Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
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
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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4.33/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap at Pizano's in the loop in Chicago.
Coarse white head dissipated quickly, but left very sticky rings. A clear, slightly gold-tinged straw color with light carbonation.
Smells of grapefruit and herbal notes. A drop of honey perhaps.
Taste of hops up front, more herbal then citrus on the palate. Some malty sweetness comes through mid-palate, then finishes with more bitterness.
Generally very well-integrated with medium body, but there's a hint of aqueousness on the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
07-26-2014 16:03:06 | More by redearth329
4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From notes on 7/16/14 at Hopleaf in Chicago, IL
Tap in pint glass
A: Translucent amber. Drinking this side-by-side with Zombie Dust. This has more of a straw color, while Zombie dust has a more copper color. Off white thin head.
S: Relatively muted. Both the hops and malt. Slight piney notes of hops
T: More of a malt presence than Zombie Dust. The finish is dry. No up front single hop presence like ZD.
M: Well carbonated. Medium bodied. Even finish. Extremely crisp and clean.
D: Very drinkable. Nice brew. No overpowering bitterness from hops. More of a malt presence than ZD like bread and biscuits. Does not seem to showcase a particular hop like other APAs. Just an extremely all around well made beer. More even keeled than ZD and overall a better beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 22:46:30 | More by antott0523
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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