Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by jdhowe:
4.19/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can courtesy of Duffman929. No evident printed date, but it's fresh.
A: Poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy deep golden color with a half finger of straw-colored head dissipating to a spotty film. Some sticky lacing.
S: A strong burst of hops explodes from the can -- some pine and tons of citrus. The sweetness of pineapples and tropical fruits is balanced by an earthy malt sweetness.
T/M: Hop bitterness is evident through the entire sip, arriving with a mild bitterness tempering malt sweetness and lingering on the finish. The malt backbone is light, but provides a bready sweetness that pairs with the citrus of the hops in a pleasant way through the middle of the sip. A very fresh, slightly earthy and grainy flavor is evident toward the finish. Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium with plenty of carbonation to hold up the beer -- very nice.
O: I'm not much of a pale ale fan, but I was very impressed by this brew. Fresh I can think of very few things I'd rather have on an easygoing afternoon -- this beer is wonderfully drinkable. I am really a fan of the hop selection for this, although maybe it's just a little too bitter. I'd definitely drink this again, though, and would probably keep it on-hand if I had regular access to it.
Serving type: can
08-06-2013 05:17:40 | More by jdhowe
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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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