Vallejo | Half Acre Beer Company

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4.13/5
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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
Ranking:
#2,014
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
841
pDev:
7.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Matt1996
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks like a hazy straw colored beer. As light as a lager but mildly opaque.Smells tropical and dank,(pineapple,mango,lemon rind, and background notes of fresh dough.Taste is exceptional, a fruit bomb that has not forgotten it is a IPA. Feels smooth well carbonated and well balanced. The note on the page says "the deep waters of bitter beers", I do not find this bitter really. It is outstanding -

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co pub glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a dense layer and laces nicely.

S: Tropical fruit, white grape, zesty citrus, slight grassy herbal notes, a little crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Bright, white grape, tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, peach, and plum, citrus, grapefruit and lemon, faint grassy herbal notes, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: A little on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation,

O: Bright refreshing brew. I like it.

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Photo of RollDamnTide
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Clear, pale golden beer with a fluffy white head that leaves a generous amount of lacing behind. Piney, tropical and malty aromas waft from the glass. The taste is lightly sweet with a dose of pineapple, grass and malt. Really solid beer.

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Photo of sb17
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chilmer
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IronLover
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden yellow in color with a light haze. Poured with a moderate, creamy, bright white foam with excellent retention. Mellow tropical fruit aromas with light pineapple and sweet melon note and medium light maltiness. Medium bodied with lazy, soft, medium carbonation. Light creamy smooth feel through the middle with mild warmth near the end. Citrus and spicy hop flavors up front with a solid sweet malty backbone. Medium bitterness through the middle followed by sharp citrus notes, light herbal hop flavors and maltiness to the end. Finished with medium malt flavors followed by light citrus orange hop bitterness that transitions to light pine hop bitterness. Citrussy, spicy, sweet and malty. Great balance with a variety of hop flavors and just enough bitterness to temper the malty sweetness. Great look and feel. Mellow and easy drinking.

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Photo of Dkloubec
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdg204
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of denny702
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very nice and clean IPA with subtle but enjoyable fruity notes and a late bitterness that would satisfy the hopheads of this world. Medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of gspeer711
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Urs
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned 4/19/18, consumed 5/6/18

This is definitely a West Coast style IPA. Honey color, slightly hazy, small head, nice lacing.

Nice balance of danky and piney hops with tropical and citrus fruits notes. Taste follows aroma. Solid on both fronts.

Feel is medium but thin. Seems lighter than it is, which is good for drinkability I guess, but I'd rather have a more substantial body and bitterness in a dank IPA.

Overall, solid IPA. I probably won't seek this one out again, but it's definitely more than adequate if you don't have access to a bunch of danky IPAs.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gmann
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy straw color with a tight creamy off white head. Good head retention, settles into a puffy cap.

The aroma has a mixed note of citrus, pine and grass. Grapefruit and orange seem to stand out. Light dank pops through.

The taste has more tropical fruit notes. I pick up pineapple and mango. Perhaps a touch of grapefruit. The finish is dank with pine and resin flavors.

The feel well bodied and quite smooth. Has an almost creamy feel. Good balance between sweet and bitter. A tad sticky in the finish.

Good hop profile, good range of hop flavors. Great feel. A bit too dank for me.

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 841 ratings