Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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Double Daisy CutterDouble Daisy Cutter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

166 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 166
Hads: 703
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 3.35%
Wants: 500
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 166 | Hads: 703
Reviews by chanokokoro:
Photo of chanokokoro
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Half Acre tulip glass

A: Pours a golden amber highlighted with orange hues with a white three finger head that reduces to a fair amount of lacing

S: Strong aroma of piney/citrus hops

T: Piney hops upfront transitions to bitter citrus, perhaps grapefruit and yuzu finishes dry and slightly bitter without being overpowering

M: Medium bodied, well-carbonated. Pleasant dry finish.

O: A very enjoyable IIPA. I especially appreciate the noticeably pleasant dry finish and balance. For those seeking an IIPA that still displays some floral and citrus without treading into the "sweet and juicy" this is your brew. (642 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smoothes out the rougher parts of Daisy Cutter...herbal, grassy, and large lemon notes. Very nice and the abv is in a nice spot. Thanks Tony! (141 characters)

Photo of weatherdog
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a nice pale straw head.

The tropical hops are just huge in this. This is a very fresh DIPA and the nose lets me knows that. The pineapple and grapefruit aroma from the Amarillo is just overflowing from the glass. I love me some tropical hops and this hits on all the notes.

The taste is just as bright and fresh as the smell. There is just this sticky resinous grapefruit hop taste that just coats your mouth. The bitterness isn't overly harsh but present. This beer reminds me a ton of fresh Hopslam with just a tiny addition of a malt sweetness at the end. it's almost everything I'm looking for in a DIPA.

The carbonation level is great and pairs nicely with a creamy silky mouthfeel. An alcohol taste is just starting to be present which is a ding on the drinkability since many other DIPA's of this gravity and higher have hidden alcohol better, besides that I think I will be finding myself craving a beer like this during the hot summer days. (998 characters)

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #75 (April 2013):

As described by Half Acre: “Double Daisy Cutter is a monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale.” Or rather, this is what happens when you let a West Coast-style Pale Ale run amok in Chicago. Bigger? Better? Who cares! This dank, dry and deceptively drinkable monster is one hell of a Double IPA that’ll make even the most critical of hopheads quiver with delight.

STYLE: Double IPA
ABV: 8.5%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Slightly hazy amber with a creamy, white, clingy head and lacing

SMELL: Dank, resiny, herbal, floral; fresh pale malt grains

TASTE: Silky smooth, creamy carbonation, resiny, grapefruit, tangerines, zesty, sharp citric bitterness, grassy, bready sweet beneath, light vodka note, herbal lingers, chalky, aspirin, dry finish (810 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deeply hazed orange with a creamy two fingers of bubbling white foam on top. Good active carbonation. Aromas are dense with dank, resinous, grassy hops. Tropical citrus and a solid crisp malt backbone with a touch of caramel. Really great hop profile and aroma....Daisy Cutter kicked up a few notches.

First sip brings a wall of bright dank hops with a menagerie of grassy herbal tones and tropical / grapefruit flavors a well. Solid crisp, slightly bready malt backbone. Flows into a kick of bitterness that's still somewhat balanced with the malt sweetness. Lingering hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy...good carbonation and well attenuated. Almost too easy to drink...a darn good amped up version of Daisy Cutter. The regular in 16oz cans is still my new favorite session brew! (807 characters)

Photo of danthehopslamman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of 77apm
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Twifiter
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Chitex78
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tripelz
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. I get a ton of fruit in the aroma, namely grapefruit and pineapple but there are some other tropical fruits present. I also get a little bit of bready malt in the aroma.

The flavor is just as good. I get a ton of grapefruit, pine and papaya. Very fruity and tropical smelling. There is a tad bit of biscuit malt in the aroma and the bitterness is low to medium. Very drinkable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice overall. (541 characters)

Photo of thaghost
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudylaw
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on cask and bottle... going with the bottle review for this.

Pours a hazy straw with a rocky, two-finger head.

Smells amazing! Grass, pine, grapefruit, orange, lemon peel.

Taste is just that with a sharp, bitter finish. Catching some floral notes on the back end. It's very evident this is Daisy Cutter's hotter, more experienced sister. It's noticeably stronger but the alcohol is still relatively hidden compared to other IIPAs.

Almost perfect carbonation and finishes nice and clean. Let's hope this isn't a one-off for CBW and Half Acre puts this into year-round rotation. (584 characters)

Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jeonseh
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle in a FFF teku

A - Beautiful DIPA with a glowing orange and a slight haze. Two finger head comprised of many small bubbles and tons of lacing as it goes down

S - Mango, strawberry, pineapple with a light grapefruit presence as well. Overall, a tropical fruit nose

T - Mango, pineapple and strawberry up front before moving to a slightly floral and bitter hops that you get in the regular daisy cutter. Slight Lemon and floral flavors linger in the finish. This really reminds me of a bigger and sweeter version of regular daisy cutter

M - Medium slightly thick body with medium carbonation

O - This is a version of daisy cutter amped up with more citrus, fruit and hops to add more flavor and another layer of complexity (731 characters)

Photo of hagbergl
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky enough to stumble across Double Daisy Cutter at the local liquor store. Clutch! Poured from a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle into my Firestone Walker tulip glass.

Appearance (4/5): Double Daisy Cutter is orange and translucent, slightly hazed. A moderate pour gets me a one finger white head. A little disappointed with that, since this indicates a little undercarbonation (which is confirmed when drinking). But on the plus side, killer bottle artwork from Half Acre–as usual!

Smell (4.5/5): Wow. This really knocks my socks off. Lots of floral and grassy hop notes accompanied by a beautiful, light lemon-y citrus. Sweet light malt. The unique floral qualities in the aroma are certainly reminiscent of the regular daisy cutter pale, just amped up (as one would expect).

Taste (4.5/5): Foretaste I get lots of floral and grapefruit hops, incredibly interesting herbal notes. At mid-tongue the malt hits and I get interesting wheat, cereal, and bread notes. Finish is quite bitter and dry. Major pink grapefruit notes come through at the end. This is some seriously fresh stuff. I can see why they call this a double pale--the malt and hops are not as unbalanced as they would be in a IPA. Don't get me wrong, this is a hop monster but it has a pronounced breadiness that you don't often get in India Pale Ales.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Mouth is slightly puckering from the dry hop astringency. Great stuff. Light carbonation and medium body. Slightly undercarbonated in my honest opinion. High drinkability and disturbingly quenching.

Overall (4.25/5): I really, really like this beer, as you can tell. It does the hoppy pale ale thing that the regular Daisy Cutter does so well and then turns it up to 11. There haven't been too many limited release offerings I've drank lately that are as good and drinkable as Double DC. Extremely tasty stuff and quite different from your typical "West Coast" hop monsters. (1,924 characters)

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3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a deep caramel body with a hint of hazy and an antique white cream head supported by a strong carbonation.

S- The aroma of green jammy fruit leads to some leafy green hops and a flinty note in the finish.

T- The nice malt hint is soon hidden by the big green hops with a full bitter pungent finish. There are hints of unripe fruit in the green hops that come through after it is pretty warm. There is a watery taste that comes through in the finish or it might just be my tongue is wrecked.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight little fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer does have a big pungent bitter hops flavor but the depth of hops only really came through in the last few sips and the malt was very fleeting in the beginning. (803 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.