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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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579 Ratings
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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 451
Gots: 47 | 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:
Label says 8.0% abv, website says 8.5% abv

aka "Doble Cortador"

1st release: May 2010
2nd Release: December 2010
3rd Release: February 2012
4th Release : September 2012

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-20-2010)
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ititani

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-23-2013 00:04:13 | More by ititani
More User Reviews:
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weatherdog

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

06-08-2010 06:00:04 | More by weatherdog
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-18-2013 19:12:02 | More by ajkiser12
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

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!

06-12-2010 03:36:20 | More by orbitalr0x
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-06-2013 07:24:47 | More by danthehopslamman
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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-21-2014 21:42:55 | More by 77apm
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Twifiter

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2012 20:08:49 | More by Twifiter
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tripelz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-13-2013 02:57:40 | More by tripelz
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

04-13-2011 02:20:39 | More by Mora2000
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thaghost

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-24-2013 03:30:18 | More by thaghost
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-26-2013 10:49:23 | More by jaminjohnson
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-27-2012 21:08:22 | More by bpfrush
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mpmazza

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-16-2012 22:59:57 | More by mpmazza
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

05-21-2010 23:47:39 | More by rudylaw
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-26-2012 16:44:37 | More by SPRichard
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%

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

03-09-2013 03:28:10 | More by jeonseh
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hagbergl

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

03-09-2013 18:54:49 | More by hagbergl
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-09-2012 02:43:49 | More by richkrull
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shadytony

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-27-2012 17:02:32 | More by shadytony
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dohm179

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-26-2014 00:57:22 | More by dohm179
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-23-2014 21:22:54 | More by DerekQXQX
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-21-2013 23:24:01 | More by roostor07
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-12-2014 22:18:17 | More by weonfire
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Oops, hit "re-review" opposed to "Edit your review." This is from 16-18 months ago.

Had this a few weeks back, thought now would be a good time to review.

A - A bit hazey / cloudy copper color with good head retention

S - Grapfruit, grass, citrus caramel and lemon

T - Here's where this beer deserves praise due to style. All other beers claiming to be a double Pale Ale have fallen short for me. Especially Double Dog comes to mind. This was a solid "IPA" for me. Clean, crisp, full of Grapefriut, Lemons, grass and bitter but not overly so. Reminded me a lot of an unfiltered Stone IPA if there were such a thing if I were to describe it to someone.

M - The Grapefruit and Lemons linger nicley, reminiscent of solid IPA almost creamy as it warms some. Good.

D - Pretty good. Would be able to polish off 2 bombers of this one in a sitting pretty easily.

Final Thoughts - This was a solid brew and a nice surprise as I didn't have huge expectations for this one. I wouldn't go as far as to say great but very good. Showcased hops very well. Glad I was able to try it.

06-03-2013 14:57:42 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

Golden honeyed pour with crisp white head. Moderate lacing on the side.

Sweet biscuity aroma. Tangerine peel leading with a very citrus presence. Modest pine.

Sweetened malt initially envelops my mouth and spectacular hopness following. Piney resin and hop tingling the side of my tongue. Juicy bits of grapefruit here, pith and all. Trace alcohol detected but not obnoxious.

Creamy mouthfeel. Bitterness lingers well. Lip smacking stickiness.

The hits keep on a rollin. Another fine imperial to choose from. Been waiting for some time to find this and when I did there was only one bottle on the shelf. This is extremely delicious and made for men who want to get drunk fast. I gotta learn to savor these instead of cuuurushing 'em. Impeccable balance of malt sweetness, hop and fruit. Great brewery doing great craft!

03-22-2014 20:56:02 | More by joeseppy
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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.