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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 54
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of jeonseh
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark copper with a clear and slightly reflective body with a small white head

S - Passion fruit, hibiscus, rather floral and tropical. Really fragrant.

T - Up front is floral hibiscus hops, then it moves to mango, passion fruit and strawberry to give it a good fruity presence. Finish is slightly piney to give it a bitter finish. A great balance of hop flavors in this one

M - Medium body with a thick and sticky resin. Get a hop resin on the tongue that lingers on in the finish.

O - A really good hoppy beer that you'd expect from these two with a good balance of fruit and bitter hop flavors.

Photo of MW_13
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into Tulip glass.

Appearance doesn't really matter to me. I'm all about the taste and smell. I shared this bottle with a bunch of craft beer buddies and we all really enjoyed it. One of my friends-- who at first said "Oh, no thanks. I don't really like IPAs very much."-- said "Oh wow, the taste on that is really complex. I think my palate must be changing because that's really good!"

Smell: I picked up a lot of pine and "dankness". My friends were able to pick up on more fruit notes. I really love fruity and floral smelling IPAs, so I would have liked to have picked up on those scents more. Maybe my nose is defective.

Taste: When it first clashes against your tongue it is sweet and fruity. If I were to assign the taste to one fruit, it would definitely be passionfruit. After this initial rush of flavor, it transforms to a pine-like taste which leads to a nice hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: at just over 7%, it's right where I'd like it to be for an IPA. Crisp AND satisfying.

Overall: I'm glad I picked up two of these when I stopped by the brewery. Actually, I hope I can get some more before they're gone. It's definitely has a memorable taste. Highly recommended.

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 StoutItOutLoud
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22-oz bomber shared on 8/24/2013, to a 13.75-oz tulip.

amber orange appearance, with large off-white head lingering for a long time. lots of carbonation, w/ good patchwork lacing.

lovely bouquet of caramel malts and juicy, fruity, earthy hops. lemon w/ dank

well-balanced. malt sweetness w/ mango, grapefruit, resin. the hop bitterness does not assault the tongue like other FFF offerings, making for a delicious tasting.

well-carbonated, sticky sweet mouthfeel, the lingering bitterness tickles the tongue.

this is a really good IPA/DIPA, and i'm not a huge hophead. well-crafted, better than dreadnaught and zombie dust, even though the three are different styles, technically.

this is similar to Pliny the Elder, in my opinion. i could've handled the whole bomber by myself with no problem or remorse

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 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 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 hansgruber
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Released 8.19 at the FFF brewpub.

Nose is full of fresh citrusy, piney hops. Just overwhelmingly good. Can't get enough.
Surprisingly clear medium orange/amber body. Nice head. Great retention and lacing.

All hops on the taste upfront. Piney notes come out perhaps a bit more than do the citrusy notes. Very smooth bitterness. Balanced just enough by the malt. A touch sweet from the malt.

As expected a very solid beer. Super fresh and super tasty. Right up my alley for IPA's.

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 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 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 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 csparace
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So when this first came out at Halfe Acre I just happened to be down there and had a glass. Little did I know that I'd be lusting after this beer for the next few months. Holy hell was I excited when I heard FFF was bottling this. However, I was scared. Scared that it wouldn't live up to my memory. Here is what I discovered:

Appearance (5.00) – Golden, like rosin or amber. Caramel to the light. Pours with a controlled 2 finger head nicely. Foam is a rusty white of small bubbles. Lacing is super nice, just like Zombie Dust. This thing is gorgeous.

Smell (5.00) – Reminds me of every FFF IPA I've ever had but with a bit more character. Hop heavy freshness of course but there is more there. Deeper into the smell is more character – yeasts and malts I think. Perhaps some roasted flavors to come?

Taste (4.75)– This is not what I remember. Its not bad, just different. There is a very unique character to this. The hop flavor is very earthy and raw tasting. Pine. At first you think you're tasting a lot of malts, but I really feel like its just an awesome blend of hops. Its not clean and crisp, but kinda dirty. Not yeasty at all. Malts are mild when you find them. Its pretty heavy.

Mouthfeel (4.75) – This is heavier than I remember and sits on the tongue for a while. Heavy like a really malty beer which is what I think made that association. Super fresh feeling that comes with all Half Acre and FFF beers.

