Now & Then | Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Now & Then India Pale Ale pulls back the bead curtain on a fully fogged, Del Monte fruit cocktail resin blend only found in the cold case, past the bulk bins. Citra, Comet and Simcoe seep through an English strain for a holistic, integrated, personal mega-smudge.

Added by Jaycase on 07-21-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,247
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
63
pDev:
5.95%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Medium gold and lightly hazed... Features Citra, Comet, and Simcoe hops... Fruity aromas and flavors suggestive of tropical fruits, sweet and fleshy, with some cleaner notes akin to melon and grapefruit... Some mild pine airs out the fruits... Moderately sweet, very little bitterness, smooth and soft... 9/28/18 canning...

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

Photo of brentblack1
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDDMD
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTimeRay
3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another solid beer by Half Acre, but where does it fit? Is it trying to be a hazy ipa? Either a tad too much “milk sugar “ in my opinion.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/28/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, mandarin orange juice, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, vanilla, cream, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, mandarin orange juice, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, vanilla, cream, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, mandarin orange juice, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, vanilla, cream, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an awesome milkshake IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Awesome soft feel. Awesome Citra, Simcoe, Comet profile. Very juicy and lightly dank/earthy hops; great lactose, oat, malt balance; mild residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of buzzy
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super meh.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Mighty pretty body, bright golden orange body, clear with visible carbonation, moderate white head and thin cap and some lacing.

S - Strong nose of orange and zest, pine and resin, a bit of peach and mangoes.

T - Follows the nose, a combination of fruit and resin. A malt core, a sweetness that fades quickly to a bitter bite in the finish.

M - Brisk, and a sharp dry finish.

O - Superb delicious hop heavy American IPA. I really appreciate just how tasty this one is.

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4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brushkanna
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Stofko1992
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Now & Then from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 63 ratings