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Navaja Double India Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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Navaja Double India Pale AleNavaja Double India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

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

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Ratings: 576 |  Reviews: 108
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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Photo of eawolff99
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
3.37/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, gold in color with one inch head. Taste is papaya, pine, pale malt, and grapefruit. Heavy bodied, slightly bitter, with moderate carbonation. Makes for an above average imperial IPA. While I prefer other IPAs and Half Acre beers more, this is worth a try.

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Photo of ale_addin
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Pale gold and kinda orange beer with a white fluffy head that leaves bands and ribbons of lacing behind. The aroma is dank with fruits like mango and papaya. There is some citrus aromas as well. Lightly sweet and bitter, even up front, with a pleasant sweet and bitter finish. The taste is full of papaya, melon, pith and pine. This is a pretty tasty beer that hides its alcohol nicely.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bnes09
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, golden color. Surprisingly light appearance. Solid, towering head creates patches of lacing. Fresh wheat bread with citrus and pine needles on the nose. Strong orange zest, pine and grapefruit hop flavor. Dense biscuit malt character. Nice balance. Medium body. Sturdy malt texture. Nice carbonation and dry finish. Very tasty.

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Photo of Noelito76
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

A - Pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a two finger creamy white head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, papaya, grapefruti, tangerine and light piney hops.

T - The taste is papaya, mango, pineapple, caramel malts finishing with a good amount of Indy hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a solid DIPA. There is a nice balance of sweet tropical fruits and piney hops. Very drinkable at 10% ABV.

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Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3.27/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mxsluis
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopflyer
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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 sweetness. 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 -1.6%
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 -11.5%
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 +3.3%
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 -11.7%
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 +6.1%
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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Navaja Double India Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 576 ratings
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