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Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf | Half Acre Beer Company

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4.19/5
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235 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): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre, this raging hop knife is brewed with a minimalists approach to using raw materials.

Added by spycow on 07-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
235
pDev:
8.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
23
Trade:
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 74
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of brystmar
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

You sure this is a "Single" IPA? Absolutely gorgeous appearance: amber-gold hue beneath thick, frothy, white head. Sticky lace, stubborn retention across the board.

Malty, bready aroma is enjoyable but too subtle. Gimme the blast of fruity hops I crave!

Fortunately, the taste delivers. Fresh hops spring to life and push back against a surprisingly prominent malt backbone. What? Strongly malty? In a *Single* IPA?! Yeah, man -- this is a blueprint for how the style should be brewed. Pleasant (read: mild) traces of hop resin remain after swallowing. Deserves a 4.25, rounding up.

Thick, creamy body is arguably the best I've ever had from a Single IPA. I'm rating to the style, but seriously: this brew must be mis-categorized. Regardless, this is quite tasty and deserving of praise. I'm ready for another bottle.

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Photo of mattizmyname
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Alok
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appears transparent and light orange colored with a huge, fluffy white head. The aroma offers oranges, nectarines, hops, a touch of biscuit malt. The flavor is hop forward, with tangy citrus leading the way. Lingering bitterness in the finish, with a light alcoholic warmth. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a fairly hazy brown-tinted orange. There is an off-white head which bubbles away quickly to a thin spotty cap.

S: Strong citrus notes are followed closely by a wider array of tropical fruit flavors: grapefruit, pineapple and mango. A healthy dose of pine adds a pleasant bite to the aroma.

T: The first thing I notice is some potent hop bitterness. Pine, grass and herbal flavors are complemented by some mild alcohol heat. Some citrus but not as potent as in the aroma. A fairly sweet backbone of caramel and toffee malt provide some balance.

M: Medium bodied, somewhat oily and slick. Moderate to low carbonation.

O: Another solid release from Half Acre. A good, fairly bitter IPA with a fair amount of sweet malt for balance and drinkability.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to duff27 for sharing this beer tonite! thanks duff!

bomber poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: a little bit hazy yellow bodied. 1 finger of white head.

Smell: grapefruit and pine hops up front. mild spiciness almost rye like. floral and dank hops.

Taste: moderately high bitterness with a little bit of malt sweetness. pine and grapefruits. mild citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A touch syrupy when it warms. no ABV noted.

Overall: Really solid collaboration. I think this IPA is really tastey.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Short white head on murky orange colored body. Leaves a collar and thin head throughout.

Bigtime grapefruit notes off the bat. Everything you think of when thinking of a beach setting...well that's layered in there, too.

Follows the nose but with a hoppiness that'll rip yer tongue off. Mouthwatering, makes you crave the next sip.

Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation point.

Take your time enjoying this one, you almost have too. A wonderful overly hoptastic India pale ale. Great collab FFF/Half Acre! Thanks for picking this up kawilliams81!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber served in a Founders snifter.

A: Pours a hazy amber color with one finger height of white foam forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotchy lace behind.

S: Herbal dankness, mild citrus and dried grass. Light earthy onion with some cracker malt.

T: Slight dankness with some mild, dirty onion. Semi-bitter grapefruit rind. Nice herbal qualities with a hint of dried mint. There is a nice and sweet biscuit malt body that carries into the finish.

M: Medium to light bodied with a nice carbonation level. The finish is sweet.

O: Definitely ranging on the herbal side of IPA's. I appreciated the drinkability of this guy and wish it saw more production.

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2.8/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Half Acre Shewolf

Thanks John, been a while I drank anything from Chicago.

Pours very light and hazy, looks like a hefeweizen minus the crown. Smells somewhat hoppy, somewhat sugary. Tastes slightly bitter with a very clean bitterness, a good backbone in the middle with a light sweetness and an oddly empty finish. Also, the mouthfeel is odd: this beer is not thin and yet it feels watery, the carbonation is also low. There are hints of booze. I am really not getting this at all. Also, I think that in today's craft beer scene, you will have to make a IPA pretty rad (and good) to get any notice. This is sadly not that IPA.

3, 3, 3, 1, 3

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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle to FFF teku.

A - Cloudy medium orange with a big golden glow throughout. A small layer of white head formed and receded to a ring around the glass.

S -Grapefruit, peach, tangerine, pine and a slight caramel malt sweetness in the background.

T - A huge bitterness up front with grapefruit, tangerine, peach and some lighter mango flavours. A slight caramel malt sweetness is present in the background but this one is defintiely a hop-forward IIPA.

M - Medium body with lots of sticky hop oils. Light carbonation.

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Photo of Jaycase
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: cloudy orange with foamy white 2 finger head

s: tropical fruit galore. especially grapefruit, mango, orange

t: loads of citrusy hops. some piney bitterness there too.

m: med body & carbonation.

o: Great collaboration with FFF. Aroma is top notch and the taste is right there with it. I'd put it under Galactic DDC but it is still a great IPA I hope to have a chance again to try next year.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Half Acre / Three Floyds Shewolf from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 235 ratings
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