andyhwcinc (1139) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on draft at a local bar before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals! Appearance is a bright and vibrant gold with a creamy retaining head. Aroma Iím not getting much, subtle malt and hops. Taste wise, it hits you with the citrus and floral which creates a unique spiciness that isnít expected for a pale ale. This is a definite summer beer, its aura is of a pristinely groomed lawn on a hot summer day. Iím not usually douchey enough to give a beer an íauraí but thatís just what I feel about this one.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: 22oz bomber with pretty nice label pours a more golden than orange with a nice 1 finger foam crown that has decent retention and some lacing.
Smell: Loads of citrus hop goodness going on here. It is really hoppy for a pale ale and Iím getting excited!
Taste: Just like the nose. A good amount of citrus hops (grapefruit, tangerine) with a touch of bitterness. I rather like this.
Mouthfeel: Crisp finish and on the light end of the medium spectrum.
Drinkability: Great taste, 5.20% abv and crisp finish earns it high marks in the Drinkability category.
This is a solid pale ale from Half Acre brewing. Be warned though it is quite hoppy for the style (which I enjoy).
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-14-2009
travita (3055) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is pepper, citrus, fruits, hops, and earthy. the look is golden in color, clear, and not much white head. The taste is malts, hops, citrus, and slight spice.
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2012 A-pours a nice hazy golden amber color, tight fluffy white head.
S-nose is quite hoppy, an underlying pale malt with huge hop presence. Lots of pine, resin, with notes of apricot in the back.
T-the taste isnít quite as hoppy as the nose. The pale malt is more prevalant, nice balance, hops take over. a good bit of pine, touch of syrupy resin notes, lemon and herbal hops in the back. very light bitterness.
M-this is just a little grainy, syrupy up front, light thin body, a little too thin. the carbonation is high but falls off at the back.
D-this is quite a tasty and hoppy pale ale, very nice drink and very enjoyable. little thin in boddy but i donít want to split hairs.
womencantsail (6902) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: The pour is a cloudy golden color with a massive white head on top.
S: A ton of hops hit you in the nose immediately. A really great mix of the different hop aromas as well. I get lots of floral smells, along with citrus, and perhaps even some spicy notes as well.
T: The flavor follows the nose perfectly. Perhaps a touch more in terms of citrus and pine than the scent would let on, but still a lot of flora and spice as well. No malt to be found whatsoever.
M: A bit heavy on the tongue for a pale ale, but a nice carbonation and a bitter finish.
D: One of the best pale ales Iíve had, ever, to be quite honest. This is almost to the point of an IPA in terms of the hop character, but it was great no matter what you call it.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hop Leaf. Got this after my local friend had raved about Half Acre, so when it was one of the things upstairs on tap that I had never had I had to have it. Very glad I did. Pours a hazy browned yellow with a medium sized creamy white head. Huge grassy and floral citrus. Smells like itís namesake, tons of grassy, musky, earthy citrus. Beautiful. Grassy throughout the body, wheaty malt. Finishes super slow with a long easy grapefruit finish. Wow, just wow.
jsf23mr (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this as a draft at the Wrigleyville Rooftops during a cubs game. Dark amber looking beer. Smooth. Strong aftertaste
TheEpeeist (2821) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Foggy yellow brown with a white head. Nose is lemon, orange, toffee and grass. Medium body, feeling a bit heavy, with a crisp carb bite. Taste is orange and soft grapefruit with floral sweetness and a piney finish. Good stuff.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with thetomG- thanks again, Tom! Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with orange tints and a big, rocky off-white head. Tons of soapy lacing. Aroma of varietal hops- wow, they arenít lying, Iím getting a lot of different hops in this. Herbal, floral, citrusy, pine, and caramel malt notes. Fresh wet hop flavor, with floral notes, lemon and orange citrus, pine, tea leaves, and herbs. Gentle carbonation, and soft in the mouthfeel. Thatís the first tip that this isnít some DIPA. I am really, really impressed with this APA, and canít wait to try my other Half Acre bombers.
monkeychugg55 (781) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at DLD í10. Definitely one of the more hoppier APAís Iíve had. The flavor is nicely balanced however, and the bitter finish is very clean. Iím definitely gonna seek this one out.