Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, pleasant biscuit malt with floral hops, and black pepper notes, grassy and nice. In mouth, a smooth herbal hoppy malt with smooth bitterness, a bit thin. On tap at Mash Tun Festival, May 19 2011. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 6/11/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Meat Wave has a fairly dark caramel color, with a nice, big, fluffy off-white head. Decent retention and some nice lace.
There is something a little funky in the aroma, I think it is the fuggles. Peat, medium roast malts, a little malty sweetness. Earthy and herbal hops.
The taste starts out with a sweet smooth malt. Biscuity, with caramel, peat, and toffee flavors. Earthy and herbal hops lend some bitterness to the flavor. Understated.
There is a light to medium body, medium carbonation, and a light stickiness to the mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a fairly disappointing offering from Half Acre. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft, Pours orange white head. Nose grassy, spicy, flavors of spicy earthy, odd. english ipa? really? what’s the point? also, where’s the smoke? it’s called meat wave after all. Ratman197 (15100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine. Palae was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscut, earthiness and light grapefruit with a crisp moderatly bitter finish. jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
22oz bottle-thanks to jtclockwork for sharing–pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is pine/bubble gum/resin, sweet medium malt-some caramel. Taste is pine hops, slightly sweet light/medium malt-some caramel. Light body and quick finish.
deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grains and bread with a bit of backing light pine. Flavor starts with a good amount grass and earthy grains with a bit of resin coming out in the finish. bierkoning (13449) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle, 6.5% ABV. Amber color. Oily hops, grapefruit and melon in the aroma. Thinnish. Somewhat mellowed hop flavor with pineapple, lychee and grapefruit. Hint of peppermint coming up in the aftertaste. jtclockwork (16831) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle shared with jcwatts. Pours cloudy amber. White head. Nose of grapefruit, hops, caramel malt, sweet malt and pine. Taste falls flat of the nose. Mostly sweet and caramel malt. Some muted hops and a very quick dry bittering hop finish. Lightish body. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Tasted on 8/1/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Lush West Town shortly after the release. Pours hazy but very bright burnt orange with an average beige head that slowly settles into uneven lace. The nose is pine and citrus hops along with a bit of bread malt and the same earthy aroma that I get from most English pales. The flavor is a bit maltier with the bread coming through nicely, moving to the pine and citrus hops with a bit of the same earthiness from the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long earthy and pine hops finish. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours deep amber with notes of tea leaves and grapefruit. The palate shows notes of grass and denser bitter grapefruit that blends nicely with the caramel feel of the malt. Long finish.