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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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OK warriors, weíre co-hosting a beer thatís to be delivered from our brew deck to your ceremonial chalice. Weíve again brewed with our cohorts at Three Floyds Brewing Co and have given birth to the sludge of angels, Anicca India Pale. Anicca IPA is single hopped snake juice showcasing the Mosaic hop, a plant throwing off a cornucopia of fruit flavors. Bitter sweet and full of force, this IPA bends your brain into a tropical storm of writhing glory. As the philosophy explains, Anicca will come and go, so come sip this before all is gone.

Admin Note: Please be aware that Three Floyds also has a version of this beer brewed at their own brewery. All Half Acre ratings go here.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2013
3/27/2013 Tasted at Three Floyds event at Churchkey during CBC. Nice amount of bitterness, fruity aroma. Wish I could try again under different circumstances, but donít foresee that happening. Remembering this being a nice surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at Churchkey. Super dank with tropical and citrus peel notes in the background. Heavily bitter. Really heavily. Dank throughout. Pine and grapefruit.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8690) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Tap at Churchkey with a few pours, thanks to drowland for letting me try originally. Pours a clear deep orange to bright red. Medium white foam. Webby lacing. Nose is very intense: juicy passionfruit, gooseberry, papaya. Tropical all the way. Taste is dustier, nutty, dry, lemon tea acidity and tannins. Still pretty nice, aroma was out of control.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrnkMcDermott (2822) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
$3 taster at Half Acreís tap room. Dark brown color, a bit hazy, with a thin head. Big buttload of what I thought were Amarillo hops, more fool me. Piney in the main, but allowing some tropical fruit to to appear too. In fact, with the malt added in, the big hop comes in almost like a fruity candy. Yes, very sweet, and too rich.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Draft at the Half Acre tap room. Pours a dark amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is huge hops, loads of grapefruit, some pine. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, onion, garlic, some bready sweetness, with a big, bitter hop finish. Very tasty. Single hop mosaic. Very interesting. Would love to see this again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1841) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pint pour at Half Acre. Clear, red-oak amber with small off-white head and excellent lacing. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel and citrus. Taste of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pine, tropical fruit and light sweet malt. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. A delicious hoppy IPA with just enough malt flavor for balance and an intensity that rivals most double IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at Half Acre. Served in a pint glass. A: Pours a dark amber color with some yellowish highlights. Soapy lace is left down the glass. S: Nice burst of tropical fruits. Mainly pineapple and mango with a some mild dankness to it. Light sweetness from the malts. Touch of caramel. T: The taste is much more vibrant than the nose. Juicy pineapple, dank resin with a touch of bitter pine on the finish. The malt bill is slightly sweet, reminiscent of sugar cookies. M: Medium high carbonation, a little prickly in nature, with a medium light body. So much flavor packed into this beer. O: Delicious. I could drink pint upon pint of this. Very well balanced and highly drinkable. Serving type: on-tap

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Draft at the Tap Room. Was very excited for this one, but alas. Pours a deep amber with an offwhite head, good clarity. Nose is sticky and almost cloying. Loads of melon and a huge guava/cat piss thing. In fact, the whole tap room smells like itís been sprayed by a thousand cants. Sticky and resiny, full of late hops on the nose. No caramel, which is good. On tasting, the malt bill is fine. Guessing some special roast in here, not the same malt bill as AK. I actually kind of like the malt. Big and sticky, this beer seems like it was over the top with late hops. More of that guava, sticky and cloying hop resin. This needs some mid boil and a drop in the whirlpool additions. The hop complexity is lacking and makes this just unbalanced overall. Needs more bitterness as well. I wish I could love this beer but Iím just not a fan.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Sampled on tap at the draft room. I havenít been here yet and havenít found much reason to come, this is the first beer in a long time Iíve been excited to try from Half Acre. Pours a rather dark brownish orange in color with a fingers worthy of creamy off-white head. Nose is pretty juicy, especially on the grapefruit and white grape front. There is also a fair amount of floral notes to it, but citrus is the main theme here. Citrus, melon, grapefruit, and white grape headline the flavor profile. Itís very clean and crisp with only light lingering bitterness. Light to moderate mouthfeel, good carbonation, soft bitterness, and a moderate finish. Yes! Finally another beer from HA I can get behind! Really nice example of a single hop IPA, would love to see them explore this territory some more. New Zealand hops rule!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Couple drafts on tap at the Tap Room (Chicago, IL). Really excited for this beast. Pours a deep copper amber pour, good haziness, frothy tannish head. Firm ring of a layer, laces pretty well. Good deeper hue, glow and haziness. Aromas are a rich melange of fruit, citrus and tropical fruit elements. Melon, grapefruit, and tangerine, good mangos and papaya. A touch sweet but rich with doughy and bready malts, bit of biscuits. Nice flavors as initial pushes with peaches, grapefruit, bitter pine and florals. Front end is bready, pale malts, and grainy. Some good florals. Middle and backend are really where this beer shines. Fuzzy peach, tropical fruit, lots of florals, piney elements. White grape, melon, firmer florals and bitter resiny hops hit the palate. Real lush and bitter with good flavors, fruit, strongest bitterness into the backend and mellow body. The sweetness from the malt doesnít crop up and get more intense like Iíd expect. Good hop flavors, the Mosaic shines here. Big fruit, bigger bitterness offers good girth into the backend with the smaller body. Good flavors, hops, and bitterness all around. Well done, flavors are potent, bitter slanted by a good deal as we move back. Really damn good beer. Darker than I expected, good lacing, great aromas and flavors, fairly complex. Nice job, guys. I can see why Drew doesnít like it.. but I think itís damn good albeit an odd malt bill/profile overall. I think Kan said it best when he said "Alpha King with Mosaic Hops"..


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