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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Early Fall has farmers picking whole cone hops and shipping them to us to brew a wet hop beer. We kick up a black beer with a very sticky character. Beware of the StickyFat Bear.

A specialty brew. Grab it when you see it. 7% ABV.

UPDATE: Half Acre differentiates between their vintages based solely on fresh hop quantities. The 2011 has 100% "wet" hops. The 2010 had a different quantity. 2012 has a different amount of hops. Under our guidelines these are still the same beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak earthy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty weak piney hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1945) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
22 oz bomber with another great label. Even a raccoon in there. Pours pitch black with a small, white head. Very fruity aroma, plus a good amount of roast... and some DMS. Flavor is very clean and this beer is ridiculously drinkable. Still not sold on the Black IPA style, but this one helps.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (812) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bomber from HABC. Pours a deep brownish amber with a decent off-white head, good retention and lacing. Nose is caramel, some roast, lightly resinous hops -- FYI I expected this one to be a lot hoppier. Mouth is medium bodied, coffee, some malt, more caramel, hoppy bittereness. Finishes kind of falls flat. This one reminds me of the Mr. Oroboros, only without all the hoopla (this one usually draws a crowd on release, with bottle/growler limits, but I don’t really know why). No worries though, I still love your beers fellas and will continue making the trip up from the South Side.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
LIke the Mr. Goroboros, this one didn’t do it for me. Not über hoppy or very Roasty either. Middle of the road to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Crisp and burnt leaves flavor. Malty and good hops. Dark brown/black pour from draft at half acre. Really good. Unique

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Draft at Half Acre taproom. Pours hazy brown with a a tan head. Aroma of malt, roast, caramel, toffee and resinous hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Half Acre Tap Room, Chicago. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a real spicy hoppy dry pepper liqourice palate and a long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Interesting beer. IT has more of a traditional hop flavor than wet, plenty of dakr malt character.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (3840) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend poured a dark brown color with aromas of pine, caramel, light roast and a touch of citrus. Flavors were sour, earthy, and pine. The sourness tasted like it was infected, I might have had a bad bottle after seing the reviews, would be willing to try again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1560) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours light black tan head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is well sticky toffee pine and earth.


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