Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
2.65/5 rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Blind Beer #2 from Khazadum, with the text: "Number DOS! Hopefully you won't think about the vehicle this is delivered in before consumption." For those playing along at home, this is in a 16oz can.
Glassware recommendations say pint glass, so say hello to my Sam Adams Red Lobster Perfect Pint.
A - The appearance on this one isn't too hot to say the least. It's a really light yellow, almost straw color, and kind of takes on the look of diluted urine. It's fairly hazy, but still possible to see blurred images through it. Slow, steady streams of carbonation rise from the bottom and cling to the sides of the glass. The head on this actually isn't too bad, with about 1.5-fingers of creamy foam cresting the glass with above average retention. The lacing sticks momentarily to the sides before cascading downward. (4/5)
S - The smell on this is also a welcome surprise. It's nice and pleasant with a good amount of hops so I'm going to say it's an American IPA. The hops give off a pleasant pine aroma, but not overly resiny, along with some tropical fruits. I'm getting the usual grapefruit but also the more exotic pineapple and mango, as well as some floral tones. There is some malt here as well in the form of a little breadiness, but not a whole lot. I'm not saying it's a hop bomb by any stretch of the word, as the hops aren't bursting out of this, but maybe that this is a good dry-hopping schedule. (4/5)
T - With the smell reassuring me, I dive right into this beer. It seems I dove into the shallow end. I'm not sure what happened to this beer from the aroma to the taste, but I don't like it. Whereas the nose teased of juicy hops and a supportive malt backbone, I'm getting very little of that here. It's disappointing to say the least. I have to take a few sips to get really any distinguishable flavor out of this. It's hard to even write anything for this it's that bland...I guess there's some biscuity malts here... somewhere, and the hops there were so present in the nose are reduced to mere traces, but still retain some of that tropical feel. The end just tails off into nonexistence with some slight bitterness. Bland, lifeless, watery, disappointing. (2/5)
M - The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderately low carbonation. Not really crisp, nor lingering, just kind of there. Some additional carbonation wouldn't have hurt this beer. The finish has a lasting hop bitterness. (2.5/5)
D/O - Drinkability is low. This is a toughie to motivate myself to finish, and I am drawn back to Earth after the nose led me on. The taste, or lack thereof, shatters any hope of this beer. If given this beer, give it a few good sniffs, then promptly move on before the image is ruined for you. (2.5/5)
I'm thinking that this is an American IPA gone horribly wrong. Brewery is up for grabs, but at least it's not Surly!
The reveal: Half Acre's Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. WOW. Big surprise here for sure. This beer definitely had promise in the nose, but I wasn't feeling the flavor profile at all.
I feel like I just shot a blank and killed myself from the blast.
Serving type: can
05-20-2011 07:03:24 | More by nhindian
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4.16/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours hazed golden with a nice white head that thins. Lacing sticks.
The smell is of robust citrus with some pine, hint of floral notes. Some bready/pale male mixes in.
The big citric notes stay just ahead of the biscuity malt and bready notes. Most of the bready notes are from the firm malt backing, some have a yeast character. The combination works well, though. Finishes with a bitter bite.
It is smooth despite the raw bite in the finish.
This is an enjoyable, hop-forward American Pale Ale. I'm glad a bartender at a local pub brought two pint-sized cans back from his trip to Chicago for me!
Serving type: can
07-21-2014 01:02:16 | More by jwc215
4.43/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pretty clear light orange with fluffy white head. No can date to be seen
Nose: fresh and effervescent- pine and sweet herbals, baked biscuity malt, darkish florals (lavender?), orange rind, some tropical fruits. Very complex
Taste: follows with fresh pine, slight melon, orange, mango, subtle over-ripe pineapple. Sweet bread, some flowers in there, finishes piney and fruity with a touch of green and mint
Feel: light-medium body, a tad watery on the palate, fresh, herbal, green, floral, fruity,
What a great beer. One of my fav pale ales. Hope to get snag some
More my next time through IL
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 02:47:36 | More by evanforbeer
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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