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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale - Half Acre Beer Company

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2,772 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,772
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 598
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed while in line @ the Goose Island King Henry release.

Pours a nice amber color with fluffy white head.

The nose has a nice balance between some pine like hops and sweet malt.

The taste is assertively bitter. Lots of those piney hops are meshed with a tad of citrus and a bit of biscuit like malt to round it off. Bitter.

The mouthfeel has an ample amount of carbonation and has a dry finish.

Overall, mighty fine pale ale from good ole Chi-Town.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half Acre Beer Company -- the first brewer in Chicago to can beer.

Appearance: pours a nice coppery orange color with a fluffy, dense head that recedes into a thin layer rather quickly.

Smell: a bouquet of dank hops

Taste: there's some noticeable hop bite on initial sips, but then the citric elements emerge.. a subtle malt presence exists in the background.

Mouthfeel: properly carbonated.. the smoothness adds to its sessionability.

Overall: an exceptional, easy drinking APA. Daisy Cutter is a great "go to" beer that I ought to always have in my beer fridge.. it satiates one's hop fix quite well. I'm also glad that Half Acre decided to use 16 oz. cans; seems appropriate for this beer.

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3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellowish-orange color with a thick, two finger, frothy white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Floral hop aroma with some earthy pine, citrus rind and subtle pale malts. The citrus presence is subtle with faint hints of grapefruit and orange peel and the malt backbone gibes off some biscuit and crackery notes.

Medium bodied with resinous hop oils and a blast of bitter, earthy pine needle flavor up front that is countered by the sweet citrus and pale malt notes. Slightly spicy with some earthy grass followed by hints of pineapple, orange and grapefruit before being rounded out by the biscuity malt character. Well balanced and easy to drink with a crisp, dry finish.

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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Local brewery here in Chicago, IL. Love the offerings from Half Acre and can't wait to see what else is down the road from this local brewco. Who doesn't love Craft beer in Cans?!

A- Pours golden yellow, opaque with a one finger, tight bubbled head.

S- Immediately pickup on the citrus flavors in the one. Grapefruit, lemon, but with also getting some soft biscuit. Its not as strong whatsoever as the hoppy smell, but noticable.

T- Great taste. Similar to the smell and basically what I was expecting from look and smell. Bitter citrus taste lingers longer than most IPAs. This one definitely packs a punch. Love that i have 16ozs instead of the standard 12oz bottle you see most Pales offered in.

M- Smooth, refreshing. Bitterness lingers a little too long, but doesn't matter because the taste is all there.

O- For a pale ale, this packs a punch. I know from experience this is a sessionable ale, but can also leave your tongue a dry mess. If you're in Chicago, you can't pass up a Daisy Cutter.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of tony223366
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jzmaxson27 for sending me this beer!

A: Straw/Golden hue. Very thick fluffy head. Although only 1 finger. There is very dramatic lacing going on though. It looks gorgeous in my half empty SA perfect pint.

S: Nice light hop aroma. Citrusy. There's certainly some light, bready malts in the back. Not huge, but nice.

T: Nice, very drinkable beer. Citrusy hops hit me right off. Some sweet pale malts balance that bitterness. Really comforting bready flavor. Then it goes back to a nice, long bitter finish.

M: Crisp mouthfeel. Medium body with some good carbonation.

O: Very, very nice drinkable beer. If this was closer to me it might just beat out mirror pond as my go to summer bbq beverage. Love it

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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