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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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2,796 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,796
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 602
Gots: 354 | FT: 20
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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-20-2009

A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one's a screamer, hoard it.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Orange with some honey hues. One finger white head.

Aroma: Floral, grapefruit, and tangerine. There is a little perfume-y smell. Very little toasted malt.

Taste: Grapefruit, tangerine, citrus hops, and a light toasty breadiness.

Mouthfeel: Median light with carbonation a little over median. Hops bitterness lingers a bit but it got some good hops flavor to it. .

Overall: I have had this beer many time, both can and draft. I enjoy it a lot.. The flavors are a little on the harsh side. But other than that, this is a good pale ale that I can always find.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up last night. Decided to review it sooner rather than later. Poured into a pint glass.

The beer is golden in color with a solid, sticky looking off-white head that recedes to a thick lacing on top and stays around for a long time. The body of the beer is showing off active carbonation through the hazed body. The head seems to leave quite a lot of lacing as it goes down.

Hoppy aroma fills the nostrils with a floral bouquet, and notes of light citrus fruits and white grapes. Not really much malt smell here. Decent aroma, but it could be stronger. I've

This beer has a really nice bitterness right up front that extends into the swallow and aftertaste. Not abrasive at all, but a welcome, mellow bitterness from the hops. Hops are clearly the dominant ingredient in this beer, with an excellent flavor that stands well against the malt profile underneath. Most of that malt taste (cracker-like) comes out in the aftertaste and exhale. Notes of fresh flowers come to mind.

Excellent carbonation and a light to medium body that makes this beer feel all the more sessionable. The head offers a nice creaminess as well. Very good.

While I have had better APA's, this one is nothing to ignore. Fresh, palatable, and makes you want to have another. Equally good on draft too. The can format is nice, though certainly a turn-off for some beer consumers who just associate cans with trash beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice golden orange, pretty big three finger head that sticks around for a few minutes and laces real well, looks like this will stick around the glass. A bit hazy.

Smell: All citrus at first, smells great. A bit floral, but big time citrus here.

Taste: Once again, I am hit by citrus grapefruit up front. Carries through and you get a nice, very sweet, bitterness to end. Bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue and you get a nice biscuit/cracker as well.

Mouthfeel: Not thin at all, I actually found this to have a perfect balance feel to it. Very light carbonation, and quite dry to end. Great!

Overall: Very tasty, huge hops, nice grapefruity citrus APA, with good sweetness and great mouth.

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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Translucent orange, not much carbonation, two finger head head.

S-Malt, some citrus hops a little grass. Toast and bread comes in as well.

T-Starts with citrus hops. Ends with biscuit/toasted malts and finishes with a slight bitterness. Tad bit of spices as well. Good balance.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation

O-A nice APA, interesting malt bill, I liked it but not what I was expecting. Will have to try it again in the future.

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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

one of my absolute favorites. i have had it on tap and out of the can more times than i can count. near perfect APA.

very grassy, citrusy and pine notes mingle in the aroma together as if they were dancing around the nose.

slight malt backbone to tether all the great hops tastes and smells to.

great golden hue with nice amount of carbonation. very well balanced taste.

overall, i can't say enough about how amazing this APA is . downright awesome and highly reccommended by myself.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a Starr Hill pint glass. No canning date info to be found.

A - Pours a pretty standard pale ale golden orange with a finger of pure white head. Shows nearly perfect clarity, good retention, and sticky lacing.

S - Smells of powerful grapefruit and vibrant floral hops. Just a touch of biscuit malt on the back end. This smells like a beer I will probably enjoy.

T - Initial bursts of citrus on the tongue, most notably grapefruit. Alternating sensations of rose, honey, and biscuity malt. Clean grains and citrus on the finish, with slightly bitter floral linger.

M - Light-medium body with mellow carbonation. Probably the weakest aspect of the beer.

O - I typically only drink APA when I am looking for a session beer, not when I will sit down an review. This one caught my attention because of the tall can and good reviews. I was impressed with the flavor this one had in a low gravity offering. Big floral hops and citrus notes are perfectly complimented by the subtle biscuit/cracker malts. Next time I am in need of an outdoor sessionable beer with loads of flavor, this is where I will turn. Highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome, forgot this beer existed but have always been interested in trying it. Thanks Cam.

Pours light orange with some dusty sediment. White head starts at a few fingers in height but retains as a full cap while leaving some lace.

Lots of danky citrus hops, grapefruit, and some grainy malts in the scent. Strong for a pale ale.

Taste is nice as well, good mix of citrus, peach, grassy and danky hops. Some biscuity malts provide a backbone but mostly pure hoppage. Reminds me of a Hill Farmstead pale ale.

Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonation, refreshing, light.

Awesome stuff, definitely one of the O.G.'s when it comes to this kind of hop flavor, in a can especially. Glad to have this one back on my radar.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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