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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale

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1,985 Ratings

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Ratings: 1985
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%

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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Reviews by mdcrouser:
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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sitting in an Irish bar, awaiting Sheppard's pie, enjoying the Daisy Cutter. Springsteen, Dire Straits, Black Crowes on the system - that kind of Irish place.

Though the light is a little dim, it looks to be a hazy gold. Little head, but great rings after each drink.

Mildly hoppy - bits of citrus coming through, but not heavily. Too, difficult to smell over the corned beef and cabbage hanging in the air.

Not your traditional IPA - hints of straw, with an undercurrent of citrus and a spicy finish. Damn tasty.

Subtley sparkling on the tongue - good mouth to it.

Highly drinkable, even in an Irish bar.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 02:00:03 | More by mdcrouser
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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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