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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Early Fall has farmers picking whole cone hops and shipping them to us to brew a wet hop beer. We kick up a black beer with a very sticky character. Beware of the StickyFat Bear.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 7% ABV.

UPDATE: Half Acre differentiates between their vintages based solely on fresh hop quantities. The 2011 has 100% "wet" hops. The 2010 had a different quantity. 2012 has a different amount of hops. Under our guidelines these are still the same beer.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Atom (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bomber thanks to Pawola22! Pours a dark brown with a large khaki head. Aroma of resinous floral pine, citrus, orange, chocolate malt shake, and slight roast. Taste is up front fruit sweetness, oranges, followed my an earthy chalky roasted bitterness into a chocolate malt shake with more oranges and pine hops on the finish. It’s like a chocolate malt with orange zest and hops. Complex, tasty, and interesting! Yum!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkleu357 (362) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Black thinner pour with a small white head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Big chocolate flavor with a small hoppy presence. Much more like a porter than black IPA, but still some hoppyness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Tap at Half Acre. Dark cola pour with a soapy head. Earthy malts and a mild pine hop note. Pretty subtle beer but obviously well made. Nuanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1514) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Purchased at the Half Acre brewery in Chicago, IL in bomber form, enjoyed on Halloween evening having to work staying indoors while it snows outside. Appearance is a murky dark brown with a moderate slightly off white head. Aroma is a mixture of roasted chocolate malt and leafy hops, light caramel, smells great. Taste finishes bitter but has a sweet nutty quality which I find fantastic. Really enjoying this one, another great Half Acre brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1064) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at Half Acre brewery. Pours black with a small tan head, lacing holds forever. Nose shows roasted malts, coffee and pine hops. Smells fantastic. Taste is dominated by bitter coffee and roasted malts, struggling to find some hops, bitter finish. Great beer but would like it a little more hoppy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
This one is complex. Little spicy with hints of chocolate power this one. Pours almost black with a tan head. Had at the half acre tap room. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (878) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a deep brown with 1 finger of tan head. Nose and taste are of dirty gritty earthy malts, with a nice dank piney hop edge. Very drinkable, I like malts, so I dig the mail tier nature of this beer at this moment in time. Another solid beer from HA, what else is new.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
From Half Acre. Not as hoppy or black as I’d expect for a Black IPA. More like that hoppy brown ale you see on the west coast sometimes. Still it was pretty good. 2013 bottle. Serving: Bottle

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dhasmonek (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Dark brown, not as sweet as expected but more bitter and hoppy than expected. I enjoy it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Funkatrocious (99) - - NOV 28, 2013
Drank at Boegemans. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Smokey burnt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1993) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber shared with pals. Dark brown pour with white head...funky hoppy foot aroma..taste is metallic bitter


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