Navaja Double India Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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4.26/5
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618 Ratings
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:
#889
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
618
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
100
Trade:
1
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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass from the can.

Appearance: Semi cloudy brew with medium bubbles to the body rising roughly half a finger's length off the body coming off a white color.

Smell: Floral and citrus, more on the citrus skin side of things.

Taste: Light more with heavy citrus and I know I this might sound monotonous but super citrus consisting of grapefruit and orange skin. Slightly sweet but doses of bitter.

Mouth: medium to full body with a subtle carbonation. Malty, finish makes you think this is a true thirst quencher.

Overall: Good brew, actually very good brew. Don't remember how much I paid for it but when I see it I will be on the re-up as we day in New York. Salud!

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Photo of mzablocki
4.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Curt3
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of IronLover
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark, golden yellow in color with a light haze. Poured with a short, soapy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Fresh, crisp, and spicy and citrus orange hop aromas with a mellow dankness and light boozy notes. Medium light malt aromas. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Light creamy feel through the middle followed by prickly, boozy warmth to the finish. Medium malt flavors with light caramel malt notes. Herbal and spicy hop flavors with medium high hop bitterness through the middle. Light spicy hop flavors followed by sweet, citrus fruit flavors, and expanding, pleasant booziness to the end. Finished semi-dryly with a light malt note, spicy hop bite, light fruity notes and lingering boozy warmth. Well balanced with complex hop aromas and a solid malt presence. Malt and hop characters are well presented in a strong ale format.

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Photo of Act25
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wide dispersion of ratings here, on NAVAJA, which deserves better and disperses an amazing fruit aroma.
Canned 1/2018
a) Pours a energetic, airy, creamy 2 finger head that fades to a constant film and sheet lace over an amber hazed body.
s) Biggest nose ever, if you like orange candy, fruity hops, marmalade, catbox, and cannabis.
t) Follows that large nose with sugary, orange candy, treacle syrup, honey, with warming alcohol, and never really departs from a fruit salad of pineapple, papaya, guava, tangerine, orange, and only slight peppery finish. Off centered and not enough bitter balance. But Big!
f) Bold, sticky, a bit too candied in the mouth.
o) While this is an interesting big DIPA, with great, ample hops and big sweet shop malts it never balances so instead of rising higher at cask temperature, the rating gets pulled down.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/29/2018. Pours lightly hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, bread dough, light honey/caramel/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, bread dough, light honey/caramel/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, bread dough, light caramel/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 10%. Overall this is a fantastic DIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV; with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, not overly sweet/heavy for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering, loved the hop profile as expected. Apparently Citra, Mosaic, Columbus hops; and Golden Promise malt.

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Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 1/10/18

Pours a large creamy foamy 1 finger head that fades semi quickly, a bit of sticky lacing, mostly clear honey orange color

Nose big candy sweet malts and fruity hops, candied citrus, marmalade, a bit of tropical, mild tingly alcohol

Taste starts with big sweet candy malts again, a bit syrupy, with warming tingly alcohol, big fruity hops, generic fruity but also some citrus, tropical fruits, papaya, guava, tangerine, orange, pineapple, etc, semi sweet tingly alcohol finish

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a little syrupy, tingly alcohol, very fluffy carb

Overall an interesting big DIPA, nice hops, big malts to balance with a bit heavy alcohol and syrupy malt sweetness

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Photo of DrKarl
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Muss42
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bwag
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rammed96
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-hazy ruddy orange color, almost a light copper/brown color. Quarter finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace to allow a light lace running here and there.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet citrusy to piney hops in front and then some light grassy hop tones coming out for a mild blend. Underlying clean caramel malt came in for a light little bit of gracing.
The flavor had those hops in front with a fairly nice bittersweet embrace between citrus and pine and then the caramel malt came in clean and sweet. Aftertaste was moderately caramel sweet with a muted citrusy hop tone.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. ABV felt as projected. Finish seemed a bit peppered and semi-harsh with some citrus and piney grip.
Overall, it's a pretty damn solid DIPA that I would come back to if given the chance.

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Photo of sludgegnome
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbl_delta
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 01/18/18 ("it's a reptile"...whatever) into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is citrus - orange, grapefruit, pineapple - with some grassy overtones. Mouthfeel is medium-sticky and smooth. Carbonation is perfect. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Finish is citrus-y and fairly dry. Really good DIPA!

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BB1313
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 1/29/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze but still has some clarity to it; small white head that fades leaving solid retention and lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of tropical and citrus fruits. Hints of rubber. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. Some pineapple and grapefruit. Some fresh pine. Some rye and/or black pepper giving it a spicy finish. Solid bitterness. Malts do their thing. Mild warmth in the finish, but it's not hot or boozy at all. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. This one is dangerously drinkable.

This is a really nice DIPA. Nice hop aromas and flavors. It drinks big, but doesn't come off as over the top. It's very enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done. Good stuff.

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Navaja Double India Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 618 ratings