GoneAway IPA | Half Acre Beer Company

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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 Dope
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/9/16 canning date

A: Clear amber pour with a big frothy tan head. Quite good head retention and thin frothy tendrils of lacing everywhere.

S: Citrusy with quite a bit of passion fruit.

T: More of the same. Grapefruit with some tropical and passion fruit. Tangerine and pineapple and then some guava. Turns a little bit spicy/herbal and bitter on the back end. Dry finish with remnants of all of the aforementioned hops lingering between sips.

M: Medium bodied, quite dry.

O: An IPA with a whole lotta flavors going on. Not sure what hops are in this but plenty of citrus, tropical and passion fruits plus a bit of that spicy pine to boot. Dry and bitter as well, not the most drinkable but it showcases a whole crapload of hop flavors for sure.

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Photo of strohme2
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark golden yellow pour, clear with a big fluffy head that lasts and lasts. Soft grapefruitiness, strawberries, honey. All kinds of citrus on the tongue. Hay, florals, sweetness, are some underlying flavors. Really crisp and clean, bubbly and easy drinking. Different mouthfeel than your typical IPA.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 09/09/16

Pours hazy amber gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like fresh blueberry, grapefruit, white tea, orange citrus, pineapple, guava, passionfruit, mango, melon, some caramelized biscuity malts, with dank earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Tastes like blueberries, grapefruit, white tea, orange citrus, pineapple, guava, passionfruit, some caramelized biscuity malts, mango, melon, with dank earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Feels medium bodied, slick and creamy with low carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dense, but not juicy - blonde-golden color. Head is tall, rocky, and soapy. Lots of head on this one and it doesn't give in very quickly.

Super clean nose with tons of freshness. Just so crisp and fruity. Aromas of stone fruits, namely apricot, peach, and cherry; cantaloupe, oranges, melon, and bright spices. A very sunny, happy, bright aroma.

Oh how I wish the nose translated to the palate, and unfortunately it doesn't. A let down, but nothing I can't handle. Crisp pale malts really lie heavily on the palate, being the strongest player followed by biscuit, orange peel, grapefruit rinds, and a hint of bitter papaya at the end. Lots of bitter papaya and metallic bitterness remain on the palate afterwards.

Feel is rather starchy and weak, chalky...tries to be a heavy mouthfeel but falls short; a pasty rindy feel on the finish.

Overall, a bit of a let down. Still a solid IPA, I will enoy another couple rounds of this in the weeks to come.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from a recent shipment that hit Denver. Orange color, great head. Nice hoppy aroma, hoppy flavor, solid malt backing. This didn't blow me away but it was quite a solid IPA, I enjoyed this much more than Daisy Cutter.

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Photo of rorykanderson
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice to see this in MA; canned on 9/9. Muted gold pour with a nice frothy head. Aroma of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is grapefruit, guava, white tea with a lingering bitterness. Some pungent fruit in the middle. Can was a little light on carbonation so it finished without a crisp pop. Solid imbalanced IPA.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

gone away, heyoka, whatever you wanna call it, this is a fine brew. I have long been a fan of half acre and when they finally dialed in a solid ipa to their lineup...that was when doves cried

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 9/9/16; drank on 9/23/16; one of the greatest can logos I have ever seen, very cool; as a regular drinker of New England IPAs, this beer is a bit disappointing relative to to the hype

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

Color is a nice orange, cloudy, aroma is heavy on the hoppy-pine smell, and a rich mango aroma, taste is a west coast IPA, great taste, great beer, putting this over daisy cutter, and a cool can also. Great job.

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Photo of soze47
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A real looker. That effervescence in the IPA glass is spectacular. Pineapple and mango on the nose with a lush but not too bitter wash of grassy goodness on the taste. Great body, easy to crush. Damn.

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

Dark yellow with an orange hue and a heavy haze. Poured with a creamy, bright white foam with good retention. Medium tropical fruit, orange rind, and earthy fresh pine hop aromas a solid malt backbone. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and smooth creamy feel. Pleasant warmth on the palate from the middle to the end. Light tropical fruit flavors up front followed by spicy hops and medium high bitter pine hops through the middle.
Medium malt flavor beneath. Over-ripe citrus fruit flavors and pine hop flavors from the middle to the end. Finished dryly with a light bready maltiness and lingering pine hop bitterness. Fresh aromas, complex hop character, very drinkable.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Nice opaque orange with creamy white head and thick lacing, smell is dank hop candy and pine resin with sweet beady malts, taste is sweet candied citrus peel up front that transitions into dank pine, leaving a nice pithy bitterness at the finish, medium bodied with creamy carbonation. A nice candied pine treat.

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Photo of objektwerks
3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is an IPA that pours beautifully and smells even better. The first sip matches the smell. It's pure IPA goodness.

Yet less and less, the sips don't even remotely match the original smell and flavor. In other words, this beer does not finish in it's original state --- a cardinal sin in any IPA.

And purportedly this is the crown jewel IPA of Chicago. Yet it's nothing more than a C-level IPA.

I recently mentioned this to a bar-keep in Chicago. And she was deeply offended. Yet I was being perfectly honest.

