Tuna Extra Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

Tuna Extra Pale AleTuna Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
87.9%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 264 Ratings
Tuna Extra Pale AleTuna Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Golden Tuna

Mosaic + Centennial dry-hopped Pale Ale.

Added by MasterSki on 11-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,546
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
264
Liked:
232
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
7.77%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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Photo of snowmageddon
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A golden champagne color with spiraling bubbles, with a fluffy 2 finger head that takes a long time to recede.

On the aroma - Whatever it is about Half Acre, they just have this signature malt bill that is so prominent within all of their IPA's. It's a light, crackery, rich malt with hints of honey and toasted bread. Behind that we've got some grapefruit pith, squished orange, and slight cranberry.

Flavor is a firm bitterness, with heavy notes of grapefruit, white wine, grapefruit rind, white cracker, lemon, very light berry on the back palate, and tangerine rind. Finish of white grapefruit and grapefruit rind.

Feel is very crispy, but still holds a solid resin quality to it, lending to some oiliness and a semi-dry finish.

Overall., it's got a nice malt base comparable to Daisy Cutter, but is more resiny, full of grapefruit and white wine, and definitely less crisp and more oily. Daisy Cutter is a hard one to top. .This one is a fair alternative if for some odd reason you can't find their most popular beer on the shelf.

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3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can

Medium golden in color, thick white head. Good head retention. Earthy hop and bready malt aroma. Good balance between sweet and dry. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am really enjoying my return to The CANQuest (tm) after a lengthy hiatus to get The Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody under CANtrol. I still have loads of both CANs & bottles to get through, but the guilt has subsided.

From the CAN: "Extra Pale Ale".

It looked like monsoon season this afternoon as the rain was coming down sideways to CANincide with the end of Happy Hour at The Federal Taphouse. I managed to come home on the bus during an interlude, but the rain is CANtinuing to fall as I sit here in my kitchen with the back door open. I am facing down a 17-fl. oz. pint CAN as I CANtemplate my next move, which involves the Crack! & Glug. Once the latter had been performed, an in-glass swirl was in order, raising just under two fingers of foamy, tawny head with decent retention. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, evoking & provoking a visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus. Nose was primarily grapefruit, but a bit light, IMHO. I like a bit more assertiveness in my hop-driven beers. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not terribly present, either. The taste was lightly bitter, identifiable as grapefruit-citrus, but still kind of low in Ooomph. Finish was semi-dry, but I just felt unfulfilled. Damned with faint praise. YMMV.

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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of onlymurderers
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mds1101
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one at the Firestone Walker Invitational 2017. What a hot and hungover day that was. I tried this towards the back end of the festival, I was frankly hesitant given the Tuna name, but then I remembered sushi beer (Fieldwork) was good, so I took the plunge.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with 1/4" white head. Aroma was light and hoppy. Seemed to be more Centennial to the beer than Mosaic. Slight tropical fruit aroma, found it to be more grassy Centennial than that though.

Taste, good, same thing, like pale toasted malts, Golden Promise? I dunno. But the kind of malt bill to stay out of the way and let the hopping do its thing. Not excessively bitter, a good summer banger. Has pretty much that familiar light malt base that Daisy Cutter and all their other pale ales/ipas (Vallejo) seem to use. It works.

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Tuna Extra Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 87.9% out of 100 with 264 ratings
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