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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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2,796 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,796
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 602
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: 2,796 | Reviews: 733
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16oz tallboy can poured into a pint glass. Obtained in a recent trade, thank you Wes.

A: Hazy golden color with hints of orange. Huge, rocky white head doesn't budge. Large, determined clumps of lacing practically etch themselves onto the glass.

S: Hop profile is a floral medley, with soft citrus notes as well. Perfumey. Wildflowers and pith, sweet tangerine and orange. Just a touch of lemon zest and grapefruit. Malt profile is a bit doughy with a honeyed granola impression. Touch of floury yeast in the background. This beer smells absolutely delicious.

T: Oily grapefruit registers first with a bitterness that quickly reaches its peak, then backs off. Wildflowers, pith, leaf, and green hop oils with a soft bitterness. Floury yeast mid-palate. Malt base is slightly sweet at first with hints of that honey granola, but it dries soon after and shifts into a pleasant graininess. The hops come back with subtle citrus notes. Lemon peel, tangerine, and a touch of grapefruit rind. Lingering oily, green hop bitterness and citrus rind in the finish, along with wildflowers and a hint of dough.

M: Sits lightly in the mouth. Very creamy and silky. Ample carbonation, but it's soft and it lifts, creating a fluffy cloud-in-your-mouth type feel. The definition of smooth.

O: This is a darling of an American Pale Ale. An absolute delight to drink. Lots of flavor, and it all melds together perfectly without weighing the beer down. Nice packaging too, I really dig the tallboy cans. If they could make it a six pack of tallboys and keep it fairly priced, a la the Narragansett seasonals, they'd make a killing. Half Acre, if you guys are ever looking to expand distribution, do not hesitate to come to MA. If I were the only one buying this beer, I'd still keep you in business.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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

On-tap, served in a pint

Pours a hazy golden orange with a creamy 1+ finger of foam. Great staying power with clingy lace. Pretty looking beer

The nose is all over the place. Every time I lean in I get a little something different. Fresh cut flowers, grapefruit, weed, pine needles, and fresh cut grass. There is a lightly toasted biscuit malt backdrop.

The flavor profile is similar. Flowers and citrus up front with a little bit of weed and pine through the middle. The finish is mildly bitter and grassy/earthy.

Lighter body, approaching medium in spots, with good carbonation. Crisp, easy drinker with a good amount of flavor. Diverse hop profile makes this an interesting drinker.

I really enjoyed this guy. Love the layering of flavors from the hops. This is welcome in my glass anytime.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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

Another beer courtesy of cpolking and his recent package, thanks man. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is big on hops, lots of citrus. Taste is hoppy up front, tart, a good bit of citrus, a malt balance is present, bitter at the finish. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall a quality brew worth seeking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Durge
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Red Bar this pale ale shows a clear golden amber color with a healthy white foam and good lacing to boot. The aroma brings pronounced grass-citrus hops and nutty-earthy malt. Very nice and pleasantly hoppy for a pale. The flavor is a clean grass hop with a lemony edge over mild bready caramel malt. Light but not watery at all, with a very sessionable but crisp and refreshing feel. Very nice and probably something that will please anyone that is tolerable of hops!

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

Can is at least 6 months old, so hops may have weakened.

Pours a fairly hazy apricot color with a solid one finger ivory head that dissipates, leaving significant lacing.

Aroma is instantly dominated by citrus fruit and resin. Orange, grapefruit, apricot, and bready caramel malt surface.

Flavor is tart citrus fruit and bitter pith, grapefruit, and resin, which are carried by a slightly bready malt backbone into a fairly bitter and peppery finish.

Body is moderate with moderately low carbonation. A hint of astringency is present.

Overall, an excellent pale ale. Would love to try it fresh. Good balance between hop flavor and bittering.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dexterk1
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from pint can into pint glass. Color is light copper or amber. Head is thick and lingers for a while.
Odor is very high. Lots of floral and some citrus. A little pine as well.
Taste is light and citrus at first. Then quickly the floral and pine notes come on. They linger through to the end.
Feel is a little light on the tongue. Relatively smooth. Nice feel overall.
Overall a very good pale ale. Brewery is very good as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is as solid and drinkable a pale ale as you will find. Crisp and refreshing, light-bodied, but packs enough hop punch to satisfy your humulus lupulus cravings.

Daisy Cutter is a tip of the cap to the hop's slightly more famous cousin. It smells like weed. And it's awesome.

Tastes kind of like weed too. Some other subtle floral and citrus notes round out the flavor.

This is one of the most refreshing beers I've ever tasted. It tastes like cutting the grass on a hot summer day.

Great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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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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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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