Alive In Its Jaws
Half Acre Beer Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #747
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,478
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 5.41%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
34
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Half Acre Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass from the can.

Appearance: A ridiculous opaque/hazy gold body...it is very cloudy with deep medium bubbles to the body creating a white head initially rising half of one finger's length off the body.

Smell: Light malt aroma, hoppy as well which is good but light.

Taste: Like a bitter bread coupled with heavy doses of malt and citrus hop feel to the brew.

Mouth: Touch dry with deeper citrus finish, after-taste just is brutally sticky pairing it with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Overall: Another gem by Half Acre, definitely a must grab for any NEIPA fan, always in a glass. Salud!

Oct 18, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 18, 2019. Double IPA double dry-hopped with Galaxy, Sabro Citra and Amarillo. Thick fuzzy haze.

Apr 15, 2019
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Pablo35 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A tasty DIPA with layered taste profile. Another solid and satisfying brew from Half Acre!

Oct 11, 2020
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 26, 2019
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eppCOS from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Golden dense, opaque, not the usual unfiltered look from HA.
S - Golden tropical citrus fruits, weed, pineapple, a little Earth-pine lurking
T - OK, this is where the wall of tropical DDH hops comes through; while it can seem a little single-note if you like "plush" citrus (yeah some coconut here...sigh) DIPAs, this is definitely for you, and i like it more than the FSDDC they put out a month or two ago. This is more like it, and the Sabro is well hidden; so annoying woody or coconut note.
F - Damn, this is like old Cadillac leather in the mouth. I mean that in a good way. There's a plushness to the mouthfeel that I haven't felt in a few months. Nice. Might be the highlight of this beer and it doesn't end too sweet.
O - A great DIPA, a little too smooth, and that 8.5% creeps up on you if you drink it too fast, but it's really balanced.

Sep 27, 2020
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EMH73 from New York

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 26, 2020
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Jaycase from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 19, 2019
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep orange, opaque appearance with big amount of foam upon aggressive pour, which sticks around for a bit. The aroma is possibly the most tropical, juicy aroma out of any DIPA I've had. It's very pleasant. Taste follows the tropical flavors with a great, mildly dry but full, mouthfeel. Characteristics of Half-Acre DIPAs are there with the NE IPA twist.

Among their best beers.

Mar 21, 2019
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 9-03-20.

A - Pours an opaque, dark golden tan color with thick creamy white lacing that clings tot he glass.

S - Juicy citrus, tangerine, red grapefruit, and tropical fruit.

T - All dank citrus and tropical fruit from start to finish. Peppery citrus rind, juicy red grapefruit, tangerine, lime, peach, orange, and pineapple. Ends on the sweeter, juicier side with a nice lingering peppery citrus rind.

M - Thick and dry on the finish while leaving the mouth dry after the sip. The 8.5% ABV is completely hidden in this beer.

O - This is an impressive D-IPA from Half Acre and well worth a try. A little pricey at $19.99 for a 4-pk, I was hesitant but have no regrets.

Sep 25, 2020
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 26, 2020
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stanale from Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 09, 2020
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darktronica from Indiana

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 02, 2019
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NappyB from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 04, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, dated 08.25.2020, poured into a Half Acre "occult" snifter glass.

The beer pours a very hazy and cloudy orange color, thick and turbid with a foamy white head, about two fingers tall with good retention and stripes of lacing. The aroma is nice, tropical fruits, lots of doughy malt, warm booze, very floral and sweet with assertive yeast, light pine and earthiness lingers. The flavors are good, orange juice, tropical puree, very sweet with lots of yeast, pale dough, alcohol and wildflower bouquet. There is a bit of citrus sharpness and acidity that brings out the earthy and more bitter flavors, but this beer definitely has a balance problem. The mouthfeel is good, coating and lively with a heavier medium body that is substantive and finishes with a nice warm and dry bite.

Verdict: A nice DIPA from Half Acre. A bit heavy and very sweet, certainly shows off the 8.5% ABV but it does have a nice tropical profile and just enough earthy and green flavors to help moderate the flavors.

Sep 27, 2020
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buzzy from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 09, 2020
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crobinso from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 02, 2019
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shigg85 from Japan

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2019
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BeerLover99 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 09, 2020
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YvesB from Belgium

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 04, 2019
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 06, 2020
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Guinnsslvr from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 16, 2020
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jrpapajcik from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At home in a can.

Sep 28, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 19, 2020
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RollDamnTide from North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Mar 21, 2019
Alive In Its Jaws from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 34 ratings