Mr. Ouroboros | Half Acre Beer Company

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Mr. OuroborosMr. Ouroboros

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Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mr. Ouroboros is the follow up wet hop beer to Sticky Fat. Both are brewed with freshly picked, whole cone hops straight from the harvest. Both are hop forward, juicy potions demonstrating the perfume quality you can extract from the cones. And, both are odes to the lore of the fields. We were joined by friend and fellow brewer Jonathan Cutler of Piece Brewpub to bring this beer to you. We utilized a kolsch yeast strain and bags & bags of whole cone Citra to land on a beer all its own.

Added by GbVDave on 10-05-2011

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very pleasant beer with a very unique taste. Surprised me in several ways.

A-carmel brown, very clear. Nice lacing, but little carbonation.
S-light, but beautiful, nose. Fruity and sparkly in aroma.
T-unique. Dry and crisp. Hops linger on your tongue.
M-again, pretty dry, especially in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel of an IPA.

Great collaborative between two great small brewers. I could drink it everyday and not get tired of it for a long while.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of troupis
4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first growler from Half Acre is a winner. It has distinct and all-in hops. It's unapologetic in flavor and stays with you long after each sip. It tastes home-brewed and and is addicting in that each taste varies from fruity to hoppy to bitter to dusty. For me, that artisanal quality is what makes a beer a 5.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.36/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Lovely shade of copper-gold. Clear. Forms a fluffy white head that sits upon the beer before gradually falling to a thin ring around the edge. Leaves a good bit of lacing on the way down.

S: Toast, autumn leaves, grapefruit, and some yeasty esters.

T: Starts of toasty and dry, with a flavor similar to brown rice. Turns the slightest bit citrusy, before becoming rather earthy and autumnal with a slight taste of plastic. Finishes is crisp, with notes of green apple.

M: Lighter bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Dry. Mild bitterness.

O: Not much of a wet hopped beer when the hops barely show up. And supposedly this uses Citra, a hop I've brewed with myself, and I'm just not getting that characteristic Citra juiciness from this beer. From reading the reviews from this year compared to last year, I wonder if something has changed, since I am simply not picking up on any of the citrus qualities that the reviewers last year continually mentioned.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden color and crystal clear. There's a ton of bubbling activity yet the head is whispy and thin.

The kolsch yeast strain really dominates the nose. It's grainy and grassy with muted citrus.

This is more if a slightly hoppy kolsch than an APA. I'm a little disappointed the citra doesn't dominate. There's light orange peel then a lot of grass. The finish is buttery.

Mouthfeel is clean with active carbonation.

I'm a bit disappointed in this one. As I said before, the yeast makes this more kolsch than anything else.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at Fountainhead.

Double-dippin' the Half Acre pales at Fountainhead today. This one pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises lettuce, light grapefruit zest, and very light toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, but with more lettuce and some stronger toffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, an okay pale, but one that seems to miss out on all that Citra goodness I've tasted elsewhere. Maybe this keg was a tad old? Regardless, it's drinkable, but nothing to be impressed by.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very clear golden color and a whittish head that holds nice clumps of foam.

S: Faint floral note and subtle spicy hop..

T: Dank, sticky fresh hop burst and a smooth finish and dry malt with a tangy note on the back of the tongue. Like the nose there is a floral quality that is nicely accented. Some tangy grapefruit appears as this warms.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and medium mouthfeel bring a smoothness and a very crisp finish from the Kolsch yeast that has a real German beer flavor.

Overall: I am not a huge fan of the Kolsch style but this one is very good. A unique collaboration from Peace and Half Acre.

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Mr. Ouroboros from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 46 ratings