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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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n India Pale Ale with a earth and must character brewed in honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week in 2011.

6% ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Malty with some hopps in the backbone. Has that unique half acre citrus flavor as well. Finished kind of spicy. Not a bad beer. Had at half acre ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3994) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Draft pour at half acre taproom. White fluffy head. Juicy fruity citrus aroma. A fruity bomb. Not getting the "English" in it. Delicious. Tropical heaven.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Catching up on weird really old ratings. I had this one and it stuck out in my head for the awesome bottle art and and for being a better than average earthy spicy ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Poured from bomber into Founders tulip snifter. A: Pours a solid amber with purple hues throughout the middle and some slight reddish hues around the edges when held up to light. Nice 1 finger yellowed-white head with decent retention. Moderate patchy lacing. S: Strong English malts bounce of your nose with some nice ripened fruits. Some oaky notes are present as well. T: Nice bitter hops that distort into a smooth English malt dryness. Finishes with a nice woody sweetness. M: Light to medium bodied with a dryness that overtakes the tongue and cheeks. Keeps drawing you back into quench the thirst and the taste leftover is very mellow and not dominated by any one flavor. Medium carbonation. O: The is a solid English IPA, although there isn’t really anything special to distinguish it from others. The mouthfeel is great, but overall it is pretty normal for the type. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-17-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newk (299) - - JUN 27, 2012
poured from can into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange/gold color with a small head. Very good and balanced aromas of toffee, oranges, some citrus and a touch of hops. Good complexity but lacking some depth. Medium bodied, but very clipped on the mid and finish. Balanced, but lacking some depth with flavors of toffee, caramel, hops and citrus flavors. A solid English IPA. Balanced, but lacking some depth in both the aromas and flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
16oz can thanks to dvelcich on BA. Failed Beer Buddy upload. Pours a low haze amber orange with larger, yellow foam. Weak, soapy retention. Nos is sugar, malt, orange juice, juicy tropical hops. Taste is nutty, bitter, sharp/abrasive IBUs. Oily mouthfeel with spiced orange peel and perfume. Doesn’t come across as smoked if that was the point of this beer. Finish is metallic, soapy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, pleasant biscuit malt with floral hops, and black pepper notes, grassy and nice. In mouth, a smooth herbal hoppy malt with smooth bitterness, a bit thin. On tap at Mash Tun Festival, May 19 2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 6/11/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Meat Wave has a fairly dark caramel color, with a nice, big, fluffy off-white head. Decent retention and some nice lace. There is something a little funky in the aroma, I think it is the fuggles. Peat, medium roast malts, a little malty sweetness. Earthy and herbal hops. The taste starts out with a sweet smooth malt. Biscuity, with caramel, peat, and toffee flavors. Earthy and herbal hops lend some bitterness to the flavor. Understated. There is a light to medium body, medium carbonation, and a light stickiness to the mouthfeel. Overall, this is a fairly disappointing offering from Half Acre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft, Pours orange white head. Nose grassy, spicy, flavors of spicy earthy, odd. english ipa? really? what’s the point? also, where’s the smoke? it’s called meat wave after all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11092) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine. Palae was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light grapefruit with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.

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