Tuna | Half Acre Beer Company

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167 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
167
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of tbryan5
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tall can....3/9/17

Pours light and on the clear side, with just a slight haze...lasting looser bubble light khaki cap, leaves frothy lacing.

Piney hop nose.

Lighter and pleasing on the palate, mostly I get piney hop notes as well on the palate.

Enjoyable enough, though nothing special sessioner

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of armystrongmd
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Half Acre in Chicago.

Look: thin white head, nice golden color, less carbonation than expected

Smell: Hops! Grassy, citrusy aromas abound.

Taste: actually pretty similar to daisy cutter with the very grassy and citrusy hops. Grapefruit/citrus bitterness, super fresh hoppy flavor. Grassy, delicious. Taste a hint of malts, unlike the daisy cutter. Amazing complex hop flavor for such a light pale ale.

Mouthfeel: light, almost like a pale lager, it's deceiving. With a low ABV it's not surprising for it to feel light, but the taste is anything but! Hoppy stickiness in the finish but in no way heavy or overpowering. No lingering bitterness, just lingering hop bite. Leaves a clean feeling.

Overall: Excellent. Half acre has converted me from a crazy double IPA drinker to a pale ale guy! Beers like this and the daisy cutter have excellent complex hop flavors without the sweet malt backbone that I never really cared for anyway. IMO not quite as good as daisy cutter and not different enough to have its own following, but an awesome beer nonetheless and if they have this and NOT daisy cutter I'm game. I prefer this to the lighter 3 Floyds offerings like YumYum.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Golden Tuna is a solid offering by Half Acre. It poured a golden clear with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent has some pine and floral notes. The taste is even balanced...not to bitter and come off the pallet clean and dry. Overall this beer is great.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeThumel
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Pours pretty clear golden color with amber highlights.

Aroma is a light pine and mango. Definitely an interesting mix of hops.

Taste is surprisingly full for such a low ABV pale ale, but body is a little thin.

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Photo of emerge077
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drafts at the tap room.

Bright gold with glints of orange in the light. Compact layer of white foam, patchy skim and spindly drippy lace. Sharp clarity that catches the light.

Pungent aroma of Mosaic hops, slightly catty and citrusy.

Taste is grassy and citrusy, orange zest and cereal grain, puffed wheat aftertate.Very light body, easily drinkable in any quantity. Dry hoppy aftertase begs another sip.

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4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Tuna from Half Acre Beer Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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