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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale

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1,990 Ratings
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Ratings: 1990
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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tectactoe

Michigan

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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Appearance: Deep golden yellow with a slight copperish tint at times. Pours with a one finger head that sticks around for a good while and diminishes to a light sheen of bubbles on the top. Incredible lacing on the glass.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,990 ratings.