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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 (1936) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6833) - 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.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3866) - Connecticut, 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1044) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at Kumas Corner. Poured hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of light resin fruit. Light carb med bod. Taste pretty bitter strong resin for what it is

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Half Acre brings a lot of consistency to the table with their Pale Ales, and this IPA is no different. If you came for bitterness and dank tropical notes then you get them here. Bracing and bold.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2357) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pale golden pour hazy with lots of striped sticky lacing and white creamy head .... Aroma of citrusy grapefruit, resiny and light piney hops .... Taste is bitter and of grapefruity citrusy orange hops, piney hops and resinous with a nice malty backbone .... up there in the ibus. Dry and bitter finish is dry with a lingering bitter citrusy bite

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle, shared in a location remote to my dining room.
Pours a hazy yellow with a good head and good white lacing on the glass.

The aroma is huge & hoppy. It’s a totally inviting bouquet of citrus fruit, melon, grass and some very light onion.

The flavor is peachy, bright, & clean. It’s moderately bitter with a nice fruity hop character all around. The beer is fairly dry.

Pretty darn good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2014 On tap at bainbridge for 3 bucks a pint, can’t go wrong. Pours super murky brownish golden murk with small white head. Aromas and flavor are dank pineapple, grapefruit, pine resin, and oranges. Medium to fuller body with an awesome resinous bitter finish. Dang this thing is on point right now.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2821) - 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 (3820) - 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.


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