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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Anicca IPA is single hopped snake juice showcasing the Mosaic hop, a plant throwing off a cornucopia of fruit flavors. Bitter sweet and full of force, this IPA bends your brain into a tropical storm of writhing glory. As the philosophy explains, Anicca will come and go, so come sip this before all is gone.

Added by MasterSki on 02-27-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
371
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
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96
Gots:
52
For Trade:
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 371
Photo of MasterSki
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Half Acre. I've got a massive backlog of reviews, but felt this one needed a timely posting. Served in both a snifter and a pint glass.

A - Finger of lightly tan foam slowly settles to a thick collar, partial cap, and splotchy lace. Hazed dark amber body; unusually dark for an IPA.

S - The smell is an intense mix of dankness, zest grapefruit, light lemon, a bit of onion, tropical fruits and perhaps a touch pine and herb. The hops as nostril-shredding in the best sort of way. Light crackery and doughy malts in the periphery,

T - The taste is like straight-up tropical fruit juice, with a bit of spicy citrus and chive mixed in. Not as insanely hoppy as the aroma, but still quite good. There's a supporting dough and lightly toasted grain malt backbone but it's quite in the periphery. Some bitterness mounts over the course of a pint, but it never gets out of hand.

M - Medium body, pleasant moderate carbonation. Perhaps a tad light for 7.3%, but goes down super easy. Dry finish, and some lightly resinous and oily residuals.

D - If I didn't have somewhere to go, I could easily sit at Half Acre for the rest of the evening and fall out of my seat at the end after drinking multiple pints of this beer. Will probably go back tomorrow for more, assuming they don't burn through the entire batch by then. This is the best beer Half Acre has ever made.

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Photo of jegross2
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing Anicca, a collaboration IPA brewed by Three Floyds Brewing Company (Munster, Indiana) and Half Acre Brewing Company (Chicago, Illinois).

Score: 95

Tap pour served in a Half Acre snifter-tulip hybrid glass and enjoyed on 03/01/13. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Bourbon colored body. Served with one finger of cream colored head that settles to a thin foggy coating. Awesome lacing and retention. 5/5

Smell: Dank hops, tangerine, melon, peach and apricot. Nice tropical citrus nose. Pineapple juice and pine too. Perfectly balanced, nice juiciness and hoppiness. A little fruity too. 4.75/5

Taste: Tastes just like it smells but with a heavier malt-orientation and less "bitting hoppiness" than anticipated from nose. Earthy spice too, a little resinous. Nice bitter citrus finish after the swallow. Smoother drinking than anticipated, but I was hoping for more of a in-your-face hop bomb from the nose. Tasty enough to overcome my expectation disappointment. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Frankly, I think this brew is slightly under-carbonated. Nice zesty citrus which is bitter and juicy. Finishes a little dry. 4/5

Overall: An excellent IPA from two hop masters. Well worth the trip to the Half Acre tap room to try this taproom only release.

Cost: $6 for a 16 oz snifter pour.

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Photo of zrbeer1579
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Murky mahogany with half finger light tan head.

Aroma: Peach, apricot, and grapefruit. Little herbal and pine. Some toasted breadiness.

Taste: Peach, apricot, and berries. Little tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit. Some pine and herbals. Slightly sweet and light toffee toasted bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium- light with medium carbonation. Slight dry finish. Some hops bitterness that lingers for a short time.

Overall: A really nice IPA. Tastes a little similar to Space. But I like this better. I certainly would have it again.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Half Acre taproom. Served in a pint.

A- pours a hazy dark copper with a 2 finger off white head. Walls of thin lacing cascade on the glass.

S- caramel, toffee, light toast, orange and grapefruit, some spice and pine.

T- toffee, toasted malts, spices rye? Some grapefruit and citrus with bitter pine punch.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slick and a little dry.

O- good IPA, lots of spice, citrus and pine.

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