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3 Floyds / Half Acre Anicca - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 46
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-20-2013

Brewed with our friends at Half Acre, 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.

Available in 22oz bottles. This is the version brewed at 3 Floyds in August 2013.
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Ratings: 365 | Reviews: 38
Photo of dmgeng
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome bottle art and I had never heard of this 3F's offering so I had to try it.

A - Deep orange and hazy from dry hopping. Course white head coming forth from a subtle pour. Good lacing.

S - Very wet hop in the nose. Tons of tropical fruits, some citrus, light herbal and maybe some floral. Nothing other than hops present in the smell

T - Has the tropical hops but right in the middle and on the way back raw onion flavor. Mosaic hops tend to have an onion flavor during late additions and this beer is no exception. The pungent tropical fruit, pineapple, and citrus do help combat the onion and after a few sips the fruits prevail. No lack of hop flavor and there may be a light malt flavor. The bitterness is very mild and obscured by the overall hoppiness.

M - Lighter mouth-feel with mild carbonation. Pretty clean and crisp on the finish more like an APA than a typical bitter IPA.

Overall, a good tropical fruit representation of an IPA. That initial burst of onion is enough to make me not love this beer but the pineapple, and mango are amazing after that first taste. This beer is similar to "Go-To IPA" from Stone but with a little more in every aspect (flavor, body, ABV). Though Mosaics are not going to surpass my love for Amarillos or Simcoes I did like this beer. I would recommend this if you have never tried Mosaic hops before or if the label art is too enthralling.

Glass- Imperial pint

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange, almost amber. Murky. Small white head.

Smell - Grapefruit. Toasty malt. Some caramel malt. Smells a little sweet.

Taste - Grapefruit hops again, but not as strong. Toasty and bready malts. Bitterness builds. Grassy, toasty, and a just a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I expected better from these two breweries, but it's good.

Photo of markgugs
3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottled (dated 12/22/14) poured into a tall-stemmed tulip

Initially nervous about this one, as an aggressive pour produced a beer the color of deep iced tea, a hue I associate more with barleywines than DIPAs, and with a very large beige/tan head, one that leaves spotty rings of lace. Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, slightly sweet grains dominate the nose, whereas the flavor is primarily crisp pine and tea leaves. A creamy smooth mouthfeel rounds the beer out and delivers an enjoyable, moderately lengthy finish. I realize that by the time I got to try this it was a bit past 2 months old, but it was still decent, just not outstanding.

Photo of Scipio3
3.37/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It may be that my expectations for FFF is too high, but this IPA was very disappointing.

Photo of PintSizedLover
4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

AP: pours a rich hazy amber with a soft pillowy popcorn colored head that settles into a thin layer that lingers down the sides of the glass. AR: heavy aromas of wet pine, loads of citrus pith and grass. DANK. TA: taste strongly follows the aroma with sole usage of mosaic hops. Nice biscuity malts with herbaceous orange sweetness, followed by a deep resinous bite. MF: nicely carbonated. Slick and oily from the resin with a slightly bitter dry finish, leaving you waiting the next sip. OV: I want more. Nice use of the mosaic hop. Delicious full AIPA. Drinks as though it has a higher ABV.

Photo of Kraj30
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great collab here from these 2. def worth trying or trading for

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Barry last night.

Pours a moderately dark amber, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells maltier than I thought it would be, some toast and caramel, overlaid with big citrusy grapefruit.

This definitely showcases the Mosaic hop, but it feels slightly muted. When they call it "snake juice", I expect it to be brutally hoppy. There's tangerine and grapefruit, with a little bit of orange, and some palt malt and a bit of caramel. It's a bit sweet.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel, and a little bit of lacing.

Not the best Half Acre beer I've had, but then again, it was brewed at Three Floyds so that might the thing.

Photo of BryanCorrell
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious, had on draft at Sonkas in Terre Haute, IN

Photo of kkleu357
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in Madison. Darker pale body. Huge wonderful floral aroma. Taste is similar. Like eating fresh pineapples and tropical fruit salad. Very delicious. Can totally tell Half Acre helped design this beer. Seems actually more like a Half Acre beer to me with a zing of Zombie Dust.

