Navaja | Half Acre Beer Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
527 Ratings
NavajaNavaja
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:
527
Reviews:
87
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
79
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours - Semi transparent orange color with nice dense white head. Sticky white lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Aroma has just a ton of tropical fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple along with a nice hint of pine.

Taste - Taste follows the aroma closely. Lost of mango, pineapple, passion fruit and papaya. there is a little more caramel and malt presence in the taste but it is just wonderful.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated no sign of the 10% ABV.

Overall - Just an amazing beer I love the aroma and the taste. Not sure I would change anything about this one.

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Photo of ConorGolden
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

On tap. Served in a tulip glass. Pours a hazy, bright golden yellow body, one finger white head, thick with good retention, not much lacing. Smell is bursting with aromatic citrus and grapefruit, resin and floral notes. Unreal, aggressive without a hint of malt. Awesome. Flavour is a bit sweeter, grainy cracker and caramel with a moderate grapefruit and citrus, some zest and resin on the finish to provide a fair bit of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit crisp, with just the right amount of floral and zesty bitterness on the backend. Delicious double IPA, one of the better beers HA has put out.

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

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Golden. 1 finger of creamy white head. Good clarity. Light carbonation.

Nose
Juicy Fruit, mango, kiwi, gooseberry, honey, papaya, passion fruit, and caramel.

Taste
Juicy Fruit gum, wintergreen, and a soft dankness. Mango, gooseberry, kiwi, guava, and passion fruit. Light caramel and honey maltiness with lingering candy sugars. Finishes with lingering pine and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, chewy, silky, oily, and juicy with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
This is a pretty magical DIPA. It has everything that you could want. It's complex and easy drinking at 10%.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of frasergrove
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ksimons
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-a golden yellow with a fingers worth of white frothy head

S-lots of tropical fruits and citrus

T-taste is similar to the smell, high in tropical fruits and citrus and some resin

M-medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall a big juicy DIPA, glad I finally got a chance to try it

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

Photo of JDizzle
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Hallertau
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Navaja from Half Acre Beer Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 527 ratings.
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