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Summer Rules! No Rules. - Half Acre Beer Company

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83
good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A 4.8% ABV summer session ale that's all Amarillo hops and all good times. Damn The Man. No Rules.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-22-2013)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -16.4%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Farnswurth, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of sbxx
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

sbxx, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Ak555667
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Ak555667, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap in a 16oz glass and again from a 32oz growler.

A - White foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and specks of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - A generous dose of Amarillo hops, as expected: grapefruit, dank herbs, a hint of onion, and a slight vegetal, grassy sharpness. Crackery malt backdrop with very little sweetness.

T - The taste is similar, with some cracker and perhaps a hint of buttery pils malt? Not as much obvious hop flavor, but there's a surprisingly hefty dose of bitterness that grows. Growler seemed a bit sweeter which helped, but rating mostly from my draft pour.

M - Dry, toasty texture, with very low residual stickiness. Medium-light body, lower carbonation, and obviously no alcohol presence. I could actually use a tad more spritz, as it gets a tad watery.

D - A very easy to drink pale ale that's a tad 'old school'. This year's batch of Amarillo hops seems a bit more grassy and earthy than previous iterations. No major complaints, but not the most memorable offering from Half Acre either.

MasterSki, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of pmorey
4/5  rDev +11.4%

pmorey, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of mcc1654
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mcc1654, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev +11.4%

johunnic, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

spycow, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

scottiethebody, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

IPAchris, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of gregdafdxguy
2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my fave thing from the local brewery, I tend to not like the one-hop focused brews. Looks beautiful in a 20oz+ tall pint glass, hazy orange. Smells vegetal, slightly citrus, not exactly inviting. Taste was off for me, weirdly vegetal and not hoppy like I think of hoppy. Very nice fizzy carbonation makes it more refreshing. Full disclosure, I had this after a 13oz pour of Najava in a firkin with an extra half pound of hops, which was awesome. I’m hoping I am good enough to tease out the flavors of a second beer after one strong, hoppy beer. But maybe I am an idiot.

gregdafdxguy, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

apshessler, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

thewimperoo, Jul 24, 2013
Summer Rules! No Rules. from Half Acre Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.