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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16 oz. can into only glassware I had at hand...a chalice. Oh well.

A: Pours a slightly chill-hazed bright orange with a very nice one finger frothing white head. The lacing is obscenely good on this brew, too.

S: Smell is raw, leafy floral hops, lemon zest, and a really grassy, earthy overtone.

T: The raw leafy hops continue into the taste. There's a nice bitter grassy taste throughout the drink as well as bitter orange and lemon rind. There's a nice bready malt base to support everything else going on. It's citrusy but not sweet at all.

M: Mouth is smooth, slightly thicker side of medium. Not as easily drinkable as it should be for a 5.2% beer.

O: A brilliantly complex and flavorful APA. It's different, but good. Mouthfeel is slightly off, but otherwise top-notch. Definitely one of the best session ales you can get in the Chicago area.

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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can

Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a 3cm head and almost no lacing on the glass. Smell is pungent grassy hops, lemon heads candy, and a little warm malt/alcohol. Very pleasant. Taste is very bitter daisies up front, subdued malt, and a grassy/floral hop aftertaste. It does have an odd metallic taste at times. Mouthfeel is medium, very drinkable, but somewhat lacking in carbonation.

Great tasting, excellent smelling pale.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pretty clear golden-amber color with 2 fingers of fluffy white head that remained throughout most of the beer.

The scent was very fruity, predominately citrus, notes of floral hops.

The taste is also of dominant sweet citrus, pine and floral hops.

Light body, crips, smooth and a bit of a dry finish, moderate to high carbonation.

This is a really nice Pale Ale, the addition of the sweet fruit like pineapple is well balanced with the citrus fruits.I would look for this again.

Photo of elNopalero
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This poured a golden straw color with nice foam. There’s a low hop aroma but a nice, lightly hopped scent. Flavor is piney, grassy, hop forward with a nice pleasing finish. I get some lemony zest and citrus notes. Fresh, refreshing and altogether delicious.

I had this on St. Patrick’s Day 2012 at a bar in downtown Chicago. Out of a plastic cup nonetheless! Still was delicious. A surprise find, to be sure. Wish I could have another.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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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%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for this can, yeahnatenelson. Been wanting this one for a while.

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold-amber with a big, 2+ fingers of frothy white head that lasts a while.

Smell. Big citrus fruits, pineapple, grass and some sweet, light malts.

Taste. Nice citrus rinds, toasty light malts, a little pine. Really nice.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with smooth, medium carbonation.

Overall. Great flavours in a nice ballance but mild enough to keep you wanting more and more. Lived up to my expectations which is always nice.

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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Al's. Fresh as fresh can be.

A: Golden amber, lighter with more autumnal yellow than brown. Crystal clear and quite proud of it. A half-finger of white head lasted for the first three or so sips.

S: Sweet citrus hoppiness nestled in between lightly toasted biscuit. The balance, even trending towards the biscuity end of the APA spectrum. The balance, highlighted by the occasional crackle of hops, is very appealing.

T: Lightly toasted biscuity, breadiness, defines the pale ale. The balance that results is impressive, the hops a sideline player until mid-sip at the earliest. At that point, citrus comes through assertively but not powerfully. Grapefruit and light oranges provide the hops, spicier the warmer the ale is. Before that, the malt breadiness is firm and inviting. A little peppery heat comes with the citrus too, an added dimension. A stunning pale ale, much better than the can that I tried about a year ago.

M: Did I mention stunning? Fresh, this pale ale laps most, if not all, others. Nicely done.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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