Photo of mcrago
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA with a piney - grapefruit balance. Very good drink.

Photo of papat444
3.58/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/22/2014.

Ok IPA but expected more. A tame IPA with decent flavor but no lasting impression bitterness-wise.

Photo of Filabee
3.45/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid beer with ok flavor...There was no wow factor here. Happy to try it but will not be looking for more.

Photo of mickmanhattan
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drunk from a bomber in a pint glass
Look: Rich amber color. Large bubbles clung to the glass, not unlike a sparkling wine. Nice 1" head had very large bubbles.
Smell: Pure passion fruit. That's all I could smell. Accurate portrait of hop profile.
Taste: Smooth, drinkable, with a non-offensive grapefruit bitterness that faded before it was annoying. Excellent flavor.
Feel: par for the style. Not great, but good.
Overall: It's always a treat to try a new 3F bomber. This is no exception. It wasn't mind blowing like Apocalypse Cow or Permanent Funeral, but it was solid. Middle of the pack excellent.

Photo of Jaddict
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Unbelievable aroma, taste is even better

Photo of LANDRY
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Annika sweet grapefruit aroma excellent bitter bite full bodied chewy good head retention small lacing

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is dark orange to amber in color with a quarter inch of off-white head. The aroma offers hops, mint, malt. Decent flavor, though perhaps a bit too much mint. A bit odd for the style. Slightly sweet, with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

Photo of MasterSki
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Todd. I also got a few of these from Sean. Thanks to both of you guys! Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam that is surprisingly dark for an IPA that settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace. Transparent golden body.

S - Great hop aroma with dank weed, citrus zest, and tropical fruit flavors; it's Mosaic hops alright. Seems a tad maltier than the Half Acre-brewed version, with a bit of sugary sweetness standing up to the hop assault. Still, it's quite good.

T - The taste follows suite, with a bit more brown sugar malt presence than the Half Acre version. Still, there's tons of potent hop character, with a plethora of grapefruit, tropical fruits, and zesty herb flavors.

M - Dry, medium body, with crisp, pleasant, moderate carbonation. Some lingering oily hops and resins, and no discernible alcohol.

D - A really nice IPA, but not quite as good as the version brewed at Half Acre. Still, it's excellent and a beer I'd happily drink on any occasion. Pretty easy to put down 22oz, especially with a friend.

Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Joe for this one!

Dark saturated orange, hazy but somewhat transparent around the edges. Long lasting head of creamy foam, drippy lacing all around the edges of the glass.

Tangerine, nectarine, sweet candied citrus aromas, marmalade, tropical hints at first. Later it becomes dry and resinous with hints of the initial citrus, and the pale malt starts to show through.

Bitter citrus peel, grapefruit, mango, lime peel, resinous hop oils. Wisps of pale malt in the middle, aftertaste is firmly bitter. Smooth supple feel, very light and drinkable with a dry bitter finish. Seems slightly less bitter and dank than the Half Acre version, but it's pretty flawless.

Photo of wordemupg
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 3/10/13, cheers MasterSki and Sean9689 for the bottle

A dark amber with tiny particles being moved around by plenty of pinprick bubbles, large tan foam quickly falls to a dense finger with a tabletop island leaving think rings deep down the glass

S tropical fruit punch on the nose, candied pineapple, grapefruit and sweet orange, brown sugar and plenty of floral pine, smells intense and I can smell it off my glass an arms reach away

T less of the tropical notes I could smell on the nose and loads more brown sugar and its burnt, lime rind and more pine still great but the nose was a notch above

M leaning towards full, almost creamy, a little gritty in the mouth and sticky on the lips, has a nice bitter snap to it and just a hint of booze

O looks amazing, sexy tropical nose, but only great in other areas, pine and brown sugars come out as it warms in a big way and the tropical notes fade a little, perhaps I should've chugged it

great stuff and I could drink myself silly if I had some more. A big difference between chilled and warm and its more noticeable then most brews I've had, I preferred it cold where the tropical notes shinned

Photo of WoodBrew
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This collaboration is excellent. ...ahow casing the mosaic hop! The beer pours a clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent carries an orange peel citrus and subtle pine. The taste is bitter through the drink with a orange peel spicy essance that includes a piney resin. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer.

