Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale

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2,677 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,677
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 584
Gots: 299 | FT: 20
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Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-20-2009)
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Photo of markasparov
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into dimple glass mug. Pours a hazy orange color with a smaller white head. The aroma is all about the hops: resiny, tropical fruit, pineapple and mango with earthy notes sneaking through here and there. The flavor has more of the same; tropical fruits, grapefruit, resiny and mango create a strong lasting bitterness. Enough of a malt backbone to provide a good base. Decent lasting medium mouthfeel.

Photo of mjl21
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of pearljam118
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of HopFace
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ccozzi
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JustinMatthew
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

My girlfriend scored a few of these on a recent trip to Chicago. Its a good pale but I wouldnt consider it a favorite by any means.
The Pour is pretty average.. Cloudy golden/ orange color.. Nice fluffy head but dissipates quickly. Smell is a bit on the lighter side but citrus most of all. Taste has some balance to it but hangs on the end of BIG grassy hop notes. Some citrus Mostly grapefruit and orange peel. The malt is there in balance to the citrus notes.. Bread and caramel.. slightly bitter with a VERY thin mouth feel. Cool sessionable beer but the hype behind this is somewhat confusing to me, to each their own. Next one straight from the can.

Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DrWalterWhite
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of tgeorgf
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of PowDay
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of antoines15
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The best pale ale that I have had to date so I feel that I owe it a proper review.

A: Fluffy head that lingers for a bit, then dissipates to a thin line with great lacing.

S: Just divine, grassy, citrusy, dope, all in one.

T: More of the same. The flavor is so nice and never gets old. You can literally drink eight 16 oz. cans while golfing and still not get tired of that flavor. No fatigue at all, even after playing 10 games of bags while still drinking The Cutter.

M: slightly creamy but still crisp, right on.

O: Again, the best pale ale I have had, and I have had quite a few. Even more awesome that it is brewed in Chicago. Truly deserving of a "5" in that this beer cannot be improved upon. Great job Half Acre.

Photo of TrentW
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of spamages
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of wcl113
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of lnashsig
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to my sister Laura for this one! A nice surprise from Chicago!

This is #BOTG 26! Ahead of schedule again!

Poured from can into DFH snifter. somewhat cloudy pour, visible small bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Yellow/Orange color. Decent head retention, appears to be a creaming 1/2 finger on the top. Smell- orange peel, caramel. Not much else. Taste- whoa. nice citrus hops- pretty aggressive for an APA. Tight carbonation makes for a dry finish. I get lemon peel, grapefruit, orange rind (bigtime). Finish is super dry. If anything, it lacks a sweet malt balance, this is a pretty hop forward APA. Highly enjoyable for a hophead like me though. Will def have again.

Photo of axeman9182
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can courtesy of kodymupa. It was poured into my Duvel tulip.

Half Ace Daisy Cutter pours a fairly hazy orange, with just a dusting of tangerine along the edges when the beer is backlit. There are about three fingers of white foam sitting atop the beer, and after the first third fades away it just floats there; head retention is outstanding. Lacing is solid at the beer's apex, but very spotty underneath. The nose has lots of ripe grapefruit, with a little bit of mango present. It's not too potent/aromatic though. The flavor has a little bit of bready malts up front, along with a nice, mild, pale ale appropriate bitterness. The hoppy finish just screams Centennial hops, which aren't one of my favorites. It's a bitter grapefruit flavor, not entirely pleasant, and there's a little bit of grassiness as well. The body is nice and light, with just a little bit of firmness to it. The carbonation is a little bubbly, though if I was being picky I would say it could stand to be a little more so. Daisy Cutter's a solid pale ale but given that it's not distributed anywhere near me, I wouldn't go out of my way to get some more.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TimPell
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mfavoino
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a can that was canned on 4/13/12.

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold with a thick one finger head that provided sticky lacing. Carbonation bubbles rising to the top.

Smell: Pleasant citrus hops with light floral aromas. Fresh.

Taste: Bright citrus hops immediately take over the palate and then are balanced nicely by the sweet malt background. Finishes with moderate hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Picked up more floral notes as the pint went down along with some honey.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light and easy drinking. This is a go to beer.

Overall: In my opinion, what a easy drinking APA be. Straightforward, awesome citrus hops, balanced, and easy to drink.

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of the_muffin_man
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,677 ratings.