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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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2,797 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,797
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 604
Gots: 354 | 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: 2,797 | Reviews: 733
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Great Beer!!! Obtained in a trade with TMoney2591. Pours a hazy dull gold/orangey color with a medium sized frothy white head. Leaves thick bands of lacing on the glass.

Smell is outstanding. Floral hops all the way...as soon as you open the can. Powerful and very pleasant.

Taste is floral hops with a bitter citrus hops finish. There is some malt balance here and the overall effect is a well-mannered yet very hoppy beer. Definitely an APA not an IPA.

Mouthfeel is crisp and medium rich. Kind of big flavors for a session beer but still very drinkable.

Overall this is an exceptional APA. At 5.2 abv it still packs a big flavor wallop.

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In spite of the huge hype and wide availability, I could never find Daisy Cutter (or any other Half Acre beers) in stores until yesterday. Cool. Merry Christmas to me.

Boilerplate APA pour--nice sparkly orange with a tight white head.

Smells wonderfully firm and variegated, for a mid-strength APA. Floral and citrus hops are balanced out very nicely by sweet biscuit malt. Nothing too fancy or adventurous, just a very nicely balanced, hoppy APA.

Tastes like it smells, upfront, but things gets a little watery and thin near the back end. The malt is nice and sweet, biscuity and grassy, and the hop profile is a nice midwestern blend of citrus and fruit. But, like I said, the back end is a little thin.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
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