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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Atom (1346) - 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. It’s like a chocolate malt with orange zest and hops. Complex, tasty, and interesting! Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjgalvani (48) - West 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 I’m looking forward to trying more!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Picked up a growler for my fishing trip to Wisconsin. Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Aromas is loaded with pine and citrus hops, some chocolate and dark grains mixed in. Flavors of grapefruit, some pine, chocolate, and dark malts. Finishes bitter, but with it was hoppier like the aroma. Pretty drinkable brew. Wished I would have grabbed a second growler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - SEP 13, 2011
I had this from a growler that I picked up on release day. Pours nice and dark brown color with a creamy stout-like head. Very balanced and pungent aromas of hops, grains, chocolate, roasted coffee and some malty tones as well. Rich and full bodied without being overdone or over the top. Very smooth feel as well that catches me off guard a little bit in a good way. This was really good and I’d love to see this bottled

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 aroma is foremost chocolate malt, great realistic java aroma i can put my finger on, hops are ridiculous and come next: lime, filthy grapefruit and even nopal leaves. tangible, tasty even before it touches my palate. appearance is opaque with cola at top 5%, copious lacing and head, moderate (perfect) carb. flavor is strict, striking bitterness led in by fresh tar covered marijuana buds and far fetched orange with latent stale iced coffee. possibly an even better and commercially viable beer then daisy cutter, amazing and likely the best black IPA ive had to date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3390) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Growler from the brewpub. Dark brown, near black, with than head that clings to the glass, laces very well. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, lots of big, citrus hops. Eucalyptus leaves, lime. Flavor is chocolate and coffee leafy hops, orange. Really delicious. Smooth mouthfeel, with soft carbonation. Delicious. Yeah, this is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Growler courtesy of pantanap. Near black body with a huge, frothy beige head which slowly retreated leaving sheets of drippy lace. Nose is roasted and citric, primary notes of roast, chocolate, grapefruit, and pine with secondary notes of caramel and coffee. Medium body, very smooth, mouth feel is somewhat sticky. Great play between roasted coffee/chocolate elements and bitter hop citric/earthy notes. Very nicely balanced and very easy to drink. Thanks Kan!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2011 growler from 09/09. Dark pour with a 1 finger head. Piney smell. Very woodsy. Mouthfeel is full and thick. After taste is all bitter hops. There is a slight roasted caramel in there, but it is overtaken by the wet hopping. This is very drinkable. I liked this stuff quite a bit and happens to be the first Black IPA I have tried.

   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

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