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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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2,772 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,772
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 597
Gots: 334 | FT: 19
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a pale amber color with a thick, frothy light tan head. Some sticky lacing around the edges.

S- Huge blast of piney hops with some citrus notes as well.

T- Hops come through right away with the hop bitterness dominating the taste. A pale malt presence balances the beer out.

M- Full bodied with a very sticky mouthfeel.

O- Closer to an IPA in almost every way. Very hop forward and extremely tasty.

Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-07-23 in Columbia, PA from the Station Taproom.

A - Mildly hazy, sunset orange with a 1/2-finger white head and decent lacing.

S - Orange flesh, mild dank and hop floral. Not real strong.

T - Grassy, citrus flesh, pith and zest, bread, mild caramel and mild and balanced sweetness. Finishes quite dry and with plenty of tart lingering bitterness.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O - It was nice to revisit this brew today. It really tweaks the taste buds for a lowish ABV brew. I like the grassy, bright citrus flavor and dry bitter finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of cfrances33
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Misconduct in Philly on 7/17/12. Served in a shaker pint.

Pour: slightly hazy orange with two finger fluffy white head. Best lacing I've seen this year.

Smell: grapefruit to the max. This is a super juicy smelling beer.

Taste: not as fruity as I was going based on the nose. Much more make in the front, lots of honey and caramel. Grapefruit begins to show. Little but of pine but not much.

Mouthfeel: flavorful but a little watery. Carbonation is really nice

Overall: good beer but I guess I was expecting zombie dust esque. Great session beer IMO. Will definitely get most times I am in Chicago

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

473ml can poured into tulip 16/7/12 thanks Masterski and Sean9689 for the can

A golden amber with a heavy haze of tiny suspended particles, large soapy head falls rather quickly leaving some spider web lacing

S floral honey and lots of tropical notes, with some mango, guava, passion fruit, and some citrus and some caramel malt creating some balance, smells terrific

T a little rind I didn't smell, more floral and caramel notes, but less of the tropical aspect I was loving, still very solid but a small step back from the nose

M full for the color, just enough carbonation too keep it from feeling flat, and a lingering floral rind aftertaste

O great pale ale here, very well rounded with a great nose, it could use a few more bubbles but its a minor complaint. This is another example of .25 increments being useful

I could drink a few of these without getting board, wonderful session beer from a can that I wish I could get in my part of the world

Photo of dohm179
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A personal favorite of mine, either from the can or on-tap. Cloudy pale appearance, with a relatively mild but inviting smell. The taste combines multiple strong hops with its signature floral bite. Despite the relatively the strong bitterness, the mouthfeel is extremely smooth and mild, leaving the drinker with a smooth, balanced, palette-cleansing experience.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of eman1
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow they call this a pale ale but in all honesty this should be an IPA except that it is a little light on the body and mouth feel. The taste however is amazing for a top notch APA or IPA, beyond expectations. Grapefruite citrus, pine very slight lemon just superb. Another BIG plus is that you have this so well balanced true hop champion done right without too much ABV...amazing. One of the tops!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of srv33
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from can, as instructed, so cannot comment on appearance or head. Scent is awesome though, notes of citrus, pine, and some nice funk. Taste is beautifully balanced, a strong hopped up pale ale, notes of citrus, grass, lemon, and a decent malt profile to back it up. Mouthfeel is just what I'd expect, if not a little on the light side, but its very well balanced. Really glad I picked this one up and is very refreshing on a hot day.

Photo of starrdogg
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to makdeco for sending this one out my way. I've had it on tap before, but never from the can.

Beer pours a clear light-orange with a medium white head. The smell is really quite nice - the citrus hop burst is fantastic and there's some bready malt in there as well. The flavor on this is also quite impressive - much better than I remember it being on tap. It reminds me somewhat of a baby Heady Topper with a similar hop and malt profile, but not nearly as big of a flavor. It's very similar to the smell with a big citrus hop hitting you first followed by a nice bready malt character and then a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, I really enjoy this beer a lot. I feel like a lot of people talk about Daisy Cutter being overrated, but perhaps that's gone so far to the point where it's now underrated. I would certainly have another.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,772 ratings.