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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1906) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Draft at the Half Acre Tap Room. Hazy light orange color. Smell has prickly hops to it, again, the strong citrus and piny notes of a West Coast hopped beer. Toasty malts are closer to the fore, but it still carries a hop punch of grapefruit juice and resin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is pine, grapefruit, and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with fruity hop, pine, and nice bitter finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
22oz bomber poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is a very strong citrus, lemon, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple combination, with a touch of caramel and pine. It pours a hazy, but bright yellow color with a white, tight, microbubble head that leaves a messy, web-like lace. The tongue picks up a nice balance of medium high sweetness and bitterness. The full bodied beer has a chalky, but creamy texture with tons of slightly prickly carbonation. Its got a hefty pine and citrus peel bitter finish with a nice compliment of caramel and fruity sweetness in the background. The citrus peel and pine lingers in the aftertaste with a bit of a toasted caramel character.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden hue with a mostly lasting head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, peach, melon, resin, pine, dank, and pepper along with some biscuit and mineral water. The taste is bitter for sure but not a palate killa with hefty doses of juicy fruit, hop spice, and earthy minerals. The finish is dry and chalky, still quite enjoyable. I had this on tap a while back but alas it is one of many backlogged ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (286) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2014
Sweet beer. Passion/tropical fruit nose with pine and grapefruit taste. Has an almost immediate bitterness that is harsher than most other HA beers I've had but it kind of builds into a beer that is different from half acres other portfolio which is nice. I'd love a HalfAcre hop mix pack! Maybe with the new brewery we'll get it! Daisy, akari, heyoka, and ginger twin or space or Vallejo or mr o or sticky fat or etc etc etc in a 4 pack mix!!!!! Great idea... Please ... Thanks for another great beer half acre ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3235) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a pale, hazed dull orange color with a medium white head. Big, bright citra aroma, with lots of grapefruit, citrus peel, resin and pineapple. Some pine and tropical fruit notes as well. Flavor is very fruity with a quite a bit of hop bitterness. Tropical, crisp, refreshing, with a pleasant lingering bitterness. A wonderful IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (717) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Pours a hazy, pale golden-orange, medium white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is resinous, herbal and piss. Mouth is dry medium bodied, hints of melon and then massive pine-pitch and citrusy hops that quickly go all grapefruit-pithy bitter, with some maltiness semi succeeding to balance it out. Finish is looong on the bitterness. Good summer weather beer (and it did hit 70 today here in the City of Wind for the first time in months).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmount2013 (5) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
Cloudy haze with major hints of pine and grass. Taste is heavy on the pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christpuncher (939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
The best ipa they have. Really fruity and similar to a west coast style. Pours a cloudy orange in color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3005) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
pours a hazy yellow/honey with a medium white head. aroma has light citrus, some grass and herbal notes. flavor is more toward the herbal side...hints of scallion and grass. mouthfeel is medium and fairly lively with a dry herbal finish hinting very slightly at scallion.


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