Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.35/5 rDev +4.1%
A million thanks to my trading partner Ryan (Treebs) for this extra. Poured into Alchemist pint glass.
A 2 finger head that quickly turns foamy has some nice retention. The body is a golden straw color with some orange in there. Retention is great and leaves lacing when it finally goes down. Nice signs of carbonation and this is a great looking Pale
S Citrusy hops like orange and grapefruit.
T Lots of citrusy hops up front along with a floral bitterness. Bitterness picks up in the middle and takes you to the finish where theres a bitter lingering thats slightly piney. Really nice tasting pale ale that I could crush all day long.
M Medium feel for a pale that's easy to drink. Moderate carbonation feel and this guys nice and relaxing to drink.
O Well done pale ale. Taste is great and easy enough to drink all day. Kudos to Half Acre, quality brew.
03-02-2012 02:04:17 | More by Gushue3
4.58/5 rDev +9.6%
a: This was a clear, palr golden color. It was served to me with a small foamy cap.
s: Lots of fresh smelling, grassy lemons and some pineapple. There was a hint of bready pale malt balance.
t: Tons of hop flavor here, not just obnoxious bitterness. Although there is plenty of bite at the end. Lots of fresh zesty fruit with just enough balancing caramel sweetness.
m: Crisp and very refreshing.
o: One of the best beers I've tried recently, great stuff.
03-01-2012 21:11:24 | More by DIM
3.9/5 rDev -6.7%
First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA
Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a finger or so of white head; moderate retention and lacing. Aroma was pretty light, scents of pale malts, grass, and floral hops. Biscuity taste, grainy, balanced well with floral and citrus hops...pretty basic, and pretty typical of the style. Light-medium mouthfeel, pretty smooth, and quite drinkable overall.
02-29-2012 06:21:45 | More by Rifugium
4.48/5 rDev +7.2%
Review adapted from notes taken 9/27/11
Appearance: Pale, golden orange - frothy off-white head, remarkably nice lacing - looks like an IPA
Smell: Great - could pass for a mild IPA - some citrus, some pine, and some tropical notes - slight grassiness - pale, earthy malts - dry
Taste: It may smell like an IPA, but it's definitely an APA - clean, pale and crystal malts - a hint of sweetness, earthiness, and dryness - nicely balanced with a great hop profile - grassy, citrusy, piney - a touch of citrus flesh - super drinkable
Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely dry, super refreshing
Overall: I could drink gallons of this
Drinkable is an understatement. Daisy Cutter is excellently balanced and ridiculously easy to drink. It has tons of aroma, but a mellow flavor. Every APA should be like this. This is top tier for the style.
02-28-2012 06:40:36 | More by angrybabboon
3.79/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
02-20-2012 02:21:33 | More by herman77
4/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
02-19-2012 15:32:36 | More by claspada
3.6/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
02-17-2012 16:25:43 | More by Jplachy
3.83/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
02-17-2012 01:07:36 | More by russwbeck
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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