Vallejo | Half Acre Beer Company

VallejoVallejo
BA SCORE
93.5%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 795 ratings
VallejoVallejo
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:
#1,785
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
795
Liked:
743
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
7.26%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
186
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 795 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of baldy00
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the can, on a train, they got me with their package which was very cool and artsy

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Photo of Yancey82
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can dated 7/25/17. Pours a pineapple juice-like hazy light yellow fog, with a huge wave of head and lace. It just destroys the glass.

Aromas of cantaloupe, melon, mango, and tangerine. Some light sweet candy smells.

Flavors are : a rush of orange pith, mango, dry cheese, grapefruit, cracker, and lemon zest. Very slight super glue action going on towards the end, like Navaja did, only to a lesser extent.

Crispy feel with lots of neat, congregated carbonation. A resiny, oily finish with hints of dryness.

Overall, a little better than I remember. This beer is huge. It's got the flavor of a DIPA, no contest. Heavy all the way to the finish.

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Photo of Karenremom
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 08/10/17.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-golden bronzed yellow color with a slight transparency to it. Slight finger's worth of white foamy head slid off adequately/at a nice pace. Lace was slim and coating, looked nice to me.
The aroma had a sly sweet to eloquent hop spice with a grassy bitterness and a little bit of white pepper starting to come out as it warmed. Some crisp sweet citrus and then an underscore of bitter piney hop edges.
The flavor presented a nice ample sweet to stiff bitterness coming across in a slight nice melon/honeydew sort of sweet way. Not much of an aftertaste, maybe seemed just a bit piney to melon with some hop oils.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt right on par. ABV felt appropriate. Finish was just a tickle towards a sly stickiness, but honestly, it's super hard to really tell. Ended up slight hop oils starting to come across in the finish.
Overall, I really liked how this came across in it's own unique or perhaps Midwest/Illinois sort of way, if I lived in Illinois, I'd probably make this one of my go to beers. It's just really well done!

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Photo of Jimmys
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. 08/16/17.

pours a lightly hazed straw yellow. bright white, tightly frothed head with good retention and lacing. really fantastic hoppy aromatics from this IPA. mango, guava, citrus rind. flavor is incredibly hoppy, while also remaining low enough on bitterness that gives this an insane ability to drink. more of that sweet mango hop flavor leads the way with sharp citrus edges. really good stuff here, these guys can make some good hoppy stuff.

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drhall36
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ef612
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of liamt07
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.24/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of miniditka77
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Half Acre's best regular-production beer. Very tasty.

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

Photo of jorgerod99
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michaelharmeyer
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ericthered121
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of adam36
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow. Tall, foamy, wet, white head that lasts a little while with good lacing.

Smells citrus peel, light orange, grassy, floral, Bready malt and light Pine.

Taste citrus peel, lemon, floral and light grassy. Followed by Pine and bready malt. Quite bitter. Finishes dry with a citrus peel linger. Lighter medium body and lightly fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of avidt24
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 93.5% out of 100 with 795 ratings
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