GoneAway IPA | Half Acre Beer Company

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GoneAway IPAGoneAway IPA
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.

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Reviews: 192 | Ratings: 1,348
Photo of ONUMello
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 3/25/19 poured into a tulip
A: Orange with a one finger head
S: Tropical fruit, citrus, hints of pine/grass
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium-bodied with a pleasant bitterness
O: A well made, very solid West-coast IPA worth trying

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Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can, canned on 3/18/19. Pours slightly hazy dark gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malt with fruity hops with a little resin.

The flavor is sweet earthy malt with sharp green resiny bitter hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA. A bit too sharp for me.

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Photo of eppCOS
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Another crystal clear west coaster IPA; decent lacing and head/foam
S - Nice, clean, dank ripe, some tropical but mostly assertive hops
T - Clean, smooth, and not overly aggressive.
F - Great carbonation, but could be more assertive.
O - A solid IPA though nowhere near as good as regular in-house Space IPA from Half Acre.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have had GA many times over the last year. Always thought it was delicious. I also thought I had reviewed it before.. but was mistaken. Here is my review:

I have no problem whatsoever !

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Formerly Heyoka & Senita.

2015 vintage; drank 11/2/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque bright orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice bright white head; a curtain of lace.

Orange citrus & crisp grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Sweet orange citrus flavor.

One dimensional but enjoyable. I'd have another.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Right down the line, this beer is. No adjuncts, no lactose, no haze. This beer is west Coast like a ninja turtle on a piece of supreme. Soft hops meet a smooth bitterness like taking Kelly Kapowski for a stroll under the cherry moon.


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Photo of hopsputin
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: clear, straw yellow color with a hint of amber and orange. large, 2-3 finger off-white rocky head that has bubbles streaming up from the glass

s: pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, strawberry, sweet orange zest, and a touch of smooth caramel. a subtle bready malt backbone

t: a touch of ripe mango and tangerine that is immediately followed by a hit of bitterness: grapefruit and herbal hops. a slight floral note behind that. pineapple, resin, and huge orange flavors towards the end. a little orange rind and a touch of caramel and crusty bread to close out

m: lighter side of medium, strong carbonation

o: pretty nice IPA here. bitter with a bit of tropical hops to cancel it out. What a nice traditional American IPA should taste like. my knock against this is that the hops could pop just a bit more

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Photo of babaracas
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with fine sediment in suspension, fluffy offwhite head, spray of lace sticking. Smell: apricot, resin, floral, tangerine. Taste: apricot jam, notes of orange marmalade and biscuit, pine, leafy. Medium bodied. Standard and well made IPA.

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Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very strong head production, and fantastic lacing and retention. Snow white head tops a bright lemon-yellow body. Almost perfectly transparent body, especially in thinner parts of the glass.

Very juicy and floral nose, with a mild-to-moderate dankness. Fresh-cut grass, mango, pineapple, cracker, honey, tangerine. Lean is toward tropical fruit vice citrus.

For all the aroma implies, it's lighter than I expected on the palate - but exactly in line with a 7% ABV IPA. Hops are bright and floral, but not overpowering, revealing a crackery/biscuity pale malt base, especially on the second half. Pineapple, mango, green leaf, mild dankness, papaya, and passion fruit. Fairly bitter, but not exceptionally so.

Very lively and smoothly drinkable, although a touch watery.

The hop profile on this is fairly straightforward, and a bit of a throwback IPA in that regard, just with more of a tropical edge than citrus/pine. The drinkability is quite nice, and the bitterness appropriately balancing. This would be a fine draft beer for those fortunate enough to get Half Acre regularly.

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Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours fairly clear golden color with a two finger head; nice retention and a few shards of lace

Smell: Piney, with just a hint of caramel malt; tropical tones as well as green onion

Taste: A hint of tropical papaya followed by a blast of pine; assertively bitter, through the middle, with an oniony finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I suspect I would have enjoyed this more back in the old days but I like more tropical and citrus tones in my IPAs these days; a good, old style West Coast IPA, though

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Photo of stoumi
3.37/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Gone Away pours a clear golden yellow with a small white head that quickly dissipates with some thin lacing remaining. The smell is dominated by a malt characteristic with floral, grapfefruit, mango and honey with a hint of pine. The taste. It comes off sweet on the palette, which gives way to a bit of pine before finishing with the floral and fruit notes.

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Photo of KurtisCarman
3.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I’ve heard a lot of good things about half acre but rarely see their stuff make it to Cleveland. Really a basic style so I’m not surprised I’m disappointed. Very floral flavors for me. Pretty basic. Still looking forward to trying some of their other stuff but this did not blow me away.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks good. Smells like any basic IPA. Taste is not unique or memorable in any way. Feel is quite thin for being a regular IPA. I really do like quite a few Half Acre IPAs and pale ales, but this one is pretty basic and not one of them.

