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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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2,422 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,422
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 576
Gots: 255 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

sacullen, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ccpl14, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

KingBiscuit, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

wesside89, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

kenpo23, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

2dogbrew, Dec 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Leftofthedial, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TXLLama, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

sliks96, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

cheers405, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

bertram, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

mikecharley, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Sammy
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Outstanding flavour, and in a can. Great bitterness, very lacey. Floral, yes it smells like a flower store in the background. ultimate beer after a large amount of taking care of the garden.Thanks Tom. Smooth, I would drink this regularly and convert others to the charms of craft beer.

Sammy, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IrishColonial, you, sir, are a true gentleman. Poured into a British pint...

A: Cloudy, light golden straw color with a crisp quarter finger white head. The head is fairly bubbly and provides a nice sheen atop the brew. Pretty good lacing down the sides. Fairly light colored. Ho hum.

S: Pine, citrus, candied orange, and just a hint of grassy stank on the back end. Not a hop bomb in the least, but has a pleasing, light, floral nose. I'm digging it.

T: Alright, well it's a lot more bitter and soapy than I expected. A bit of sweet citrus up front but then it u-turns into bitter, herbal, piny, grassy. The malt bill isn't quite as flavorful or complex as I would have hoped, and doesn't provide much for these hop flavors to run up against. For as much flavor as is here, the finish is shockingly muted...just when you feel you're about to ride the bitter pine wave for a few seconds, it just completely falls off. I actually consider it quite an achievement, seeing as this is an APA. Not bad.

M: It's a little heavy on the carbonation and I think the bitterness is a bit aggressive. The finish is noteworthy though, not cloying or sticky in the least. Nice and crisp.

O: Because it's an APA, I'm giving the Daisy Cutter the bump up here. There are better examples (Zombie Dust, DC Brau Public, Troegs Perpetual), but that doesn't mean that Daisy Cutter isn't a fine entry. An enjoyable APA with a surprising amount of flavor for such a low ABV beer.

siege06nd, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

brystmar, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

benjbrunner, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Blakaeris
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden yellow with a dense white head that leaves sheets of sticky lacing as it dissipates.

Aroma is Lemony with a crisp bitterness. Hops have a floral quality.

Taste is dominated by lemon grass with an intense citrus-floral hop that really shines up front. Then the bready malt starts to assert itself along with a pleasant grapefruit bitterness. Finishes with a lingering floral character.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

A very flavorful beer; especially when considering that it is only 5.2%. Strongly dry hopped. A fantastic session beer that would go great with seafood. Very nice.

Blakaeris, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

BuffaloBill12, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to N. Ketchum for the opportunity to give this one a try.

Poured out of a 16 oz can into a snifter.

A) A lighter amber that is quite hazy. A fairly aggressive pour provided a foamy 2 finger head. Nice head retention, left a dusting with some sticky lacing.

S) Mostly white grapefruit with a little bit of a floral aroma. Really wasn't a sweet smell. A little bit of bread or white rice aroma.

T) Tastes a tad piney, but really mostly grapefruit. It was like I was having grapefruit for breakfast but I was all out of sugar.

M) A light to medium/light body, with a fair amount of carbonation. It's pretty crisp. There is a citrus zest to the finish, and the aftertaste is white grapefruit.

O) I found this pretty refreshing. It wouldn't be my first choice on a cold winter day in Wisconsin. Having said that, the fairly low ABV and refreshing qualities would make it a pretty easy drinker while hitting the links in the summer. This was pretty good...

RoamingGnome, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

tonyclifton36, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

LambicKing, Dec 09, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy golden/amber with over a finger of fluffy white head. There is some great retention and nice lacing from this one.

Smell: Sweet malt, just a bit toasty. There is some wonderful citrus hop aroma here too. Great balance.

Taste: The hops are the dominant flavor here. Citrus peel bitterness is the main flavor, but there is plenty of bready malt here to balance things out. Really good beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is and has been one of my favorites. I always get some when I'm near Chicago.

oline73, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JoeBoxer522, Dec 08, 2011
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,422 ratings.