GoneAway IPA | Half Acre Beer Company

146 Reviews
GoneAway IPAGoneAway IPA

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Heyoka IPA and Senita IPA

GoneAway is a western charged firecracker. We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This India Pale Ale shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.

Added by MasterSki on 11-15-2013

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours with a slight haze and pure golden in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, in a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Decent lacing, with broken lines and spotting making up most of it.

Smell - Cracking the beer results in the nose being greeted with strong orange with hints of pineapple, peach and starfruit. Hints of crackery malt sit beneath.

Taste - Follows the nose - citrusy with an assortment of the aforementioned tropical fruit notes. Slight spice bite. Very bready, cracker-like malt base that stays mostly hidden until it opens up near the finish. Aftertaste rings with orange juiciness, mild pineapple zing, fading bready sweetness and just a hint of pithy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with moderate, tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a smooth finish.

Overall - Pretty tasty IPA, though frankly a bit more bitterness would have been nice, as it's nowhere near a 'West' style IPA as the can suggests. Nothing I'd seek out specifically, but an occasional buy isn't out of the question.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/24. Today is 3/17.

I live in CA. This beer is described as a west coast IPA. If this beer were available on a regular, I'd aways buy it above a sea full of available west coast IPAs. Dry. Crisp. Clean. Starburst tropical fruit without being sugary and too sweet. Half Acre NAILED this one. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Wookieboy1
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

purchased a pint can while on a buauness trip to New Lenox, Il. No discernable best by/canned date. I could smell the juicy fruits as I poured this into a tulip glass. The taste follows the nose... tropical fruits.. passion fruit pineapple, mango and even watermelon? Hoppy to the last drop. A spectacular IPA.

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Photo of SSS
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Light golden yellow with white head that lingers on the surface. Good amount of lacing
S-Dank aroma with a sweet pine and fresh cut grass element
M-Medium light mouthfeel with low end carbonation
T-Sweet fuller flavour at the front with a smooth bitter accent that follows. Dry with a biscuit presence
O-Drinkable IPA that grew on my as I drank it...

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Photo of craigbelly
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The flavor isn't as bold as the nose leads you to believe. It's complex and gets better with each drink. Tropical and earthy hop flavor. Slightly bitter with medium body.

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Photo of haines710
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia. Nice one inch head and served at a perfect temperature. Beautiful coloring and fruity aroma. Taste was brilliant IPA. I was very impressed. Loved this beer.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Puffy pocked French Vanilla head over slightly hazy gold. 4
Pineapple juice, papaya, a bit of tin, and grass. 4.25
Thread of toffee, giant mango juice hit, some fresh squeezed tangerine, light pine, some herb, a sudden blast of Sunny D and a grassy end. 4.5
Scratchy little tightening linger.
Halfway to medium, creamy, salty, mild warmth. 4

Dec 5 canning - 7 weeks old. No rust on this - lots of bouncy juice, that bobs and weaves with the other hop notes in an elegant display. If I’m digging for faults, it’s what they had to do to get those hops front and center: a bit too much gypsum, I suspect, + a bit too boozy (especially for only 7%). This might not be a bad thing, however; it’s so drinkable you’re glad to have something to slow you down a bit.

Hangs with the best from Oregon and Washington. 4.25

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Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, gold color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of spicy hops, citrus hops, sweet malt, tea, slight alcohol, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of spicy hops, citrus hops, resin, sweet malt, tea, slight alcohol, hint of piney hops, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, great appearance, good complexity and boldness, too bitter for my taste, but good IPA.

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Photo of Act25
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A) Bright, hazed, sticky, lacing.
S) Pine, Mango, Fruit salad, big.
T) Follows smell but abundant and complex in a rich malty core and a long drawn piney finish.
F) Tickling, sticky, kissy, cleansing, bitter.
O) Best IPA in Chicago. Try 24. Visit.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half Acre Beer Co. "Gone Away IPA"
on tap @ Union Tap House on 9/23/16

Notes: Hazy golden body beneath a short head of bright white that holds fairly well and leaves some decent lacing behind (it might actually be better as I'm drinking from a probably not so clean bar glass). Juicy hop aroma: Tropical/citrusy with mango, apricot, and tangerine with a bit of piney underbrush over a delicate, sweetish malt base. The flavor is not as bold as the aroma suggests, but it's still more complex, bringing in some additional fruit and a bit more pine, as well as a fuller, breadier malt. Solidly bitter but not overwhelming - in balance - and dry in the finish with residual hoppy fruitiness and earthy, resinous pine. Medium bodied and crisp. Overall a decent, brightly juicy IPA that's easy to drink.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/3 inch head. Taste is orange and biscuits. Slightly bitter, super smooth, medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Nice, sessionable, above average, IPA. Good intro to the brewery. Keeps me interested in other offerings.

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Photo of Boto
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can: this one pours a hazy golden color. there is a small white head that leaves some lacing. Good nose. Main scents seem to be citrus and grassy hops. Maybe some tropical ones in the background. The taste is good. Not overtly bitter as it strikes a nice balance. Orange, grassy and earthy hop flavors. Decent body in the background. Nice.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Translucent, hazy gold with thin white head, and sheets of lacing.

S: Sweet ripe mango, papaya, and a bit of apricot; sweet, biscuit and sugar cookie malts with hints of honey; twinges of booze, orange zest, orange marmalade, guava, and hints of earth.

T: A even balanced of biscuits and brown sugar with orange peel and orange marmalade upfront, followed by papaya, mango, apricot, honey, guava, and a bit of pink bubblegum. Finishes lightly bitter with orange and grapefruit, a slight warmth of alcohol, and a medium-light bitterness.

