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3 Floyds / Half Acre Anicca3 Floyds / Half Acre Anicca

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with our friends at Half Acre, Anicca IPA is single hopped snake juice showcasing the Mosaic hop, a plant throwing off a cornucopia of fruit flavors. Bitter sweet and full of force, this IPA bends your brain into a tropical storm of writhing glory.

Available in 22oz bottles. This is the version brewed at 3 Floyds in August 2013.

Added by MasterSki on 08-20-2013

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 12/19/14; drank 1/1/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Opaque dark ruby color.

Bubbly eggnog head; frothy lace.

Pine & grapefruit nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Fresh soap & grapefruit rind flavors up front; a dry, bitter finish. Pine needle notes emerged as this warmed. Drinkable, but not what I want in an IPA. Dare I say Half Acre brewed their version better?!

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From notes. A deep, hazy golden color with good head retention. Strong, fruity aroma. The taste is very similar with a big fruity hops flavor which has a little more apricot over the typical strong citrus 3 Floyds hops. Good malt balance and accompanying sweetness. This is a really good collaboration beer.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome bottle art and I had never heard of this 3F's offering so I had to try it.

A - Deep orange and hazy from dry hopping. Course white head coming forth from a subtle pour. Good lacing.

S - Very wet hop in the nose. Tons of tropical fruits, some citrus, light herbal and maybe some floral. Nothing other than hops present in the smell

T - Has the tropical hops but right in the middle and on the way back raw onion flavor. Mosaic hops tend to have an onion flavor during late additions and this beer is no exception. The pungent tropical fruit, pineapple, and citrus do help combat the onion and after a few sips the fruits prevail. No lack of hop flavor and there may be a light malt flavor. The bitterness is very mild and obscured by the overall hoppiness.

M - Lighter mouth-feel with mild carbonation. Pretty clean and crisp on the finish more like an APA than a typical bitter IPA.

Overall, a good tropical fruit representation of an IPA. That initial burst of onion is enough to make me not love this beer but the pineapple, and mango are amazing after that first taste. This beer is similar to "Go-To IPA" from Stone but with a little more in every aspect (flavor, body, ABV). Though Mosaics are not going to surpass my love for Amarillos or Simcoes I did like this beer. I would recommend this if you have never tried Mosaic hops before or if the label art is too enthralling.

Glass- Imperial pint

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange, almost amber. Murky. Small white head.

Smell - Grapefruit. Toasty malt. Some caramel malt. Smells a little sweet.

Taste - Grapefruit hops again, but not as strong. Toasty and bready malts. Bitterness builds. Grassy, toasty, and a just a hint of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I expected better from these two breweries, but it's good.

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Photo of markgugs
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottled (dated 12/22/14) poured into a tall-stemmed tulip

Initially nervous about this one, as an aggressive pour produced a beer the color of deep iced tea, a hue I associate more with barleywines than DIPAs, and with a very large beige/tan head, one that leaves spotty rings of lace. Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, slightly sweet grains dominate the nose, whereas the flavor is primarily crisp pine and tea leaves. A creamy smooth mouthfeel rounds the beer out and delivers an enjoyable, moderately lengthy finish. I realize that by the time I got to try this it was a bit past 2 months old, but it was still decent, just not outstanding.

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Photo of PintSizedLover
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

AP: pours a rich hazy amber with a soft pillowy popcorn colored head that settles into a thin layer that lingers down the sides of the glass. AR: heavy aromas of wet pine, loads of citrus pith and grass. DANK. TA: taste strongly follows the aroma with sole usage of mosaic hops. Nice biscuity malts with herbaceous orange sweetness, followed by a deep resinous bite. MF: nicely carbonated. Slick and oily from the resin with a slightly bitter dry finish, leaving you waiting the next sip. OV: I want more. Nice use of the mosaic hop. Delicious full AIPA. Drinks as though it has a higher ABV.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Barry last night.

Pours a moderately dark amber, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells maltier than I thought it would be, some toast and caramel, overlaid with big citrusy grapefruit.

This definitely showcases the Mosaic hop, but it feels slightly muted. When they call it "snake juice", I expect it to be brutally hoppy. There's tangerine and grapefruit, with a little bit of orange, and some palt malt and a bit of caramel. It's a bit sweet.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel, and a little bit of lacing.

