Beer Review: HALF ACRE MARTY STOUFFER’S WILD AMERICA

Beer Review: HALF ACRE MARTY STOUFFER’S WILD AMERICA

Half Acre Brewing’s foray into tribute beers has birthed “Marty Stouffer’s Wild America,” a barley wine celebrating the untamed essence of wildlife. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a goblet, this 10% ABV creation takes center stage, a nod to life’s unconventional charm.

Appearance:

The brew casts a shadowy orange hue into the goblet, crowned by a fleeting head that vanishes without a trace of lace in its wake.

Aroma:

A blend of peaches and a spicy-sweet malt aroma infiltrates the senses, setting the stage for the tasting journey ahead.

Taste:

The taste profile unfolds with a robust interplay of super bitter hops and grapefruit, tethered together by a sticky, moderately sweet malt backbone. While the alcohol presence asserts itself, it manages to toe the line of control.

Mouthfeel:

Carrying a full-bodied demeanor, the brew presents itself with modest carbonation, offering a tactile experience that complements its bold flavor profile.

Overall:

In the realm of barleywines, “Marty Stouffer’s Wild America” takes a hoppy detour, blurring the boundaries between its barley wine roots and the realms of a double IPA. The amalgamation is executed admirably, resulting in a very enjoyable brew. Aging seems an unnecessary endeavor; this creation beckons to be savored in the present moment, a testament to the brewery’s craftsmanship.