Sailor's Kush
Half Acre Beer Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #970
ABV:
8%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,344
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 5.37%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
21
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Half Acre Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Reviews by RollDamnTide:
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4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Jangoon24
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaycase
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz, "vanish in the haze 12/11/17" stamped on the bottom of the can. I picked this up at the Lincoln Ave brewery today; it was also released today and selling fast! I initially balked at the price, but a sample provoked me to buy and share with friends!
Before I even pour, a huge juicy and tropical aroma fills the room with passion fruit and citrus zesty hops as the can is cracked! The ale itself is an opaque tangerine color with a frothy ivory head. Chock full of hops with notes of passion fruit, orange, grapefruit, kumquat, mango, and pine; some biscuity malt is in there as well, the oats barely present. Fuller body, very resinous with lower carbonation. Overall, the wow factor is there - this is phenomenal! Unfortunately the price is what would keep me from buying more in the future.

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccozzi
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pineapple, mango, papaya, juicy, light resin

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on December 21, 2017. Look is unfiltered orange gold with a creamy head and lingering lacing. Smell is pungent tropical and citrus fruits. Feel is medium in body and a little hop bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppCOS
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the better DIPAs that Half Acre has made, in my humble opinion. The look is not quite NEIPA turbid, but definitely murky and unfiltered. No sea monkey particles, however, thankfully. Smell is fantastic - lime, cut grass, mango ripe fruit, and hops hops hops. Taste echoes all the aromas and adds a bit more "green" into the mix, which will not appeal to everyone. Mouth feel was a tad astringent from the double dry hopping, and it is still a bit 'raw' out of the tanks, but give it a few weeks and it should be stellar. One of my faves from this brewery in 2017.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a good looking dark orange with a bready rocky head. Aroma is mango, papaya, juicy hops, sweet malts, and a bready smell. Taste is similar to smell with a slight bitter hop finish. Goes down smooth. Overall this is an above average DIPA and would recommend.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juturna
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice juicy color, almost like a mixture of orange juice and apple juice. Maybe even pineapple juicy. Flavor is just the same, very tropical and juicy. Has that great Half Acre IPA bitter bite at the end. The aroma is insane on this beer, permeates the air when you crack the can. Hard to be disappointed by this, Half Acre puts out some of the best IPA's in Chicago. Price point is a bit high even for Half Acre but it's the price we pay to enjoy some great beer.

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Sailor's Kush from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 21 ratings