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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,422 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,422
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 576
Gots: 254 | 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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Photo of micromaniac129
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!

micromaniac129, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of JKaddy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

JKaddy, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of jayhawk73
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.

jayhawk73, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
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.

pmarlowe, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of jackrodgers77
4/5  rDev -4.3%

jackrodgers77, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

vitters03, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of TapeDeck
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!

TapeDeck, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of jpmclaug
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

jpmclaug, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Billakowski
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Billakowski, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of tubbnik
4/5  rDev -4.3%

tubbnik, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of DrewZ926
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.

DrewZ926, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Bloodbuzz99, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of dwaz
4/5  rDev -4.3%

dwaz, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.3%

acurtis, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev -4.3%

MordorMongo, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of MrHirschybar
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

MrHirschybar, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Skye1024, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of IrishColonial
3/5  rDev -28.2%

IrishColonial, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of emdawg
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

emdawg, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of pburland23
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see Half Acre here in Philly.

Poured from a growler into a 16 oz. goblet.

Beer pours a hazy orange amber. About a finger of uber-sticky off white head which receded to a thin, soapy layer of very attractive head. Off the charts lacing.

Smell is citrusy, mostly orange rind. Hoppy bitterness, but not overwhelming. Beyond the bitterness is a nice layer of earthy hoppy funk. Very west coast smelling pale ale.

Taste is pungent and bitter, but again it's not too much. Strong citrus flavors again...orange and lemon. The end is earthy with an almost minty and quite floral. Really nice, crisp tasting pale ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Carbonation is moderate and adequate. At 5.2%, it's incredibly drinkable and very refreshing.

Overall, a full flavored pale ale at 5.2%? Yes, please. Great beer here. Looking forward to drinking this again during the warmer months.

pburland23, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of hannydawg
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

hannydawg, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Bilco
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Bilco, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MDDMD
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden color with a white head and good lacing

S-citrus and pine with some bitter notes

T-pine and citrus with a hint a sweetness and nice yeasty bread, a nice strong hop finish

F-light body with medium to high carbonation, crisp and clean feel

O-a refreshing pale ale for drinking on a nice summer day

MDDMD, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of BARFLYB
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at TJ's Everyday in Paoli.

Half Acre Daisy Cutter into a pint glass appears very light golden with some bronze shading with a nice white fluffy head that leaves minimal lacing, nice retention.

Smell is very pungent with a certain hop strain that I cant nail down but it leaves some citrus scent from the glass. Oranges mostly, a nice faint bread like vibe from a very minimal malt addition.

Taste is very bright with citrus, orange, slight mango and guava. It's kinda one dimensional but what is there is nice balanced. No intrusion from any alcohol as it is 5.2%, where I like it. This is top notch, almost like Sculpin light.

Feel is very thin, the body is easy to take down, this almost comes off a bit to light but I am loving this approach. I get almost no sweetness in the after from the malt, the finish is impressive to say the least.

I for one hope Daisy Cutter is available in cases when the summertime approaches(sorry Chicago burbs, Philly should come first) so I can buy a whole lot of it. This is a All Day type of beer that I could drink in mounds.

BARFLYB, Dec 31, 2011
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,422 ratings.