Callow Knife | Half Acre Beer Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding
29 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Callow KnifeCallow Knife
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States | website

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
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
90
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 90
Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish orange pour, some suspended micro sediment, but otherwise nearly crystal clear. Creamy cap of foam, a fingers width, that lasts for awhile.

Blast of green hoppy goodness, resiny and dank, very herbal with a hint of tropical fruitiness from the Citra. Nicely pungent and somewhat reminiscent of Daisy Cutter. Last pour from the growler was almost a little catty, with a bare hint of crystal malt peeking through the blissful hop haze.

Light bodied, crisp with snappy carbonation and moderately bitter. Drinks like Daisy Cutter or Gumballhead, very easily. Some pine, spicy herbals, and citrus in the middle, though no single flavor dominates. Malt flavor is clean and bready, though buried under a boatload of hops. Resiny, dry herbal finish that lingers like a wet-hopped IPA. Extremely drinkable, it would be great to see this in regular rotation in warmer weather for sure.

 886 characters

Photo of BeerLover99
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: deep yellow/orange, 1 finger head, some spotty lacing.

S: big pine and citrus hops aroma...WOW, so refreshing.

T: sweet citrus up front, solid pine/earthy middle, and slow calm bitter finish.

M: light/med body, dry clean finish, firm carbonation feel

D: Glad I drove down and picked up my first growlers as a beer drinker. The staff were very cool, gave me a quick tour and of course we talked beer. What a great afternoon!

This is a mighty fine session beer. I could down this growler of this in a sitting. So flavorful, shocking that it is only 4.5% ABV. Give it a try.

 579 characters

Photo of GbVDave
4.57/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 64oz growler into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a mostly clear, tarnished copper orange with a light orange-ish/tan head that reaches about one finger thick before falling off quickly to nothing more than a thin and creamy ring. A few flecks of lace were left behind to decorate the glass.

S: Holy hops! I was greeted with a quick flash of juicy tropical fruit before I caught a full snoot-full of pine...wonderful delicious smelling pine!

T: The hops of the smell transfer over directly to the taste. A short fruity spike before piney dominance. An excellent tasting malt backbone emerges that is toasty but not in the least bit sweet.

M: Spicy hops that compliment their own prickly astringency. Dry and toasty malt adds to the bill of fare. Hints of sweet fruit are the perfect counterpart to the resinous pine sap of the hops.

D: The folks at Half Acre really nailed this one! Another one of their "one-off" beers that absolutely deserves to be a year round offering. Before I knew it, 2/3 of the growler was missing!

 1,041 characters

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

A - A orangish yellow color that foamed up a nice frothy head and left some spots and lace on the sides.

S - The Citra hops in this is nicely present, with some very large pine notes. I'm going to guess that the pine is this Falconer hops that I have never heard of. Smells very good and like an easy drinker.

T - This is a really smooth tasting, yet hoppy APA. Doesn't have the bite that Daisy Cutter does. Citra hops rides a malt backbone that doesn't add any sugary taste, rather just enough body on the flavor. The Citra and Falconer is actually a really good combination, has a little more heft and depth to it than just plain Citra, although I still feel that is the "main" hop in this profile.

M - Lighter side of medium bodied with good carbonation and a fairly clean finish.

D - Completely crushable. Could drink this all day and would love to do so. Unlike Chocolate Camaro, which I didn't care for, this is a great beer that people should really try to get a hold of.

Note: When first advertised this was supposed to be the same malt bill as Daisy Cutter, but just different hops. According to the gentleman that filled my growler, both the hops and the malts are different on this beer. Would like some confirmation on this from someone who knows.

 1,265 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Callow Knife from Half Acre Beer Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!