Tuna Extra Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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3.97/5
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357 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:
#9,057
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
357
pDev:
8.06%
 
 
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5
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68
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of drtth
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The lightly hazed deep golden yellow colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” fluffy white head that persists fairly well. As it slowly recedes to a cap on the liquid and then to a thin island of foam it leaves behind a matrix of patches and legs of lacing. Sipping creates scattered small patches, some of which cling to the sides of the glass.

The aromas are filled with lemon, citric zest and a bit of pine. In the background along with a bit of toasted bready malt there are also some tropical fruits similar to pineapple and mango.

As expected from the nose, the flavors are filled with the citrus and tropical fruits. There’s the mango and pineapple playing nicely with the lemon, citric zest and just a bit of resin. The light hop bitterness serves as a counterbalance to some toasted malt sweetness and ensures it is not forward and does not cloy.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly with the persistent moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the toasted bready malt sweetness and the fruity flavors begin to fade, leaving the show to end with a semi-dry citric bitterness that invites another sip.

Overall an enjoyable and drinkable APA that I’d be happy to have again and I’ll probably look for a few more. The flavors are nicely complex and this fruit forward beer has a very nice malt/hop balance that is complex but still leads to a semi-dry bitter ending, That all said, if I had to choose between this beer and the Half Acre Daisy Cutter, the DC would get the nod.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

No looks at all but smellnis pleasant and lightly citrus. Taste is a little tart and piney but nice. Not bad

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_M
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beers pours an attractive golden amber color out of the can, with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive and impressive, as I pick up considerable tropical fruit and light pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this well crafted pale ale, with the light sweet malt combining perfectly with the hoppy bitterness. The beer finishes with a clean kiss of bitterness, and the finish is light and dry. Muothfeel is fairly light and lean, which works well in this easy going, easy to enjoy beer. Alcohol is barely an afterthought, and drinkability is exceptional.

This is very enjoyable pale ale, and with an abv that makes it easy to pound down several at a sitting. What's not to like?

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Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 25 June.

A clear orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is decent. Bright, fruity with melon, grape, lemon, Valencia orange. Mild biscuit notes. The palate opens dry, cracker like with moderate hop flavor and mild bitterness. Kiwi, melon, mandarin and orange are present. A touch watery on the finish with a dry, grainy flavor. Medium light in body and moderately carbonated, this beer is solid.

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Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatsgoody
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaxOhle
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear light golden pour. Big foamy head leaves great lacing.

S: Light citrus and floral notes.

T/F: Light malts.. gentle citrus hops. Floral and tropical fruit. Melon. Light bodied... zesty carbonation. The finish is more citrus/fruit.

O: A super easy drinking APA. Great flavor... one you could chug most of the day.

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrDarcy
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt1996
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorD
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The slightly hazy orange colored liquid is capped by a fluffy white head; wispy lacing abounds

Smell: Juicy lemon and grapefruit tones with a hint of pine

Taste: Juicy tropical and citrus tones forward with piney bitterness through the middle; slightly grassy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A touch less bitter than an IPA, this is quite a nice and refreshing beer that hits the spot and pairs well with food

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Photo of MJ64
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Tuna Extra Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 357 ratings