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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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2,493 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,493
Reviews: 692
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 585
Gots: 270 | FT: 17
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Localdrinklax, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ryanpj, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

mpmazza, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kayaker, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

brn9000, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Jasonrm72, Apr 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

SIUMorty, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of MShirokov
2.7/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I can see why fans of heavy hops and pale ales like this beer, and I do like some IPAs like Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head and Goose Island, so I'm not a complete IPA hater.

This beer smells fantastic, but tastes one-dimensional. Bitter. Very bitter and nothing else. It's like they mixed water and "bitterness" together and didn't add anything else. I say "bitterness" and not "hops" because there are different hops out there with various flavor characteristics. This is one of few beers I actively avoid drinking.

MShirokov, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

HumphreyLee, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

5.2% AVV confirmed. 16 oz aluminum can served into a glass at a restaurant. Reviewed from notes taken in Chicago in March.

A: Pours a two finger white colour head with soft froth and nice cream. Nice thickness and good (5+ minute) retention. Body colour is a clear pale copper. Vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. I'm excited to try it.

Sm: Floral hops, light bitterness, and oily nectary character. Pleasant and inviting. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. Pale malts. Great for the style; really evocative. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Nectary and pleasant oily character. Pale malts form the body. I love the oily hops. Grapefruit comes off stale. Some bitterness, but it's pretty balanced otherwise. Pleasant to drink. Well built and nicely complex, with rounded well executed hop flavour for a pale ale. I quite like it.

Mf: Oily, smooth, and wet. Good thickness. Good carbonation. Complements the flavour profile well.

Dr: Very drinkable. Highly sessionable. Impressive. Hides ABV well. I quite like it, but I do think I expected more given its reputation. Still, it's solid. It's possible it was a biteen old since I had it at a restaurant. I couldn't find a bottled on or best before date. In any case, it's solid stuff and I'd like to try more beers from Half Acre.

Low B

kojevergas, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Rand_ale_Thor, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Brushkanna, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

vidguy17, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

zadams1, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

gonefishin300, Mar 27, 2013
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cosmonick, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

AdamP, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

cclark67789, Mar 26, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz Can > Pint Glass
A - Pours a cloudy pale gold color, nice thick 2 finger head, thick lacing, Looks great.
S - Big time flowery scents going on here, fresh cut grass, pine, a hint of sage perhaps, and a light malt, and some lemon zest.
T - Drinkable ohh so drinkable, grassy clean hop taste up front with a little scattering of light citrus on your palate thats smoothed out by the malt. Though, as drinkable as it is, it falls short compared to the aroma, you dont get a full tasting beer, a good one, but momentarily at best.
M - Nice clean finish, refreshing.
O - Great pale ale, very refreshing and good flavors, no wonder its called daisy cutter. Would be great on a summers day.

Omnium, Mar 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Jamison85, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DylanK, Mar 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

MIA4IPA, Mar 24, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's beer awhile since I had some of this well crafted can goodness, time to review.

A-spot on carbonation, 2 finger fluffy head china white on a copper body that is a bit hazy. Even the end of the glass has carb raising from the bottom of the glass.

S-pine resin notes with layers of grapefruit and mango.

T-wowsers this is juicy and mouthwatering drinkable. Citrus and resin all day long. The flavor longer on the taste buds for days. Just a perfect level of bitterness for a pale ale. This is pretty darn close to pitch perfect.

M-great carbonation and very crisp and refreshing. I could session on this for sure.

O-I really enjoyed Tallgrass 8-bit IPA, for many of the reasons I enjoy Daisy Cutter. This beer just executes better on apart every level. Keep on growing Half Acre, this beer should be in all 50 states.

unclejazz, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

redearedslider, Mar 24, 2013
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.