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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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BA SCORE
95
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525 Ratings
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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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ktrillionaire

Florida

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

Thanks to Spycow for this brew.

A - Orange-gold in hue, with a generous white frothy head and spotty lace everywhere

S - Tangerine, pine and mango hoppiness easily outshines whatever malt must be within this brew.

T - Juicy orange and mango notes are supplanted by dry and bitter herbal-resin nuances of pine and mango sap in a fervent display of hoppiness. Malt is not even a bit player here; unusual for the style.

M - (D)IPA. Good.

D - Half Acre has impressed me thus far. Here's another winner...

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 21:30:52 | More by ktrillionaire
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to GbVDave for sending this along in a trade. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

The beer pours as murky a tangering as I've seen, it looks like citrus hop juice. There's a good sized creamy white cap on it, and the lacing left behind is fair to good. Those nose is straight citrus, particularly grapefruit. I'd be willing to bet this beer met its fair share of Amarillo. After smelling DDC I was expecting a hop bomb of nuclear proportions, but that's not what I found. Unlike the nose there's a perceptible caramel foundation in every sip, and bitterness and citrus flavors from the hops, while present, are a bit too subdued. This is in part at least due to carbonation being a little bit too low, though the body strikes a nice balance between rich and thin. Double Daisy Cutter is pretty drinkable for a double IPA, but that's in part due to the lackluster hop bitterness bite. Double Daisy Cutter is a good beer, it just doesn't live up to some of the expectations that come with its imperial IPA tag.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 03:51:08 | More by axeman9182
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Onenote81

North Carolina

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

Awesome bottle received from the excellent trader, pochman! Per his suggestion, I cracked this bottle first.

Poured into a goblet. Pours a very murky, cloudy dark gold. Sits pretty dense in the glass. A small finger-width off-white head rests on top. Lots of sticky lace clings to the glass. The nose on this beer is superb! This is eye-crossingly wonderful. Tons of citrus notes waft out: grapefruit, passion fruit, lemon zest, oranges, etc. This really smells amazing. I wish I could scent my car with this.

The mouth is firm. Slight oily feel. Sits heavier than many of the style. Carbonation level is spot-on. As this beer warms a bit, a smooth creamy characteristic takes over. Great citrusy hops in the flavor. Light spiciness, but nothing overbearing. Adds a nice touch. The bitterness is much more pronounced right away, but as it warms a smooth honey-sweetness pops up. Excellent balance. I enjoyed this entire bomber for myself. I want more! Great beer. Thanks again, Ed.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 18:41:26 | More by Onenote81
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jhoban19

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Last of the three bottles I was able to purchase from the brewery.

A: Hazy orange/tangerine color with a thick, solid 2 fingers of white head that holds up well beyond the first sip. Once the foam subsides, a thick ring around the rim and full surface coverage are left as a constant reminder of the strong initial foam. A beautiful pattern of lacing forms and stands strong on all sides of the glass.

S: A burst of citrus hops jumps out of the glass, mainly grapefruit, orange and lemon. As the beer warms some pine and grassy notes start to waft up through my nostrils along with some subtle tropical fruit aromas.

T: The flavor profile is a near perfect balance of wonderful citrus hops, a very subtle, slightly sweet honey-like malt and a lingering hop bitterness that smacks the back of the throat and swings back onto the tongue to wash away the citrus until the next sip.

M: Medium bodied, incredibly smooth and just a tingle of carbonation that helps bring together each component. The finish is dry and bitter, though not the tongue splitter I was expecting- at first. As I progress through the bottle I can definitely feel the bitterness putting a sleeper hold on my tongue. The alcohol content is sneaking up on me in a similar fashion.

D: What more can I say? I am enjoying the hell out of this beer. I love Daisy Cutter and its bigger brother has not disappointed. Double Daisy Cutter starts out with tons of citrusy hops throwing themselves into your nose, followed up by a fantastic combination of hops, subtle malts and gradually working up to that bitterness I expect from a beer in this style. I hope Half Acre decides to make this one available again.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 03:24:58 | More by jhoban19
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 01:17:04 | More by mikesgroove
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chicagobeerriot

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well, Half Acre deserves the "truth in advertising" award: this offering is essentially Daisy Cutter on Andro. Same great grassy hop flavor with a complementary dose of pine, melding with a soda cracker malt base. It is not overpowerly bitter and is almost refreshingly drinkable for the style. Mouthfeel is on the light side.

While its lighter cousin punches its weight against other APAs, I think that DDC suffers a little bit when placed in the IIPA category. The hops are not as complex as some of its bretheren (no fruit salads here) and its malt backbone is not as sturdy as some of my favorites (Dreadnaught and Dorado). That said, this is a very nice beer and well deserving of your attention if Half Acre makes it a yearly release.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 02:20:59 | More by chicagobeerriot
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mikey711

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -15%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 23:01:04 | More by mikey711
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

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

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2010 06:00:04 | More by weatherdog
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paco1029384756

Illinois

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

Pours a cloudy orange color with one and a half fingers of creamy white head with good retention.

