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RATINGS: 49   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.


jstraw's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1943) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Tap gold pour white head nose and taste are both super hoppy piney citrus, good ipa overall

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jh773 (223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Thick head, color is pale straw-gold. Smell is delicious tropical fruit, cut grass, fresh. Taste is slightly sweet, fruit with lots of savory herbal character. Light body, long slightly tangy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
napdynmite (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
A tasty offering. Nose is wonderful. Taste is grassy, lime, floral, woody. Bitter and dry on the finish. Definitely a Half Acre product.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Pint at half acre. Lots of fresh hops. Citrus, lemon stands out more than most IPAs. Has a bit of kolsch to it. Dry grassy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2829) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served showing a lightly hazed, golden color, with a frothy layer of soft white head foam, and clingy patches of lacing. The nose began lightly dank, then offered nice, fruity expression as citrusy orange & grapefruit, subtly malt sweetened. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste also included some alcohol involvement, a citrusy, rind-like, and resinous bitterness that lingered to finish with some dryness, and as the aroma, a bit of malt sweetness. Nicely balanced & flavorful IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951 (491) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2015 I had this tasty little brew at Owen & Engine in Chi-Town. Great nose on this mofo, very citrusy with floral notes. The taste is a combination of bitter meets a refreshing light beer. I Like It.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2015
On tap in a shaker. Pours golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney and floral hops, some pale and light caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness. Average texture. A solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1842) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1234) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raoul_duke (148) - - 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.


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