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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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2,415 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,415
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 575
Gots: 252 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

PowDay, May 08, 2012
Photo of antoines15
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%

The best pale ale that I have had to date so I feel that I owe it a proper review.

A: Fluffy head that lingers for a bit, then dissipates to a thin line with great lacing.

S: Just divine, grassy, citrusy, dope, all in one.

T: More of the same. The flavor is so nice and never gets old. You can literally drink eight 16 oz. cans while golfing and still not get tired of that flavor. No fatigue at all, even after playing 10 games of bags while still drinking The Cutter.

M: slightly creamy but still crisp, right on.

O: Again, the best pale ale I have had, and I have had quite a few. Even more awesome that it is brewed in Chicago. Truly deserving of a "5" in that this beer cannot be improved upon. Great job Half Acre.

antoines15, May 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

TrentW, May 08, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Mick-e-d, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

spamages, May 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

wcl113, May 05, 2012
Photo of lnashsig
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

Many thanks to my sister Laura for this one! A nice surprise from Chicago!

This is #BOTG 26! Ahead of schedule again!

Poured from can into DFH snifter. somewhat cloudy pour, visible small bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Yellow/Orange color. Decent head retention, appears to be a creaming 1/2 finger on the top. Smell- orange peel, caramel. Not much else. Taste- whoa. nice citrus hops- pretty aggressive for an APA. Tight carbonation makes for a dry finish. I get lemon peel, grapefruit, orange rind (bigtime). Finish is super dry. If anything, it lacks a sweet malt balance, this is a pretty hop forward APA. Highly enjoyable for a hophead like me though. Will def have again.

lnashsig, May 04, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%

16 oz can courtesy of kodymupa. It was poured into my Duvel tulip.

Half Ace Daisy Cutter pours a fairly hazy orange, with just a dusting of tangerine along the edges when the beer is backlit. There are about three fingers of white foam sitting atop the beer, and after the first third fades away it just floats there; head retention is outstanding. Lacing is solid at the beer's apex, but very spotty underneath. The nose has lots of ripe grapefruit, with a little bit of mango present. It's not too potent/aromatic though. The flavor has a little bit of bready malts up front, along with a nice, mild, pale ale appropriate bitterness. The hoppy finish just screams Centennial hops, which aren't one of my favorites. It's a bitter grapefruit flavor, not entirely pleasant, and there's a little bit of grassiness as well. The body is nice and light, with just a little bit of firmness to it. The carbonation is a little bubbly, though if I was being picky I would say it could stand to be a little more so. Daisy Cutter's a solid pale ale but given that it's not distributed anywhere near me, I wouldn't go out of my way to get some more.

axeman9182, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

HoyeBoy, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TimPell, May 01, 2012
Photo of mfavoino
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured out of a can that was canned on 4/13/12.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold with a thick one finger head that provided sticky lacing. Carbonation bubbles rising to the top.

Smell: Pleasant citrus hops with light floral aromas. Fresh.

Taste: Bright citrus hops immediately take over the palate and then are balanced nicely by the sweet malt background. Finishes with moderate hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Picked up more floral notes as the pint went down along with some honey.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light and easy drinking. This is a go to beer.

Overall: In my opinion, what a easy drinking APA be. Straightforward, awesome citrus hops, balanced, and easy to drink.

mfavoino, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JimGlonke, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

the_muffin_man, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Evan, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

zchops, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

StevieDavie, Apr 26, 2012
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Irishmafia, Apr 24, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +11.2%

16oz tallboy can poured into a pint glass. Obtained in a recent trade, thank you Wes.

A: Hazy golden color with hints of orange. Huge, rocky white head doesn't budge. Large, determined clumps of lacing practically etch themselves onto the glass.

S: Hop profile is a floral medley, with soft citrus notes as well. Perfumey. Wildflowers and pith, sweet tangerine and orange. Just a touch of lemon zest and grapefruit. Malt profile is a bit doughy with a honeyed granola impression. Touch of floury yeast in the background. This beer smells absolutely delicious.

T: Oily grapefruit registers first with a bitterness that quickly reaches its peak, then backs off. Wildflowers, pith, leaf, and green hop oils with a soft bitterness. Floury yeast mid-palate. Malt base is slightly sweet at first with hints of that honey granola, but it dries soon after and shifts into a pleasant graininess. The hops come back with subtle citrus notes. Lemon peel, tangerine, and a touch of grapefruit rind. Lingering oily, green hop bitterness and citrus rind in the finish, along with wildflowers and a hint of dough.

M: Sits lightly in the mouth. Very creamy and silky. Ample carbonation, but it's soft and it lifts, creating a fluffy cloud-in-your-mouth type feel. The definition of smooth.

O: This is a darling of an American Pale Ale. An absolute delight to drink. Lots of flavor, and it all melds together perfectly without weighing the beer down. Nice packaging too, I really dig the tallboy cans. If they could make it a six pack of tallboys and keep it fairly priced, a la the Narragansett seasonals, they'd make a killing. Half Acre, if you guys are ever looking to expand distribution, do not hesitate to come to MA. If I were the only one buying this beer, I'd still keep you in business.

ryan1788a5, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Deivos
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Deivos, Apr 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ImperialSloth, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TastyIsBeer, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

johunnic, Apr 22, 2012
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,415 ratings.