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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dhasmonek (19) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Dark brown, not as sweet as expected but more bitter and hoppy than expected. I enjoy it.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pours a deep brown with 1 finger of tan head. Nose and taste are of dirty gritty earthy malts, with a nice dank piney hop edge. Very drinkable, I like malts, so I dig the mail tier nature of this beer at this moment in time. Another solid beer from HA, what else is new.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1799) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
From Half Acre. Not as hoppy or black as I’d expect for a Black IPA. More like that hoppy brown ale you see on the west coast sometimes. Still it was pretty good. 2013 bottle. Serving: Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Funkatrocious (87) - - NOV 28, 2013
Drank at Boegemans. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Smokey burnt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1665) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bomber shared with pals. Dark brown pour with white head...funky hoppy foot aroma..taste is metallic bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - 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 (1882) - 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 (720) - 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 (2315) - 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 (2503) - 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


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