Navaja | Half Acre Beer Company

BA SCORE
94
outstanding
533 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:
533
Reviews:
92
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
7.76%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
81
For Trade:
3
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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopflyer
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/28/17

Pours bright orange, lively carbonation which makes one finger head, and bubbly collar.

Heavy citrus smell with grapefruit and mango. Ample cracker malt.

Taste is a lot of citrus but decent dose of animal cracker flavor saltiness. Slight bitterness.

Medium bodied and good medium carbonation. Slightly dry, crisp, tangy. Bitterness hangfs around somewhat

Awesome fully balanced DIPA from one of my favorite breweries.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper colored with three quarters of an inch of lightly tan, tightly knit foam on top. The aroma is of citrus and tangerine. The taste is plenty of citrus and tangerine hops along with some light malt. The mouth is moderately sticky, chewy, and resinous.

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Photo of CHickman
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very hazy gold color with a 2 finger foamy white colored head that was packed with small bubbles, dissipating very slowly and leaving good foamy rings as it went down.

Smells of fresh floral and citrus hops up front, mixed with lemon zest and piney notes. Hefty malt backbone with caramel and graham cracker leading the charge, then some toasted grains and wheat bread. Nicely balanced for an APA, but a little weak for a DIPA nose.

Like the aroma, the flavor seems tame and muted with nice citrus hops notes, piney accents and a sturdy malt backbone. It's tasty and has some good fruity flavors, but I was expecting more in your face hops from this DIPA. Average at best overall.

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Photo of cbutova
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Can to becher pour with a hazy, almost cloudy pale golden body and a thick creamy white cap. Head shoots up to about two fingers high with great retention. Eventually falls to a large ring that leaves tons of lacing sheets.

S- Tropical hops are both juicy and intensely strong overshadowing just about everything else which is always impressive at 10%+. Mango, kiwi, papaya, peach, melon, dank herbs, mint, tangerine and a hint of passionfruit. Focus is clearly tropical and stone fruit hops with basal citrus and floral hints. Kind of reminds me of a creamsicle if it was made with tropical fruits.

T- Stone fruit and tropical fruit juice nectar from what me a beast of a hop bill. Things shift around a bit more with a little bit more tangerine and citrus coming into the balance with the big melon, mango, papaya, cantaloupe, dank weed, mint, pineapple, passionfruit and slight onion hops. A bit sweet but still rather impressively hop forward for 10%.

MF- Creamy and foamy medium body. Moderately low carbonation but still plenty of oomph to the hops. Ends with an herbal tropical bitterness stuck to the taste buds for days. Just a bit warm.

Anytime an IPA goes above 9% it seems like the lottery; plenty of them out there but only a small percentage really work out to the full potential. Half Acre nails it here getting a blast of tropical and stone fruit hops to coat the palate with almost no interference from malts or yeast.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Classic golden color, carbonation / head are good. Aroma is pretty grassy with a little pepper & a malt bill that is oddly reminiscent of pizza dough. A little pine resin underneath as well.

Starts out a little malty before kicking into a typical hop resin profile: pine, red grapefruit juice, and some grassy hop cone. Definitely more earthy and on the more robust scale (malt is biscuity and chewy), but good. Not a mind blower and good maybe use a little more lighter hop notes to smooth out but good beer overall.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elvisdoc
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of justintcoons
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of frasergrove
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Navaja from Half Acre Beer Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 533 ratings.
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