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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,217 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,217
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 548
Gots: 186 | 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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kenpo23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-19-2011 00:20:08 | More by kenpo23
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-18-2011 20:38:07 | More by 2dogbrew
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Leftofthedial

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-17-2011 22:51:00 | More by Leftofthedial
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TXLLama

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-17-2011 22:11:00 | More by TXLLama
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-17-2011 04:59:33 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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sliks96

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-15-2011 17:41:40 | More by sliks96
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cheers405

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-15-2011 02:15:10 | More by cheers405
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-14-2011 04:59:50 | More by bertram
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-13-2011 03:54:27 | More by mikecharley
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Outstanding flavour, and in a can. Great bitterness, very lacey. Floral, yes it smells like a flower store in the background. ultimate beer after a large amount of taking care of the garden.Thanks Tom. Smooth, I would drink this regularly and convert others to the charms of craft beer.

Serving type: can

12-13-2011 01:36:27 | More by Sammy
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IrishColonial, you, sir, are a true gentleman. Poured into a British pint...

A: Cloudy, light golden straw color with a crisp quarter finger white head. The head is fairly bubbly and provides a nice sheen atop the brew. Pretty good lacing down the sides. Fairly light colored. Ho hum.

S: Pine, citrus, candied orange, and just a hint of grassy stank on the back end. Not a hop bomb in the least, but has a pleasing, light, floral nose. I'm digging it.

T: Alright, well it's a lot more bitter and soapy than I expected. A bit of sweet citrus up front but then it u-turns into bitter, herbal, piny, grassy. The malt bill isn't quite as flavorful or complex as I would have hoped, and doesn't provide much for these hop flavors to run up against. For as much flavor as is here, the finish is shockingly muted...just when you feel you're about to ride the bitter pine wave for a few seconds, it just completely falls off. I actually consider it quite an achievement, seeing as this is an APA. Not bad.

M: It's a little heavy on the carbonation and I think the bitterness is a bit aggressive. The finish is noteworthy though, not cloying or sticky in the least. Nice and crisp.

O: Because it's an APA, I'm giving the Daisy Cutter the bump up here. There are better examples (Zombie Dust, DC Brau Public, Troegs Perpetual), but that doesn't mean that Daisy Cutter isn't a fine entry. An enjoyable APA with a surprising amount of flavor for such a low ABV beer.

Serving type: can

12-12-2011 23:46:50 | More by siege06nd
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-12-2011 19:56:00 | More by brystmar
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benjbrunner

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-11-2011 22:11:19 | More by benjbrunner
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden yellow with a dense white head that leaves sheets of sticky lacing as it dissipates.

Aroma is Lemony with a crisp bitterness. Hops have a floral quality.

Taste is dominated by lemon grass with an intense citrus-floral hop that really shines up front. Then the bready malt starts to assert itself along with a pleasant grapefruit bitterness. Finishes with a lingering floral character.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

A very flavorful beer; especially when considering that it is only 5.2%. Strongly dry hopped. A fantastic session beer that would go great with seafood. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 19:34:07 | More by Blakaeris
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-11-2011 03:30:11 | More by BuffaloBill12
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

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

Thanks to N. Ketchum for the opportunity to give this one a try.

Poured out of a 16 oz can into a snifter.

A) A lighter amber that is quite hazy. A fairly aggressive pour provided a foamy 2 finger head. Nice head retention, left a dusting with some sticky lacing.

S) Mostly white grapefruit with a little bit of a floral aroma. Really wasn't a sweet smell. A little bit of bread or white rice aroma.

T) Tastes a tad piney, but really mostly grapefruit. It was like I was having grapefruit for breakfast but I was all out of sugar.

M) A light to medium/light body, with a fair amount of carbonation. It's pretty crisp. There is a citrus zest to the finish, and the aftertaste is white grapefruit.

O) I found this pretty refreshing. It wouldn't be my first choice on a cold winter day in Wisconsin. Having said that, the fairly low ABV and refreshing qualities would make it a pretty easy drinker while hitting the links in the summer. This was pretty good...

Serving type: can

12-10-2011 15:53:27 | More by RoamingGnome
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tonyclifton36

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-09-2011 03:14:16 | More by tonyclifton36
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-09-2011 03:01:42 | More by LambicKing
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oline73

Maryland

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

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy golden/amber with over a finger of fluffy white head. There is some great retention and nice lacing from this one.

Smell: Sweet malt, just a bit toasty. There is some wonderful citrus hop aroma here too. Great balance.

Taste: The hops are the dominant flavor here. Citrus peel bitterness is the main flavor, but there is plenty of bready malt here to balance things out. Really good beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is and has been one of my favorites. I always get some when I'm near Chicago.

Serving type: can

12-09-2011 00:56:18 | More by oline73
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JoeBoxer522

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-08-2011 23:02:42 | More by JoeBoxer522
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-08-2011 14:49:13 | More by Kaydogg
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knobodi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-06-2011 05:27:28 | More by knobodi
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dsauter

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-06-2011 04:35:36 | More by dsauter
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-05-2011 23:01:44 | More by mcc1654
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-05-2011 18:33:48 | More by kjkinsey
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,217 ratings.