Navaja Double India Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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4.25/5
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Navaja Double India Pale AleNavaja Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the first time we're pulling a Double IPA out of our scabbard. Attacking your ability to make good choices, this bully quickly becomes your best friend.

Added by MasterSki on 05-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#989
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
646
pDev:
7.53%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
106
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 646 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of Treck
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

10% alcohol? This doesn’t taste like it. The booziness is there in the background but the citrus is the overpowering flavor. a few different layers. Really interesting. Would jump at the opportunity if I saw it available at a restaurant.

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Photo of labisch
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A resionous sappy goodness attacks your palate with grass, grapefruit, and citrus undertones. It's well-spiced and the kick of ethanol at the end of the sip is well-obscured by its brilliant complexity. This is truly an outstanding beverage. It's so juicy and delicious.

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Photo of Jbavi360
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co pub glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Almost over ripe tropical fruit, stone fruit, and a little melon, citrus, earthy herbal notes, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Tropical fruit, papaya, guava, mango, apricot, and melon, citrus, candied orange, grapefruit and lemon, grassy earthy herbal notes, a touch of spice, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy, holds its % beautifully.

O: I thought this was gonna be a total monster, but it's sneaky. About as smooth as a 10% DIPA can be. Impressive.

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Photo of arrowsmith_
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sandis
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first Half Acre beer I've had an opportunity to try and this one is delicious. Resinous. Tropical aroma and flavor with just a touch of booze. Just plain tasty!

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Photo of Fremont897
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kaseydad
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Canned: May-15-2018


A:
Pours a brillant gold with a decent-sized cream-colored head that drops to a film. Good retention; speckled lacing. (4)

S:
Apricot, mango, grapefruit, pine, earthy underneath it all. (4)

T:
Dry, sappy bitterness, grapefruit, grass, spicy hops. (4.25)

M:
Medium body, dry and resinous with medium carbonation and a touch of booze. Hip-oil-sticky finish. (4)

O:
Lovely looking, tasty, big, bitter IPA. Bitter orange and fir potpourri in both the aroma and the flavor. Fairly fruity-smelling with some earthiness as well. The flavor is more the latter with hints of the former. A touch alcoholy for my tastes but otherwise a solid IPA that I'd gladly have again. Great artwork on the label too. (4)

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Photo of Blackrobe
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 4/16/18 on the bottom of the can, 8 weeks since brewing.

Pours an unfiltered yellow-amber with a finger of loosely compact white head that dissipated rather quickly. Nose starts off quite sweet with a sweet dank citrus, over-ripened papaya, pine resin, soft caramel malt, wet earth, pink grapefruit rind, florals and a little bit of spice (pepper and clove). Definitely a blend between the two coastal styles. Tastes combines the aromas of the nose but puts the east coast in the back seat to a stronger than expected bitterness and dankness. A second sip brings in a bit of a dark grassy note. I wish I could of gotten my hands on something fresher than 8 weeks, perhaps the taste would of been more balanced. Aftertaste lies in the dank almost orange-y citrus blended with a pithy bitterness and the caramel malt. Mouthfeel is a resinous medium, nothing mind blowing but not underwhelming for a 10% ABV brew. Medium-high bitterness/dankness. I get an ever so slight taste that this is a 10% on the back end of the swallow, not fully hidden. Definitely an East coast meets West coasts brew that favors the west a little more (maybe due to the age). If you're looking for a higher ABV brew with lots of dank, bitter west coast vibes that brings in a little bit of modern east coast tendencies, this is for you.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin are present in the nose along with hints of orange citrus, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste starts out with some flavors of pine resin and follows with notes of orange citrus and finishes with slight hints of alcohol. There is a light amount of bitterness and traces of underlying caramel malts.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Only a faint amount of crispness is present.
O: Despite the hints of alcohol in the taste, this beer drinks rather well considering its strength. It doesn't seem nearly as heavy in body compared to other 10% abv beers.

Serving type: can

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Photo of BigMike
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenBechler
3.42/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-spiegelau ipa glass. 12.29.18. consumed 05.19.18.

A: Dark and juicy orange coloring is dense with a steady moderate display of carbonation. Silky white head is 0.5 inches, has a creamy frothy consistency. Nice coloring, dense nature, with a retaining capping that provides a good sheet covering of lace on the way down.

S: Fresh blend of oranges and citrus on the nose, only light to moderate in strength per style. Some wet pine. The layover may have been a factor in this short coming of expectations.

T: The flavor provided a citrusy-grassy bite, and is bitter from the get go, dry and commands your tongues attention. High bittering factor makes up for the weak aromatic display, with tart orange-citrus and pine, Wet tropical hops add a modest background along with some juicy hop resins and spicy hops. The alcohol comes through on the finish providing a bite, unaware of first of its high nature, you will soon recognize. Barley grains and juicy tangerines round things out.

M: Mouthful is surprisingly light, creamy, a bit spicy on the hold from the hops and alcohol, and turns to a frothy feel on the inner cheeks.

O: A light nose is soon redeemed by the abundance of hops and alcohol on the flavor, perhaps to much alcohol at times which may have drowned out some of the hop complexity. Almost liquor like and very strong, and spicy the alcohol at times outbalances things. Favorable first impression, hoppy, bitter, decent drink-ability, but of course limited to a small serving. Spicy heat but still very good in a modest serving.

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Photo of bixby1971
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
3.82/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Navaja Double India Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 646 ratings