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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,369 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,369
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 566
Gots: 238 | FT: 15
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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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-21-2012 04:02:17 | More by JasonSiedman
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chippo33

Vermont

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-21-2012 03:55:34 | More by chippo33
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-19-2012 02:27:35 | More by twbeecher
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-18-2012 22:21:51 | More by rondufresne
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%

Time to start digging through the beer review note backlog that's been accumulating for the past two-plus months. First up, Half Acre Beer Co.'s Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, an outstanding hoppy, citric pale. I bought a 4-pack of Daisy Cutter tallboy cans at Binny's in Hyde Park for $8.99, an outstanding price. The beer was enjoyed in my Chimay chalice.

Appearance (4/5): Daisy Cutter pours a cloudy, golden-orange color and is topped by a one-finger layer of white foam. Light soapy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the beer is consumed. This is a good looking pale ale, one that has a different look, with its golden-orange hue, than your usual American Pale Ale. It reminds me a bit of Hill Farmstead Edward Pale Ale and Maine Beer Co.'s Peeper Ale.

Smell (4/5): The beer features some very nice grapefruit, flowery, and grassy notes in the nose, as is to be expected with a hopped-up pale like this. There is some nice light sweetness from the malts that makes itself noticed in the background. Very nice, though nothing incredible. Solid 4 out of 5 score.

Taste (4.5/5): Daisy Cutter really brings the hops. The foretaste is all hops, reminiscent of pink grapefruit and pine flavors. There is a really nice floral/grassy twist to the beer's finish that sets it apart from other pale ales I have had. Though there's not much malt going on here to discuss, the pale malt does provide some balance and contributes a subtle sweetness. Very nice hoppiness going on here, indeed!

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Light and spritely, well carbonated, and prickly from the hops. Just outstanding, easy-drinking, and throat-quenchingly dry. This last quality, Daisy Cutter's dryness, is perhaps the best part of its mouthfeel.

Overall (4.5/5): Daisy Cutter's best qualities are its high-quality taste and mouthfeel–what it's all about when we're talking about beer. For that, it gets a 4.5 out 5. Daisy Cutter makes excellent drinking at any time of the year. Its massive amount of hop flavor will certainly attract the hop heads, but its mild strength, price-point, and accessibility will also win plenty of beer drinkers over who aren't necessarily big fans of IPA or more aggressively hoppy beer. Check it out if you're in Chicago. She's a beaut.

12-18-2012 19:55:38 | More by hagbergl
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-17-2012 23:41:36 | More by thebigredone
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-17-2012 14:49:10 | More by hopswap1
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%

I heard great things about this beer. When House of 1,000 beers stocked it for $4.50 hesitantly paid the premium.

A - The top burst with a bit of foam, good carbonation in the glass with a full inch of fluffy sticky head. Color is more of an IPA with a golden orange/amber tint.

S - Both floral and citrus hops make for a very great smelling beer. Equal balance of sweeter gram cracker and candy malts balance.

T - It gets pretty bitter before getting to the pale malts but a very clean bitter. It sticks to your tongue in "waves" which is very tasty. At times it can be somewhat acidic so I am not sure I am loving it. It sort of reminds me of chewing on actual daisy leaves. lol

M - Light to medium, bitter yet easy to drink.

Overall I am not sure I would put this in my top pale ales. It might be since I have not had many IPA's lately (mostly winter warmers and fall spiced beers) but I could see what they were trying to make. A smooth, bitter dry hopped pale ale.

12-16-2012 22:57:49 | More by DrDemento456
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-16-2012 01:28:19 | More by weaselchew
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JohnGoodwin3

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-15-2012 17:51:49 | More by JohnGoodwin3
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-15-2012 17:04:15 | More by dinojrbtom
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Efay

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -2.9%

A- Pours a dark faint orange color. Initially there seemed to be a large head of foam which recedes to about one finger worth. Foam is thick and leaves lacing.

S- Huge sniffs of sweet grapefruit, with a bit of citrus tang at the end. The grapefruit supersedes the light malt background.

T- Initially you get that grapefruit taste, with some lemongrass and citrus. The hops then takeover at the end when you get a decent amount of lingering piney bitterness in your mouth.

M- Moderate amount of carbonation, so there's not too much sting on the tip of your tongue. Light to medium bodied. It's goes down quick but there is some weight to it.

O- A really decent beer from one of my favorite breweries. The smell and initial taste are awesome, but the long bitter aftertaste is a little overdone and doesn't bode well with me. Other than that this beer is great.

12-13-2012 23:49:36 | More by Efay
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-13-2012 21:17:49 | More by theGlasstronaut
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divineaudio

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%

from notes, pint can into a wine glass.

a - pours a hazy, glowing amber color with a finger of off white foam. head calms quickly to a film and leaves a few spots of lacing.

s - deliciously floral, grassy, faint sweet citrus.

t - more of the nose. toasty with lots of floral hops and a light, piney bitterness. finishes on the cleaner side.

m - lighter in body, adequate carbonation. co2 profile is a little on the coarse side, but would otherwise be very smooth.

o - quite nice. would like to get some more, especially for the hot summer days.

12-12-2012 23:53:34 | More by divineaudio
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dcolatriano

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-12-2012 20:03:55 | More by dcolatriano
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-12-2012 15:32:50 | More by stairwell2811bre
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

12-10-2012 02:47:28 | More by beersvh23
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Nebergall


5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-10-2012 00:58:37 | More by Nebergall
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-09-2012 03:23:23 | More by Seefeldt
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-08-2012 18:59:18 | More by Rochefort10nh
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gir02021

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

12-06-2012 01:31:26 | More by gir02021
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Lethargy99

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-03-2012 01:39:03 | More by Lethargy99
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mikekydd


3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-02-2012 23:21:00 | More by mikekydd
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-02-2012 05:31:44 | More by BYOFB
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,369 ratings.