GoneAway IPA
Half Acre Beer Company

GoneAway IPAGoneAway IPA
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From:
Half Acre Beer Company
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #211
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #4,004
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 7.69%
Ratings:
1,354
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 08, 2021
Added:
Nov 15, 2013
Wants:
  85
Gots:
  325
SCORE
93
Outstanding
GoneAway IPAGoneAway IPA
Notes: Formerly Heyoka IPA and Senita IPA

GoneAway is a western charged firecracker. We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This India Pale Ale shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.
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Photo of cjeep
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cjeep from Pennsylvania

good stuff, worth having but no 93 by my rank.
L: Drinking from the can and it's a looker...
S: mild aroma. bit of peach and lemon.
T: a bit spicy. astringent. looking for hop flavors but it's a bit muddled. some peach and citrus rind. definite bitterness on the finish. pleasant but non descript on the front end. not really feeling it...
F: fine. nice carbonation level.
O: the more i taste it, the more it's not really working for me. hoping it works better for you...

Dec 08, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

16oz can purchased from the fridge as part of a 4-pack for $11.99. Canned on 9/28/21, so this is 27 days old.

Look: Pours out a nearly clear deep gold color. There was a nice frothy one-finger off white head on the pour, that slowly receded to leave behind some nice lacing.

Smell: This smells like a super fresh West Coast IPA. A dank, peppery nose of pine resin, papaya, peach, and citrus rind. There seems to be a nice malt backbone too; I detect some caramel malts - maybe even some butterscotch. I wish that the nose was a bit more expressive, but I guess this is typical for West Coast IPAs.

Taste: I wasn't that impressed from the nose alone, but this is really crushable and delicious on the palate. The carbonation is perfect and the beer is just so well balanced with malt and hops. Up front, it is a bit peppery, slightly spicy and has notes of bread crust. The finish is dry and moderately bitter with lots of grapefruit rind and pith. I really get the chinook flavor lingering on the finish - that bitter, spicy, woody character that the chinook hop imparts so well. Another cool thing is that after the hop resin and bitterness fade from the finish, I can pick up a bit of caramel sweetness on the palate.

Feel: The mouthfeel is surprisingly light, in a good way. It just makes it so drinkable. It has just a bit of chew to it. It is also perfectly carbonated.

Overall: Another very well-made Half Acre beer. If you are looking for a classic West-Coast IPA, you can't do much better than this one. I'm lucky that this beer gets distributed here; apparently they only distribute it in-house and to the Philadelphia area.

From the website:
Chinook and Simcoe because nothing does classic like these pillars of flavor.
Two row, pale malt, Gold Pils Vienna
Sensory: Conifer Sap, Chillum Resin, Light Dank & Citrus

Oct 26, 2021
 
4.06 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 15, 2021
 
3.82 by minterro from California on Mar 01, 2020
 
3.94 by ChrisMon02 from Ohio on Oct 16, 2019
 
4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Jul 14, 2019
 
4.25 by iftcoach from Germany on Jul 10, 2019
 
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Jun 15, 2019
 
4.03 by hoponit from New York on Jun 12, 2019
 
3.75 by Dduquette from Maryland on May 16, 2019
 
4 by nrbw23 from Ohio on May 14, 2019
 
4.16 by KensWorld from Florida on May 13, 2019
Photo of ONUMello
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ONUMello from Ohio

16oz can dated 3/25/19 poured into a tulip
A: Orange with a one finger head
S: Tropical fruit, citrus, hints of pine/grass
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium-bodied with a pleasant bitterness
O: A well made, very solid West-coast IPA worth trying

May 12, 2019
 
3.92 by WDJersey from Colorado on May 11, 2019
 
3.53 by EdTheEdge from California on May 11, 2019
 
3.96 by Orny18 from New York on May 11, 2019
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

At 5 weeks

May 06, 2019
Photo of Beaver13
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

16 oz can, canned on 3/18/19. Pours slightly hazy dark gold with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malt with fruity hops with a little resin.

The flavor is sweet earthy malt with sharp green resiny bitter hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA. A bit too sharp for me.

