Cuda | Half Acre Beer Company

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87
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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
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4/5  rDev -1%

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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | 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

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

Photo of MasterSki
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 32oz growler at Half Acre yesterday. Served in a Jack's Abby pint glass. Apparently this is an APA made with Kolsch yeast; not sure if it was lagered though.

A - Big white foam settles to a thick cap and collar, leaving behind tons of splotchy lacing. Transparent golden body with some visible bubbles.

S - Aroma has the expected citrus zest, tropical fruit, and pine character that I get from Mosaic hops, but with a distinctive earthy yeast note. Bready malts and a slightly doughy round things out.

T - Taste is a bit more classic pale ale, with doughy and lightly toffeed malts balanced by tropical and orange zest hopping. Low bitterness, with a bit of toasted grain in the finish.

M - Medium body, with crisp, lower moderate carbonation. Dry, crisp, and clean, with a surprising hint of warmth to it.

D - Really easy to drink. Kolsch yeast is understated, and dissipates in the aroma as the beer warms up. I like it, although it's certainly more of a balanced pale ale than Half Acre's typical fare.

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

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4/5  rDev -1%

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

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 markgugs
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Reagan1984
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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4/5  rDev -1%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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