Callow Knife | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A lower octane pale ale that leans towards a copper color and gushes Falconer and Citra hops.

Added by emerge077 on 02-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Draft at Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a hazy dark golden amber color with tangerine edges and a two finger, frothy off-white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring.  Really good retention with streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

There's a stronger malt presence in the aroma than expected with lots of caramel sweetness, toffee, rye and biscuit along with subtle earthy and citrus hop notes.  The nose is surprisingly lacking in hop character.  Subtle floral and resinous pine presence but the malt notes overpower.

Full bodied and much more complex/hoppy than the aroma suggests.  Dry bitterness up front with some resinous oils, pine needle and subtle citrus coutered by a strong malt backbone.  Lots of carmael sweetness with toffee, rye, bread and biscuit.  More dry bitterness in the finish.  Not really like a pale ale at all.  Decent hop flavor but not what I was expecting.

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Callow Knife from Half Acre Beer Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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