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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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2,664 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,664
Reviews: 706
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 584
Gots: 295 | FT: 19
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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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.

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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours very hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, pine, light bread, grass, light citrus rind, and herbal earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of hop notes. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, citrus rind, bread, and piney spiciness. Nice amount of citrus and piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, floral, pine, grass, bread, and piney spiciness on the finish for a while. Incredible hoppy flavor complexity and balance; with no cloying flavors present on the finish other than citrus bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a sticky and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an incredible pale ale! Huge hoppy flavors with nice complexity; very smooth and crisp to drink. An insanely delicious offering as expected.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint

A - translucent pale straw in color, two fingers of pillowy white head after the pour, start to dissipate fairly quickly

S - oh man, this is a hell of a nose, grassy and floral (kind of like the floral scent of St. Germain), a hint of melon and mango

T - just a touch of malt sweetness, wonderful flowery flavors, a touch of crushed aspirin and a little citrus, bitterness is moderate

M - fairly light, prickly carbonation, the tongue is left slightly oily in the finish

O - the Chicago beer I'd most like to see in Madison liquor stores, this is a fairly quaffable and extremely flavorful pale ale. I can see this being a great gateway beer for a lot of people who are unfamiliar with craft brews

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,664 ratings.