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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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2,602 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,602
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 586
Gots: 285 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

emdawg, Jan 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see Half Acre here in Philly.

Poured from a growler into a 16 oz. goblet.

Beer pours a hazy orange amber. About a finger of uber-sticky off white head which receded to a thin, soapy layer of very attractive head. Off the charts lacing.

Smell is citrusy, mostly orange rind. Hoppy bitterness, but not overwhelming. Beyond the bitterness is a nice layer of earthy hoppy funk. Very west coast smelling pale ale.

Taste is pungent and bitter, but again it's not too much. Strong citrus flavors again...orange and lemon. The end is earthy with an almost minty and quite floral. Really nice, crisp tasting pale ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Carbonation is moderate and adequate. At 5.2%, it's incredibly drinkable and very refreshing.

Overall, a full flavored pale ale at 5.2%? Yes, please. Great beer here. Looking forward to drinking this again during the warmer months.

pburland23, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

hannydawg, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Bilco, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MDDMD
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden color with a white head and good lacing

S-citrus and pine with some bitter notes

T-pine and citrus with a hint a sweetness and nice yeasty bread, a nice strong hop finish

F-light body with medium to high carbonation, crisp and clean feel

O-a refreshing pale ale for drinking on a nice summer day

MDDMD, Dec 31, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at TJ's Everyday in Paoli.

Half Acre Daisy Cutter into a pint glass appears very light golden with some bronze shading with a nice white fluffy head that leaves minimal lacing, nice retention.

Smell is very pungent with a certain hop strain that I cant nail down but it leaves some citrus scent from the glass. Oranges mostly, a nice faint bread like vibe from a very minimal malt addition.

Taste is very bright with citrus, orange, slight mango and guava. It's kinda one dimensional but what is there is nice balanced. No intrusion from any alcohol as it is 5.2%, where I like it. This is top notch, almost like Sculpin light.

Feel is very thin, the body is easy to take down, this almost comes off a bit to light but I am loving this approach. I get almost no sweetness in the after from the malt, the finish is impressive to say the least.

I for one hope Daisy Cutter is available in cases when the summertime approaches(sorry Chicago burbs, Philly should come first) so I can buy a whole lot of it. This is a All Day type of beer that I could drink in mounds.

BARFLYB, Dec 31, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Antnyd82, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

OneEyedJack, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DTown, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with three fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with good lacing.

S: Grassy and piny hop aromas dominate here.There are some citrusy notes as well, mostly grapefruit.

T: Similar to the aroma, grass and pine flavors dominate. There are some citrus rind notes, but they are subtle. The finish is only lightly bitter and clean.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is dry, clean, and refreshing.

O: A pretty good pale ale that packs in a lot of hop flavors for 5.2%. I would like a little more complexity, but it's still quite good.

n2185, Dec 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

PaBeerLover, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Callmecoon, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

LornaLee, Dec 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -76.1%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

damuts222, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

nevins, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

prg1976, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ATPete, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

CSQ1111, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time Half Acre has sent any beer to PA, welcome! This is the first of their stuff to land here and I'm glad to see it. Poured from tap at TJs in Paoli PA into a nonic pint glass.

A: A medium gold color with some amber hints. Nice one finger white head leaves full lacing.

S: Floral notes are strong mixed with some grassy tones, light citrus and some bready sweetness. I can tell this is a hoppy brew.

T: Huge floral and herbal hops blast out of the gate with some grassy notes and some lighter citrus like lemon. Sweetness stays way in check with some bready and biscuit sweetness. Finish turns bitter and prickly with some more earthy and grassy hops. Nice long lasting bitter finish is nice.

M: Nice and prickly and bitter and lasting, but not full of alcohol. Nice finish and nice carbonation.

O: A real nice pale ale, in fact I could drink this all the time if it were around more. This is a great pale ale that belongs with the best of them. Nice beer and welcome to PA.

Kadonny, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

lcmir23, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

JAHMUR, Dec 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

AaronBurr, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at TJs tonight.

Pours a hazy, light straw with amber hues. Decent head, but absolutely great lacing, as rings form from the first sip to the last.

Aroma is of grassy hops with some notable pine, as well as hints of lemony citrus hop character. The flavor swings further towards grassy and piney with a good bitterness, almost IPA worthy, as it almost drowns out the aromas. There is a good bready malt backbone present, too, and it provides some nice balance to the brew.

The only real issue that I have with this beer is that the bitterness is far too assertive for the delicate hop flavors that come through in the aroma. They are drowned out. Overall, this is a very good take on a pale ale, but it could stand to improve a bit, yet.

NittanyBeerFan, Dec 24, 2011
Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,602 ratings.