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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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169 Reviews

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Reviews: 169
Hads: 727
Avg: 4.21
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 503
Gots: 74 | FT: 3
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.
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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Duvel tulip. 8.0% ABV, no date.

I shared Daisy Cutter with señior Beerwolf a while back, so it's only logical he shares the Double version with me right? I mean, based on our 'thanks-to' we sort of stick to sharing every-other bottle. :P

A - A bit foggy and golden orange with a finger-tall, off-white head and gooey lace left all over the glass. Honestly, it could be sexier.

S - Heavy hop aroma rich of grassy, fresh Chinook and Cascade resiny, gooey lupulin glands. Pale malt backs this hop bomb (yes, pun intended) up but doesn't offer much more.

T - Grassy, bitter, resiny hops with big citrusy notes and a mild backbone. Nice balance but it's a little too grassy like I remember Daisy Cutter being.

M - Medium-bodied and well-carbonated with a crisp, bitter finish, this one isn't over the top but rather, decently well-balanced.

D - As far as drinkability goes, this is best split at least two ways, it's a far cry from a sessionable brew. A little overly earthy, this beer is good but certainly not fantastic.

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Photo of fear025
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:Sweet cotton candy and grapefruit with sugar on top.

Appearance:Gold in color, lots of white head, and pretty bubbles.

Taste:Hugely hoppy! Freshly cut grass, grapefruit, citrus, lemon. There is a lot of sweetness in this beer. These flavors stick around through the midtaste, but all that remains on the aftertaste is harsh bitterness.

Mouthfeel:Light to medium body, good carbonation, and a little hop astringency.

Drinkability:This is an amazingly delicious DIPA. The huge grapefruit hops in this beer really shine.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
2.85/5  rDev -32.3%
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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Photo of nrbw23
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice, slightly hazy orangeish color with a white. Head is fairly small, caps the brew and is there the entire time. Head leaves some nice lacing.

S- Quite a bit of citrus and pine. Also has a good malt back bone.

T- Citrus hops are mainly grapefruit. Very nice great tasting brew. Caramel malts make a bit of an appearance but hops dominant.

M- Medium in body and carbonation is right on.

D- Very easy to drink and had no problem with this one. A little surprised that this one is a DIPA.

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Photo of Florida9
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle obtained from the second release.

A: Very hazy, deep brownish-orange in color. Forms about a finger or so of white head that has little retention, but leaves a lot of lacing.

S: Orange and citrus along with some sweet tropical fruits.

T: Moderately sweet pale malt presents itself on the font end before a smattering of citrus hops and pine. Finishes rather dry and with a somewhat astringent grapefruit bitterness.

M: Much better out of the bottle. Medium in weight with appropriate carbonation. Dry on the finish.

D: Definitely much better out of the bottle, but still not living up to the Daisy Cutter name. Much more of a balanced DIPA with the malts being far more prevalent than what we've come to expect with strongly hopped regular DC. However, still an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of callmemickey
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy straw-yellow body with a medium size frothy white head. Slight soap scum lacing left on the glass.

S: A huge blast of grapefruit and citrus. Just a hint of pine and a little underbelly of malt.

T: Bitter grapefruit, lemon and resin. The flavor is overshadowed by the bitterness which leaves a slightly off impression... similar to my impression of SheWolf.

M: Moderate weight body, smooth creaminess upfront followed by a strong bitter finish.

D: A solid dIPA, however, I think the bitterness overshadows any underlying complexity that should shine through in the flavor profile.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

4.5 A: Nearly perfect! Hazed orange brown color. Super thick, creamy off white head with great retention and a good amount of lacing.

4.0 S: This is great too! Incredibly intense flowery hops. Hops also contribute a touch of spiciness, some pine, some sharp pineapple and grapefruit. This is nearly three months old and still hoppy as hell! Malts are fairly neutral with bready yeastiness.

3.5 T: The taste is more balanced than the nose. Moderate bitterness with pine, orange, and spicy hops. Malts are somewhat biscuity, somewhat bready, and earthy like melon rind. The yeast is surprisingly clean. Overall, the taste is an elegant mixture of hops and malts with good balance and well hidden alcohol.

4.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be a lot creamier, but it's incredibly smooth for an unfiltered DIPA.

4.0 D: Good beer. I enjoyed this one a lot. Well balanced DIPAs are just as good as hop bombs and this is a great example of the former.

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Photo of Jayli
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired this from GbvDave so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Consumed 1/28
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a hazy golden color with a one and a half finger head. Head recedes quickly and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: NOse is straight up hoppy goodness. Piney hops, slight fruitiness, and a solid caramel malt character.

T: Taste starts with a good deal of piney hop and light breadiness. Lemon and grapefruit zest comes in. Finish has a light pale malt and touch of grassiness. There is a bit of orange peel in the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, nice oily feel.