Not the best Half Acre beer I've had, but then again, it was brewed at Three Floyds so that might the thing.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in Madison. Darker pale body. Huge wonderful floral aroma. Taste is similar. Like eating fresh pineapples and tropical fruit salad. Very delicious. Can totally tell Half Acre helped design this beer. Seems actually more like a Half Acre beer to me with a zing of Zombie Dust.

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Photo of mickmanhattan
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drunk from a bomber in a pint glass
Look: Rich amber color. Large bubbles clung to the glass, not unlike a sparkling wine. Nice 1" head had very large bubbles.
Smell: Pure passion fruit. That's all I could smell. Accurate portrait of hop profile.
Taste: Smooth, drinkable, with a non-offensive grapefruit bitterness that faded before it was annoying. Excellent flavor.
Feel: par for the style. Not great, but good.
Overall: It's always a treat to try a new 3F bomber. This is no exception. It wasn't mind blowing like Apocalypse Cow or Permanent Funeral, but it was solid. Middle of the pack excellent.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is dark orange to amber in color with a quarter inch of off-white head. The aroma offers hops, mint, malt. Decent flavor, though perhaps a bit too much mint. A bit odd for the style. Slightly sweet, with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Todd. I also got a few of these from Sean. Thanks to both of you guys! Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam that is surprisingly dark for an IPA that settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace. Transparent golden body.

S - Great hop aroma with dank weed, citrus zest, and tropical fruit flavors; it's Mosaic hops alright. Seems a tad maltier than the Half Acre-brewed version, with a bit of sugary sweetness standing up to the hop assault. Still, it's quite good.

T - The taste follows suite, with a bit more brown sugar malt presence than the Half Acre version. Still, there's tons of potent hop character, with a plethora of grapefruit, tropical fruits, and zesty herb flavors.

M - Dry, medium body, with crisp, pleasant, moderate carbonation. Some lingering oily hops and resins, and no discernible alcohol.

D - A really nice IPA, but not quite as good as the version brewed at Half Acre. Still, it's excellent and a beer I'd happily drink on any occasion. Pretty easy to put down 22oz, especially with a friend.

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Photo of emerge077
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Joe for this one!

Dark saturated orange, hazy but somewhat transparent around the edges. Long lasting head of creamy foam, drippy lacing all around the edges of the glass.

Tangerine, nectarine, sweet candied citrus aromas, marmalade, tropical hints at first. Later it becomes dry and resinous with hints of the initial citrus, and the pale malt starts to show through.

Bitter citrus peel, grapefruit, mango, lime peel, resinous hop oils. Wisps of pale malt in the middle, aftertaste is firmly bitter. Smooth supple feel, very light and drinkable with a dry bitter finish. Seems slightly less bitter and dank than the Half Acre version, but it's pretty flawless.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber poured into tulip 3/10/13, cheers MasterSki and Sean9689 for the bottle

A dark amber with tiny particles being moved around by plenty of pinprick bubbles, large tan foam quickly falls to a dense finger with a tabletop island leaving think rings deep down the glass

S tropical fruit punch on the nose, candied pineapple, grapefruit and sweet orange, brown sugar and plenty of floral pine, smells intense and I can smell it off my glass an arms reach away

T less of the tropical notes I could smell on the nose and loads more brown sugar and its burnt, lime rind and more pine still great but the nose was a notch above

M leaning towards full, almost creamy, a little gritty in the mouth and sticky on the lips, has a nice bitter snap to it and just a hint of booze

O looks amazing, sexy tropical nose, but only great in other areas, pine and brown sugars come out as it warms in a big way and the tropical notes fade a little, perhaps I should've chugged it

great stuff and I could drink myself silly if I had some more. A big difference between chilled and warm and its more noticeable then most brews I've had, I preferred it cold where the tropical notes shinned

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This collaboration is excellent. ...ahow casing the mosaic hop! The beer pours a clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent carries an orange peel citrus and subtle pine. The taste is bitter through the drink with a orange peel spicy essance that includes a piney resin. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

@ 3 Floyds, Munster IN

Orange color with a tight white head. Smells like tropical fruit hard candy. Up front Anicca is great with all the tropical fruit hops I'd ever want but I don't like mosiac as a bittering hop. It has a nasty tobacco and cat piss bitter back end which I find disdainful. Tastes hotter than 7.3%.

