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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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Double Daisy Cutter
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BA SCORE
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world-class

610 Ratings
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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 463
Gots: 48 | 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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1/5  rDev -76.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.83/5  rDev -34%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a perfect pint

A- pours a very hazy shade of dark orange with a two finger offwhite head. The head is very puffy, sticks around forever. Lacing is impeccable.

S- getting some citrus, but it's really very mild and underwhelming.

T- it uh, tastes a little off. Earthy and citrus and a little bitter at the same time...don't really like the way the hop profile meshes together at all

M- actually a little thin...weird. Not necessarily a bad thing, though

D- I expected a lot more. Real disappointed in this one. I've had much better DIPAs

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of gkunkle
3.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy goldenrod color. Just how a DIPA should look. Head stands about a half inch after the pour and receded to a film with rocky patches of bubbles. Head is off white in color and there is lots of visible rising carbonation. Smell is of orange and grapefruit and orange, I also get a bit of pine and some grassiness. This must be pretty fresh. The taste doesn't come through as hoppy as I expected after smelling this, though I guess this is labels as a double pale not a DIPA. The taste starts with bits of grain, and a mild sweetness, then I get some orange and an off flavor I can't name, but is displeasing to me. The finish has a nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is where it should be, light and fun. Overall this is a good beer, but that odd flavor in the middle of the taste is bugging me, not sure whats up with that.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of glazeman
3.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this growler today at Half Acre. Poured into a pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium orange in color with a 2 finger fluffy white head that has excellent retention and lacing. The beer has minimal haziness to it and is nearly 100% translucent

S: Citrusy hops abound on the nose. There's a little pint of passion fruit and melon the nose as well. There's some malt presence on the back end that comes across as diluted caramel.

T: The first thing that struck me about the beer is that it was chalky. This seemed to dissipate somewhat as I got deeper into the glass (potentially a side effect of the head) but remained at least to some degree for the duration of the drink. The main flavors in this beer are Light citrus fruits such as guava, passion fruit, and mango up front and a chalky bitterness at the finish.

M: I didn't really like the way this beer sat on the tongue, it was appropriately carbonated but was very heavy and chalky.

D: The initial flavor was more like freedom of 78 to me than original daisy cutter. The beer was not crisp and clean like I would have hoped for and this hurts it's drinkablity substantially. I preferred both freedom of 78 and regular daisy cutter to this.

Photo of whiterascal
3.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to mrmodica1984 for this one! Awesome extra in our recent trade. Shared with ottovon

A: golden orange
S: grassy, pine
T: bitter, wheaty, with a touch of citrus
M: quite carbonated
D: feels like a bitter hop ball just sits on the back of my tongue, not as drinkable as I'd like.

Photo of Retsinis
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was able to try this thanks to the generosity of a stranger at the Clusterfork # 2 tasting event, funny thing is a fellow BA gave them a few tickets we had left over to use, and they subsequently bought him about 3 rounds of Bottleworks XII. Good times. On with the review.

Served from a 22oz bomber into a tasting glass.

The beer pours a murky light orange color. A fairly thick off white head rose over an inch, slowly settled, retaining quite well throughout. Good lacing on the glass.

Aroma's of floral hops, pine, with some strong sweet malt in the background. Mostly I get tropical fruits, tangerines, grapefruit, even some pineapple.

Taste hops are a bit more subdued in the taste then the nose. A mixture of sweet bread, orange peel, citrus notes, sweet malts in the middle, and semi dry bitter finish. Not sure on the age of it, but it seems a bit mellow for an Imperial IPA.

Mouth feel is medium in body, light and refreshing, with a soapy or oily quality.

Overall, a beer I'm glad I got to try, but not the best Imperial IPA I've had, though were a bit spoiled here for that style here in California.

Photo of mikey711
3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy orange with a very thick offwhite head. Good lacing and decent head retention but a little but more clarity would have been nice.

S: some tropical fruitiness with hints of mangoes and some pineapple however there is a bit too much maltoness and sugariness in there too.

T: a bit too much on the bready sugary side than I like in my ipa. There is some citrus fruit hop qualities but they seem to be more of a background note. A slight bit of pine is present in the finish.

M: decent creaminess and body but a little bit of graininess.

D: more hop quality would have been nice. for a rather fresh ipa this fresh it tastes as though this is a bit older tasting

Photo of Etan
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from the recent release, into a tulip.

A: Clear brass body with a big off-white head.

S: Pine, sweet pale malt, light clementine and grapefruit. Moderately fruity

T. Greenish, slightly spicy bitterness, grassy, caramel, biscuity malt, light citrus. Dry.

M. Between light and medium-bodied with high carbonation.

O: A very dry, grassy DIPA, like regular Daisy Cutter. I like it a bit better than Daisy Cutter, but I'd like a little more malt sweetness and fruity hop notes in the taste.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Very hazy orange tangerine color with a light pink tint. Some particulate matter floating around. A fluffy white cap leaves a little lace and fades to a ring.

Smell: Definitely still hop forward, right now it is more pine than anything. Some citrus and tangerine as well, with sweet pale malt in the back.

Taste: It starts with a quick burst of sweetness from the pale malt. Sticky pine, some spruce and spiciness, and a little bit of grapefruit and tangerine citrus hoppiness to go with a general bitterness. The finish has a lot of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: A little bit grainy, although smooth on the back end. Creamy carbonation, a little boozy. Medium to full body.

Overall: Pretty good overall, but compared to some other DIPA's, it just doesn't stack up. I have heard the previous batch was better. Looking forward to trying it again.

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 610 ratings.