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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,283 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 552
Gots: 208 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-20-2009)
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BedetheVenerable

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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks a million to wilwfu for this one; such an awesome gesture is what Beer Advocacy is all about!

Presentation: 22oz brown pop top; nice simple but cool label; no freshness date that I could find

Appearance: Slightly hazy, burnt orange beer, fairly high levels of carbonation, huge ivory cap with great stick. Nice lace as well

Smell: VIBRANT, aromatic hops! Sweet, orange liqueur, spicy herbage, and just the slightest hint of booze and pine in the background. Malt stays well in the back; the star of the show here is hops.

Taste: Chock full of hop flavor, with a medium, firm, but quite delicate bitterness. There are a ton of hops crammed into a beer that's only 5.2%, but the restrained bitterness levels, wonderfully full hop flavors, and hint of pale malt keeps everything perfectly in balance here. Wonderfully quaffable hoppy beer. Session beer for hopheads?

Mouthfeel: Light/medium body

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: Awesome! When it comes to beers brimming with hops, usually I'm into DIPAs (Pliny, Hopslam, and Double Crooked Tree are my favs), but this is packed with hop flavor, yet remains drinkable enough to have a few in a setting. What a great beer! I'll have to search out more from this brewery. This is right up there with Southern Tier's Hop Sun.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 03:23:18 | More by BedetheVenerable
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Tap in pint glass

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,283 ratings.