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Photo of portia99
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep orangey amber color with two fingers of dense, creamy off white head with good staying power. As the head falls the glass is left completely coated in sticky lacing.

S - Bright, fresh and juicy grapefruit up front. Hints of orange, some tropical fruit and a touch of pine...but grapefruity citrus dominates. Very mild malt presence behind the hops...getting faint hints of caramel.

T - Tropical fruit up front, lots of pine behind that. Definitely some citrus too, but the tropical and pine overpower...just the opposite of the aroma. Again, the malt struggles to make its presence known giving a very mild caramel sweetness, and a light graininess. Very tasty hop forward IPA that centers on hops flavors and only puts forth a mild bitterness.

M - Sticky and resiny with hops dominating the flavor completely. Medium body and a mild carbonation that gives a mostly creamy feel in the mouth with just a faint tingle.

O - Very good west coast style IPA. Love the dense hop flavors. Definitely an IPA that is focused on delivering the citrus/tropical/pine flavors and keeps the bitterness to a manageable level. Super flavorful and complex hoppy. Lack of bitterness makes this go down very quickly.

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Photo of sleuthdog
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into FFF Teku

Anicca is a reddish orange that when held up to the light shows off its clarity. A frothy off white head formed and when receding, lacing is left all down the sides from top down.

The smell is very aromatic and pleasant. It is dank and dark yet bright and citrus all at the same time. Ruby red grapefruit is what jumps out at me. Almost like I just cut into the fruit fresh. Pine and mango. Pineapple and grass. Nectarines and onion. This is the truth. It is all over the place and complex as hell.

The taste isn't nearly as complex as the nose but with a single hop variety beer it does a damn fine job at keeping it interesting. Pineapple, orange and mango introduce themselves first making for a juicy and refreshing beer. It has a sweetness to it mid palate that is washed over with the more dank, pine and grassy hops towards the end. I guess I do find the taste fairly complex as well.

Medium, creamy feel and oh where is the alcohol? Very drinkable.

FFF collabs with Half Acre and produces a home run. Surprise? No not really. These two breweries do know what the hell they are doing after all.

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Photo of davey101
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into a teku glass. Thanks sleuthdog! Pours a clear reddish amber color with two fingers of light khaki foam. Killer lacing and retention.

S - Huge tropical notes of papaya, mango, and nectarine clash up against some savory almost Simcoe cat pee/onion like savoryness. Dank, dank bud with a tropical fruit glaze. Can't imagine it being great in a few weeks but right now its really awesome and intense. A little caramel malt and booze to round it out. Very large and complex.

T - Nectarines, papaya, mango, and orange juice. Less savory then the nose but it still has some dank resin towards the end. Bready malts and some caramel with a lasting peach fruitiness and bitterness. Very tasty stuff. Mouth feel is medium bodied but could use a bit more carbonation.

O - Damn good single hopper. Huge tropical fruit notes with some really nice resinous and malt notes to keep it in check. Really awesome collaboration beer and worth checking out for sure.

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Photo of vinny21bal
4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is the best thing other then permanent funeral from Floyd's in a while. It definitely out does zombie dust which has always been a favorite of mine. The nose is insane, it has a perfect balance like a sculpin but much more citrus. I think this could be a perfect beer? Blows away Alpine again other then permanent funeral I don't think Floyd's has ever set the bar o high. Not expensive. If you haven't had it you have to. It would be something you should experience.

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Photo of auroracrisis
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz from the source into a SA perfect pint glass.

Marmalade with copper highlights and plenty of bubbles dancing to the top. A big sand colored head rests on top for the duration of the session of a clear body.

Tangerine and grapefruit zest welcome the nose, along with notes of papaya. Moves onto sweeter grain notes of graham cracker and bread with some floral influence from the hops, but the emphasis is on the those nice fruity and citrusy hops.

Opens with great citrus zest and more tropical fruit. Quickly moves into the bittering hops and a nice touch of floral. Finishes with nice graham cracker sweetness.

Medium bodied with a smooth body. The carbonation dies off some what quick but I'm not complaining.

Great tropical and citrus notes on the palate and in the nose. Recommended but don't freak out if you can't get this one, a fresh Two Hearted is just as good.

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Photo of roger617
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bomber poured into Spiegelau glass.

