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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
Ranking:
#1,849
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
807
pDev:
7.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
186
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 807 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of craigbelly
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of afroskully
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gobuccos
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Stignacious
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of harsley
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StanleysCup
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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, guava, 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. Nice fruity DIPA taste. 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. This one has grown on me over time, not as great as Galactic Double Daisy Cutter but the fact that is so readily available is a huge plus.

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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

Vallejo from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 807 ratings
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