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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
tap at co-prospertity. doughy, earthy cereal malt backing. touch of nuts and raisins. earthy pine and tangerine hops. pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Drat at the Mariaís Party. Pours a murky deep reddish brown amber with an off-white head. Nose is quite earthy, even spicy. Almost comes across as a rye beer. Hops arenít particularly bright, there is some fruitiness but mostly just resiny continental type hops. On taste, itís a touch rough, in a good way, with a bracing bitterness that works. A touch sweet as well. Kind of a muddled beer. I so wish this had been a smoked IPA...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
This is one of those beers that the flavor and aroma are all in order but other elements are out of whack. Itís very cloudy orange w/ very little head. The hops tend towards pine and earth and bitterness is well balanced w/ sweetness. However, itís a bit on the flat side compared to what I like in an IPA and that takes it down a bit. I am looking forward to trying some more batches of this because I feel that at its heart it is a nice beer but this batch seemed a little rushed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1923) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
22oz bomber from the brewery. Clear copper orangish with a fantastic fluffy head. Aroma was a bit muted, but smelled clearly of aromatic hops; citric rind, floral hops, with a touch of cereal grain. Taste is malty with a bit of spice. Quickly leads to orange citrus, floral bitterness, light toffee notes, Inexplicably, tastes more of chemicals than hop and malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Got a growler of this at the release Friday, 5/20/11. The low-ish scores donít reflect how much I liked the beer for what it is: an easy drinking, light-hopped, truly British tasting IPA. They nailed it. Not an extreme beer in any way, instead the kind of beer you could get a pint of on lunch break at the pub and still go back to work, which is the English way. Not much aroma, light hops and a lttle sweet malt. Beautiful dark gold color. Mild, barely hoppy tasting, a little sweet, goes down really easy for 6.5%abv. Thicker, satisfying palate than I expected. Much better than any of the real English IPAs Iíve had. Still prefer my American hop bomb IPAs, but I dig that Half Acre is totally committed to making beers that taste good (as opposed to weird beers) and are fun and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Growler thanks to Chris... an explosive pop with a dark peach head, a nice tope head, great retention... nose is manly toffee, flowers, lemons, moldy hop finish, not my fav but not bad... the taste is very lemony with a some chemicals, some herbs, a muted hop.... a boring english ipa, why bother

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at Mariaís CCBW event at the Co-Prosperity gallery. Malt light hops. Murky brown tan with a thin head. Low carbonation. Light malts sweet bitter pine grapefruit. Dry bitter finish. Earthy and pretty decent but not as bright and clean as I prefer my IPAs to be. Maybe I just donít like the English IPA that much. 7/3/7/4/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
growler card #2, punch #9. aroma is lightly sweetened organic earth, welcome toast, pine is subdued but present behind curtain of sleek savory grapefruit. appearance is very hazy copper with giant sticky legs and island of head that lingers when ring dissipates. flavor is extremely savory pine and grapefruit, swayed from the typical american intensity and moved to more sensible and modest levels, toast is apparent late and pleasant. still not the A+ profile of british hops i have experienced elsewhere but the late malt presence makes up for it. finally a twist on hop forward beers from half acre where so many of the roster have filled the bill on the same standard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3673) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Growler from the brewery. Hazy, murky reddish brown pour with small white head. Aroma is somewhat malt forward, with apparent English hops. The hop notes are grassy, earthy, mossy. Caramel, toffee and brown sugary malts. Flavor is mildly sweet, moderately bitter. Lots of earthy, grassy hops. Caramel, toffee, and even biscuity malts. Some light notes of pineapple and tropical fruits. Medium bodied. I wish this beer had more to it. It seems like it could be great but the flavors just donít shine through enough. It does feel like a hoppy ESB. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Draft on tap at Mariaís Collab Party (Chicago, IL). Pours a good murky brownish hue, good glow. Smallish offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are English hops, some grass and florals, touches of citrus, and faint spice. Touches of caramel, toffee, and toast. Initial is medium bodied, some perfumey florals and grass up front, a decent to moderate bitterness. Touches of citrusy grapefruit, light carbonation, light spicy pepper. Lighter hopping, decent bitterness throws florals, grass, some lemon and sweet toffee and biscuit. Toast, biscuits, generic hop profile preaches an almost moderate bitterness with faint lemon, bigger grass and florals with a touch of spiciness. Itís very English, a hommage to those beers, the hop profile becomes a bit muddled. Itís very drinkable though with a telltale sweetness. Solid English IPA, but overall it falls short of some of their hoppy American varietal hop dominant beers.

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