Tonight’s selection is a beer from Half Acre out of Chicago. Let’s see how it was.
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: My local beer store gets a lot of Half Acre beers, so I was happy to see this newcomer on the shelves.
The beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, copper-brownish color with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose started with citrus notes, specifically grapefruit, but quickly transitioned into apricot and peach. The flavor had slightly more fruit. I picked up apricot, peach, mango and pineapple. There was pine sap as well. The alcohol was well-hidden. The body was on the thicker side, without being overwhelming and had enough carbonation to go down easily. The finish was sticky with mango and pine. I thought this was a great beer and one that is worth seeking out.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0