Sticky Fat | Half Acre Beer Company

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3.98/5
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156 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Early fall had farmers picking whole cone hops and shipping them to us overnight to brew a wet hop beer. We kicked up a black beer with a very sticky hop character. Beware of the StickyFat Bear.

Added by mcallister on 08-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,234
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
156
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of dexterk1
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer asks the question "am I a ridiculously resinous and hoppy porter or am I a crazy roasty dank IPA?" It walks that porter line as if it was pulled over and is trying and failing to proove its sobriety; weaving to the other side with every step. The black ale is always a bit controversial and this one, embracing porterness, probably more so. But it's done with finesse.

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Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dabear85
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at the brewery.
A - dark chestnut with ruby hues at the edges when held to a light; nice fluffy ivory head that holds great retentiom
S - faint dark malts & pine, but not much else
T - heavy roasted barley, dark chocolate, caramel, earthy & piny hops
M - fuller body, quite resinous, pleasant carbonation, finishes bitter with roast and pine lingering
O - I had higher hopes for this one for some reason. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but for the price ($8.99), I won't get it again.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ferrari29
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeti1979
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtransel
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jbliv
4.3/5  rDev +8%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Centhion
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of briiguy
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Bought a couple bottles on a visit to Half Acre.
Pours black with a creamy 1/2" head. Aroma is subdued. Flavor is smoky with a a little bite. I'm a little surprised how quickly I drank this - very tasting - I'm glad I bought 2 bombers.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Black thinner pour with a small white head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Big chocolate flavor with a small hoppy presence. Much more like a porter than black IPA, but still some hoppyness.

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Photo of Mersh
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
3.9/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of HopHeadNunz
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.9/5  rDev -2%

Sticky Fat from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 156 ratings