BeerBuss (11) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops really come through on this one. Bright citrus notes fade to a dry mouth feel. Crisp and refreshing without being too light.
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried it a the day of the ales 2011 in chicago. It was the better of the two half acre offerings. I really enjoyed it and it made my top ten beers of the event.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@RBWG-growler-thanks to Dschiller–pours an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is pine/citrus, some light malt. Taste is pine/citrus hops, some light malt.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler pour from Half Acre. Pours a deep gold, slightly darker than Daisy Cutter with a great sticky offwhite head. Nose gushes big tropical citrus, woody notes and a bit of a cattiness. Noted green onion hints as well. Some earthy malt. On tasting, intensely hoppy and dry with a great citrusy quality and a crispness. Light sweetness to the malt as well that really rounds it out. Pretty fantastic pale ale that is right up there with daisy cutter...
andyhwcinc (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased from Half Acre in growler form, enjoyed on New Years Eve at home. Appearance is a cloudy gold, slightly dark, with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is huge on the citrus hops, slight spice as well, can’t say there’s much other than hops in the aroma, but it smells pretty good! Definitely dry hopped. Taste is fantastic, goes down nice and smooth with a slight crispness mixed with the bitterness of the hops, slight sweet from citrus. This stuff is great, actually like it more than Daisy Cutter.
mikem409 (1982) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours orange with big white creamy head. Aroma is citrus and fruit salad. Taste is light refreshing easy to drink.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2011 Growler thanks to a gracious ba... Pours a medium semi-transparent orange brown hue and topped with a thin light just off-white head... Aroma is fresh with citra with a dank herbaceousness. Solid... Flavors are much of the same with citra and fresh herbalness upfront, tea and earth on the backend. Pale biscuity backbone at the tailend. Mild and tamed bitterness through the finish. Quality session apa that packs quite the flavorful punch from such a small package. i could drink lots of this offering and hope they continue to make this during the spring and summer months. I like this as much as or perhaps even more so than DC.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with a nice thick layer of tan foamy head. Good amount of lacing left around the glass.
Aroma is excellent - the citra hops really shine through here (and to a lesser degree the Falconer) and I have to say the aroma is clearly my favorite aspect of this beer.
Flavor has some mild bitterness, along with some grapefruit/citrus aspects.
Body is a bit lighter than I’d prefer, but helps to make this beer extremely drinkable.
I think I’d give Daisy Cutter the slight nod due to its bigger body and more intense bitterness, but this is a tasty varietal and something I’d recommend checking out.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
enjoyed during 2011 RBWG pours dirty blond with a medium off white head. Aroma is big citrus hops and grassy malts. Flavor is the same the hops in this are very nice, not your average pale ale, bordering on IPA.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler pour. Pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Floral earthy and grapefruit aroma - stronger on the floral/earthy notes than anything else. Crisp hops minty and dry. Bitter crisp and really nice. Those citra hops are awesome.