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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Vallejo, an India Pale Ale we brewed with coastal spirit. This 6.7% hop crasher sharply dives into the very deep waters of bitter beers.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Thanks for the Growler guys! Aroma is killer! Maybe the best or 2nd best nose Iíve had on a HA. Simcoe and Nelson play so nice together! Flavor is bright, mostly piney simcoe, with a touch of grapey nelson, somewhat hollow finish, ultra dry, moderately bitter, crazy good as is, but would be even better at 5% ABV in the summer heat! Excellent work here.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacobrm (35) - - JUL 1, 2015
Amazing nose! A little thin on the mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3292) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
I am not sure why Half Acre needs both this and Senita in its lineup but, whatever, they are both good. This is a lightly hazed brew with a foamy white head. I really like the hop character on this one, soft and fruity. I am getting peach, pineapple and a bit of sweet orange plus earthy pine. Itís got a full-bodied texture w/o being sweet and crisp, pleasant bitterness in the finish. We are getting to have an embarrassment of riches as far as local IPAs here in Chicago but I donít mind another one piled on when itís as good as this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smboselli (135) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Crushing this on a Friday afternoon, had no idea what it was and quickly found out how good it was ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1593) - Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Can thanks to sparty2626. Hazy yellow with a white head. Super pithy and tart. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1751) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2015
On tap a half acre taproom, pours a hazy golden/yellow with large white head. Huge inviting hop aroma, tropical and citrus, light onion, pineaple and grapefruit, overall fruity, pine in there too. Grassy bitter resinous hops in taste, citrus and tropical, nice spice, dry biscuit malt. Another very well done IPA by half acre.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65 (1087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Draft at Fountainhead Chicago. Pungent aroma of apricot and piney hops. High carbonation. Beautiful hop profile. Plenty of apricot, peach, and pine resin. Nice bitter finish. World class IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Dank and citric hops, nice and bright, with moderate bitterness, some light melon and grassy notes, and a lingering bitter finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_Myers_ (10) - KC, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Drink this if you want to know what a citrusy IPA should taste like. Absolutely on point.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Star80 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
No date code out of a can. Pours out a straw yellow color with a sticky head. Smells like a tropical fruit punch bowl with pineapple, nectarines, maybe some mango, and citrus fruit. Taste is more of the same, ends with a touch of grapefruit bitterness yet it is very slightly sweet to balance. Mouthfeel is smooth almost creamy. Definitely one of my favorite IPAs right now. Only complaint is the lack of a date code although Iím pretty sure itís fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Tap. Golden with small head. Very crisp fresh hops. Lightly sweet with tons of citrus. Awesome ipa.


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