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Half Acre / Short's / Piece Freedom Of '78Half Acre / Short's / Piece Freedom Of '78
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:
Brewed in collaboration with Short's Brewing, featuring Jonathan Cutler of Piece. This beer was made in honor of the band Ween. We loaded up a Citra Hop forward IPA with some wheat and 1000 lbs of Guava Fruit from Ecuador.

You should check out Ween.

Added by emerge077 on 08-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,342
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
186
pDev:
8.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deereless
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz draft poured into a pint glass shows a gold colored body floating miniscule whitish head and leaving no lacing.

Aroma is an exciting mix of tropical fruit and citrus.
Flavor matches.
Mouthfeel leans lighter and finishes clean.
Overall a very nice collaboration. Apparently there were just enough cooks for this broth.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, 06/20/17 stamped on the bottom, so about 3 weeks in the can

Pours very typical almond amber looking, slight haze, off white moderate cap and leave just a smidge here and a blob there of thicker lacing.

Fruited up nose

On the palate its more soft fruit notes, a hint of smoke and dry hops....lighter and quite easy drinking (gotta be pretty bad beer not to be "easy drinking") I am not sure what guave actually tasts like and others have commented about how this beer is guava overload...tastes pretty good to me, fruity n flavorful with a dry finish....more quality beer in tall cans...the state of the USA beer world is excellent

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Photo of Hendry
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zombles222
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of icemanls4
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a pint glass. No canned on date.

A: Small soapy white head that disappears to a ring around the glass. Body is an amber color with great clarity.

S: lots pine and lemon that's about all I'm getting.

T: The first wave that hits you is pure pine then a wave of soft fruit like grapefruit and a little honeydew and finishes with a nice sticky resin.

M: Medium bodied decent carbonation nice light cling on the finish.

O: from the smell you would think this was a one trick pony. This beer has a nice depth and is a change of pace from a lot of the IPAs out there right now.

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Photo of CSO
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bdubz94
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 6/19/17. 1 month old.

Pours a clear light copper color. 1.5 finger head. Very little lacing.

Aroma is packed with guava and tropical fruit tones. Definite hops as well.

Taste is very hoppy and fruity. Pick up the wheat as well. Just packed with guava.

Feel is light, medium carbonation. Bitter finish.

Overall, if you enjoy guava, you will love this beer. Guava overpowers just about everything else in this one.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange color, slightly hazy, brilliant white head. Aroma is bright citrus and HUUUUUUGE guava flavors. It's a hoppy, tropical island in a glass.

Taste features the ubiquitous Citra hop up front, and then the guava joins the party, adding a slightly sweet, slightly dank, and fully tropical fruit characteristic that really elevates this above the "typical" Citra-hopped IPA.

Well done by Half Acre and Shorts.

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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclejazz
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.29/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 186 ratings
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