Navaja - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.44/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks stillmatic2232 for the chance to try this one.
A DIPA with Mosaic, Simcoe and Centennial? Sign me the hell up.
Pours an amber orange color, with a one inch head that descends to an oily film on top, with a lot of soapy lacing.
Smells like pine, grapefruit, lemon, and some bitter alcohol.
This one tastes great, but is quite strong. The alcohol is present, but is a good flavor within the beer. There is a strong pine resin bitterness, lots of juicy tropical fruit flavors, a bit of cattiness, some lemon, grapefruit, orange, and mango, and sticky sweet malt behind it all. A big bruiser for sure, not particularly "complex" but incredibly tasty.
This one is medium bodied, with a sticky sweet mouthfeel, and a low amount of carbonation. Pretty drinkable, even with the ABV.
This is quite an excellent hop bomb, with a pretty righteous label too.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 11:49:21 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.63/5 rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle, July 2014 release, poured into a Half Acre Willibecher glass.
The beer pours a nice orange-copper color, hues of apricot and gold, lightly hazy with a decent amount of bubbles racing around in the glass with a thick, finger or so of white, soapy head that has nice retention and leaves behind a great amount of sticky lace. The aroma is of bitter pine, light grapefruit and tropical fruits, but it's predominately piney, earthy and grassy with nice hop spice but sticky malt counterbalances fairly well. The flavors mirror well, plenty of piney hop bitterness, hop spice, grapefruit peel with some layered tropical fruit and thick, sticky, sweet malt linger behind. The mouthfeel is okay, a bit light, but with nice carbonation levels, moderate to low, coats the mouth well, but feels very sticky and sappy, very dry finish.
Verdict: A nice DIPA from Half Acre, perhaps a bit too piney and bitter, without much depth or complexity, but balanced within itself. The sticky body plays well with the piney elements but not my favorite hoppy offering from Half Acre.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:19:22 | More by kevanb
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy copper capped by a decent head that does an even better job lacing
Smell: Tropical fruit with papaya, lychee and a hint of tangerine
Taste: Opens with a tropical fruit cocktail flavor filled with all the tones detected on the nose; the bitterness never really builds to the extent I expected but the flavors linger and bring on a bit of alcohol in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet
Overall: Overall, I was expecting a bit more, particularly from Half Acre; still, an enjoyable beer even though it never scales the peaks
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 00:13:10 | More by brentk56
Navaja from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.