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:
718
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
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41
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Photo of haines710
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found 16 oz can in my local supermarket and decided to give it a try. Loved it. Poured a golden color with nice head. Very fruity smell. Taste was hoppy and fruity not malty. Very easy to drink. My first beer from this brewery and I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: A nice mango honey color, with a good head

S: Bursty with apricot, mango, peaches and big juicy hops. Citrusy and floral, all the smells you want in an IPA

T: A fantasic tasting beer. The notes that were present in the aroma go right into the taste. Finishes bitter but nothing too over the top.

F: A smooth almost unfiltered feeling as it goes down, very good

O: Good work Half Acre. I thought that Gone Away was their best but honestly this beer edges it out. Between the smooth body and the amount of distinguishable flavors in the taste this beer rocks.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
3.31/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hendry
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Along with more than a few reviewers, I find myself comparing Half Acre's APAs and AIPAs to their standard Daisy Cutter. Probably this is because she was such a success, Half Acre embellishes her to probe that broader hop-preferred market with different, but similar, brews (a smart tactic.) Possibly we make this comparison because she may even be a generational standard of Half Acre's cohort of micros less than a decade old. (But, I'll leave that discussion to the social scientists among us.)

As for me, I enjoyed Vallejo. And the similarities to Daisy are clear, particularly in the Looks and in the Smells. Tastes has more hops than Daisy, but probably is softer in the mouth; making Daisy a better accompaniment to spicy food (for which will be my preference.) But Vallejo, I will have again.

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Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2017-05-07 in Warrenville, IL from a 16oz canned 2017-03-27

A - Pretty hazy straw-gold with a 2-finger pillowy white head with good lace.

S - Mild aromas of navel orange, cracker and pineapple.

T - Orange Zinger tea, cracker, pine, lemon flesh and zest. Expected bitterness that doesn't linger very long.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Lightly prickly andd very dry.

O - Had this side-by-side with their Tuna Extra Pale Ale (4.5%), which I preferred for aroma and flavor. This beer seems designed to bring a higher dose of alcohol in a summer friendly, easy-drinkin' format. It's fine but I'd rather have Daisy Cutter or Tuna.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bnes09
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpaethJam
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the 16 oz can into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy golden that looks more yellow when backlit. A 2-finger foamy head sits on top.

S: Some modest tropical fruit (pineapple) and citrus (grapefruit) and a touch of pine - all over a malt foundation of warm bread or rising bread dough.

T: Hops dominate: pineapple, grapefruit, lemon and some pine needles. White grape skins. Lemony bitter lingering aftertaste. A bit thin in feel, however, which detracts from the taste - makes this one seem more like a Session IPA in many ways.

M: As noted above, it's light in heft, with fine but active (and soft) carbonation. An easy drinker, that's for sure.

O: Nothing earth shattering - I now see that Nelson Sauvin hops were used, which makes sense given the lemony and grape skin impressions - but a solid, easy-to-drink, flavorful IPA that trends towards the lemony side of things.

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Photo of Kuges
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 718 ratings.
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