A: 4.5 Dark golden with 3 fingers of foamy head that reduce slowly leaving a fair amount of lacing.
S: 4.5 Bursting with aroma, a floraly front with a piney back. Very complex for a single hop brew. **As it warms up, pine certainly takes lead.
T: 5 I simply can't believe how complex the flavor is for being a single hop beer. Unlike the aroma, the pine takes lead for the taste. There's a mellow floral and citrus undertone that pleasantly lingers through the after taste.
M: 4.75 Smooth, silky, mildly dry. Carbed well.
O: 4.75 This is an incredible beer. Bursting aroma and flavor. Well balanced and complex. I will be seeking out more for sure!

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Photo of joe1510
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber
Three Floyds

Anicca pours bright polished copper with a crystal clear body that shines in the light. A creamy white head forms and leaves sheet lacing down the glass after each drink. A carbonation bubble will escape periodically and rush to the surface. IPAs don't look much better than this guy.

Damn! This beer smells impressive. Sweetened red grapefruit and tangerines lead the way on the hop front with juicy ripe mango, candied citrus peel, and a dusting of pine for support. I can't keep my nose out of the glass. My mouth instantly waters. A sweet, candy like maltiness bolsters the already mouthwatering hop profile.

The flavor profile runs step for step with the nose and drips with juicy, citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Again, sweetened ruby grapefruit, tangerine, candied citrus rind, and mango all run shoulder to shoulder. A mild pine quality pops up here and there while a moderate bitterness coats the tongue. High quality!

The carbonation is on the low side of the spectrum which allows the velvety smooth body to just glide through at its own pace. The body on this beer is about as good as you can get and a solid bitterness lingers.

Anicca is another great Three Floyds/Half Acre collaboration and one of the juicier IPAs I've had in a long while. If this was brewed all year I'd buy it often. Get some!

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Photo of RoamingGnome
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

anicca An India Pale Ale brewed by Half Acre & 3 Floyds

Thanks to Ncketchum for picking up a couple bottles.

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) A darker amber brew with two fingers of off white head generated on the pour. The head settles to a dusting. Nice lacing...

S) A musty pine scent with a little grass, and a hint of sweetness in the background.

T) A blast of bitter hops... Close to the nose from a flavor perspective. Quite piney indeed, not quite Sproose Joose piney, but a nice amount. A little citrus peel and very distant tropical fruit.

M) Medium body with lighter to moderate carbonation. A good amount of pine coats the palate in a sticky fashion. Nice aftertaste....

O) Pretty tasty.... Pretty damn tasty indeed... Glad to have the opportunity to give this one a go. If you can track this one down, do it.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish brown dark hue to this brew. About a finger worth of head on the pour. Sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Low carbonation active in the glass.

Smell: A heavy grapefruit, tangerine, and pine aroma. A solid base of molasses and dark malt. The mosaic hops have a very interesting bitter and heavily spiced scent. Pine and resin are heavy.

Taste: A sweet malt caramel front greets the palate right away. Molasses and malt warm up which gradually leads to the bitter citrus body of the Mosaic hops. Some tropical hops brighten up the back end and leave a medium dry finish on the palate. Some grassy earthy flavors are left behind as well

Mouthfeel: Nice transitions of sweet and bitter on the palate.

Overall: A really unique and interesting single IPA. I've started to see more and more Mosaic hops being used and I really like it. They are complex with many different levels. Really tasty.

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Photo of MW_13
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into Tulip glass.

Appearance doesn't really matter to me. I'm all about the taste and smell. I shared this bottle with a bunch of craft beer buddies and we all really enjoyed it. One of my friends-- who at first said "Oh, no thanks. I don't really like IPAs very much."-- said "Oh wow, the taste on that is really complex. I think my palate must be changing because that's really good!"

Smell: I picked up a lot of pine and "dankness". My friends were able to pick up on more fruit notes. I really love fruity and floral smelling IPAs, so I would have liked to have picked up on those scents more. Maybe my nose is defective.

Taste: When it first clashes against your tongue it is sweet and fruity. If I were to assign the taste to one fruit, it would definitely be passionfruit. After this initial rush of flavor, it transforms to a pine-like taste which leads to a nice hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: at just over 7%, it's right where I'd like it to be for an IPA. Crisp AND satisfying.

Overall: I'm glad I picked up two of these when I stopped by the brewery. Actually, I hope I can get some more before they're gone. It's definitely has a memorable taste. Highly recommended.

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