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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Cask at Jerry’s. Pale orange-gold with big, foamy, white head / Grassy, slightly sour nose of citrus and pine / Medium body, cask soft body with low carbonation, some sourness, a touch watery, otherwise good balance and lightly bitter finish / Lightly sour flavors of grass, dandelion, and dry pine, with notes of lemon and grapefruit / Probably not ready for prime time, but an interesting, herbaceous brew.
Earlier Rating: 11/13/2012 Total Score: 4.1
Draft at Jerry’s. Pale orange-gold with big, foamy, white head / Bright, sweet nose of citrus, honey, pine, and soap / Medium body, fat with low carbonation, a hint watery, with otherwise good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, soap, fresh cut pine, and candied sugar / Moderate body issues detract from this potentially great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1830) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tap. Pours clear gold, nice white head. Little retention/good lace. Aroma of tropical, citrus hop, cracker malts. Taste is lightly bitter, grassy, tropical. Palate is drier, crisp, refreshing. Another beauty from HA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1218) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy, light Amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, orange, some pineapple. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bread, pineapple, maybe a little garlic, some pine, with a bitter pine finish that lingers for a while. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (126) - - MAR 28, 2015
From a growler obtained at the brewery. Yellow with hints of orange, a thinner look than usual for half acre. Decent white head, good lacing. Smells very hoppy with a white grape (don’t know here, perhaps acidic light fruit like orange?) As well as the piney forest smell I’ve grown to love. The nose is interesting. Taste is good/great. The front has a nice amount of hop with citrus, the back is dry and finishes immediately. Great offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2015
DRAFT at HA in Chicago. Pours a rich yellow with foamy head. Nose is bitter / sweet hops with pleasant edge. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, resin, hints of orange and grapefruit into some nice passionfruit, tropical fruit notes, slight biscuit. Taste is a mix of orange, grapefruit, passionfruit, pineapple into a bit of of pine, slight yeast into biscuit, finishing bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2096) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a pale yellow with white head. Very fresh and clean aromas and flavors. Fresh citrus rind hops all over the please. A great drinking IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
growler from the brewpub pours a hazy straw yellow with a white head. grapefruit pine and bitter hop taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Tap at Local Option in Chicago. Hazy light gold pour with a small soapy white head. Aroma is dank and fruity. Similar taste. Bitter but not overly so. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2014
on draft at brewery, awesome ipa, huge hop flavors, vvery bitter and moderate sweetness. Not highly drinkable but refreshing none the less

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2014
Draft at Half Acre Brewery, Chicago IL. Pours a straw golden with a white head that fades slowly. Nose has passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus. Taste is more passionfruit and toffee malts. Not much of a kick. Hoes down so fucking easy. Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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