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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,504 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,504
Reviews: 695
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 585
Gots: 270 | FT: 17
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%

RobertColianni, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

catfan2000, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

wallyworld68, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of SpillyBeers
4/5  rDev -4.3%

SpillyBeers, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Lawl3ss
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(from notes)

Had this on tap at The Chicago Firehouse-American shaker pint.

Look- Wispy apricot/amber with half an inch of off-white head that settled fairly slowly. Mild to moderate chill haze. Left a loose web of lace as the pint emptied. Solid, but not spectacular.

Smell- Faint nugget-y hop aroma, light lemon, and caramel malt. Swirling brings out the malt a bit more, but otherwise I'm leaning towards unimpressed.

Taste- Strong pine-y flavor dominates throughout, with buttered toast and green apple poking their noses out in the middle. Aftertaste is nutty with a light grassy bite. The green apple stood out to me, but on the whole the beer presented a moderate amount of bitterness without a lot of substance.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, light carbonation, and a mild dry finish. Not particularly crisp, but clean nonetheless.

Overall- Alright, but there are a couple dozen IPAs I'd rather have on tap. The hint of citric apple was quite interesting, but in the end it wasn't enough to wow me. Perhaps the keg wasn't the freshest- I'd like to give this one another go in the future.

Lawl3ss, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

goalie33, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Crass3000
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 12/25/2011

4/5 Pours out a nice dark orange in color with a two-finger, white head with good retention.

4/5 Smell is of nice citrus, some sweet caremal malts, and a little bit of pine as expected.

4/5 Taste is opening citrus with some closing pine while all the time balanced with the sweet malts. Really a nice combination and great balance. This is definately a great beer but not as good as Abrasive or Wet. Could be an old can and if it is this is some nice beer.

4/5 Moutfeel is nice for the style and plenty thick. Carbonation is great. Overall a great beer and I'm REALLY happy I got to try this.

Crass3000, Jan 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Giantspace, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jvonkluck, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

andyschaps, Jan 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

alpenglocken, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Jerktookmyname, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

archey, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

pixieskid, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into my GI tulip

A - a hazy dark orange with a bit of a golden glow. When it was poured, there was a nice two finger pristine, white head which went down to a thin layer on top. With the gold glow, it has an appealing look to it.

S - Medium nose that is primarily piney hops with a orange and pineapple sweetness

T - overall, well balanced all together. The main flavor is piney hops with a light, sweet pineapple and hints of tangy orange. Hints of lemon peel come thru as well. The hops really come through more with the finish as there is a strong and long-lasting pine finish that lingers on the tongue for a few minutes after taking a sip. The thing I like about this is the hops are almost hidden perfectly until the end. You don't get too much in the nose or at first sip but then they sneak in with a light bitterness that lingers on.

MF - Light body but there is a ton of carbonation that comes through that gives the beer a nice fullness to it and prevents it from being too light. Hop resin coats the tongue and remains throughout the finish. The body makes the beer nice to drink and reminds me of the body of Live Oak Hefe.

O - a solid IPA from Half Acre that ranks up there with Surly and the Floyd's as some of the best IPAs in the Midwest and country. Definitely an easy drinker with a ton of flavor

jeonseh, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jmpizzo, Jan 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

pms1215, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

nucmedmario, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of kevanb
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a really nice honey orange color and a nice 3 finger fluffy white head. It sports a hazy complexion but still transparant, only a handful of bubbles rising to the top of the glass, the head has decent retention, but leaves behind a lot of spotted lacing. Big floral hop aroma storms out of the glass, big citrus notes, grassy layers with faint pine, really dank aroma that is very earthy while remaining light and rather whimsical. The flavors are a bit tamer than the nose, citrus hops with some faint pine, but much earthier with a significant grain component that is almost completely absent from the nose. Nice body, definitely on the lighter side but still full enough to satisfy the palette.

Verdict: Really solid pale ale, great for almost any scenario, wonderful aroma, nice flavors. One I’ve been known to enjoy many of in a singe night.

kevanb, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

wspscott, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

brendaniel, Jan 12, 2012
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,504 ratings.