Navaja - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.63/5 rDev -14%
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.
07-27-2014 23:19:22 | More by kevanb
4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
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!
07-27-2014 14:14:25 | More by larryarms847
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
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
07-24-2014 00:13:10 | More by brentk56
Navaja from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.