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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

525 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%


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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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Gonzo Illini!

First stein pours with a 1/2" creamy beige head over the cloudy amber brew. Head holds on and on, with lasting chunky lacing. Aroma is lemony citrus.

Taste starts sweet for a minute, powerful lemon in the middle, moderate pine close coupled with a touch of earthiness. Mouthfeel is smooth, with drinkability is dangerously easy. Glad I got to have this one, and a whole growler's worth to boot. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

10-05-2013 20:20:45 | More by ppoitras
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A HUGE thanks to Jwiss22 for sharing a fresh growler of this at Imminent Liquidation 2!

A - Poured a hazy, golden-orange body with two fingers worth of fluffy, white head...it settled into a full cap and left chunky lacing

S - The nose is dank...juicy, fresh citrus...grapefruit, orange, lemon, mango, pineapple...everything citrus you want...some pine is showing through, but doesn't show any resiny oils...minimal caramel malt backbone

T - Citrus flavors open up, but they aren't as predominate as the nose suggested...very juicy and fresh...the same fruity flavors are present as what the nose showed...I was surprised with how balanced the flavors came across...the malt bill was bigger than detected in the nose...not too much sweet caramel, just straight balancing flavors

M - Medium bodied...smooth and creamy, enough bitterness, juicy and fresh

O - This is everything you want in an Imperial Pale Ale...I was thrown off by the surprising balance on the palate, since the nose suggested more hops...overall, a wonderful Imperial Pale Ale that I'm happy Jwiss22 shared with us

Serving type: growler

03-15-2012 17:13:48 | More by thain709
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jegross2

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Brewing Company out of Chicago.
Score: 92

This beer, ceremoniously consumed in a Half Acre tulip, came from a growler I got filled just hours earlier on the day of Double Daisy Cutter's release (02/26/12). Short of drinking beer straight from the tap, it is impossible to get a beer any fresher than we got this one. I was in Chicago that weekend and just had to stop by the brewery to pick up an allotment's worth of this nectar. As you can tell from the picture, Double Daisy Cutter has one of the coolest labels of any beer. Half Acre always has great labels, actually (see my review of Big Hugs). This beer bills itself as an "imperial pale ale," but it is categorized by everyone else as an imperial IPA. This is a backlogged review from a beer tasting I hosted on Oscar night.

Appearance: Pours a translucent yellow/orange color that fades from a slightly reddish-orange to yellow from the bottom of the glass to the top when held up to light. Four full fingers of creamy colored/off-white soapy head at pour slowly settles into a thin layer atop the glass. Excellent lacing, superior retention. An absolutely gorgeous looking beer. 5/5

Smell: Fresh, pulpy grapefruit and orange. Bright lemon and fresh, super hoppy wort. Sticky pine sap and pineapple juice too. Loads of fresh, sticky tropical citrus here. There's also some of that signature "garden daisy" aroma that defines the regular Daisy Cutter. 4.5/5

Taste: Loads of pulpy, hoppy tangerine with a bite of lemon zest. Fresh pine, but no "sticky" or resinous sap. There's freshly squeezed orange juice, herbal hops and pineapple up front as well. There's a really "juicy citrus" backbone here, but most of the flavor seems "up front" and in the finish with a slight "gap" of flavor in between. The regular Daisy Cutter suffers from the same flaw (lack of midpalate flavor). The fresh citrus flavors upfront are delicious enough to make up for it, but this is a clearly noticeable "flaw" (it could be intentional) in the beer. The Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, by comparison, seemed to have a little something "extra" (what it was, I do not know) to bridge that "flavor gap." Still a really delicious beer, but that flavor gap gap leaves you wanting something a little more -- and that something keeps this beer at the level of very good instead of truly great. Finishes with a fresh, piney grapefruit flavor. Quite a refreshing beer! 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy, oily mouthfeel. Savory, bitter finish. A little more carbonation might have been nice to perk the hops a little more, but the beer was certainly appropriately carbonated for the "juicy" profile. 4/5

Overall: A beer on the precipe of greatness. If Half Acre could solve the flavor gap with this (and regular Daisy Cutter), this could be a world class beer. That is just me being a bit overly critical, however. Irrespective of my criticism, this is a truly delicious imperial pale ale (slash IIPA) that should be sought out fresh. Certainly worth the $12 bucks a bottle it'll cost you after tax.

