Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.26/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Serving: Can into pint
Served: 21 April 2014
Appearance: Deep golden yellow with a slight copperish tint at times. Pours with a one finger head that sticks around for a good while and diminishes to a light sheen of bubbles on the top. Incredible lacing on the glass.
Smell: WOW. You open the can and before you even get it poured into a glass you're already assaulted by massive floral hop notes. After pouring it into a glass the nose is dominated by a massive bouquet of floral hoppiness with a noticeable sweetness associated with it. Smells very clean and very intense- nearly IPA like.
Taste: Magnificent taste. A bit more assertive in hoppiness than SNPA and just a bit less so than Zombie Dust. The massive aroma hops don't translate as powerfully in the taste, but the body of the beer is nonetheless dominated by floral hoppiness. The malt backbone provides nice depth and body. The beer finishes drier than I was expecting from an APA.
Mouthfeel: Great effervescent carbonation, refreshing.
Overall: An incredible APA. Easily one of my top 3 overall. The incredible aroma and flavor are rounded out by a supreme drinkability. At 5.2% it won't knock you out, and I could easily drink three of these without feeling fatigued in both sobriety and palate. A fantastic APA that I highly recommend everyone try. Will be a go-to offering for me whenever I'm home in IL.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 01:43:30 | More by Beric
4.31/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
No canning date, poured into a pint glass
A- Pours a clear golden color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to leave just a small later on top, bubbles floating to the top of the glass
S- big aroma of flowery hops mixed with a berry-like fruitiness, pine sap, flower water, citrus rind and fresh mint. Light malty sweetness compliments the hops nearly perfectly, very nice
T- flowery hops from the aromas follow to the taste. Also picking up hoppy notes of pine, leafy & grassy flavors, slightly danky. Faint underlying toasted malt allows the hops to shine
M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation, leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp, dry finish
O- this is one of the best APA's I've had in a while, showcasing a nice hop bill yet keeping all of the drinkability of the style. Unfortunately my only can, would gladly buy again if given the chance
Serving type: can
04-18-2014 18:47:44 | More by Treyliff
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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