D: Goes down very easily, very tasty, somewhat filling, well hidden kick and nice representation of style. I loved Daisy Cutter, and Double Daisy Cutter does not disappoint - I could sit for a few more pints of this one!

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Photo of gford217
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jason for this bottle.

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a healthy off-white head that shows excellent retention and sticky sheets of lacing along the sides.

Aroma is full of pineapples, tangerine and lemongrass with some resinous pine as well. Definitely an overall dank hop type thing going on as well. Just tons of big hop aromas.

Taste isn't quite as aggressively hoppy with an original herbal and pine bite with some bready malts in the background. There is a bit of citrus but less than I got in the aroma. The finish is bitter and resinous.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops with moderate carbonation.

I'm a big fan of this one. It's extremely drinkable and seriously dry hopped. If Double/Imperial Pale were a separate style, this would be top of the charts.

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Photo of kirkpjr
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try this one for a while now. Thanks bauermj!

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a nice, slightly hazy deep amber color with 2 fingers of off-white head. Heavy sheets of lacing up and down the glass.

S: Pine, tangerine, and all things citrus with some tropical fruits as well. A touch of biscuit malt on the back, but this one is all hops.

T: Big malt comes through in the first sip to balance out the citrus hops. Pine, grapefruit, and juicy tropical hop flavors shine through as I make my way through the beer. A solid, juicy, well-balanced DIPA.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sticky and resinous hops.

D: This one was hop forward, yet still balanced. Highly drinkable, with the ABV well hidden. I'd probably still prefer the original Daisy Cutter if we're talking 'to style' here, but this one was still very tasty.

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Photo of beerhan
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle split. Poured into a pint glass, decent head that dissipates fast. Nice orange golden color. Smells very herby, almost like loose leaf tea. Tastes just like steeped hops. Super hoppy but in a good way. The hop forwardness of this beer is stellar and a real hop heads dream. You can feel the bitterness but it is not overwhelming for your tongue. This one goes down pretty smooth and I do hope to try again.

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle courtesy of the ever generous Alexander, poured in to a snifter shortly after I received it. Many thanks!

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, live, rambunctious brew, a dull golden at first, but exposure to light reveals an iridescent peach, vivid and lively. Carbonation runs rampant through this one, fine-bubbled, plentiful, and continuous - I'm excited to try the mouth on this one. The carbonation - coupled with the fact that I poured this one into a relatively narrow mouthed snifter - does this one a favor, continually replenishing the head on this one. I'm not sure it needs it, particularly, as the retention on this one is pretty fantastic - the initial one finger or so of lightly tanned head sits, erect, creamy, whipped, like soft meringue peaks. It fades ever so slightly at first but reaches a nice equilibrium quickly with the effervescence, making for a fat, healthy surface lacing that's more a continuous sheet of never-departed head than surface dusting. It gets thicker nearer the rim of the glass as it climbs, sticky and clingy, sloping up the sides of the snifter. The lacing is snow, frosty and frozen, forming literal uniform sheets along the sides of the glass, like the sort of snow you get when it's ultra cold and the flakes are ridiculously small, freezing at the slightest nucleation point in to the most minuscule crystals.

Aroma: An amazingly pungent, resinous nose. This one's had the absolute piss dry hopped out of it - it's sticky, thick, wet, and oily, full of ripe tobacco, juicy mint, and sappy pine, though other herbal overtones - chives, garlic, thyme - blend in and out. Flashes of citrus pith dance their way in and out of the melee, and there's a definite dry, biscuity, roasted underpinning here, but this one's all about the hop notes. I have absolutely no clue what the dominant hop variety is here - it smells vaguely like Nelson S., though with all of the crazy new varieties being introduced out there these days, who really knows?

Taste: Them there's one of them newfangled hops here, fersher. Those same fresh, dank hops dominate the flavor profile here, though they're a little less robust, a little more herbal and one-dimensional. That's not to say they're not still great - huge mint, leafy notes, leather, and generically astringent but positively dirty herbalness dominate a hop landscape otherwise flecked by earthy but tart citrus, faint bubblegum-esque tropical fruit notes, and mild pine, all in a moderately to moderately high bitter package. The foundation is roasted, biscuity, like dry shortbread cookies at points.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy - particularly as the carbonation fades - and quite a juxtaposition with the spicy, foreward, leafy, herbal assault that is the flavor profile. It works surprisingly well, both initially and at the end of the arc.