But, then, this is Chicago, IL --- the most bankrupt state/city in the union. Truth is truly expendable.;)

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

16oz can served in a shaker pint at my in-laws'. Canned on 01/08/16, but last night it was still pretty tasty, so I'll give it a review. It's been stored in a fridge for about two months, as far as I know. Poured completely, so some sediment came out with the last bit.

Pours a hazy bronze-amber with a tiny head (probably due to my pour), lots of carbonation. Smell is mild, citrusy. Floral and sweet.

Taste is mildly malty and moderately hoppy, lots of citrus and tropical notes without being too juicy, solid bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is rich and nice. Overall, a very good IPA that is dangerously drinkable. I could drink this all day.

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

16 oz can. The appearance is a slightly cloudy dark golden colored beer with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of citrus and hops, very nice. The flavor is awesome and it matches the aroma.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a new Guinness glass.

Look is a hazy golden yellow with a white half inch frothy head.

Lots of pithy citrus on the aroma. Orange and a tangerine condensed juice sweetness.

Taste is a lot less citrus than the aroma but still incredible hoppiness. Straight bitter upfront with a tropical slight citrus end.

Excellent drinker. I could see myself going through a bunch of these. Nice balance between a malt IPA and an intense hop flavor.

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Photo of Butznutz
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from can into tulip glass. golden amber hue with a finger of foamy head. Nice tropical notes on the nose as well as a a dandy pineness. medium carbonation, has a nice hop that comes after type immediate cites taste and finishes a bit dry. nice easy drinking and flavorful. Glad it was recommended to me as I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 03/04/16 notes. 12 oz. pour on tap at Gingerman in NYC.

Pours a somewhat clear golden orange color with two inches of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident. Lots of tropical fruits, fruity malts, grapefruit, citrus, bready malts, and light pine. Medium body and low carbonation, smooth and no bitterness.

Overall dig it a lot; would love to have it again.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip from a Can dated 2/11/16. Perfectly filtered copper orange colorn no head whatsoever but a little lacing. Both the aroma and taste have a mix of tropical fruit and vegetal notes. It's dank and all the way through. It has a nice mouthfeel, just the right amount of carbonation. This beer is pretty packed with flavor, which is a pleasant surprise because I was underwhelmed with their Daisy Cutter, which I found to be pretty bland. Anyway I'm glad I found a beer from Half Acre that I would seek out again.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

COD 2/5/16. Clear golden pour with a touch of amber, a bit lighter than copper. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

World class nose that is quite aromatic. Waves of lemon, tangerine, mango, pineapple, orange and a touch of pepper over a light biscuit base. As it warms, the dank underbelly rises with a bit of spruce.

Heavy light body with a smooth texture coupled with a light oily character. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding and had the flavors separated more, it would score higher. Consequently, complexity is a bit muted. It begins with the blend of hop flavors noted in the nose that roll through as citric, tropical and finally dank undercurrents. Tropicals arrive in the middle along with a moderate bitterness over a balancing biscuit sweetness. The bitterness is equally balanced between rind and spruce. The dank undercurrent is most prominent as the finish approaches. The finish is slightly dry with a subtle crispness. A dank rind flavor lingers.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look-color is a clear, light, orange. pours a two fingers of white foam that slowly settles into spotty lacing.
Smell-Pinneapple, citrus, some mango, pine.
Taste-Just like the smell, bold notes of tropical fruit and citrus, with some honey like malty sweetness providing balance and some pine in the finish.
Feel-Medium body, crisp, slightly creamy on the finish.
Overall-Very tasty beer and definitely represented the west coast style very well. I'd buy it again for sure.

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Photo of pinyin
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the can, canning date 2-11-16, into a 16 ounce tulip at 39F.

Color is very clean, clear piss yellow, light orange. Some very slight chill haze.

Nose is malty and hoppy, speciality 2-row, simcoe, maybe some amarillo. Definitely has that melony piney taste in the hop profile, which meshes well with the malt blend. Really solid as far as taste and probably the best attribute here.

Mouthfeel is slightly thin. I'm not going to say it's watery, but for the great taste and hop bite that this ale produces, it should have more body to accompany it.

Good to see Half Acre cans popping up in NYC. Pretty solid in terms of taste, but maybe needs some more refinement in terms of coloring, aroma and mouthfeel to be able to compete with the really high end canned ales like Grimm and Other Half.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold/amber orange in color. Head is pretty thin and fades quickly. Tropical/citrus nose, with a light bready malt background. Mostly citrus hops, with some floral notes, in the taste. Grapefruit and tangerine flavors are strong, and the taste settles into a nice bitterness. Super dry with a pleasant lingering grapefruit bitterness. Medium-high carbonation with a medium body.

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

A beautiful west coast style IPA perfected in Chicago, IL. It's so good to have an outstanding west coast IPA come out of the Midwest.

Gone Away pours a hazy golden yellow with about a finger and half of head in my Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Lots of sticky lacing is left on the glass at the head slowly recedes.

The nose is full of bright citrus and tropical hop notes. Lots of pineapple, lemon, and passion fruit. The flavors follow suit. Light body and a dry finish round this one out.

I could drink this one all day. Those juicy tropical and citrus hop notes and dry finish leave me coming back for more and more.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale citrus forward IPA with a moderate edge of more pine like characteristics to hold the grapefruit pith in check. Medium body, lean and clean, average carbonation... all added up to a very good quality IPA.

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