Recommendation: Beer geeks, fans of Daisy Cutter and IPA lovers should seek this beer out. it's not a hop bomb, but it is a really balanced, citrusy beer that should have some mass appeal to it.

Pairings: Mexican food. Particularly a steak burrito.

Cost: $10 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

Serving type: growler

03-08-2012 20:09:04 | More by jegross2
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areich6

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Sharing a growler of this stuff with my good friend pchuls4.

A: Mirky, dark golden color. Very little head on the pour. No lacing. Looks like a good DIPA.

S: Light smell of hops. Pretty faint.

T: Fairly hoppy taste that lingers in the mouth for a while after swallowing. Nice citrusy flavors make themselves evident as well. Slightly faint, but very nice while it lasts. Can't even detect the alcohol, which at 8.5%, is pretty nice.

M: Smooth, with little carbonation. Very drinkable, pleasant mouth feel.

O: Pretty good Double IPA, not great, but good. It is a very drinkable beer with a fairly high alcohol content that also tastes pretty good. That's a good combination in my book.

Serving type: growler

03-01-2012 02:06:18 | More by areich6
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pschul4

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a growler from their release on 2-26-12

A- Pours light from growler but sits a beautiful hazey golden orange in the glass, minimal head that leaves a ring of white foam around the edges

S- Not much going on in the nose but what is there is awesome. Some fruity hops with a touch of pine poking through

T- Big taste here! Tons of fruity hops from the nose and the pine lingers in the aftertaste amazingly. Just enough malt there to make this beer truly amazing but certainly the hops are the star of this show

M- Good amount of carbonation but not so much to be prickly, a level of smoothness makes this phenominal

O- This is Half Acre's most popular one-off for a reason. Simply Amazing. Can't wait to share this with some people and KBS day

Serving type: growler

03-01-2012 02:04:20 | More by pschul4
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WankelEngine

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler at the release. Drank the day after it was purchased. Poured from a growler into a pint glass

A: The beer pours a hazy amber-orange. There is a foamy two finger head that leaves rings of lace clinging to the glass.

S: The smell is all pine needles and grapefruit. There are some additional notes of orange and citrus.

T: Earthy pine is a pervasive flavor. There are some grass and floral notes. Fairly bitter, especially near the end. Mild orange flavor. Finishes with pine which complement mild, pleasant alcohol heat.

M: Thin, but it a good way. Drinkable and moderately carbonated.

O: Fantastic. A fairly bitter, drinkable pale ale. Looks, tastes and feels great. Wish I could have this all the time.

Serving type: growler

02-28-2012 05:21:49 | More by WankelEngine
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Perfect lacing, concentric circles, great carbonation still. Very tiny bubbles, singular streams. Permanent cap and scum on the top... Its a nice caramel with orange rind body. You know how a DIPA should look, and it nails it.

S- Tangerines, a bit of citrus orange juice. Its faint, but what is strong is the grassy nature of the hops. Its an unbelievable vegetation compound. We got herbs, bushes, twigs, bags and bags of another man's refuse, but my treasure! Don't throw that bag out! I 'm huffing it bro! Sweet tropical fruits and vegetation!

T- Opens up sweet, caramels and sucrose. Tangerines, grapefruit faintly, grape rinds, orange rind, pine fronds, pine needles, pine branches, pine trees! Its pine pine pine finish. Just bitter but not too biting. Subtle for a DIPA. Very mellow. The opening drinks of it are very subtle sweetness and bitters. As it warms up the sweetness gets carmely, overly done, but the bitters smack you. Its really unusual that temperature effects it so much!

