Navaja | Half Acre Beer Company

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570 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
570
Reviews:
105
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
88
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 570 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of captaincoffee
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours near copper, slightly hazy, with a smallish head that leaves decent lace. Nose is a bit of canned jackfruit and, according to my wife, some pineapple...although I don't get that as much. Some citrus and light pine as well, but overall it is not a huge nose. Taste is snappy with nice bitter orange peel that really dances on the front of your tongue. Good malt backbone but remains dry in the finish. Maybe a touch astringent right at the end. Drinks like an 8% beer. Overall, a damn good IIPA that avoids the cloying nature of most IIPAs at 10%.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours with no head to speak of. Color is like the innards of a pumpkin. The nose is a little hoppy, but more over I smell alcohol. The taste confirms the 10% ABV and the nose. Although it is so high, the beer is fairly smooth.

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Photo of florisj135
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of buzzy
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevehagy
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zombles222
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bighuge
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of ZAP
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L-Glowing peach colored....nice 1/4 inch frothy white head..

S-Love this aroma....huge notes of fresh flowers, tropical fruits, citrus and rock candy...tough to beat this smell.....

T-Great flavor....not too rich or sweet...just a big fruity peach, and mango like flavor....lighter citrus notes of tangerines and oranges....malt backing is perfect, but tough to describe....thinking sugar cookie like...

F-Body is full but not too rich.....this is how all DIPA's should feel. Full bodied but not sticky sweet......There is a very light lingering bitterness on the long finish...just enough to dry things out...

O_It's been awhile since I've had a truly elite beer. This is one of them. What a treat to drink this. I'll remember where I was when I had this.

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Photo of brentblack1
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold. Foamy, medium, white head that lasts a while with good lacing.

Smells big grapefruit and citrus, tropical, juicy and dank.

Tastes grapefruit, citrus peel and tropical. Followed by light vegetal and pine. Finish is dry with citrus peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of mkyer
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of threeviews
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can (Packaged on 26 May 2017...exactly one month fresh) into a Catamount IPA glass
A - Pours a medium-gold color with a very slight haze. It is capped with a full finger of a white, creamy head with good retention. (4.75)

S - Pungent and juicy. Sweet Orange, Peach and Pineapple are the main players with some sticky, resinous hops in the background. The 10% ABV goes undetectable. (5.0)

T - Well balanced between sweet/tropical hops and finishes with a pleasant, resinous finish. The malt plays second fiddle but is there enough to support the hops and never resulting in any perceived astringency. All in all, it is a bit less aggressive than anticipated but very well balanced. (4.75)

M - Medium-Full body and drinks well below its advertised 10% ABV. The balance achieved makes for this a very enjoyable DIPA which boasts a double digit ABV. (4.75)

O - The presentation is absolutely executed well...I love the artwork on the matte gold can with matching gold lid. The liquid contained within is just as attractive in appearance, nose, taste and mouthfeel. Although the $16.50 for a 4-Pack price tag is a bit high, I think it is reasonable with all things considered (size of brewery, freshness considering the distance and ingredients used). (4.75)

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Photo of Wamba
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Atodd21
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank to my buddy B.H. for handing me this 16 oz. can after filching the last four pack out from under my nose during a trip to Madison. Jerk! And thanks.

The pour is gold. No haze. I’m confused. Smells like spring grass & citrus juice, pretty mild.

Navaja is like a charging grizzly bear after all the east coast IPAs I’ve been sipping daintily of late. Bitterness kicks my throat on the way down & tickles my joy buzzer. Citrus & pine, with a sweetness that’s almost honey-like, ends with just a whiff of Dead Marshes. Extremely dry. A sipping IPA that I wouldn’t mind sipping for a while.

A very good beer that’s a welcome change of pace from the current IPA trend.

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Photo of StanleysCup
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jphipps83
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The best from Half Acre, in my opinion. Slightly hazy, golden color with citrus that pops. Taste is also citrus, with a little bitterness, but it's really smooth for an ABV of 10%. This one will get you if you're not careful.

Great beer, happy when that gold can hits the shelves.

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Navaja from Half Acre Beer Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 570 ratings.
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