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Canyon Of Heroes | Half Acre Beer Company

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3.91/5
Very Good
67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
As it's written, the dark, long and narrow Canyon calls to many. Men carry the light into darkness, and while most fall forever into the shadows, a fine few walk tall through the Canyon and live as Heroes.

Canyon Of Heroes India Pale Ale is our task and your courage.

Barely contained by its surroundings, Canyon Of Heroes screams at your senses and pushes into you with the grace of a blade.

Added by MasterSki on 02-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,175
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
67
pDev:
6.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Photo of jeonseh
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Hazy golden brown with small white head

S - Orange with light zest to it. Light pine and slight orange juice.

T - Bitter pine up front with light grapefruit and orange with light orange soda. Slight earthy and floral component to it

M - Slight carbonation. Body is slightly watery and light

O - Decent IPA overall. Worth a try but not their best offering

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a beautiful, hazy, glowing light orange. A finger of thin frothy foam.

S: Soft, sweet aroma of tropical fruit. Some mango/apricot. Little bit of pine. It doesn't knock your socks off but it smells pleasant.

T: Pine, wheat, grain, herbal, earthy, grassy and a little malty.

M: Fairly light-bodied, medium carbonation. Crisp with a watery finish. As it warmed, it became progressively less enjoyable.

Overall this one disappointed me. Not nearly as good or unique as I had hoped it would be. This was brewed with Summit, Chinook, and El Dorado hops. The latter of which I had never had before and was excited to try. In the end though, nothing too exciting about this beer. It looked amazing and had a nice aroma but I wasn't a fan of the grainy, wheaty, grassy combo of flavors. It really could've used a touch of sweetness to balance it out and keep it interesting. The watery finish didn't help out either. Not a down-right terrible beer but unfortunately a fairly mediocre one. I still love you though, Half Acre.

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3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lefty17
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hagbergl
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 22 oz. bomber at the liquor store in Kimbark Plaza in Hyde Park, Chicago. Served in my Firestone Walker tulip

Appearance (3.75/5): Unfiltered goodness. It's opaque orange with a small one finger head of white foam. I would have expected a bit more head in a middle-of-the-road ABV beer like Canyon of Heroes. Oh well, can't have everything. This is still a good looking beer.

Smell (3.75/5): Pineapple and tropical fruit hops in the nose, with a little earthy spice kick to it. As with all of Half Acre's hopped up offerings, there is something unusual going on with the hop profile that is instantly recognizable from nose.

Taste (4/5): Complex hop attack. Floral and grassy up front, progressively more bitter as it goes down; strong pine and pink grapefruit citrus flavors in the back. Has a malt sweetness underlying the hops similar to Daisy Cutter that compliments the tropical and citrus fruit hop flavors but cuts the bitterness. Personally, I would have liked a little more aggressive bitterness.

Mouthfeel (3.25/5): A lighter mouthfeel, a little lacking in terms of body and carbonation, though (medium-low carbonation). I really enjoy the smoothness, but the mouthfeel is not as solid on this as other beers I've had by Half Acre.

Overall (3.75/5): This is a very decent beer by the good folks at Half Acre, but it's not nearly as good as some of their other seasonal releases, like Double Daisy Cutter. Nice tropical fruit and citrus flavors pervade this beer, but its achilles heel is the mouthfeel, which I think is undercarbonated. Maybe next time that'll be tightened up. Let's hope so. This beer has potential with its interesting hop profile and nice malt bill.

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Canyon Of Heroes from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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