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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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2,428 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,428
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 575
Gots: 258 | FT: 17
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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5/5  rDev +19.6%

BuffaloBill12, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of RoamingGnome
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
Photo of tonyclifton36
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

LambicKing, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of oline73
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
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kaydogg, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

knobodi, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dsauter, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

mcc1654, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of JAXSON
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold/peach with a small head. Everything was tasting weird yesterday, all the aromas were strange. This one was like dipping your face into a fresh bag of weed. Really juicy, resinous, thick and it was kind of alluring like that. Some softer citrus. Mouth is more marijuana ho resin and a long finish of pine bitterness. Pretty one dimensional on the flavor. Aside from the juicy marijuana nose on this it's pretty uninteresting.

Had this again today to make sure something wasn't wrong with my palate, it's just not a great beer. Flavor profile is flat and singular, without much attempt at balance or a journey of flavors along the palate.

JAXSON, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

nmann08, Dec 04, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Listers, Dec 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

johnhenryconway, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Schlais, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

doucmehu, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

kramerjt, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of kjyost
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Undated pint can poured into a flute at ~4C. Received in US/CAN BIF via funkyaudio, Thanks.

Pours a hint darker than straw yellow with a 1.5 finger head, that laces well. A really enjoyable nose, with light fruity and citrus hop aromas with malty biscuit and sweet bread notes underneath it all. The body of the beer has an enjoyable light fruity happiness with only a hint of bitterness that builds over time. Earthy notes play through later. The mouthfeel is surprisingly thin and watery at first, the only downfall of this beer really. Overall, a nice drinkable beer I am glad I got two of, worth seeking out as an easy drinker.

kjyost, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

richbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Rhode17, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

spycow, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of KDawg
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From can. Pours a hazy light orange color with a nice 2" foamy head.

Very aromatic with good hop aromas along with oranges and various citrus aromas. Hop based, but not even close to overly hoppy.

Medium bodied with a very nice feel. Delicious flavors of citrus, oranges, pine resin and some hop flavors as well

As always, a great pale ale. Brings a good amount of flavor for a pale ale with a really good feel too.

KDawg, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Jspriest, Nov 30, 2011
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,428 ratings.