50belair (2806) - Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Hazy caramel in color. Dull and un-lively pine and citrusy hop aromas. Lacking in hop characteristics, this is just sort of a bland lifeless ale.....
TheEpeeist (3474) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Misty brown with honey tints and a pocked beige head. Nose is pine and caramel with hints of peach and lavender. Juicy medium body with dull carb; hoppy but not so resiny finishing sticky but not sweet. Interesting. Taste is orange marmalade, juniper and lemon pith. A bit salty.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours hazy dark brownish amber with off-white head. Aromas of pine, lemony hops, caramel, and bready malts. Flavors of caramel and bready malts with a little citrus and muted hops. Mouthfeel and carbonation were fine. Not a bad beer, but where are the hops. Fresh Daisy Cutter was way way more hoppier than this. Not really an IPA, not even by english standards in my opinion. First time I can say that I have been truly disappointed by a HA beer.
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a handsome hazy amber with a frothy 2 finger head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, pine, and resin. Taste is similar to the smell, pretty basic earthy caramel body with mild resiny hops. Body is medium-heavy with average carbonation. Big points for mouthfeel, nice and creamy. Sessionable. I think why this beer’s rating is so low is that it is a mild English IPA whereas most people are expecting a hop explosion from an IPA. Learn the difference in sub-styles and rate them as such, folks!
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass.
AROMA: Some malt, faint hops. Slight lemon.
APPEARANCE: Nice look, rusty colored, some cream colored head. Good carbonation.
TASTE: Sweet caramel malt, some bitterness, citrus, vanilla, maybe a bit off toffee.
PALATE: Light bodies, somewhat creamy mouthfeel.
OVERALL: A good offering by Half Acre, nothing that is going to wow you here, but it does deliver.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with RB/BA folk... Poured clear golden with a white head. Hoppy and bitter with fruit and bready balance. Hops were earthy with some spice with a soft, clean finish.
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Half Acre Brewery in Chicago, IL; enjoyed with a good friend on a hot muggy Chicago night. Appearance dark amber with frothy off white head. Aroma strong on the English fuggle hops, also a bit of bready biscuity malts. Taste is finely balanced between bready malts, the fuggle hops, and English ale yeast. It definitely has the English IPA flavor where the hops aren’t the central focus. Good mouthfeel, smooth, enjoyable.
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
MMMEEEEAAAATTT WWWWWAAAAAVVVVVEEEEEE! Best spoof of an Onion article ever! Neat-o trick here fellas. Crisp grassy dry citrusy, lemony, light caramel aroma, reminds me a bit of centennial with some citra. Really pulls off that interesting English thing very well, this is more what an Americanized IPA would be. Dry and piney with some bright citrus, light caramel, plenty of pine needles, dry resin, bit of toasted crystal malt on the front and finish, very quick finish. Medium/light bodied, quite dry and crisp carbonation, little bit of alcohol on the finish. Very cool!
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split bomber...fresh from HA...with sherm1016. A soft IPA....not has hoppy forward as I’d like...soft / fizzy / fuzzy IPA....good but not great....have had much better from Half Acre....
sherm1016 (1220) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Half Acre, split with dwm1034. Pours a hazy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, hoppy. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, but soft, mild, not as hoppy as the aroma. A nice beer, but I would have liked to see a more hoppy flavor.