Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
22oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. Brought back by a friend on his trip to Chicago...big thanks to you Rob on this one!
A - Pours a hazy pale orangey golden color with 2 fingers of fluffy off-white foam on top. Head has pretty good staying power and lingers for a couple of minutes. Some light lacing is left behind as the beer descends in the glass.
S - Smell is of sugary sweetness and intense citrusy orange and grapefruit up front. Some light toffee, honey and some biscuity malt sit behind the hops. Pretty impressive smelling pale ale.
T - After an impressive aroma, the flavor definitely does not disappoint. Good sharp bitterness with plenty of hop flavor. Citrusy grapefruit is the name of the game here, enhanced by some fresh cut grass. A flavorful kick of biscuity malt breaks thru the hop attack and balances nicely...actually the biscuity flavor really comes thru nicely - more intense than most other pale ales/ipa's,etc of this nature.
M - Light to medium in body with medium carbonation levels. Tons of sticky and resiny hops fill every inch of the mouth along with a long lasting bitterness. Quite dry on the palate.
D -Almost more of an IPA than a pale ale by flavor profile, although alcohol level is fairly low at 5.2% keeping this more in line with the APA style. Very full flavored beer - tons of hops and plenty of malt presence. Malt is not typical - not much in the caramelly flavors, way more towards the dry, biscuity malt flavors which serves this beer really well. I would highly recommend this beer...I could drink this all day without any complaints. For a beer with this much flavor (especially hop flavor), it is extremely easy drinking...tastes great and the alcohol is on the low end of the spectrum for craft beers...a winning combination for sessionability.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2010 22:16:46 | More by portia99
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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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