Drinkability: Two great, herbal, east coast, dry-hopped brews in a row from my friend in Chicago. At 8.5%, this one's on the low end for most Double IPAs, and noting that to its credit, I'll add that whatever hints of alcohol were here were masterfully hidden. That being said, I can imagine the hop profile here being something that's not for everyone - it's unique, one of those IPAs/DIPAs that endears itself to the beer drinking community largely by virtue of it uniqueness. Fortunately, I'm a huge fan of the hop profile, and would recommend this to anyone who likes east coast IPAs/DIPAs, dry hopping, and leafy, herbal hop profiles. Half Acre continues to impress.

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Photo of trappistlover
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(22oz botle from jcnd9803!). Pours slightly hazy copper wih 2 finger off-white head. Very active carbonation. Aroma has some must, juicy grapefruit, some pine/wood. Excellent! Taste is sweet malts with some wood notes and bitterness on the end. Medium bodied with prickly carbonation on the tongue. Finish is bitter, but the malt balances this beer out. Really good beer and drinks easily. Thanks Jon!!

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Photo of StoneTSR
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Deep copper and very clean with a small, but very full, white head. Light, thin lacing throughout the glass.

SMELL: Moderately strong orange smell.

TASTE: Strong orange and bitter flavor. Deliciously hoppy floral flavors. Finishes strong with a pleasant, mildly bitter aftertaste.

MOUTHFEEL: Oily, but still sparkling and a very refreshing beer.

OVERALL: Surprisingly satisfying and delicious beer. Wish they canned this stuff too.

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Photo of StormKing47
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by therealnomayo on New Years Eve with him and cmurren25. Another bottle of this so here goes...

A- A nice light amber color with an orange/yellow hue. Has a nice carb level with some steady bubbles leading to a decent white, fluffy head. Just like they all should look, amber golden hue with a slight haze, a nice sign of good things to come.

S- A nice citrus pop of citrus fruits and grapefruit with a lingering piney resin. Smells bitter, delicious and sticky. As it warms a nice tangerine and more succulent fruits show up with a subtle malty sweetness, that's fairly bready. Very pleasant and inviting aroma.

T- A huge wave of citrus, grapefruit, lemons, succulent tangerines and a touch of piney bitterness. In reality there's virtually no malt, you have to dig and swish to find the tiny sweet malts that are there for balance. As it warms some earthy grass notes, but they get slapped up by the citrus hops.

M- A nice medium body with a slight carb tickle. A very nice semi-syrupy and sticky feeling that lingers on the tongue. Isn't tangy, but crisp and refreshing with a little bitter snap at the end.

D- Hell Yes! I am glad they decided to brew it again and now it's in rotation. A fine imperial version of there famous daisy cutter. Enough to satisfy any hop head. Crisp, refreshing and sticky.

Keep it coming Half Acre. Please start shipping to PA!

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Photo of whiterascal
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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Photo of ottovon
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

shared with whiterascal

A: Pours out and orangish-amber color, with a white head that fell quickly. lacing down the glass.

S: I get a lot of citrus and pine. some caramel malt, and some breadyness.

T: i get citrus, and a lot of piney hops. sort of resiney. some caramel malt in the front, and it finishes bitter and piney.

M: a good medium body with a good amount of carbonation. it is smooth at first, and finishes dry and bitter.

D: it is a beer that i could easily drink the whole bomber myself.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
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!

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Photo of Sean9689
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber purchased from the brewery into a tulip.

A - Pours a hazy yellow/orange body, a fingers-worth of white head, some good lacing and a nice cap on top.

S - A balance of hops and malts, which surprises me. Citrus, floral, slight malty note, but the hops dominate the nose.

T - Solid bitter hops, citrus, some floral notes, slight malty sweetness, and a huge bitter finish.

M - Light, crisp, oily finish.

D - Very easy, "crushable" (as Jason would say), more please.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of seeswo
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Initially reviewed blind from a fridge full of ipas and dipas and poured by my wife after a workout. Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden color with a sizable white head. Smells is of citrus hops, not overwhelming, but adequate. Taste is hop forward with minimal sweetness (though not dry) and a surprising malt back. Maybe a touch thinner than expected, but not a detraction. Reasonable, moderate carbonation. Smooth and drinkable. Daisy cutter is a better pale ale than double daisy cutter is a dipa. I wanted to like this more than I did.

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Photo of trbergman
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A - Somewhat hazy orange body with about a quarter inch of dense foam and thick rings of sticky lacing.

S - Sweet tropical fruit medley of pineapple, mango, orange, and peach, with an understated background of caramel malt.

T - Lush and juicy fruit flavor, packed with orange and tangerine, as well as hints of mango and pineapple. Hops add notes of pine, as well as moderate bitterness. Hoppiness doesn't quite "pop" in the way I'd usually like for a DIPA, but it works well enough for what Half Acre seems to be going for. Nicely balanced finish.

M - Smooth, medium body.

D - Brings a warm ray of sunshine to a cold winter evening. I'd have some again.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
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!

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.