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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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2,797 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,797
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 604
Gots: 353 | FT: 20
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:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-20-2009

A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one's a screamer, hoard it.
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Ratings: 2,797 | Reviews: 733
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I have no idea how this beer is rated so high. Maybe the keg I had it from was bad. I drank two sips and have it to my friend, the beer disposal.

Single finger head on a hazy copper with golden hues body. Aroma is weak with light malts more on the pale and grainy side with some citrus and earthy notes. The flavor very bland with weak malt and hop content. Earthy and metallic notes dominate. Too carbonated and medium body. The beer just wasn't good in any way.

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A - a murky light yellowish orange with a nice sized white bubbly head, looks enjoyable

S - Hops, fresh and citrusy, with a bit of pine notes smells like a good fresh hop

T - a slight sweetness that bitters into a tropical fruity finish, nice taste and good bit of mouthfeel

O - A really good APA, definitely one of the best I've had, it has a lot of qualities and pungent smell of an IPA with a slightly subdued taste, really good beer

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Bright home a 4pk on the way home from Chicago.

A - Orange pour with a white foam that settles fast. Thin rings of lacing.

S - Scent of orange zest, and fresh hops. This smells like it came from the tap. Very fresh smell.

T - Would have liked more of the citrus flavor, but the west coast feel of this is filled with fresh hops. Oily and earthy all the way.

M - Very sessionable because of the mild feel. Bitter bite is mellow.

O - Fun IPA, and one of the few locals I didn't have while in the city. Glad to bring this guy home.

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4-pack received in trade from excellent BA ChefBergo.

Poured from can into SA glass. Thick, two-finger, white head, maintains tiny, packed bubbles throughout. Plenty of lacing coats the glass.

Plenty of citrus hops, mango and orange. Wonderful aroma. Can really just keep my nose in this one.

Smooth, hop bitterness throughout. Those citrus flavors really come through. Minimal malt is overwhelmed. Nice.

Medium body, well carbonated, nicely blended.

This is an original session hop beauty. The low ABV does not detract from a very flavorful and hop forward brew. Well done.

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Thanks to Masterski for this one.

Poured from a pint can.

Appearance: A pale yellow body with a very thick yet balanced head and thick clinging on the glass.

Smell: Sticky hops, touch of honey, piney but not bitter and real lush fruit.

Taste: Sweet hops, pine cones, caramel, citrus rinds and a good dose of fruit but the fullness of flavor is a bit lacking.

Mouthfeel: Very clean, not much bitterness, smooth but lasting presence is short.

Overall: Good but still disappointed as i was hoping for more.

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Appearance & Aroma: When I poured it in a glass, it was dark golden in color with some orange hues, and slightly hazy. It had a big foamy head on it, which stuck around for a bit and left some very nice lacing on the glass as I drank it. There was a nice, big grapefruit aroma with some resiny and piney notes.

Taste & Feel: The body was light-medium and the mouthfeel was smooth with a bit of crispness on the end of each sip from the hops. There was a quick moment where I tasted a honey-like maltiness, but it was a very quick moment before the hop bitterness and flavors took over. The bitterness took hold in the middle, opening up the finish, which was a big grapefruit hop flavor with some resiny hops in the background. The grapefruit hop flavors stuck around for quite a bit in the aftertaste.

Overall Impression: When I opened this beer, I was immediately struck by the foamy head and the big hop aroma. The flavors followed the nose, as it had plenty of citrusy, grapefruit-like hop flavors. I'd consider this a very hoppy pale ale, and not considered an IPA only because of its lower ABV. Even though it was quite hoppy, it was drinkable and refreshing out on the golf course. Overall, I thought it was a very good beer, but I'd need to be in the mood for something fairly hoppy (which I often am!).

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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