Bodem | Half Acre Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 22
Photo of michaelsmith11
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Publican at O'hare. The look was a light orange. the smell was tropical with pineapple and mango standing out. The taste was tropical and had some bitterness to it and some sweetness from the malt. This had a nice full mouthfeel to it. Good beer.

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Photo of toolbrew
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 4/18/2019 into a standard Half Acre glass. Some foam at first and pours a clear copper color. Mango, guava, and flowery hop aromas. Great bitterness balanced with a little sweet malt. Definitely get the tropical hop flavor. Great body for an IPA. Overall solid IPA from Half Acre. Will drink this consistently!

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Photo of defunksta
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, but bright medium orange color with a medium lacy head.
Aroma: From after light citrus notes of lemon and orange. Closer, it has strong notes of mandarin orange, ripe pineapple, some tropical melon.
Taste: Strong airy pine, floral and tropical citrus. The citrus is tropical and sweet, but not dank or bitter like some mosaic IPAs. Mostly orange and ripe pineapple. Nice light and airy balance to the sweet citrus. Pale honey-biscuit malts. The alcohol is deceptively well-hidden.
Feel: Has a light, creamy feel almost like the east coast style, but stops short of being juicy and has a bitter presence. Drinks very smooth and balanced.

Overall: A nice, rounded, light and airy citrus IPA. According to the brewer, they brewed this with as much dry-hopping to keep it at a lower price. The dry-hopping is apparent. I actually prefer this to many NEIPA. It has the light juicy flavors and creamy mouthfeel of a NEIPA, but has an apparent body and palatable bitterness that makes it drink like a beer rather than juice. To compromise, I would classify this an an Ohio-river Valley IPA. Leans east-coast, but still in the midwest. Quite an impressive eastern IPA and hope it continues.

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Photo of Bones10
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I always enjoy new offerings from Half Acre. I went looking for something new to try and I see a new IPA from HA! Yes!

The mosaic stands out as soon as you crack the can. Think Vallejo but danker.

It’s refreshing to see a clear liquid instead of haze (for the record, I love the haze, but you know, I want to see if my old girlfriend is still hot too. She is. Would.) Not light, not dark, just looks like beer.

It tastes like the smell tells you it will. Mosaic hops dominate with complex flavors of dank fruits and little bitterness. Just wonderfully clean too.

The feel is soft. Mild carbonation allows the flavors to shine.

They’ve added this to the year round rotation. I’m happy to say I like this better than both Vallejo and Gone Away, so a big thumbs up. I’ll be purchasing many 4 packs!


As an aside- the ABV is 6.7% according to the can.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on May 1, 2019. New flagship IPA canned 04/22/19. Notes of ripe tropical fruit flesh with soft melon and berry.

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Bodem from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 22 ratings