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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,280 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,280
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 552
Gots: 206 | FT: 13
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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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-27-2012 18:49:01 | More by JVan
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-26-2012 21:39:03 | More by marine1975
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HxC90


3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-26-2012 15:59:30 | More by HxC90
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bullywee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-21-2012 06:24:11 | More by bullywee
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herman77

Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Very cloudy pale orange with a rocky white head. Decent camouflage lacing.

S: Fresh citrus, lemon and orange with a bit of fresh cut grass and hay. A hint of bready malt.

T: Predominately non sweet citrus hops. Lemon and grassy notes. A bit of astringency. Has a grain malt bill that provides a nice backbone. Clean, mild hop finish that is a bit dry.

M: Medium to lighter body. Average carbonation.

O: I can see why this is well liked, but its not quite my ideal hop profile. Though, I'm glad that my buddy brought 2 for me when he came back to visit.

Serving type: can

02-20-2012 02:21:33 | More by herman77
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great extra courtesy of jimmy2282.

Pours a cloudy light golden color with a massive white soapy head on top.

Aromas begin with a lot of hops that hit you in the nose immediately. I get lots of floral smells, along with citrus, and perhaps even some spicy notes as well. Quite mid-west if that makes sense to anyone.

The taste follows the nose perfectly. Perhaps a touch more in terms of citrus and pine than the scent would let on, but still a lot of floral hops as well. Not much malt to be found whatsoever.

The mouthfeel is a bit heavy on the tongue for a pale ale, but a nice carbonation and a bitter finish.

Overall this is one of the best pale ales I've had, ever, to be quite honest. This is almost to the point of an IPA in terms of the hop character, but it was great no matter what you call it. I am always impressed when a brewery can pack this much flavor into a sessionable beer and always bonus points for being in a 16 oz can.

Serving type: can

02-19-2012 15:32:36 | More by claspada
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DocJ87

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2012 10:04:54 | More by DocJ87
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Beezee

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-19-2012 05:09:35 | More by Beezee
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clarkw42

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2012 04:26:30 | More by clarkw42
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

02-18-2012 19:43:30 | More by VikeMan
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-17-2012 17:03:52 | More by smutty33
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Jplachy

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Great amber color with a thick head.

S: The smell is fantastic. Fruity hops lots of grapefruit maybe some apricot.

T: Similar to the smell but very forward with the bitterness. The citrus in the background is very nice.

M: Very creamy, medium carbonation.

O: A great example of a pale ale. Everything is balanced nicely and is quite refreshing actually.

Serving type: can

02-17-2012 16:25:43 | More by Jplachy
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Churchkey in DC

A: Hazy yellow pour with a finger or so of wispy white head. Great lacing and retention.

S: Wheaty, hoppy aroma. A bit of pine and some malts, but a surprising amount of yeast and/or wheat character takes over.

T: Nicely balanced. Slight hoppiness is balanced by the malts. Piney and dry, some fruits fight through on the taste as well.

MF: Light, crisp, low to medium carbonation and very drinkable.

O: This was surprisingly not as good as I wanted it to be. Loved it out of the can. Probably wouldn't pay for this again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 01:07:36 | More by russwbeck
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duff247

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-15-2012 03:58:41 | More by duff247
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, no date, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours a hazy orange/apricot color, capped with a big, inch-high creamy, thick head, leaves lacing all over the place. My mouth is watering just looking at it. (Edit: I've noticed working my way through this four-pack that this beer has one of the most amazing heads I've ever seen on any beer, it's just a thick, cake-like, towering head that I've had project about an inch over the rim of the glass, I mean it's just beautiful.)

S- Citric, floral hops, a bit juicy, some sweet pale malt.

T- Lots of hop flavor, juicy citrus and a piney bitterness, pale malt is like a light bread or biscuit with an earthy, nut flavor.

M- Medium to light body, lots of carbonation with a smooth, creamy feel.

O- A great beer, walks the line between pale ale and IPA very well, I'm definitely a big fan.

Serving type: can

02-14-2012 22:22:24 | More by WillCarrera
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-12-2012 06:45:44 | More by nesarebad
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CelticAleMan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-11-2012 04:46:19 | More by CelticAleMan
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-11-2012 03:04:21 | More by HarmonMW
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at MacGrady's in Bethlhem, PA. Served in a pint glass. No head really, no lacing to speak of. Good color so it gets a 3 for appearance.

S - Not too much. Some citrus, maybe a hint of pine.

T - Good citrus taste, finishes with water. It's good for a pale. For 5.2% it's got good flavor. Definitely prefer over SNPA. However, not even close to approaching the same league as Zombie Dust.

M - Nice carbonation that gets it across the tongue and wakes up the palate, which you need with a moderate style such as a pale ale. Pretty smooth.

O - It's a good pale. It's not my usual style, but I've heard good things about this beer so when I saw it on tap I figured I'd try it. Wouldn't order it again, but if you like pales, or just aren't a hop head, go for it. That said, get Zombie Dust if you can, because it's in a different league of APAs.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 00:44:35 | More by nrs207
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-10-2012 11:53:17 | More by DaveHack
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Higy

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-10-2012 03:14:20 | More by Higy
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fjl77

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-09-2012 20:15:45 | More by fjl77
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

02-09-2012 16:30:52 | More by touchmeimsac
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-08-2012 23:06:12 | More by Fitzmke
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured can contents in a chalice...

A - Solid in color, with decent amount of carbonation on pour. Color was a medium amber.

S - Was a great hint of an IPA, with noticeable hop. Smell seemed to stay consistent throughout the enjoyment of the beer.

T - Not heavy but a malt taste, with the hop after kick. I do se where others taste the "pine" as well. Love this beer taste.

M - Though there is a lot going on in this beer the mouth feel wasn't overwhelming or heavy in my opinion very smooth on the palette.

O - One of my favorite IPA I have had the pleasure to try, it truly is my go to IPA, and lucky enough enough to be local that it ca be. Would def recommend it!!

Serving type: can

02-08-2012 20:09:15 | More by Nachos4two
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,280 ratings.