Ernesto987 (4394) - Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft at brewery. A little too boring. Maybe compared to the others. Light hops, heavy sweetness. Some booze showing through. Meh.
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is cat bin grapefruit grassy malty. Flavor is malty a bit caramel bitter grassy piny fruity.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Draft at half acre. Pours deep red with white head. Aroma has tropical fruit, slightly catty and woody, toasted nutty malt character, hop aroma isn’t as big as I was expecting. Flavors have a muddled toasted malt character with tropical fruit papaya and guava, slightly woody and sticky hops, lacks a bright tropical fruit character that I’ve come to know of this hop. Sort of an odd malf base and poor use of these hops made this not at all what I was expecting and bummed me out since it was the first commercial mosaic beer I’ve had. 3.4
Another draft pour tonight and it has developed nicely. Got a better aroma this time, slightly better overall hop feel.
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grapefruit and apricot taste. Candy sweet backbone. Smell is orange vanilla and tropical. This is my wheelhouse beer. Fantastic.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 it’s 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 I’m just not a fan.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Big pour at the source with source meaning half acre... Pours a deeper reddish caramel hue, lightly transparent, and topped with a frothy barely off-white head... Aroma is assertive with that piney tropical fruit goodness. Somewhat dank. Juicy yet a touch dry. Really nice with hops abound... Flavors are more of the same with semi-sweet and dry with a dank tropical fruit focus. A bit piney late and through the backend. The malts don’t really get in the way despite its alpha king like appearance. Medium bitterness through the backend with a light dryness. Really like the mosaic in this one.
jesperhammer (3355) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
07-DEC-2013, bottle @home, from Mikkeller & Friends. A gift.
Slight gusher. Hazy amber with almost white head. A wonderfull hoppy aroma with a good dose of malts. Grape fruit, pine, and exotic fruits.
Taste the same with the malts more forward, mostly in the form of caramel.
Very hoppy, some sweetness but finish is dry. Somewhat like an IIPA but never that sweet, and thinner body - medium at the most.
Very nice brew.
GRM (3215) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 8 ounces, draught, drunk at Half Acre, savoured on September 27 2014; eye: straw, hazy, tiny sheet of off-white head, good lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, bittering hops, light tropical fruits, malt; mouth: resinous hops, pine, bittering hops, light tropical fruits, malt, astringency, dry finale in resinous hops with light citrusy presence, good carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 8 onces, en fût, bue chez Half Acre, voyage à Chicago, savourée le 27 septembre 2014; œil : paille, trouble, petite couverture de mousse blanc cassé, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, houblon amérisant, léger fruits tropicaux, malt; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, houblon amérisant, léger fruits tropicaux, malt, astringence, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec légère présence citrique, corsée, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Light amber coloured beer with some slightly hazy notes and some light carbonation. Short white head. Stranger hoppy fruity to hopfloral hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is fruity, hoppy with a longer hoppy bitter ending. Ok IPA.
DrnkMcDermott (2872) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
$3 taster at Half Acre’s 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.