Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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4.2/5 rDev +0.5%
Half Acre Beer Company -- the first brewer in Chicago to can beer.
Appearance: pours a nice coppery orange color with a fluffy, dense head that recedes into a thin layer rather quickly.
Smell: a bouquet of dank hops
Taste: there's some noticeable hop bite on initial sips, but then the citric elements emerge.. a subtle malt presence exists in the background.
Mouthfeel: properly carbonated.. the smoothness adds to its sessionability.
Overall: an exceptional, easy drinking APA. Daisy Cutter is a great "go to" beer that I ought to always have in my beer fridge.. it satiates one's hop fix quite well. I'm also glad that Half Acre decided to use 16 oz. cans; seems appropriate for this beer.
11-25-2011 08:12:32 | More by BlastBeats
3.85/5 rDev -7.9%
Pours a golden yellowish-orange color with a thick, two finger, frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Floral hop aroma with some earthy pine, citrus rind and subtle pale malts. The citrus presence is subtle with faint hints of grapefruit and orange peel and the malt backbone gibes off some biscuit and crackery notes.
Medium bodied with resinous hop oils and a blast of bitter, earthy pine needle flavor up front that is countered by the sweet citrus and pale malt notes. Slightly spicy with some earthy grass followed by hints of pineapple, orange and grapefruit before being rounded out by the biscuity malt character. Well balanced and easy to drink with a crisp, dry finish.
11-25-2011 00:46:56 | More by corby112
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
Local brewery here in Chicago, IL. Love the offerings from Half Acre and can't wait to see what else is down the road from this local brewco. Who doesn't love Craft beer in Cans?!
A- Pours golden yellow, opaque with a one finger, tight bubbled head.
S- Immediately pickup on the citrus flavors in the one. Grapefruit, lemon, but with also getting some soft biscuit. Its not as strong whatsoever as the hoppy smell, but noticable.
T- Great taste. Similar to the smell and basically what I was expecting from look and smell. Bitter citrus taste lingers longer than most IPAs. This one definitely packs a punch. Love that i have 16ozs instead of the standard 12oz bottle you see most Pales offered in.
M- Smooth, refreshing. Bitterness lingers a little too long, but doesn't matter because the taste is all there.
O- For a pale ale, this packs a punch. I know from experience this is a sessionable ale, but can also leave your tongue a dry mess. If you're in Chicago, you can't pass up a Daisy Cutter.
11-24-2011 04:58:03 | More by gonuts31
4.22/5 rDev +1%
Thanks to jzmaxson27 for sending me this beer!
A: Straw/Golden hue. Very thick fluffy head. Although only 1 finger. There is very dramatic lacing going on though. It looks gorgeous in my half empty SA perfect pint.
S: Nice light hop aroma. Citrusy. There's certainly some light, bready malts in the back. Not huge, but nice.
T: Nice, very drinkable beer. Citrusy hops hit me right off. Some sweet pale malts balance that bitterness. Really comforting bready flavor. Then it goes back to a nice, long bitter finish.
M: Crisp mouthfeel. Medium body with some good carbonation.
O: Very, very nice drinkable beer. If this was closer to me it might just beat out mirror pond as my go to summer bbq beverage. Love it
11-19-2011 07:24:05 | More by tony223366
4/5 rDev -4.3%
Trying the Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. I have read reviews and comments that declare this beer to be as good...if not better than Zombie Dust by 3Floyds....I say not even close...However, this is a tasty beer. The beer pours yellowish copper with thin white head that is lacing slightly. The smell includes grapfruit and clove with waffes of pine. The taste is bitter...slight floral notes to start followed by a grapfruity bitterness. The mouthfeel was good...lighter in body....minumal carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer....but no where near the Z Dust. Worth a try!
11-19-2011 01:11:07 | More by WoodBrew
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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