May 05, 2019
 
4.21 by epercuoco from Minnesota on May 03, 2019
 
4.24 by bigstar87 from Wisconsin on May 01, 2019
 
4.22 by Eychung from New York on Apr 27, 2019
 
4.41 by jchanley from Illinois on Apr 23, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

I'd drink it again.

Apr 12, 2019
 
3.97 by AC-Mivsek from Ohio on Apr 10, 2019
Photo of eppCOS
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eppCOS from Colorado

L - Another crystal clear west coaster IPA; decent lacing and head/foam
S - Nice, clean, dank ripe, some tropical but mostly assertive hops
T - Clean, smooth, and not overly aggressive.
F - Great carbonation, but could be more assertive.
O - A solid IPA though nowhere near as good as regular in-house Space IPA from Half Acre.

Apr 07, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

I have had GA many times over the last year. Always thought it was delicious. I also thought I had reviewed it before.. but was mistaken. Here is my review:

I have no problem whatsoever !

Apr 07, 2019
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Formerly Heyoka & Senita.

2015 vintage; drank 11/2/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque bright orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice bright white head; a curtain of lace.

Orange citrus & crisp grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Sweet orange citrus flavor.

One dimensional but enjoyable. I'd have another.

Apr 01, 2019
 
4.12 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa on Mar 26, 2019
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RaulMondesi from California

Right down the line, this beer is. No adjuncts, no lactose, and no haze. This beer is West Coast like a Ninja Turtle on a piece of supreme pizza. Soft hops meet a smooth bitterness like taking Kelly Kapowski for a stroll under a cherry moon.

Yep!

Mar 20, 2019
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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: clear, straw yellow color with a hint of amber and orange. large, 2-3 finger off-white rocky head that has bubbles streaming up from the glass

s: pineapple, mango, tangerine, apricot, strawberry, sweet orange zest, and a touch of smooth caramel. a subtle bready malt backbone

t: a touch of ripe mango and tangerine that is immediately followed by a hit of bitterness: grapefruit and herbal hops. a slight floral note behind that. pineapple, resin, and huge orange flavors towards the end. a little orange rind and a touch of caramel and crusty bread to close out

m: lighter side of medium, strong carbonation

o: pretty nice IPA here. bitter with a bit of tropical hops to cancel it out. What a nice traditional American IPA should taste like. my knock against this is that the hops could pop just a bit more

Mar 09, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by babaracas from Florida

Pours a clear amber with fine sediment in suspension, fluffy offwhite head, spray of lace sticking. Smell: apricot, resin, floral, tangerine. Taste: apricot jam, notes of orange marmalade and biscuit, pine, leafy. Medium bodied. Standard and well made IPA.

Mar 08, 2019
Photo of FourthFloyd
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by FourthFloyd from Wisconsin

Very good beer in all aspects. Nothing to complain about, but nothing extraordinary.

Mar 04, 2019
 
3.75 by PhunkyMeatstick from Pennsylvania on Feb 26, 2019
Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Very strong head production, and fantastic lacing and retention. Snow white head tops a bright lemon-yellow body. Almost perfectly transparent body, especially in thinner parts of the glass.

Very juicy and floral nose, with a mild-to-moderate dankness. Fresh-cut grass, mango, pineapple, cracker, honey, tangerine. Lean is toward tropical fruit vice citrus.

For all the aroma implies, it's lighter than I expected on the palate - but exactly in line with a 7% ABV IPA. Hops are bright and floral, but not overpowering, revealing a crackery/biscuity pale malt base, especially on the second half. Pineapple, mango, green leaf, mild dankness, papaya, and passion fruit. Fairly bitter, but not exceptionally so.

Very lively and smoothly drinkable, although a touch watery.

The hop profile on this is fairly straightforward, and a bit of a throwback IPA in that regard, just with more of a tropical edge than citrus/pine. The drinkability is quite nice, and the bitterness appropriately balancing. This would be a fine draft beer for those fortunate enough to get Half Acre regularly.

Feb 14, 2019
 
3.75 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2019
 
3.75 by sgregory from Connecticut on Feb 11, 2019
 
4 by JB_ from New Jersey on Jan 19, 2019
 
3.75 by Noelito76 from New York on Jan 19, 2019
 
3.77 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jan 17, 2019
 
4.06 by rking1226 from Wisconsin on Jan 15, 2019
GoneAway IPA from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1354 ratings