Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
4.3/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Big thanks to cocoapuph for throwing this in as an extra - I've been wanting it for quite a while, so I'm happy to finally try it. Daisy Cutter pours a cloudy and semi-translucent golden color that isn't quite yellow and isn't quite amber. The clumpy, white head fades rather quick, although it does leave behind some chunky webbing.
Aaaand, wow. The first whiff of Daisy Cutter is so raw and pure; an abundance of hops jump out and smack your nose silly. Grassy, wet, leafy, and adhering to a light bit of spice on the tail end. The hops just smell so "fresh", it would be easy to mistake this for a wet-hopped beer. After some time, Daisy Cutter starts smelling like a freshly cut lawn. The finish shows some faint mango peel, lightly tropical and sweet.
I can't think of a better word to describe the flavor profile than "bright". Each sip tastes very bright and vibrant, bursting with more fresh-cut grass, wet florals, leaves, and mild peppery hop spice. Fruit is a bit more pronounced on the palate (or perhaps my palate is just better at picking those things up than my nose) with bouts of bitter citrus peels and mango skins. This is a damn good pale ale.
Daisy Cutter isn't crazy bitter; after all, you really wouldn't expect extreme bitterness from a pale ale, would you? There is a nice, solid bitterness, however, that stings the back of the tongue and gives the hop-heads the jolt they're looking for. The body is pretty light, sitting around thin-medium, with quite a bit of carbonation, leaving a crisp and sharp mouth feel that helps to accentuate the flavors.
Highly drinkable, tasty, and extremely flavorful pale ale. What else can you say? If this were available near me, it would definitely be one of my "go-to" beers, given the fact that it drinks as easy as water and it's only 5.2% ABV. Plus, I love beers that come in 16 oz. cans. If you're a pale ale fan, get you some Daisy Cutter right away.
Serving type: can
06-10-2013 11:20:22 | More by tectactoe
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4.71/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Thanks to my awesome girlfriend for picking up this gem...
Poured from 16oz can into fluted snifter/fat tulip/whatever. Mostly clear honey orange color with a nice fluffy snow white head that fades a bit then slows down, fed by lively carbonation. Nice solid lacing is left as it slowly descends from there.
Smell is awesome; floral, clean malt, bright citrus and slight tropical fruit, with a bit of dank herbal.
Taste is very crisp, simple floral and bitter citrus rind hops with ghostly tropical fruit and sweeter citrus, clean grassy flavors. This is complex, flavorful but light on the palate and drinkable as hell. I could slam these all day, in the best way.
Mouthfeel is light, crisp and clean. Wet, not sticky at all. Awesome and refreshing
Overall, this is the best session beer I've had. Very light in the mouth, but full in flavor, crisp and clean, amazingly well done.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 04:51:50 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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