Half Acre Navaja Double India Pale Ale

Tonight’s beer is one from Half Acre, which became distributed in the Jersey area about a year ago. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 10%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Half Acre Beer Co. has two breweries on the north side of Chicago. We brew classic american micro styles, weighted barrel offerings, and wyld beers that traverse the landscape of mixed fermentation. Our aim is to brew technically raw beer for the collective odyssey. Built in 2008, the Lincoln brewery is the original. It houses our retail shop, a tap room with a full kitchen , and brewhouse. Our Balmoral brewery was built in 2015, granting us the opportunity to further our abilities. In September of 2017, we opened the Balmoral Tap Room & Garden ~ with its own kitchen and beer list.”

Random: This is a seasonal beer that is available April through August every year.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left very little lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, bright orange color with some floaties visible and very little carbonation apparent. The nose started with a lot of fruit. I first picked up peach and apricot, but it quickly went into pineapple and mango. The taste was fruit forward as well. It started with peach and apricot and quickly went into starfruit and pineapple. There was milled grain that came through with some sweetness. It also had some moderate bitterness with pine as well. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. The alcohol was well-hidden as well. The finish was sticky and lengthy. A pounder can of this was $4, which came to $.25 per ounce. This was a solid beer and one that I would have again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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