA with a light bitter presence that balances it out.

jeonseh, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - light orange yellow color. any head that formed quickly left

Smell - Sweet Citrus flavor for sure. Lots and lots of grapefruit. As this warmed up I got much more malty balance

Taste - Wow what a lovely balance of grapefruit and malts

Mouthfeel - very very smooth and easy to drink

Overall - Sure glad I got one of these in a trade. Would drink again any time

beatenbyjacks, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of DerekQXQX
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

DerekQXQX, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of weonfire
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

weonfire, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4/5  rDev -5.2%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Diggy
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Diggy, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

qcbrewer, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Gonzoillini, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Kegatron, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of falconxman
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

falconxman, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright ruby orange in appearance with a sticky dank look to it that sure looks appealing.

The wonderfully fruity scent of orange and pineapple are balanced beautifully by a firm spicy malt backbone.

This is marvelously sticky, citrusy, tropical, and slightly spicy.

Mouthfeel has some bite, but goes down smooth in the end.

Overall, I wish I lived closer to Half Acre, because they keep putting out some damn brews!

larryarms847, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Jordanmtate
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Jordanmtate, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

GRG1313, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Durdz
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Durdz, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -28.9%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Jaycase
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jaycase, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -5.2%

trevorpost, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of beersdmf17
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

beersdmf17, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Half Acre taproom in a 13 oz. snifter. Thanks Jay!

This is the 2nd glass i've had of this, and it's pretty impressive.
Color is a bright and saturated orange jewel tone, with a finger of white foam on the surface. Some spotty lace around the edges, forming some spindly arcs here and there. Surface coverage is good, and lasts for the first half of the glass.

Smells overwhelming, very lush and fruity with pulpy grapefruit and mango aromas. Dank.

Flavors are big on the fruit too, grapefruit and mango notes from the dank resiny hops. This is tempered towards the middle with some pale malt and a possible wheaty note towards the end. Medium bodied, a slow sipper to be sure. The abv is somewhat hidden. This almost came out on top during a side-by-side with Galactic DDC, but ultimately they are different and "tied" after revisiting Navaja again.

emerge077, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of johnnyfive32
5/5  rDev +18.5%

johnnyfive32, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

CRJMellor, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of rjp217
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

rjp217, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of tfidler
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

tfidler, Jul 28, 2013
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Navaja from Half Acre Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.