F: Medium-bodied, richly smooth, with a slightly chew maltiness, but well-carbonated, with a slightly dry, clean finish.

O: Even at over three months old, this is still quite tasty. A very solid IPA for sure.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Sunny yellow color with a decent haze. Bone white head retains at two fingers and leaves ample stickage.

S: Candied lemon peel, orange zest, apricot, white grapefruit, softly herbal and floral. All resting on a solid bready pale malt foundation.

T: Hops build in the attack. Pithy, oily, green, resinous and bitter. Lots of white grapefruit. Peppery. The shock of it eventually subsides and more playful juicy and fruity notes begin to emerge. Clementine, lemon, apricot, and maybe even a hint of passion fruit. Solid bready malt backbone lets the hops shine but brings things into balance masterfully. Fading grassy bitterness and juicy fruits on an easy and pleasant finish.

M: Full medium body. Round, chewy, and fluffy. Carbination is apparent, fine and firm.

O: Hell of an IPA. Very well put together. It challenges the palate and gives you a lot to chew on, but has a core simplicity to it and achieves an effective balance at the same time. High marks for drinkabikity with an easy finish that has you quaffing back the pint. Why wait in line for beer when you can grab stuff like this off the shelf?

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Photo of Kendo
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Packaged (canned) on 12/5/16; consumed on 12/29/16.

A: Poured from the 16 oz can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is clear golden amber, but more dark yellow when backlit. A good 1.5-finger head of off-white rests on top and retains well, leaving behind rings of foamy lace.

S: Definitely Amarillo hops in the house - cat pee, along with earthy onion and raw garlic.

T: Toasty and bready malt foundation is followed by juicy citrus - grapefruit and oranges primarily. Some apricot or ripe peach as well, and at times I get a tropical fruit presence (think mango). Nice overall balance between hops and malt. Hint of pine or pine needles on the aftertaste.

M: Real nice feel to this one - call it medium in heft, with a modest carbonation and good creamy feel to it.

O: A very, very good IPA. Not in-your-face hop bitterness, just tasty and an easy drinker given the balance and the feel.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into pint glass. Pale golden; burnt orange in color. Nice carbonation leading to good head. Soft hops and subtle fruit notes to nose. Full bodied hops with well balanced bitterness with fruits. Hops linger but not overpowering.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold to copper in color with a light haziness. There's a three quarter inch densely packed bright white head. Aroma is off citrus to grassy hops. I'm tasting very resinous and bitter citrus to tangerine hops with just a kiss of light malt in the finish. The mouth is lightly sticky and resinous. This is phenomenal.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brightening in color the further to the bottom of the glass, this is vibrant amber to orange to yellow topped with a thin white layer of uniform carb.

Smell is tangerine and dank pine.

Taste is light orange, biscuit and cracker.

Frothy and wet mid-palate yet dry in the end

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Photo of MikeWard
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass. packaged 10/27/16, so 7 weeks old.

slightly cloudy orange/yellow body. solid but small cream/white head. very good lacing.

hops and non citrus fruit on the nose.

nice hop bite, solid malt background. well balanced. good fruity wash.

between medium and full in the mouth, slightly sour/bitter finish.

overall, a good solid above average ipa

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Photo of Mdog
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Yellow-gold, good head.

Smell: Grapefruit, pretty strong.

Taste: Bitter at first, then nice sweetened pink grapefruit. Bitterness evens out/lessens into a nicely balanced IPA.

Overall: Another four pack picked up in the Quad Cities. Very nice west coast style IPA, reminds me quite a bit of Surly Overrated. Classic grapefruit sweetness/bitterness.

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Photo of Bwell9
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden hazy, nice head, decent hoppy smell. The mouth feel is a little thin but I definitely like the crisp and clean IPA feel. Not everything has to be buttery and juicy. good brew here.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Awesome looking can, pours a nice 1.5 finger head, dissipates slowly, good lacing, rich honey coloring.
S: A tropical, juicy blend of citra and amarillo hops. Orange, mango peel, fresh, nice sweet malt backing, slight bready note
T: An awesome full body taste, juicy hops, sweet malts balance out with only a slight bite of bitterness at the end. Crisp and enjoyable
F: A nice full body IPA feel, pushing the IPA style to its limit without becoming a DIPA. A very enjoyable carbonation level, medium.
O: One of my go-to beers, a Chicago staple and a really fun beer. I hope GoneAway IPA doesnt have to GoAway to soon!

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Photo of c_tails
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

packaged date 11/3
16 oz can

pours a pretty clear orange, white head

smell is piney, grassy, floral

taste is bitter and piney upfront. a little grassy, a little peppercorn and flowery. dry up front with a lightly sweet mellowness on the end. i really like the balance of this one. its punchy, light mouthfeel, pretty strong aftertaste but has a developed malt / baked bready taste in there.

enjoyed this, would gladly drink another.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. Bottom of can says PKGD 10/27/16.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Juicy hop presence with notes of peach, tangerine and pineapple.

T- Flavor starts out with stone fruit and some malt sweetness and then a big spicy, characteristic comes out of nowhere and is very welcome. Moderate bitterness is balanced well with the slight malt sweetness.

M- Zesty and bright with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A super solid IPA that goes down easy and provides plenty of flavor.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden color, very clear, and with a good amount of head. The smell hits you instantly with citrus before giving way to some pine and malt. Bitterness upfront which is a very exciting change of pace from all the juicy IPA's that I love but nice to have something different once in a while. The bitterness gives in to sweetness from the citrus and malt balancing everything out. Excellent IPA, miss this amount of bitterness in a beer on occasion.

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