M- Creamy, thick, full bodies, light crispness around the edges. Silky smooth actually. Sticky, long lasting finish. I'm talking miles and miles. You'd be pissed off if you had to walk the distance this stays with you.

Not the best vintage of this, but still really tasty. A whole growler goes down too easily.

Serving type: growler

02-28-2012 00:01:36 | More by Khazadum
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Shadteks

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler fresh from the source poured into Half Acre imperial tulip

Pours a deep orange,plentiful with haze,put it to light and it blocks a good 85-90%, nice off white head that lingers nicely and leaves great all around lacing on the glass.

Aroma heavy pine and citrus grapefruit specifically,slight malt scent can be detected if your searching.

This beer feels full and pretty rich on the palette resinous pines coat the mouth as the dank hops attack, the taste is grapefruit again but not the fruit not the zest but of the bitter white rind and in no way am I saying this in a bad way. BOOM! these guys kill it every time Go get some!

Serving type: growler

02-27-2012 02:28:13 | More by Shadteks
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Nachos4two

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a Growler into a Half Acre Tulip

A- Golden Orange look, slightly cloudy with little head.

S- Hoppy/citrus smell is apparent, but nowhere as strong as say a Hopslam.

T- Very "thin" clean taste of the flavor, great flavor and easy to drink for certain. A fresh taste comes to mind. I don't feel a bitterness as I do from some others.

M- "thinly" feel on the palette, crisp, lenders on the tongue after each sip. Which I love.

O- This is a must try and have again as well. Glad the wife and I bought a Growler and a couple bombers as this is a once a year release.

All I have to say is WoW.

http://gallery.me.com/nickozin/100252/A%20Double%20Doozy

Serving type: growler

02-26-2012 20:50:28 | More by Nachos4two
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womencantsail

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the tick, Chris. A growler shared at a post Bruery party gathering.

A: The pour is a orange in color with some golden hues and a big white head, too.

S: A huge citrus aroma with lots of resinous pine. There's a fair amount of bread forward malts, but the hops really dominate. The tangerine and grapefruit are really fresh smelling.

T: Although the nose seemed very balanced, the flavor was very much about the hops. Lots of grapefruit, lemon rind, pine, and maybe just a bit of grass. Some bready malts are present too, though.

M: The body is medium with a mild to moderate carbonation. Seems to have lost a bit of the bubbles from the trip in the growler.

D: I really like Daisy Cutter a lot so I have been wanting to try this and it did not disappoint. A fantastic beer from Half Acre.

Serving type: growler

01-12-2011 23:29:07 | More by womencantsail
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks to largadeer for sharing this one while hanging out at Beachwood BBQ after the Bruery RS Party! Served from growler into a goblet. Poured yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus/bitter hops. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a damn good brew. Not very much at all missing on the flavor or aroma in this one. Really glad that I got a chance to try this one while in Cali. A definite must try!

Serving type: growler

01-11-2011 19:14:54 | More by thagr81us
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Gobzilla

California

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights that had a thin head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. Upon the first whiff I was greeted by very nice grassy piney hops with citrus fruits like orange, lemon, and slight tangerine notes but had a little earthiness to it as well. It didi have some good caramel malt presence. The piney hops were more apparent on the palate with citrusy orange and tangerine accents but had good sweet malt backing and a touch of earthiness in the background. The brew was light to medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a citrusy, piney, hoppy, slight sweet but crisp finish. I was digging regular daisy cutter but its big brother does have a better hop profile was drinking really good. Definitely have to try it fresh.

Serving type: growler

01-10-2011 16:56:37 | More by Gobzilla
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a glass mug.

Thanks to TheStretch for sharing his growler on NYE!

