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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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585 Ratings
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 457
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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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

t0rin0, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours an orange-amber with a nice white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a good mixture of citrus hops along with some tropical and light pine notes in the background. Flavor has a touch of bready malt combined with nice hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body and a nice dry finish with a long bitter kick afterward. Pretty impressive.

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

zestar, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by three fingers of foam; impressive retention and lacing

Smell: Tangerine and pith

Taste: This is one of those DIPAs where the malt provides a clean backdrop against which the hops can produce their flavors; in this case, the flavors have a ton of citrus, pith and a hint of hemp; not much development from start to finish, but just a ton of great, bold flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; very lively on the palate

Overall: This DIPA is right up my alley - no sticky malt and no booziness; just a clean citrusy hop profile; well done

brentk56, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really liked this one I have to admit. Big fan of the original so of course I was curious what its big brother could do. Served cold and into a pint glass, this one was enjoyed on 06/20/2010.

Pours one of the murkiest and haziest of ambers I have ever seen. Looks like Mango juice or something, really full with a huge white cap of foam on top that thoroughly coats the entire inside of the glass. Really very, very well done I have to admit. Aroma is deep citrus hops. Tons of grapefruit, tangerine, orange, and a touch of tropical fruit thrown in. Warming brings some nice balance to it with a rich and buttery malt that builds along with a touch of hotness.

Each sip seems to be bigger then the one before it. Really nicely done. Crisp, biting, sharp the hops hit you like a ton of bricks and never did let go of itself. Smacking the lips against the teeth the oily, resiny hops dominate the show here. Smooth middle with a rich, full and creamy body, the ABV snuck up on me, but I found this to be so incredibly good, it did not matter.

Overall I have to say this was a great DIPA. One of my new favorites for sure.

mikesgroove, Jun 22, 2010
Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Texasfan549, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +11%

kjkinsey, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

womencantsail, Jan 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

ygtbsm94, Jun 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

spycow, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a lightly hazy golden color with a thin white head on top. The aroma of hops were on the nose with some minimal hints of malt in there too. The taste of the beer was quite good, it had a bit of an earthy flavor blended with the citrus notes. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth with some decent carbonation to it. Overall I thought the beer was pretty good and I would drink it again if I ever came across it in the future.

Knapp85, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a couple bottles at Half Acre yesterday.
Decided to review since it was a little different than the cask serving.

Into a tulip, it's a deep orange with a moderate haze. Some frothy lace licks the sides, and sticks as it dries out. Retention is good, the initial head is creamy with irregular crags and peaks on the surface.

Pungent citrusy grapefruit and orange peel, some woody leafy green stuff also.
Tropical and strong with the fumes.

Bright citrus hits you right of the bat, with a receding resiny hop bitterness in the end. Tropical flourishes of mango are dancing in there, over a densely citrus and grassy hop profile. Fairly balanced for a DIPA, smooth and easy to sip, but not so much a session beer. Sticky on the lips, a steady firm bitterness that lingers well into the aftertaste, leaving traces of grapefruit rind on the tongue. Very punchy and not for the faint hearted. As I said in my other review, this is in the realm of Dreadnaught, Goose IIPA, and Flossmoor IPA's like XIPA and FUd0b.

emerge077, May 21, 2010
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Half Acre beer shared by nickd717 a few weeks back. Thanks, Nick.

Hazy blonde, similar to regular Daisy Cutter in appearance. Nice head retention and color makes for a great looking beer.

Floral hop aroma with moderate sweetness behind it. A bit of tropical fruit, grainy sweetness, honey, grapefruit. Smells good, but regular Daisy Cutter has a better hop aroma. This one smells a bit too sweet in comparison.

The palate opens with honey-like sweetness and floral hop flavors, with undertones of pineapple and grapefruit. Side-by-side with regular Daisy Cutter, I feel this beer doesn't improve upon the flavors of Daisy Cutter enough to warrant the higher alcohol. Moderately bitter in the finish yet semi-sweet, this is a bit too middle of the road, though it is enjoyable. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable, and the hop character is a little underwhelming. It's a good beer, very enjoyable, but I'd take regular Daisy Cutter over it most days.

largadeer, Aug 04, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SocalKicks, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks go to Sean9689 for sending this fresh bottle from the latest release out my way.

