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:
745
Reviews:
93
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
171
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 745 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of parkwood
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Serving: Can
Canned: Jun-6-2017


A:
Pours 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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Photo of ShawnL
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of eawolff99
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of k47k
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdubz94
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 5/17/17.

Pours a cloudy straw color with a 1.5 finger head that leaves lovely lacing.

Aroma is juicy. Lots of fruit--mangoes, berries, pineapple, some citrus, some pine, and lots of malts on the backbone.

Taste is definitely hop forward. More citrus on the pallet than the nose. Enjoyable but not spectacular. Definitely bitter.

Feel is medium weight with medium carbonation. Dry finish. Don't notice the alcohol.

Overall, a huge fan of Half Acre pales and this is no exception. They seem to excel at this NE style/west coast style hybrid. Not my favorite of theirs but one I would be happy to buy again.

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

Photo of mkh012
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can, canned 3 weeks ago. Pours golden yellow with a thin white head.

Nose is pineapple, citrus, and pine, and the taste follows. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light. Maybe a touch thin.

Overall, solid but unexciting. Doesn't stand out amongst the other beers I had on my Chicago trip.

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Photo of Shy5
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can, 3 weeks old, served in a snifter glass. Pours a slightly opaque but not quite hazy golden body with a slight orange hue, one finger thick white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smell is sweet tropical fruit, grapefruit and caramel. A bit of resin and pine notes. Flavour brings out a bit more of the resin and pine, fairly bitter IPA with a little bit of caramel, biscuit to go along with the mild tropical fruit. It's not juicy, but it isn't a malt-bomb either. Moderate bitterness throughout, good balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, nicely carbonated, crisp with a moderate bitterness on the backend. A very good, all-around IPA.

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Photo of Ri0
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of smithj4
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, gold in color with ¾ inch pillowy head. Taste is white grape, lemon, dough, and light pine. Light bodied, soft, and slightly bitter with moderate carbonation--semi-juicy. This is also an all day beer. Goes down way too smooth. Would get this often if it were available here.

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Photo of Hallertau
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 745 ratings.
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