Pours clear with an inch of off-white, almost tan foam. Retention is normal but leaves sticky lacing behind. Great looking in the glass.
Aroma is a combination of pine and caramel almost toffee. Grapefruit rides shotgun and is a minor player.
Taste allows the pine to play with the grapefruit and alcohol in the finish, lingering, creating bitter burn. Sweetness tries to beat back the bitter and alcohol but typically seems to lose.
Big body that holds up to almost no carbonation. Doesn't need it. Boozy and dry with just a touch of sweetness left to smack the lips.
This beer makes me think old school. I haven't had something like this in years. I liked it. I liked it a lot. But that doesn't mean I loved it. Sometimes it is great to go down memory lane. The building and lingering alcohol burn could have been left behind; made me think of a thin barley wine. Aroma and taste could have been injected with a bigger hop profile for my tastes. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Saturday, September 01, 2018 at 22:09:03
Space, an IPA named for an old friend of Half Acre, rarely leaves the walls of our brewery. There’s a stiff group of Space enthusiasts that frequently visit Half Acre. Whether it's by spending time in the shop or along the bar in the tap room, they've become pieces of our brewery. It’s fitting that a beer named for one of our first regulars has encouraged the proliferation of those that spend time with us.
So, to echo the cycle and layer the positive with additional rings, we made Deep Space. A chasm of pits and peaks, swollen with caramel and sap. The water is chummed, here come the sharks.