Pours a hazed copper in the glass, with 2 big foamy fingers of rich off-white head. This retains with a thick and creamy ½ finger that just drenches the sides with sticky lacing. Awesome look on this! The aroma is softer feeling in the nose at first, with floral, leafy, and herbal tones all setting the pace before sharp notes of grapefruit juice and pithy smelling citrus rind cut those the nostrils like a knife. There is just a semblance of sugary malts underneath all of this, but the hops are so bright and fresh smelling, everything else just comes in second place.

The taste has much more of a malt presence going on here, with honeyed sugars and bready biscuits being more than a match for that fresh and biting hop profile. Green grapefruit flavor is in abundance (being flavorful but not overly aggressive thanks to that balance) but the bulk of the bitterness is saved for the finish, with citrus peel and spice lingering with a steady dryness and a pithy peel that sticks to the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little fuller feeling, with a crisp creaminess that is equal parts prickly sharpness and smooth slickness. And WOW, there is just no freaking way that this beer is 8-9%! There's absolutely no alcohol to be found here besides the heft of the body! I wouldn't even have guessed that this was high ABV at all, except for the flush of warmth that is slowly creeping up my neck as I work through the bottle. Most impressive!

This was my second time having this beer (the first being on tap @ the Great Taste) and there's no doubt that I think it's some awesome stuff. Take the well balanced fresh hop flavors of the regular Daisy Cutter; give it a fuller body, yet still retain the crisp drinkibility of the original as well. That's this beer in a nutshell. About as dangerous of a drinker as I've come across recently. Just really tremendous stuff!

Kegatron, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Half Acre last Thursday, the first (and likely) only day it was available. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip glass.

A - Pours with a voluminous three fingers of foam that slowly dissipates to a thick chunky cap and glass-coating lacing. The body is a hazy golden apricot golden that glows when held to the light.

S - Pine, dank weed, fresh oranges, tropical fruit punch - all kinds of hoppy goodness here. There is a touch of malt backbone, but this is very West Coast in vibe with only a touch of sugar cookie and toffee peeking through.

T - Taste is full of pine, oranges, and bitterness. Again, not a ton of malt showing up here, with a touch of candied citrus and caramel. The residual bitterness gets more and and more intense as I make my way through the bottle, getting perhaps a bit more aggressive than I prefer.

M - The mouthfeel is a bit gritty although the carbonation isn't overly harsh. The body is decidedly medium, and the finish is oily and resinous, but only slightly drying.

D - The bitterness is more of an impediment than the ABV, which is on the lower end of the spectrum for Double IPAs anyway. Otherwise this is a terrific and highly enjoyable hop bomb from the guys at Half Acre.

MasterSki, May 24, 2010
Photo of oline73
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a layer of off white head. The smell is full of juicy citrus hops, definitely west coast hop goodness. Bitter citrus peel hops dominate the taste, but there is enough malt sweetness to balance things out a bit. More juicy citrus peel notes here. The sweet undertone was just enough to add balance, but let the hops be the star. This is a very good DIPA.

oline73, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Mora2000, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mendvicdog, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/09/12 notes. Shared a bomber of this with some friends, poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

a - Pours a transparent medium amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, citra, fruity malts, pine hops, and some floral hops. Ton of fresh hops and citrus, really awesome nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, grapefruity, fruity malts, and alcohol. A litle bit bitter. Hops are there again, but not quite as great as the nose due to the alcohol coming through.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light bitterness in the mouthfeel.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good DIPA, though I was slightly disappointed for some reason; maybe because I love Daisy Cutter and was hoping this would be even better. The nose is great and the taste is very good, though the alcohol comes through a bit. Would definitely have it again, but I think I like normal Daisy Cutter a bit better.

mdfb79, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Rochefort10nh, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

beernads, Dec 12, 2013
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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.