TheAlum (4270) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at Oak Park MicroBrew Review (Oak Park, IL). Snuck away for some rates while pouring today. Pours a nice murky glowing orange gold hue, some real good haziness, loose whitish bubbly head dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are ridiculously hoppy: florals and grass, big grapefruit, mango, and oranges. Lemons, and more florals. Touches of rich fruity hops, touches of pine. Dry. Initial is medium bodied offering a rich dry hop up front, bitter florals and grass, with some grapefruit, melon, lemons. Some crisp cereal and pale malts, biscuits on the backend. Gets a bit sweeter and dry on the backend, some touches of pine, lots of fruit. Starts off with a bang on aroma and up front, trails off a bit though with a biscuity and bready. Nice, but not a world beater. Aroma truly is amazing and vibrant, fresh and powerful. Overall itís too malty, the hops really temper back in the backend and finish. Good, not great.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler..murky golden peach, light off white head watery... Nose is very grassy with some musk, pretty nice... The taste is way to strong, grassy alcohol that is very bitter and harsh, the more I have the tougher to drink... Fail
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Half Acre. Well that line was suck. Anyway, it was worth it. Pours a terrible looking turbid dirty gold with a hop reinforced sticky head. Nose is huge passionfruit and guava, some of that herbal daisy cutter woodiness as well. This really is a different beer from DDC. Great nose, fruity and floral with some pine resin as well. Awesome nose. On taste, that tropical fruit really sticks out then a crushing bitterness. Super fruity and full bodied but it finishes bone dry. Phenomenal, wish they had the capacity to make this more often. Epic.
Vir4030 (464) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful sampler at oak pard. Hoppy aroma, very nice. Fan of daisy and smells great. Great flavor too.
dinkle50 (686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from the 08/19 release poured into a tulip at home. Orange color and kind of hazy in the glass with a single finger head that hangs around for a bit. Smells like citrus and dankness. Sweet at first but then it turns into a hoppy resin flavor. Slight notes of Daisy Cutter in there, but this is different. Very satisfying in my opinion. Iím very happy I bought 4 of these.
ryecatcher (349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery release on 8/19. Pours a hazy orangey-gold color, lots of hops in the nose, and a piney fade to a pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. Spruce, wildflowers and that geranium note captured by the original Daisy Cutter is prevalent. Dank is the best word Iíve heard used(here and elsewhere) to describe it... and while that may be a negative to other consumables in life besides buds and beer, here it is a desirable trait. Made me long for my grandparents front porch in rural Ohio on a hot, muggy summers evening listening to crickets chirp. Definitely worth the 45 minutes wait in line on a sunny August Chicago afternoon.
wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 8/19/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Half Acre earlier today. Pours hazy burnt orange with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to bubbly, uneven lace. The nose is dank stinky hops with tons of lemon/lime citrus, tropical fruits, and some light malts underlying. The flavor features these crazy hops perfectly with tons of tropical fruit, citrus, and dank notes, and the orange/caramel malt coming through a little more powerful and really backing everything up. The body is medium and somewhat sticky with average carbonation and super long dank, citrus, and tropical fruit hops finish.
Hair6a11 (1156) - Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with a one finger white head in this glass; this brew retains on the average side - with some light, spotty lacing present. The nose on this brew has some of that daisy cutter background Iím used to; but with some clear piney hop/citrus notes present as well. This is my first galaxy hopped brew; I was a little surprised that it didnít exactly stick out as something unique; anyway - bitter pine and hop resins do stick out on this one. quite nicely actually; the malt bill seems a little muted , honestly. Itís just heavy on the pine, mango, grass, and citrus zest. Nice brew ; I think its better on the nose than on the tastebuds, personally.
satan165 (1008) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is savory tilted tropical fruit; mango predominates. immense pine backdrop. appearance is murky copper with wispy head. Flavor is dreadknaught clone, bitter edged pith with sweeter cactus and maximum mango. The last half acre line i will stand in.
HonkeyBra (2483) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
64 oz. growler from the Half Acre tap room. Pours a hazy orangish red with a thick white head that dissipates into a crown around the glass. Strong hoppy aroma of pine, citrus, and resin, with some subtle floral notes along with a lot of grapefruit and tangerine. Also, some touches of citrus rind. Flavor is strongly bitter, plenty of citrus and pine notes. Some touches of sweet fruits like oranges and mangos. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation for the style. A very flavorful and bitter dipa.