After sampling this bad boy at the brewery, I've been looking forward to this growler's cracking. It pours a hazy golden copper topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, caramel, cantaloupe, and pine. The taste holds notes of pine (sharper than the smell), dry leeks, honeydew, light caramel, and ruby red grapefruit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, one of the better DIPAs I've yet had. Though I was hoping for slightly more flavor, this thing is disturbingly drinkable and continuously brings a smile to my face with every sip.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2011 22:22:45 | More by TMoney2591
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to cadaugherty for the growler. Cheers!

Poured from growler into Stone IPA glass. Slightly hazed golden orange body. A healthy egg shell head is set a top. The retention is quite impressive, a slight cap is left for the duration of each pour. Heavy lacing is left firmly attached to the side of the glass.

Much like any good DIPA, the hops are front and center. The aroma places itself somewhere between an American and English IPA. The citrus hops are countered by a equally assertive dose of floral hops. This works, but it is just not my bag. I prefer the heavy citrus with the floral taking more of a complimentary role.

The flavor begins with with a nice hop bite. The A rather pithy, organic bitterness rolls across the palate. As you get several sips in the citrus flavor becomes more apparent. Tangelo and grapefruit flavors merge. Once again, the beer combines qualities of both the American and English IPA's. The floral hops are much more subtle on the tongue. The malt flavor is quite subdued. I am thrilled by the lack of caramel malt in the flavor.

Medium bodied beer, with prickly carbonation. Resinous oily feel left on the tongue. A finish is fairly dry though a slight lingering flavor is left on the tongue.

I like this beer. It is not my favorite in the style, nor is it in my top 5 or possibly 10. I am not sure if I see this as a DIPA. It is certainly a bit bigger than an IPA, it is a cusper. If this beer were to be available for purchase on a regular basis I would revisit with out question. I am thrilled to have had the chance to enjoy this, a really good beer.

Serving type: growler

12-24-2010 00:53:00 | More by kzoobrew
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super Fresh Growler into my Stone IPA glass-

Appearance- Glowing copper pour with tons of white head, great lacing.

Aroma- Floral/Citrus hops abound. Grapefruit and a hint of orange peel.

Taste- Again with the hops up front (not exactly grapefruit, dare I say tangerine), good bitterness with a crisp dry finish.

Mouth/Drink- Honestly not quite as good as plain old Daisy Cutter. Something is not as precise in this element (to be frank a bit of a step down from the previous batch).

Well this is appropriate my 1st BA review that I bothered to enter was for Daisy Cutter, and now my 50th Review is for Double Daisy Cutter. I swear I didn't plan this.

Serving type: growler

12-23-2010 05:10:47 | More by cadaugherty
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

12-22-2010 23:09:49 | More by glazeman
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Eataly - Chicago, IL
L - amber in color, huge rocky ivory head leaves some lacing on the glass
S - awesome nose, tropical, honey, caramel, floral hop, refreshing
T - bold and fairly balanced with tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit, toasty, nutty grain, pine, fruit, floral hop, caramel
F - medium body, alcohol is noticeable but warming, finishes dry with lingering piny, grapefruity bitterness and a little bit of residual sweetness
O - really solid DIPA! Love how the high dose of toasty grain complements the bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2014 19:04:19 | More by barnzy78
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koutkid41

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy dark orange color with one inch of white head. Nice lacing that sticks to the glass.

S: Big bready aroma with citrus pine with some strawberry and candied fruits. Some floral notes as well, appealing aroma but doesn't punch you in the face.

T: Big bready hit on the front end as well. Then on the back end has a bitterness that lingers with strawberry, orange, grapefruit and some mild pine.

M: Medium chewy body with sturdy carbonation. Semi harsh bitterness and nice and dry on the finish. Nicely attenuated.