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Photo of JaegerMonster
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I literally created an account just to review this beer.
I've often checked this website for beer info and interesting info about beers I've bought, but never bothered to rate one.
That ends now.
Let me start by saying that I. Hate. Beers. That. Give. No. Info. On. The. Can.
It's really frustrating.
With that being said, I gave this a shot because I like the brewery and I have respect for their product.
They don't say anything except "hey, look at me, I have snazzy graphics and I'm an IPA".
But this, seriously, is possibly the epitome of what an IPA should be.
It's hoppy without making you wince.
It's bitter without making you pucker.
It goes down smooth and leaves you happy to pause before taking another sip, like a kiss from someone you're really happy to be involved with.
Yes, I could go on to comment about the nose and the notes and the mouthfeel and the palate and every other thing.
But what you really need to know is....buy some. Drink some. Be glad you did.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

9/18/18 (Chicago): $7 20 oz pour into Nonic glass at Half Acre Balmoral Ave. Outdoor area. Light golden clear pour, moderate carbonation, quickly dissipating white head, thin lacing remains. Very sharp hops, citrus and pine aroma, most excellent. Full flavored IPA. Hops and citrus, balanced taste, though lighter than the aroma. Very light, not bitter, nominally dry mouth feel, thin mouth feel, carbonation cleared quickly. Overall good pour.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose along with hints of grapefruit.
T: The taste has juicy flavors of gooseberries and melons along with hints of grapefruit in the finish. Only a slight amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down very easily and seems like a toned-down version of a New England-style IPA—it's hardly bitter and somewhat "juicy" but not necessarily bursting with lots of juicy hop flavors.

Serving type: can

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a little murky yellow color with a thick white head on top of it. Gives off a citrusy and pine smell with a hint of hops. Taste is straight up hoppy with notes of citrus.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really solid IPA. The smell has pine and citrus with a touch of some more tropical fruits. The taste is balanced and well rounded with solid bitterness. yb

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Photo of JRed
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orange in body with white head that crumbles to an island. Aroma of bubblegum, grass, mint, fruit nectar. Tastes of grass, pine, mint, grains, honey, citrus and assorted fruits. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 16 ounce can into one of those shapely Sam Adams glasses. Pale amber body, white head and decent lacing on the glass. Smells bright and fresh, taste delivers on the scent. Maybe comes off as a little boozy for something 7%? For me, a good introduction to a brewery.

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Photo of mkh012
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 1 month ago.

Pours golden-yellow with a frothy white head and lasting lacing.

The nose is passion fruit, crackery malt, and peppery hops.

The taste is grapefruit, lemon peel, and pine. More on the West Coast end of the spectrum, but there are hints of passion fruit that keep things interesting. The mouthfeel is medium. The finish is dry with some lingering bitterness. Very slight alcohol as it approaches room temperature.

Overall, very good.

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Photo of Johnny_Hops
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love the IPAs from Half Acre. This one is one of my favorites from Half Acre along with Vallejo. Half Acre products are available in the Chicago area.

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Photo of argock
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz can into a Pinot noir glass. 01/24/16 GONEICEFISHING on bottom of can.

A: Clear peach-amber with healthy 1-finger off-white frothy head with good retention and lacing.

S: Resin, pine, pineapple, grapefruit, and honeysuckle stand out with a sweetbread malt aroma

T: Flavor mirrors the aroma with thick resin and pine with grass and grapefruit with more resiny kick in the finish. Maltiness is slightly sweet with good counterbalancing of the hop blasts. High bitterness.

M: Tacky and slightly oily with low carbonation and medium body with mildly dry finish, could be drier.

O: A really stellar American IPA with great aroma and flavor that could be lightened up with some cane sugar to be even better and more drinkable.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Where is all this flavor coming from....non -descript nose and look comes with a great taste and finish. Very crisp and clean...I'd like to revisit this one in the summer.

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Photo of BB1313
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 1/11/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy glowing golden with a fluffy white head that falls leaving nice retention and great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have subtle hints of citrus along with some crackers and fresh bread. Lots of malt. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. Some orange and grapefruit. Lots of fresh grass. Moderate bitterness with a touch of sweetness. Solid malt backbone. Finishes juicy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the fuller side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, creamy and smooth.

This is an alright IPA. It's pretty clean and refreshing. It's nothing too crazy, but it's enjoyable.

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GoneAway IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,348 ratings