Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring a slightly hazed, golden/orangey body with a respectable head, this had a very fruity, citrusy nose with an underlying essence of guava. This blended well in the flavor, creating a tropical fruit drink with the pangs of IPA bitterness. The malts, which I presume were there, left no lasting impression on me. But I most certainly enjoyed the beer.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up from the brewery, and had a tasting at the brewery, drank in my Orval glas...A clear gold, decent carbonation...Sweet aroma of pineapple, mango, light malt backbone and you get a touch of the guava...Taste starts off like fruit juice, acidic, a bite from the guava, and finally a little hops. The more you drink the hops come through. Not their best ipa but decent and worth a try.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy peachy gold with one finger of dense creamy sandstone head. Nose is fantastic with a clean definitive guava character complimented perfectly by resinous citrusy hops and a mild spice. Flavor is bossome, notes of sweet and acidic fruit balanced by notes of grapefruit zest, starfruit, and candy. Dry medium bodied palate with the perfect level of bitterness. An amazing IPA.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Acre. Pours a golden straw yellow with a big white head. Aroma is guava and citrus hops. Medium on the palate with medium carbonation. Flavor is strong guava with some citrus hops. Tastes pretty good, but smells better than it tastes. Glad to hear that this will be brewed again.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jrallen34 for sending this out my way.
Pours a britt orange with somewhat of a copper tint. The initial whiff is straight guava. Quite strange and pungent, but I like it. Earthy hops make their way in along with some citrus notes. The hops don’t come out in the flavor as much, whih is really dominated by the guava. Mouthfeel is nice and dry. Love the feel on these tropical fruit IPAs. Drinkability is not on the high side. 4-5 ounces would be enough for me.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-24-2010
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear straw with orange tints and a fluffy white head. Nose is guava, pine, toffee and spearmint. Medium body, lively carb, finishing like fruit nectar. Taste is lime, lime zest, grapefruit and tart, puckery guava. I’m really liking these fruit IPAs.
markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Hopshunter for the share. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Nose is caramel, malt, guava, fruitiness, and vague berries. Flavor is similar with a delightful, crisp finish. A nice, refreshing IPA that is mildly sessionable.
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of HOPSHUNTER. Pours clear copper with white head. The aroma is big crazy guava meat, sweet guava juice and some citrus hops around the edges. The taste has firm hop spiciness and citrus that quickly get pummeled by loads of sweet and earthy/tropical guava goodness. It dries out some into the finish. If you want a robust guava brew then this one is for you.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Half Acre Hop Leaf event. Clear yellow color with a white head. Nose of citrus dirty hops. Sweet malts bitter citrus flavors that aren’t real clean. Not too great though it was probably better fresh. 7/3/6/3/13
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy bright orange body with a medium off-white head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of guava, grain, mango, pineapple, spruce, and subtle notes of merlot. Flavor of guava, pine, caramel malt, and citrus with a dry finish.