RateBeer
overall
96
89
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (17587) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
A: The pour is cola like, looks black in the glass except when held to the light where it is a dark mahogany color. S: Very nice hop aroma of grapefruit, grass, and pine. The base beer is fairly roasty with some brown sugar and sweet malt. T: Grapefruit--both flesh and rind--with some grassy character and a moderate piney bitterness. Some malt sweetness, brown sugar, roast, and maybe a bit of bitter coffee or chocolate. M: Medium body with a somewhat low carbonation from the growler journey. D: This was quite a nice beer, of course I’m a sucker for a Black IPA. I did wish it had a little more bitterness, but otherwise this was quite solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Interesting beer. IT has more of a traditional hop flavor than wet, plenty of dakr malt character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Growler via a trade. Pours with a black body and a large tan head with good lace and pretty decent retention. Aroma has an odd styrofoam quality, but past that there is chocolate, some fruit, citrus, orange and some esters. Malt bill is a bit on the prominent side of things. Flavors of chocolate, an odd grape character, fruit, citrus, tangerine, lightly grassy. Only a medium bitterness, with a dry finish and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7101) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Courtesy of HOPSHUNTER. Growler pours mahogany with infra red edges and half inch mocha head leaving some decent sheet lacing behind. The aroma is dark roasty malts, black licorice, some chocolate and spicy hops. The taste starts with firm dark roasted malts and then pulling up some chocolate, vague hop bitterness, some spicy hops, burnt malts and then a mild level of spicy black licorice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7007) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Growler shared by Kan, thanks. Poured a clear dark brown with a gray brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma a had a combination of pine with some sweet dark grains. Flavor began with some dark grains, but the pine grows which led to the dark grains becoming a backing note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6974) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Tap at Half Acre. Dark cola pour with a soapy head. Earthy malts and a mild pine hop note. Pretty subtle beer but obviously well made. Nuanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
growler partagé avec Hopshunter couleur brune foncée, épaisse mousse mi moka/lait. arôme, houblon, citron, malt grillé, mais sur ce point, l’aspect houblon domine sans vraiment prendre le dessus. goût, très bien grillé, un peu léger au palais, le mélange de cette IPA Noire de style nouveau est vraiment bien rendu et l’on apprécie le mélange sur la palais de ici; le houblon, et là le malt. Ceci étant dit, la bière reste à mon avis plus centrée sur le houblon citron. Vraiment un très bon style de bière.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6036) - 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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50