Summer Rules! No Rules. | Half Acre Beer Company

BA SCORE
3.72/5
22 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 4.8% ABV summer session ale that's all Amarillo hops and all good times. Damn The Man. No Rules.

Added by MasterSki on 07-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,152
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
22
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.94/5  rDev -21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my fave thing from the local brewery, I tend to not like the one-hop focused brews. Looks beautiful in a 20oz+ tall pint glass, hazy orange. Smells vegetal, slightly citrus, not exactly inviting. Taste was off for me, weirdly vegetal and not hoppy like I think of hoppy. Very nice fizzy carbonation makes it more refreshing. Full disclosure, I had this after a 13oz pour of Najava in a firkin with an extra half pound of hops, which was awesome. I’m hoping I am good enough to tease out the flavors of a second beer after one strong, hoppy beer. But maybe I am an idiot.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap in a 16oz glass and again from a 32oz growler.

A - White foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and specks of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - A generous dose of Amarillo hops, as expected: grapefruit, dank herbs, a hint of onion, and a slight vegetal, grassy sharpness. Crackery malt backdrop with very little sweetness.

T - The taste is similar, with some cracker and perhaps a hint of buttery pils malt? Not as much obvious hop flavor, but there's a surprisingly hefty dose of bitterness that grows. Growler seemed a bit sweeter which helped, but rating mostly from my draft pour.

M - Dry, toasty texture, with very low residual stickiness. Medium-light body, lower carbonation, and obviously no alcohol presence. I could actually use a tad more spritz, as it gets a tad watery.

D - A very easy to drink pale ale that's a tad 'old school'. This year's batch of Amarillo hops seems a bit more grassy and earthy than previous iterations. No major complaints, but not the most memorable offering from Half Acre either.

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Summer Rules! No Rules. from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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