17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a murky orange yellow with a small minimal head. Aroma is super orangy, very nice amarillo? cut grass, light sweet note, maybe citric tangerine. Very sessionable! A little more approachable then daisy cutter but just as flavorful, medium punch of bitterness at the tail end that lingers, some orange up front, very nice and super drinkable. Thin body with light carbonation.
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Half Acre Brewery in Chicago, IL; enjoyed with a good friend while watching game 7 of the World Series. Appearance pale yellow, slightly cloudy, thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, touch of citrus, smells light. Taste is crisp and light, definite grapefruit, light hops, crisp, slightly refreshing. This is a session ale, but at $8 a bomber it’s a bit steep.
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grapefruit smell right away. Golden pour with a small head that fades quick. Slight grassy flavor. Lots of hop and grapefruit too. This is an easy drinking pale ale that blasts your taste buds. Pretty solid.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky gold with meager white head. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear I was sniffin’ a Daisy Cutter. Same bright herbaceous hops. Maybe a bit more fruity sweetness. Fruityness shows up in the taste. This does, however, seem to be a very close relative of Daisy’s. Nice juicy orange and grapefruit with lemon and grassy notes. Medium body, well carbonated. Very good.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
fresh bottle courtesy of bauermj, thanks man! pours a coudy pale yellow, has a nice aroma and flavor, nice light malt profile in the back end. a bit thin in the body, but not too bad. nice hop profile, good stuff, drinks really fast and easy.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle... dark hazy gold, a bit or orange, not much of a head, watery light tin and thin... really enjoyable aroma, tons of fresh hops, a touch dank, a bit of cascade, not much malt, more of hop bomb... tastes a touch to grassy, could use balance but pretty good, and happily HF finally put out a good beer in the last year
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; pour is murky dark golden with a modest off white head that retains on the average side in this glass. The nose is caramel,biscuits, grapefruit really. This is a nice, fairly balanced pale that doesn’t seem to have any remarkable elements, but overall; a nice drinker.
phaleslu (7536) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Pours a cloudy, deep, orange-hued gold with a small eggshell white head. Aroma starts with a ton of tropical and citrus fruits- melon, peach, mango, orange- then some clearer citrusy and herbal hops. Flavor of citrusy hops, crackers, pale malts, and other dry grains. Light-bodied, with medium crisp carbonation and a really dry mouthfeel, especially late and in the finish. Really nice APA but it’d be better if the flavor could maintain the initial rich, juicy promise of the aroma.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by Drew. Thanks! Pours a well hazed near murky dulled golden amber hue. A frothy loose brighter white head, dies to a film and laces ok. Aromas are lemons and grapefruit, florals and grass, a vibrant fruity nose with some pale malts, oranges, and nice florals. Initial is light bodied, a bit clean, with lemons and grass, bready malts, gets a touch watery. Middle throws some oranges, light malt body, touches of dry florals and lemon, light citrusy hops mesh into oranges. Finish is light dryness, faint crisp cereal and bready malts. Ok. Quite drinkable, but definitely lacks complexity, becoming a one trick pony of sorts. But, I’d say this might be better overall than the other.. Less flavorful, but enjoyable and a true sessioner. A bit bland, I’d prefer Daisy Cutter to this almost every time. Seems a strange offering..
HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. It’s puzzling that Half Acre came out with a "summer beer" in October, however it was 80 degrees today so I guess it was fitting. This beer pours a hazy orange amber with medium white head. It looks nice and fits the summer theme. Big hoppy aroma, with nice floral and piney hop notes. Behind the hops I also get some fruity juicy mango and tropical fruit notes. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, and crisp. In additon to pine and citrus, I get a lot of mango and tangerine. I’m a big fan of the balance between the bitter, the fruity notes, and the bready/crackery malts. This is crisp, refreshing, and very easy to drink. Excellent pale ale.