Overall (4.75) – I believe this IPA to be super unique. It has a darker profile than I remembered but not in a bad way at all. Has all the freshness that we expect from these brewers along with all the natural and beautiful fresh flavors. It just has a little extra added oomph. Its not just another citra blasting but a unique and beautiful specimen.

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 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 brewskis
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark orange with a finger length head that goes away pretty quickly and leaves a blanket of lacing. Lots of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of tons of mango, tropical fruit, stone fruit, pine, and carmel. Tastes pretty much like it smells. Starts of with lots of mango and tropical fruits. Then the middle brings a malty doughy quality that melds with the hop flavors and somewhat balances it. The finish is the best part of this beer in my opinion. Just a cornucopia of fruit flavors. You could argue six or seven different fruits. Definitely more mango and tropical fruits, but also stone fruit and pine resin. Tastes like a bitter, yet sweet fruit salad. There is a sweetness that builds along with the hop intensity. High medium body with an oily and creamy mouthfeel that is perfect for this beer. This is the best showcase of the mosaic hop I’ve had yet. Really complex, juicy fruit flavors. A very well-done IPA that lived up to my high expectations given the two breweries and their knowledge of hops.

Photo of KFBR392
4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish brown dark hue to this brew. About a finger worth of head on the pour. Sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Low carbonation active in the glass.

Smell: A heavy grapefruit, tangerine, and pine aroma. A solid base of molasses and dark malt. The mosaic hops have a very interesting bitter and heavily spiced scent. Pine and resin are heavy.

Taste: A sweet malt caramel front greets the palate right away. Molasses and malt warm up which gradually leads to the bitter citrus body of the Mosaic hops. Some tropical hops brighten up the back end and leave a medium dry finish on the palate. Some grassy earthy flavors are left behind as well

Mouthfeel: Nice transitions of sweet and bitter on the palate.

Overall: A really unique and interesting single IPA. I've started to see more and more Mosaic hops being used and I really like it. They are complex with many different levels. Really tasty.

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 MrMcGibblets
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

a: clear amber/reddish copper w/nice off-white head and lacing.
s: a fresh (not overripe) fruit salad that i struggled to identify. after a few of these, i realized that peaches came through for me. some pine/resin underneath with sweet light caramel malt. this mosaic hop really threw me off, but in a good way. very different.
t: follows suit. very well balanced between the light caramel malt sweetness and smooth bitterness. hops are super juicy and fresh. very complex for a single hop beer.
m: medium body, well-carbed, nice, more-ish finish.
o: this stuff is growing on me. too bad, that much like permanent funeral, i probably won't see it again so that they can make jinx proof, pride n joy, and bruce. smh

Photo of Hugonaut13
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into FFF Pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy, rich amber color. Size-able head even when poured gently. Head takes awhile to recede, and the lacing forms spiderwebs of stickiness down the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet citrus mixed with dank, piney hops. A bit of a punch to the senses. Smells excellent.

T - Starts off with some sweet maltiness, then the piney, bitter hops rush in and start having a party with the sweetness. Quite balanced and overly drinkable. Citrus is surprisingly not found in the taste. I'm not missing that due to the balance of the other two elements though.

M - Minimal alcohol presence. Creamy, full-bodied IPA.

O - So FFF and Half Acre got together and made a 100% Mosaic hopped IPA and it's delicious. What. A. Shock. I should have bought a case of this.

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

22oz from the source into a SA perfect pint glass.

Marmalade with copper highlights and plenty of bubbles dancing to the top. A big sand colored head rests on top for the duration of the session of a clear body.

Tangerine and grapefruit zest welcome the nose, along with notes of papaya. Moves onto sweeter grain notes of graham cracker and bread with some floral influence from the hops, but the emphasis is on the those nice fruity and citrusy hops.

Opens with great citrus zest and more tropical fruit. Quickly moves into the bittering hops and a nice touch of floral. Finishes with nice graham cracker sweetness.

Medium bodied with a smooth body. The carbonation dies off some what quick but I'm not complaining.

Great tropical and citrus notes on the palate and in the nose. Recommended but don't freak out if you can't get this one, a fresh Two Hearted is just as good.

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