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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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2,800 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,800
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 605
Gots: 356 | 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: 2,800 | Reviews: 733
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Heatwave33
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can to a Dogfish Head Snifter.

Color: Hazy light orange with a white head.

Smell: Grapefruit and hops.

Taste: Grapefruit, hops and a nice earth tone.

Mouthfell: Medium carbonation, smooth and dry.

Overall: Really enjoyed the citrus and hops. Almost just like an IPA. Good brew. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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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  rDev -4.1%

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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into a pint glass. Thanks to MarcatGSB for this can!

Appearance - Hazy, golden yellow body with a beautiful white pillowy head. Layers of foam cling to the glass. Retention is eternal. Other beers wish they could look this good.

Smell - Herbal, grassy, and citrus hops abound. It's not really overwhelming like an IPA would be, but it's nice. You get a whiff of sweet malt just in the back.

Taste - Hops and hops and some more hops. The malt barely makes an appearance in the back before the bitterness kicks in. Resinous hop flavors of grass and pine. Not terribly citrusy. The bitterness is intense and a little detracting.

Mouthfeel - Easy drinking. I had this during lunch after a soccer game and it hit the spot. Very bitter, though, which really slows me down.

Overall - It's damn near an IPA, but just light enough to still hold its own as an APA. Maybe a shift from bittering to aromatics would do this well, but it's a hell of a beer anyway.

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3.26/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can thanks to SpdKilz, appreciate it. Pours a mostly clear yellow, spotty swiss cheese head. Smells a little bit hoppy but not much else. Taste is hops but feels like it might be a little over the hill. Not bad at all just feels a bit faded. the low abv and light body make it extremely easy to drink. I'd like to revisit this again with a known fresh sample to see how it fares.

Photo of brentk56
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a rocky three-finger head that leaves a few clumps of lacing behind

Smell: Predominately citrusy, on the nose, with hints of grass and bready malt

Taste: The beer lays down a bready backbone that allows the hops to shine, with a lemony grapefruit character joined by a hint of grassiness at mid-palate; the hop flavors blend nicely, after the swallow, leaving a nice bitter aftertaste that has some subtle yeasty elements in it, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Just a ton of flavor here for a 5.2% APA; not just a hoppy APA, this beer has some unique elements that make it well worth seeking out

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3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a pint glass. pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a short lived head, not much going on in the way of a ring or lacing. aroma is mild tropical fruit with some grain. flavor is mild, mild, mild with subtle grains, some fruitiness and very little bitterness. low carbonation and thin to medium mouthfeel. this is a good summer-time, lawn mower, golf day type of beer when you’d like to throw back a few without getting too buzzed.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 2,800 ratings.