Vallejo | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An India Pale Ale we brewed with coastal spirit. This hop crasher sharply dives into the very deep waters of bitter beers.

Added by MasterSki on 10-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
761
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
7.28%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
174
For Trade:
0
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Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citizencane
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very pale, slightly hazy yellow with decent head. Smells of citrus hops and some grain. Taste is same with plenty of lemon. Normally I find Half Acre's beers err too much toward drinkablity and sacrifice flavor, but this is a very solid borderline session IPA under 7%.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jumped off the plane, hit up Howell Avenue liquors, this was the first thing I put in my cart. Having grown up in/around Vallejo, CA, this was an interesting choice for a name of a beer. Sure its named after some Indian chief, but to me and my friends, Vallejo is that hood place that E40 raps about. In fact, when I told my brother about this beer, he said "what happens after you drink it, does it steal your shoes?"

Pours the standard yellow with ample clarity, soft white 1/2". Grassy aroma of hops, not bursting proprietary strains here. Toasted pale malt, light bitterness. Reminiscient of Daisy Cutter. Didn't get all the tropical fruit stuff most reviewers speak of. Found it to be dry, light, carbonated and a lil bitter. Seemed like a west coast ipa all the way.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tropical fruit, like pineapple and sweet mango, lead the way in the aroma, with a touch of sweet marshmallow trailing in its wake. Hops are also front and center, with juicy pineapple and mango riding front to back; a dash of earthy dankness emerges in the center to counter the citrus, and grows into robust bitterness that amplifies with each sip.

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3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stignacious
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StanleysCup
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlvinLin
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Jun-6-2017


A:
PoursĀ a clear yellow with a couple inches of bone white head that drops to a ring. All right retention; some lacing. (4)

S:
Pepper, flowers and weed with a little bitter orange zest. (4.25)

T:
Dry, spicy bitterness with some citrusy highlights. (4.25)

M:
Medium body with crisp carbonation and a carbonic bite in the finish. Dry as a desert. (4.5)

O:
This is a nice, bitter, dry IPA.
It is fairly nice looking, clear and glowing yellow-gold. The aroma and flavor are both heavy on zesty hops, white pepper, citrus, mango, and pollen/pot stankiness. It is not big and bold but rather solid, drinkable, dry and quenching.
A very tasty, well-made beer. (4.25)

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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 761 ratings.
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