GoneAway IPA | Half Acre Beer Company

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93
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1,186 Ratings
GoneAway IPAGoneAway IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,186
Reviews:
153
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
276
For Trade:
5
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1.96/5  rDev -53%

Photo of Soresport
2.18/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of waddellc2
2.5/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of WhistlingBird
2.68/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

For an IPA, It was missing some bitterness that I would like to have.

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Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pando
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bieniek30
3.1/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of capehaze
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 citizencane
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special here. Looks average, smells average, tastes average, and feels average. Taste is like citra hops or something else fruity and faintly sweaty with booziness and pine. Not upset paying for it and drinking, but will not buy again.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.28/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.28/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sweet citrus aroma, then nothing, then bitter.... Ending in soft citrus.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.3/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tedho21
3.34/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MNishCT77
3.41/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. on draft at the brewery, unknown brewing/packaging date, poured into a Half Acre pint glass, drank over 30 minutes

A: 2/3 - golden-straw color, moderate clarity (cannot read or see through), initial frothy eggshell-white head settles into a 1/4 finger glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs

S: 8/12 - mild-to-moderate citrus hop aromas - grapefruit, orange peel and tangerine - with some background pine; moderate simple malt aroma; moderate alcohol; no diacetyl, no DMS

T: 12/20 - on the front of the tongue, there is a moderate hop bitterness; in the middle of the palate, the predominant flavor is certainly grapefruit/citrus and pine; on the back of the palate, there is a moderate malt sweetness and alcohol; finishes dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - moderate body, gentle hop oil coating of the tongue; moderate carbonation

O: 6/10 - average (definitely not mid-90s) IPA at best and further proof that GABF is a popularity-cum-safety contest that doesn't award bold, progressive flabors; need to dial up the flavor/aroma (and dry) hops to really push the hop intensity; probably wouldn't purchase this again

TOTAL - 33/50

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3.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brevbin
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brbrocc
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moestavern
3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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GoneAway IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 1,186 ratings.
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