Half Acre Beer Company GoneAway
What the brewers say
“We conjured the classics and then laid them on a bed of pale malt. This IPA shoots straight to the bitter edge before falling into a mellow haze. Deep gold and ready to travel into the distance.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Light citrus, caramel, a touch of oral, moderate tangerine, and a grounded earthy note. Lively citrus and and bright pine that steers clear of sticky and resinous. Bright dankness. Very assertive.”
Flavor: “Earthy and piney with a slight honey-like malt sweetness and a well-constructed bitter profile that pushes to the edge of harsh without going over it. Citrus notes are more zesty than fruity. As aggressive as the aroma was, the flavor is quite rounded and approachable. A mild grapefruit-rind note helps it from going too far into the forest.
Overall: “Fun earthy/piney IPA with a light malt backbone. An enjoyable and lively IPA that would be nice with grilled fish and a kale salad. It’s bright, light, and could even be a nice crossover craft selection for non IPA drinkers who don’t mind a little challenge. A tasty beer that surprises and delights.”