Navaja Double India Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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Navaja Double India Pale AleNavaja Double India Pale Ale
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4.26/5
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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:
#902
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
621
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
101
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 122
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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Photo of meanmutt
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - clear golden color with slight head
Smell - lots of citrus hops, orange grapefruit etc
Taste - well balanced with a great fruitiness and not overly bitter
Feel - medium body light carbonation
Overall - so good!

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

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

Photo of paresis
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ronl12
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Danmullens1
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a modest frothy layer of head. Average retention leaves a thin ring of lacing.
Initially, the nose has a strong citrusy aroma of orange, grapefruit, as well as tropical notes, pineapple and mango. Later on, it shifts to a strong herbal, grassy and piny aroma.
The taste is somewhat the reverse of my perception of the aroma in that it initially comes on strong in the grassy and herbal department. It has a bold bitterness in the finish with a lingering pine resin taste. Yet, soon there is an emerging sweetness coming from not only the fruity tones, but also the rich and chewy caramel malt laden backbone. The finish then takes on a zesty and citrusy, grapefruit, orange and hint of lemon, tone that is refreshing.
Medium to full bodied yet easy to drink. A nice combination of juicy, grassy, bitter and dry. A solid DIPA.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very intense DIPA and I must say that the dankness is so over the top that it comes across as some pungent nail polish that is very off-putting. If you like intense flavors and aroma than that's a beer for you. Half Acre is one of my favorite breweries but this one is not a beer I'd pick again without some hesitation.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ADesus
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice as most HA beers are. Heavy Melon, incredibly hidden Alcohol, really nice and well done. 10% only known because it's written. Excellent double worthy of the extra $. New England Style & West Coast style had a baby ish... Excellent!

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

Clear gold color, white head, great lacing. Pine aroma noticeable when the can is opened, also tropical fruit. Flavors follow smell. Good body and carbonation, it continuously rises from the bottom of the glass. Another terrific beer from Half Acre!

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Photo of kreg02
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HOLTMAN44
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Picked a 4pck of this from Binnys in Plainfield, IL....it poured a hazy yellow with thin white head....that is not leaving any lace. The scent is strong pine notes. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of RMerrell
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hello, CANmander of intoxiCANtion here! Haha. My local, in-person trader, tone77, beat me to the punch with his review of this beer, but I am happy to tread in his footfalls. We have a great relationship & I always look forward to having him stop by for a pick-up/drop-off.

From the CAN: "Double India Pale Ale".

What a beautiful CAN! The graphics were brushed B&W on metallic gold & if I were not CANmitted to CANsigning my spent CANs to Jeff Lebo for his CANlection, I would probably keep this one for myself. Speaking of gold, The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon were already drooling over the CAN & I hadn't even Crack!ed it yet! I gave the 16-fl. oz. pint CAN a gentle Glug, followed by a vigorous in-glass swirl to raise a finger of dense, foamy, tawny head with very good retention that left nice sticky lacing in its wake. The color was a faintly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7), but The Gelt Gang was so enamored of the CAN that they did not even notice. Nose was really tropical fruity - mango, pineapple, guava, orange, mmm. Mmmouthfeel was big & thick, full as heck, like a dollop had been ladled onto my tongue. In addition to the tropical fruitiness, there was also a piney mintiness & a dense caramel malt backbone as well as some fusel alcohol heat! Whew! Whoa. There was no playin' around with this bad boy, playa. Phew! Man, this was what I want when I a delving into a DIPA. I had a nice nap earlier, but this was rocking me back into lala land. Finish was dry, more a result of its heat than anything else, but it remained wonderfully fruity throughout. Do I detect melon on the extreme finish?!?

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Navaja Double India Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 621 ratings