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.62/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

@ 3 Floyds, Munster IN

Orange color with a tight white head. Smells like tropical fruit hard candy. Up front Anicca is great with all the tropical fruit hops I'd ever want but I don't like mosiac as a bittering hop. It has a nasty tobacco and cat piss bitter back end which I find disdainful. Tastes hotter than 7.3%.

Photo of portia99
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep orangey amber color with two fingers of dense, creamy off white head with good staying power. As the head falls the glass is left completely coated in sticky lacing.

S - Bright, fresh and juicy grapefruit up front. Hints of orange, some tropical fruit and a touch of pine...but grapefruity citrus dominates. Very mild malt presence behind the hops...getting faint hints of caramel.

T - Tropical fruit up front, lots of pine behind that. Definitely some citrus too, but the tropical and pine overpower...just the opposite of the aroma. Again, the malt struggles to make its presence known giving a very mild caramel sweetness, and a light graininess. Very tasty hop forward IPA that centers on hops flavors and only puts forth a mild bitterness.

M - Sticky and resiny with hops dominating the flavor completely. Medium body and a mild carbonation that gives a mostly creamy feel in the mouth with just a faint tingle.

O - Very good west coast style IPA. Love the dense hop flavors. Definitely an IPA that is focused on delivering the citrus/tropical/pine flavors and keeps the bitterness to a manageable level. Super flavorful and complex hoppy. Lack of bitterness makes this go down very quickly.

Photo of sleuthdog
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into FFF Teku

Anicca is a reddish orange that when held up to the light shows off its clarity. A frothy off white head formed and when receding, lacing is left all down the sides from top down.

The smell is very aromatic and pleasant. It is dank and dark yet bright and citrus all at the same time. Ruby red grapefruit is what jumps out at me. Almost like I just cut into the fruit fresh. Pine and mango. Pineapple and grass. Nectarines and onion. This is the truth. It is all over the place and complex as hell.

The taste isn't nearly as complex as the nose but with a single hop variety beer it does a damn fine job at keeping it interesting. Pineapple, orange and mango introduce themselves first making for a juicy and refreshing beer. It has a sweetness to it mid palate that is washed over with the more dank, pine and grassy hops towards the end. I guess I do find the taste fairly complex as well.

Medium, creamy feel and oh where is the alcohol? Very drinkable.

FFF collabs with Half Acre and produces a home run. Surprise? No not really. These two breweries do know what the hell they are doing after all.

Photo of davey101
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into a teku glass. Thanks sleuthdog! Pours a clear reddish amber color with two fingers of light khaki foam. Killer lacing and retention.

S - Huge tropical notes of papaya, mango, and nectarine clash up against some savory almost Simcoe cat pee/onion like savoryness. Dank, dank bud with a tropical fruit glaze. Can't imagine it being great in a few weeks but right now its really awesome and intense. A little caramel malt and booze to round it out. Very large and complex.

T - Nectarines, papaya, mango, and orange juice. Less savory then the nose but it still has some dank resin towards the end. Bready malts and some caramel with a lasting peach fruitiness and bitterness. Very tasty stuff. Mouth feel is medium bodied but could use a bit more carbonation.

O - Damn good single hopper. Huge tropical fruit notes with some really nice resinous and malt notes to keep it in check. Really awesome collaboration beer and worth checking out for sure.

Photo of vinny21bal
4.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is the best thing other then permanent funeral from Floyd's in a while. It definitely out does zombie dust which has always been a favorite of mine. The nose is insane, it has a perfect balance like a sculpin but much more citrus. I think this could be a perfect beer? Blows away Alpine again other then permanent funeral I don't think Floyd's has ever set the bar o high. Not expensive. If you haven't had it you have to. It would be something you should experience.

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3 Floyds / Half Acre Anicca from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.