LKay (116) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A single hopped snake juice showcasing the Mosaic hop, a plant throwing off a cornucopia of fruit flavored. Bitter sweet and full of force, this IPA bends your brain into a tropical storm of writhing glory.
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - 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.
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mikkleer Bar, Copenhagen. Hazy copper/dark orange beer with a rich lasting beige/yellowish head. Very nice fruity hop aroma, citrus, grapes, hay, pine apples, mango, pine needles, pears, some hay, woody notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, pine needles, citrus, herbal notes, woody, some grapefruit. Hugely refreshing!
kaser (3108) - 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.
Dunt (295) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at the draft room. I haven’t been here yet and haven’t found much reason to come, this is the first beer in a long time I’ve 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. It’s 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!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
Japalo (1257) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home. Amber hazy. One finger foam. Passionfruit, tropical. citrus notes. Resin flavours. Quit salty.Low bitterness for a 3F. Medium body. Fine intense aroma/flavour hoppy brew.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle purchased form the brewery. Deep red pour decent head. Smell is hlf acre yeast and pine, some pinesol and lemon, bit of tropical notes. Flavor has a light bit of specialty malt which is caramally and toasty it has flavors of tangerine and pine, with a pervasive finishing bitterness. So many Mosaic hopped beers coming out, maybe the crop was good. Also wanted to say that the bottle cap on this beer is impressive.
Christpuncher (1386) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
has a nice grapefruit and bubblegum flavor to start with a nice hoppy bitter finish. had a bottle bottle pour with kaser. pours a reddish color like a red wine with a white head. peach hints. this is an excellent ipa.
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.