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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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2,281 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,281
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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-12-2012 03:07:19 | More by wspscott
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-12-2012 01:59:35 | More by brendaniel
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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can into my Hill Farmstead taster. Thanks to Joe for these.

A- A goldeny orange color. A bit murky, with a healthy whitish head. Nice lacing too.

S- I get a lot of lemon and grass, some spice and malt. A touch of soapy hops as well.

T- Very smooth initially, then sweeps in a very crisp malty lemony flavor. More grass and hops. Almost reminicent of lemon seltzer.

M- Very nice, amazing flavor and aftertaste for a session beer. Would be great on a hot summer day.

O- Overall this is a great APA, probably among the best. While I think I am drinking it in the wrong season, I have a tendancy to take big swigs as it drinks so easily. Very nice!


Serving type: can

01-10-2012 23:19:44 | More by Gfunk720
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

01-09-2012 15:19:21 | More by WestSideAmish
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-09-2012 09:15:18 | More by frank12
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to aguirre for this!

16oz can poured into alchemist pint glass

A - golden colored body with frothy white head two fingers thick. great lacing with good retention.

S - honey melon grass hops pepper bread malts with the tiniest hint of grapefruit as well.

T - bread malts pepper grass hops with a bit of honey and melon in the back.

M - light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. some astringency but not too much. very drinkable.

O - its a very solid pale ale and one i'd seek out again if it was in my neck of the woods.

Serving type: can

01-09-2012 02:29:49 | More by celticfutblclub
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District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +19.6%

01-09-2012 00:52:20 | More by RodSmith
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3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for BA user KDawg for sending me this treat

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange almost goldish color. Nice amount of head with lots of lacing.

Smell leaves a little to be desired. Was looking for more hops in this. Hints of citrus.

Tastes is where the smell was lacking. Lots of hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is awesome, very smooth.

Really enjoyed this. A nice change up for me as I drink a lot of Huma Lupa Licious and other IPA's. I see this as a great beer to drink in the summer, not too heavy but full of flavor.

Serving type: can

01-08-2012 22:32:29 | More by thedeezy
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-08-2012 19:36:55 | More by chcfan
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4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a growler full from the Beer store. Just kicked the Zoe so this was my second choice.
Nice hazy, cloudy appearance bright sunshine orange with a tall white head that fades with minimal lacing. Look to be well carb'd, but with it's hazy appearance difficult to say.
Aroma was beautifully citrusy with a tangerine aroma. malts are light and have a sweetness.
Taste is outstanding with a big hop presence, not overpowering but juussst right.
Taste is floral and citrus. Malts are bold and sweet with a biscuit or toasted taste.
This medium weight brew has a semi-dry and slightly bitter finish. Clean.
Very easy going and very drinkable. We have a winner!

Serving type: growler

01-08-2012 12:46:59 | More by micromaniac129
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-07-2012 17:43:41 | More by JKaddy
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4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Major props to BA Chaney for bringing this back for me- Thanks Brandon!

This is an American Pale Ale?!? It looks unbelievable for the style. Pours a hazy gold color with a nice one finger off white head. Massive lacing on my snifter glass. Wow. The nose is hops, citrus, grapefruit, orange and a little pine. Really pleasant. The taste is like an IPA- the only way I can tell it's not is the pale malt flavor. Great bitterness, flavor, etc... I just can't get over the fact that this is an APA. Feel is medium, with excellent carbonation, bitterness, and a nice dry finish. The malt sees action in the feel too, but in the background. Overall, I could sit and drink several of these and not get tired of it- Fantastic example of the style, maybe the best I've had. Highly recommended. Cheers.

Serving type: can

01-07-2012 16:47:29 | More by jayhawk73
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District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can to tumbler glass.

Pours cloudy straw color with a half finger of snow white head. Pretty good retention and nice swaths of lacing around the glass. Smell is lots of tropical fruit (mango), orange, and biscuity malt. Lots of hops in the aroma, though they don't pack as much punch in the taste (unfortunately). Taste is more biscuity, pale malt, and some clean, non-bitter orange flavor, with very little bitterness on the finish. Medium-light carbonation and body, pretty smooth. Overall, really drinkable and tasty; only complaint is that I'd like to see a little more hop flavor.

Serving type: can

01-07-2012 15:43:53 | More by pmarlowe
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-05-2012 22:38:56 | More by jackrodgers77
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-05-2012 21:24:30 | More by vitters03
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3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Warm, honey gold with a bright white head that sticks around for quite a while. Slightly hazy, poured into a large tulip.w

S: hops, but not as intense as an IPA. Very pleasant.

T: Super clean, dry, and bitter. I was expecting a touch more sweetness, but it's good. This would be amazing on a really hot day... Grilling or at a ball game... I will probably not have more until it gets warm out, as a result of what the flavor conjures.

M: Crisp and smooth... Very well balanced. The flavor sticks around like you would expect from a hoppy beer.

O: I would give this a B+ in a re-imagined BA world where a C is perfectly acceptable and a C- is a disappointment.

I will drink this again, when the weather dictates!

Serving type: can

01-05-2012 04:16:39 | More by TapeDeck
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-04-2012 09:45:02 | More by IdrinkGas
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

01-04-2012 03:16:31 | More by jpmclaug
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

01-03-2012 20:11:11 | More by Billakowski
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-03-2012 16:30:03 | More by tubbnik
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New York

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- golden and transparent pour, about an inch of bright white head. minimal lacing

S- hop juice....exuberantly fruity, citrus, apricot, pineapple, also possesses earthy hop components of pine and grass, very floral, lavender and rose hip

T- ridiculously well-balanced. though highly hop forward, the progression of sweet tangerine hops, to bitter resinous hops, to sweet bready malt is almost perfect.

M- typical for an apa, light and highly drinkable

O- an amazing amount of flavor packed into a fairly low abv. probably the best APA out there. fantastic balance and a hop-lovers dream. also kudos for the can, definitely kept the hop profile as fresh as possible. if possible, acquire as much of this as you can.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 03:42:17 | More by DrewZ926
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-02-2012 20:47:44 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-02-2012 16:20:57 | More by dwaz
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-02-2012 16:08:21 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-02-2012 15:35:42 | More by MordorMongo
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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