HonkeyBra (3108) - 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.
17thfloor (2428) - 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.
cfrancis (2153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Matt for this. Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a thin white top and good lacing. Aroma is thick grapefruit hops and grains. Taste is a blast of grapefruit and citrus hops.
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow pour with a white head. Dank grapefruit and citrusy hop aromas. Not very well balanced with all kinds of bland hop notes.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 12/4/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Half Acre. Pours a hazy but bright colored orange with an average white head that slowly recedes to uneven lace. The nose is fresh grapefruit, orange peel, and light cereal malt, with just a hint of earthy yeast. The flavor is full of fresh grapefruit and orange peel with a touch of tropical fruit, light cereal malt, and nice bitterness. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long bitter grapefruit and orange peel finish.
andyhwcinc (1347) - 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.
Hair6a11 (1268) - 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.
dinkle50 (900) - 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.
wavers1 (872) - 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.
nbondi (197) - 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.