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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale

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2,528 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,528
Reviews: 698
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 585
Gots: 273 | FT: 16
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

waddellc2, Feb 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

birdsellam, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

CesarLopes, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of csparace
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had this beer quite a few times now. I brought it home in a growler to share with my family and thought I'd write a review because I'm so excited. I usually get this in the 4 pack pints.

A – Poured from a growler into a regular, straight sided pint glass. Pours with a two finger head that is georgeous – really fluffy and slightly uneven on the top, very light in color. The head is picture perfect. The beer has a brownish golden hue to it and does not have a large amount of carbonation. Head fades at a medium pace and is already lacing beautifully. As I drink, lacing is really good.

S – I always really enjoy the smell of this beer. It has a really clear and crisp pronunciation of the hop and floral notes. Deeper into the smell you do get good sense of grapefruit.

T – Slightly disappointed to be honest. Not quite as bold and pronounced as either my nose or memory would lead me to believe. Big on the hops and grapefruit, small on the floral notes. There's a big hop presence right after the main body as it goes into the finish. The finish is the strongest aspect. The body leaves you yearning for a bit more crunch to it.

M – My first impression when I took a sip was, man this is kinda flat. Despite that, it is still fairly refreshing and quite satisfying.

O – The smell and appearance were much better than the overall taste of the beer. The finish was much better than the body of the beer. This is really the only time I've ever had it where I wasn't satisfied with the carbonation – I imagine its the growler. I still love this beer, and its really a go to beer in terms of overall satisfaction.

csparace, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of mooseo
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16oz can into tulip.

A - Deep gold with a large fluffy white head.

S - Fresh, juicy grapefruit hops. Grassy with pine resin and floral hops. Slight hint of caramel.

T - A blast of citrus and pungent piney hops. A mild earthy hop bitterness builds up but is balanced by sweet caramel malt. Finishes with light citrus and bready malt that tends to linger.

M - Smooth and crisp with a light-medium body. Dry finish, good carbonation.

O - This is a phenomenal pale ale. Dangerously drinkable. Huge hop flavor, nice balance.

mooseo, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

HopsHopenstein, Feb 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

BrewmanCapote, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Purchased from Half Acre Taproom
Date: None on can, purchased late December 2012
Glass: Tulip

A very different approach to a pale ale than some other breweries, less fruity (though this is still there) and more focused on bitterness as from hops and greens. Interesting and enjoyable, glad this is a local option.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, which is composed of small to medium-sized bubbles. Retention is about average, the head lasting about a minute in duration, settling to a thin ring around the glass and a few small islands of wispy foam atop the beer. Lacing around the perimeter of the glass is substantial, a residual thick foam coating the entirety of the glass' interior. Body is a light copper orange color, somewhat hazy, with light bringing out brighter pure orange tones. Carbonation is visible, active, and moderately plentiful.

Aroma of bitter grapefruit rind, bitter flowers and cut weeds (dandelion, chicory), faint tropical fruits (passion fruit, guava) and modest wheat bread hiding behind everything else.

Overall, the flavors are a few drops of pale barley malt syrup and tropical fruit juice upfront, with bitter hops and vegetal, citrus, and tropical hop characters: primary dominance by bitterness and bitter greens. Front of palate is just slightly sweet from pale malts and tropical fruit juice (passion fruit, papaya, guava), slightly peppery, and slight bitterness. Mid-palate has mild malt background with a strong hop bitterness featuring grapefruit and greens (lettuce, dandelion, chicory) being the closest markers for what this might taste like to others. Back finds continued bitterness, grapefruit character, faint tropical fruit (guava, passion fruit), and light pepperiness. Aftertaste is only of strong hop bitterness as from grapefruit and greens (lettuce, dandelion, chicory).

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation levels of medium-low intensity, creating a slightly foamy mouthfeel that is primarily smooth. Closes dry, with modest stickiness lingering across the palate.

falloutsnow, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

DmanGTR, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

laymansbeerfan, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

calcnerd, Feb 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

CityofBals, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

callmemickey, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ADTaber, Jan 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jan 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

adamant1912, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

flipdog0, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Blanco, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

MacsBeerMaster, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

jsilva, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jampics2, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

oglmcdgl, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dave122382, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Hopsiam14, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of popery
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, 3/29/11. Pours a radiant tangerine fading to amber at the edges. The head is a rocky mass of white bubbles that stick to the walls of the glass in clumps. A beautiful beer. The aroma is a bright splash of hops. It’s a mix of floral and citric notes, grapefruits, clementines and honeysuckle. There’s very little malt presence. From the color, I assume that a decent amount of crystal malt found its way into the beer, but it barely shows in the aroma. A hint of caramel is all I’m really getting. There might be a touch of butterscotch but it’s definitely not problematic. It tastes dry and hoppy. There’s little bitterness but good citric, grassy hop flavor. A little bit of wateriness creeps in, but at a mere 5.2% abv, it’s forgivable. The finish has a touch of caramel, a lot of grassy/earthy hop flavor and medium bitterness for the style. The mouthfeel is suprisingly smooth. It’s easy to drink and easy to like. This would be a good beer to drink in quantity particularly because it provides hoppiness without wearing out the palate overmuch.

popery, Jan 27, 2013
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,528 ratings.