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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 472
Gots: 71 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-20-2010

Double Daisy Cutter is a monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there's enough hops to recede your gums.
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Photo of BigDiesel
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Illinasia
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparty1224
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 1 pt. 6 Fl. oz. bomber poured into a tulip. No bottle date, but it's been just over 2 weeks since the release, so very fresh.

A: Pours a pretty clear, burnt orange color, with a 1/2-finger white, foamy head.

S: Pineapple, orange, tangerine. A little bit of fresh grass. Smells a bit bolder and maltier than the original DC.

T: Lots of papaya, tangerine, orange rind. Very clean and dry finish, not too bitter. While both the hop and malt bill are doubled here, I feels it's the malt balance and backbone that stands out the most on this version.

M: Great carbonation. Nice, full mouthfeel. Quite malt-forward for a double pale ale.

O: For me, this drinks more like an IPA than a DIPA. It's a double pale ale, and it's only 8%. So from an IPA standard, it's pretty darn good. It's on the maltier side, which I tend not to prefer, but it's not overly bready. I also don't think it's an improvement on the original DC. I think the malt profile was amplified more than the hops, and I'd prefer it the other way around. Nonetheless, it's a solid IPA, and another great hoppy beer from HA.

Recommendation: Quite a tough find in the Chicago area, but if you're a local and you see it on draft, grab a pint for sure.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. An orangish hazy beer with a 2 finger white foamy head.

S. Nice citrus notes and sweet biscuity malts. Orange peel, honey, grapefruit, smells like candy.

T. Yum. Nice malt sweetness. Orange, grapefruit and mango then some welcome bitterness followed by a grassy, green leaf, piney finish.

M. Low end of medium body, on a scale of 1-10 its a 4. Nice carbonation that sticks to the tongue but doesn't chase the swallow too much. Slightly dry finish.

O. A very nice IIPA. It's a IIPA at it's core also. No excessive fruit. No gimmicks. Just a very good representation of a IIPA done right.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was golden in color with a generous white head.

Smell - The grassy notes make a big inpression in the aroma. Bready notes follow.

Taste - The initial impression is grass and grapefruit. Malt presents a modestly sweet backbone with notes of biscuit and caramel. The grassy noyes carry over into the dry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - I anticipated a fuller mouthfeel for the style. I would qualify it as being a little thin.

Overall - I like the regular Daisy Cutter. I really do not believe this present a significant upgrade.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chitex78
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kplooki
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Svyturys30
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joegdmb
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a standard DIPA. Strong bitterness throughout but a balanced malt base that tempers the ABV but doesn't impact the hop profile. Nose is mild for the style. Mouthfeel has enough body to carry the hops and make the drinking experience enjoyable.

Photo of Sean66
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doublevision
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kraj30
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely fantastic on draft from the taproom.. amazing beer...

Photo of cd34
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blankenhoney
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled 2.13.15 and enjoyed today, 2.15.15, from a pint glass

A: Pours a bronzy or copper-ish shade of orange. Substantial head and tons of stick lacing.

S: Fantastic aromas. On the nose -- and you can pick all this up from a foot or two away from the glass -- there are bright aromas of tangerines, candied oranges, pine, and a generally wet dankness.

T: The flavor delivers all that the nose promised, and more: bitter pine is the opening flavor, which shifts into sweet, juicy oranges and tangerines, caramel, toasted (almost nutty?) grain flavors, dank marijuana buds, and orange peels.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy and, when combined with everything that's going on with smell and taste, makes for one of those…sigh...endlessly drinkable beers.

O: Overall, another excellent hoppy offering from Half Acre -- and possibly my favorite beer from them. Just an incredible combo of dank juiciness, sweet citrus fruit, bitter pine and hops, and a toasty, nutty and caramel-y malt profile. Also a cut above Galactic Double Daisy Cutter. One other thing I noted is that I didn't see much of a resemblance to Daisy Cutter, which is a much drier, grassier, and more bitter - but still delicious - beer.

Photo of dabear85
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very hop forward with a smooth finish

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.