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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7308) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11013) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Interesting beer. IT has more of a traditional hop flavor than wet, plenty of dakr malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (5265) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1972) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours light black tan head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is well sticky toffee pine and earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lupulist (125) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle courtesy of the redditor MostlyHarm1ess. Pours a thick, black, stout-y colour, with a tan head. Chocolate malts and caramel on the nose, as well as pine hops. Very full bodied beer. The citrusy hops are on the forefront of the taste, with a light and dry malty finish. My first beer from Half Acre, and Iím looking forward to trying more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Midnight Sun chub. A: Pours a solid black color with dark brown edges where the light hits. A one finger height of tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a bubble ring. Sticky splotches of lace are left down the glass. S: Big hoppy notes are present up front. Citrus flesh and green piney notes are both present. Some of the darker flavors then start to come out. Roasted malts, milk chocolate and some toasted coffee bean. Great combinations of flavors going on. T: The hops are there in a raw state with some semi bitter pine and just mild citrus, but the roasted malt flavors with the light chocolate take over pretty quickly. The finish is fairly clean like an IPA, save for a touch of dry, roasted malt notes. M: Medium bodied with a solid, medium carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and clean. O: This beer really straddled the line between IPA and full on black ale. It had a great hop presence, but it was really kept in line by the solid roasted malt presence. A must try for any "Black IPA" fans. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-23-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Atom (2110) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bomber thanks to Pawola22! Pours a dark brown with a large khaki head. Aroma of resinous floral pine, citrus, orange, chocolate malt shake, and slight roast. Taste is up front fruit sweetness, oranges, followed my an earthy chalky roasted bitterness into a chocolate malt shake with more oranges and pine hops on the finish. Itís like a chocolate malt with orange zest and hops. Complex, tasty, and interesting! Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2011
growler thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown color with a malty roast aroma and smoke roast and pine flavors, bitter smokey finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4 ounce sampler tap at Haymarket in Chicago. Itís black in color with some dark brown foam. The smell is nice and oatmeal-y, and it really resembles a hoppy stout. Iíd order this again any time I find it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
(Growler, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a deep mahogany (near black) body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, herbs, chocolate, citrus, grass, and char.

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