Cuda | Half Acre Beer Company

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43 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuda tramples traditional ideas on German brewing. Dry hopped with Mosaic and thwarting the shackles of style, this German pale ale will urge you into its corner and caress your needs.

Added by MasterSki on 06-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Treebs:
Photo of Treebs
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a Half Acre snifter. Bottled less than a week ago.

A: Pours a clear orange color with some yellowish hues to the body. A white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick cap. Sticky sheets of a lace are left down the glass.

S: The Kolsch yeast is present on the nose with a slight hint of that German style hop. Light amounts of cat pee with a fruity twist. Some light cracker malts with a hint of sweetness as well.

T: The Mosaic hops are much more present on the taste than the nose. Fruity, light hints of citrus and a little bit of sweet lemon. Restrained Kolsch yeast with a smooth cereal grain malt sweetness to it.

M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Smooth and extremely drinkable. "Crushable" if you will. Nice sweet finish.

O: The Mosaic hops really shine through in the taste while the malts bring in a nice sweetness to balance it out. I'm enjoying the high drinkability of this. I'd like to see this a more regular brew, or at least a yearly release as I think it's good enough to warrant it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of roostor07
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of weonfire
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Summer78
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Homer53
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaycase
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep saturated orange color, hazy with a compact layer of meringue-textured foam. A thick halo of lace coats the glass and drips downwards.

Hops are pungent though not super aggressive. Floral greenery, fruity, with an undercurrent of pale malt also present.

A fruity and citric bitterness, grapefruit, citrus zest, the bitterness is moderate but the beer is pretty smooth overall.Dry finish, light bitter marmalade notes linger. Very light and drinkable, with well integrated hop character.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear orange, not much carbonation, one finger head, tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Toasty/wheat then dank tropical hops. Citrus and slight grass.

T-The yeast gives it a wheat/straw/toast like start as you'd expect from a Kolsch. Then the hops take over with citrus and tropical notes. Very dank, Nice bitterness and balance. Some lemon as well.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation, good hop bite.

O-Moasic hops are amazing. Then combining them with the Kolsch yeast makes for a very interesting experience.

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Photo of Fusebuddy
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on July 21, 2016.

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Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.37/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Nice light copper color with nice head. Smell was earthy. Taste a surprise, with the bitter pine flavor, not at all like a mosaic hop. Not bad, but not expected. Nice and smooth feel.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcc1654
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskis
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cuda from Half Acre Beer Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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