Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by Oxymoron:
3.88/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4
Pours an lighter amber color with good clarity and decent head retention. Some minor legs but good overall.
The nose is hoppy. On the level of an IPA hoppy. Big citrus notes with noticeable fruity undertones. Specifically grapefruit and a touch of tangerine. Some minor yeast notes. A touch of esters and a light alcohol note. No real malt notes to back it up.
The taste is hop forward as well. Big citrus and grapefruity notes. This is accentuated by the limited body and malt presence. Would like some sweetness as the bitterness really attacks the palate and continues into the finish. Some minor caramel but limited. The bitterness also leaves a bit of an astringency to the finish as well. Some lingering hop notes but fights with the bitterness and is out of balance.
The body is limited. I would like to see more balance here. Carbonation is good. Overall a very nice hop up front character that rivals legitimate IPA's, but would like to see more balance from the bittering hops and maltiness.
Serving type: can
02-24-2013 03:31:51 | More by Oxymoron
More User Reviews:
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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