O: Overall I really enjoyed this beer and love the dry finish. Was hoping for more and find it to be a little over-hyped in my opinion but not bad. I would drink again but not fight to get it as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 05:33:29 | More by koutkid41
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-EBF sample pour. Not sure if it's as from a bottle of from the tap unfortunately. Pours a darker orange with a thin, white head.

S-Zesty oranges and grapefruits. A candied citrus hop character as well. Piney, grassy and some tropical fruit hops. Malty sweetness.

T-Concentrated oranges and grapefruit like the nose. Sweet, candied orange hops, also found in the nose. Heavy on the bitter citrus. Grass and pine leave more bitterness. Some caramel malt backing.

M-Bitter. Medium bodied. Prickly carbonation. I wouldn't hate another 12 or so samples of this.

O/D-I have been waiting to try this one for years. I was very excited. I wouldn't exactly say I was let down by it because I still found it to be an amazing brew but I was sort of expecting serious epicness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2014 20:38:06 | More by VelvetExtract
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 20:56:02 | More by joeseppy
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WadeBridgman

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice golden orange color, can see right through the glass. Small head of foam, looks pretty in a glass.
S - Wonderful smell, able to detect nice bitter fruits. Nice dry hopping went on here.
T - Taste is great, the bitterness and sweet taste blend nicely and leave a great finish to the beer, I am impressed. No detection of 8% alcohol.
M - the carbonation is a little stronger than i would have guessed, but does not take away from the overall character of the beer.
O - This is a great brew that I have had my eye on for quite some time. I am a fan of Half Acre and I'm glad I was able to acquire this since normal Daisy Cutter is so enjoyable.

Purchased 3/13/14. Enjoyed 3/15/14. No date on bottle, no batch number, no IBU's.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 05:21:46 | More by WadeBridgman
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with nearly 2 fingers of nearly white (yellow/tan tinted) dense head. Retention is fantastic, lacing is perfect.

S - Lots of grapefruit and sweet caramel malts initially. Light resin, and some lemon as well.

T - Initially light lemon and dry piney hops. More lemon and a grapefruit type citrus follow it up, theres a definitely caramel sweetness and an almost wet hoppy finish to the beer. Lemon and wet hops linger throughout the entire life cycle of the taste and to the aftertaste as well.

M - Surprisingly light bodied, ok carbonation. Very smooth yet light and drinkable. Kind have expected a bit more carbonation, but the almost juice like quality really allows the great flavor to shine. Unique but i really dig it.

O - Mouthfeel is what makes this really unique in my opinion. Also, the tons of light citrusy zesty lemon and subtle hop bitterness play incredibly well off of each other. I tend to like sweeter citrus fruits but this was really unique and awesome.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 04:04:09 | More by MacQ32
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Solid gold with decent foam. Lacing is just ok, but very sudsy. Color is very heavy and thick. I love the color.

Smell: Slightly oaky with evident grapefruit. A bit too subdued.

Taste/Mouthfeel: While (Single) Daisy Cutter exhibits the grassy and lemony notes of a good IPA, Double Daisy Cutter hones in on the grapefruit notes. Very citrusy and the booze packs a punch. Quite smooth for an IPA, especially a double. Yeasty.

Overall Drinkability: Not quite as good as its counterpart, but definitely a beer worth a few tries.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2013 23:54:42 | More by tjsdomer2
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tried Daisy Cutter, tried Galactic, now it's time for Double. Pours a bright orange color, slightly hazy. Medium white head that disappears quickly. Scent is a little more weak than I had expected. Some grassy notes with piney hops and a hint of citrus. A lot of grapefruit with a bit of melon. Just a tiny bit of malt. Taste is a step above the aroma. Very well-balanced favors of citrus hops and crystal malt. The hops are't "in your face" but the flavor is quite lovely. Somewhat bittering finish that lingers on the back of the palate. Mouthfeel is crisp and a bit on the juicy side. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a well-balanced DIPA. I still prefer regular Daisy Cutter though.

Serving type: bottle

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.