Scent of sweet tropical fruit, lots of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and peaches. A hint of caramel malts and resiny hops finish the scent off.

Taste of bitter pine, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, a hint of caramel, and the lightest touch of alcohol. I find regular Daisy Cutter to be more bitter, but I am loving the overflowing tropical fruit flavors in this beer.

Mouthfeel is medium light bodied and slightly creamy with a medium carbonation, refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 18:58:32 | More by paco1029384756
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billab914

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I loved Daisy Cutter so when I heard about this version I had to try it. Thanks Matt for making that possible. Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Poured a murky orange color, with a bright white foamy head taking up the top inch of the glass. The head settled a bit but left a pretty decent covering on the beer as I drank it. Pretty good lacing to it as well.

The aroma has a very nice floral, juicy, sweet hoppiness to it. It has a little pine but more of a sweet grapefruit, citrus, tropical flavor than anything else. Excellent aroma overall.

The taste also shows the tropical like, juicy hops very nicely. It finishes slightly sweet with some more tropical flavors. A little bit of pine comes through as well as a little caramel sweetness. Really nice hoppy flavor to it, and really hit the flavor profile for my personal tastes in a hoppy beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it's very good tasting and easy drinking. It was an excellent tasting hoppy beer with a very nice aroma as well. One of the best DIPA's I've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 23:30:07 | More by billab914
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levifunk

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

jojomdma was nice enough to share this with me

a - hazy orange. peach colored head.

s - citrus hops.

t - mix of citrus and pine hops. orange peal. sweet. bitter finish.

m - light and refreshing. very drinkable.

o - nice DIPA. would recommend to anyone who likes IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2010 03:39:14 | More by levifunk
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NorthsideFred

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up three bottles at the Half Acre Brewery. What a great, laid-back atmosphere.

A: Pours a cloudy orange, with a big white foamy head. Nice lacing.

S: Nice. Similar to some of my favorite double ipa's. Very fresh scent, I detect grapefruit, malt, and perhaps some hints of pine.

T: Taste is good. Crisp, clean, citrus. Bitter, but not too bitter. I like this. Very hoppy, numbs my tongue a bit.

M: Medium body, with lots of tiny boubles.

D: Not bad. Not a session beer, but not bad.

Overall, I liked this quite a bit. Hopefully this won't be a one-time thing.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2010 01:48:55 | More by NorthsideFred
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HopHead84

California

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

5/31/2010

Thanks Alex! Opened on the elevated Pendragon veranda on Memorial Day and poured into a snifter. The beer appears hazy dark orange with a large frothy beige head, good retention, and good lacing.

The nose exhibits soft citrus notes, primarily orange flesh and tangerine with a little grapefruit. This beer has the strongest orange profile I've witnessed on a beer as of late. Light tropical notes are also evident, and there's a dash of caramel malt beneath the hop profile. The nose takes a bit of warming and coaxing, but it's very nice. A little alcohol is noticeable.

The flavor shows the same strong orange flesh profile I found in the nose, with accompanying grapefruit, pine resin, and subtle tropical notes. Bitterness is at an upper moderate level but it seems to compound as I work my way through the glass. There's a subtle alcohol bite near the end that's not really unpleasant, but it's worth noting. Actually, the more I drink the more noticeable the alcohol becomes. It tastes rather strong for only 8% (per the bottle), but it's not detrimental. Nice stuff. The moothfeel is smooth and dry with moderate carbonation. A nice American Double / Imperial IPA from Half Acre, though regular Daisy Cutter would win in a duel.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 05:13:17 | More by HopHead84
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TrueRates

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woo hoo! Heard many great things about this beer and "Oh boy!" are they true! The pour is quite reminiscent of a homebrew. Absolute cloudiness with less than stellar head. Murky apricot color and meringe colored head without the retention. Orange, tangerine, apricot, citrus rind, and the flavors go on. Palate is just like a story. Starts with a resiny fruit and herbal beginning and finishes dry and pale. One wee problem: a tad too boozy. The drinkability is the problem here. I just can't see myself sessioning this beer, let alone a pint of this stuff. Pour me a tulip and goodnight sunshine! Lots of potential here. I love what Half Acre is trying here and no doubt will this beer get perfected much more. Grab this one fresh for sure and enjoy! What a great offering and way to go Chicago!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 02:38:00 | More by TrueRates
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homebrew311

Illinois

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

Managed to pick this up before it was all sold out- glad I did!

A: Pours a hazy orangish yellow.. not quite as cloudy as Daisy Cutter and maybe an oranger hue. Dense creamy white head, leaves lots of lacing.

S: Grapefruit, aromatic, juicy hops up front. Lots of tropical flavors going on. The malt isn't nearly as present as is in (single) Daisy Cutter in favor of huge hops. Also some alcohol present on the finish.

T: The front is fruity with notes of grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Some of the bready malts that are present in Daisy Cutter show up briefly midpalate which then gives way to bittering hops. Notes of pine and earthiness fade into a slight alcohol burn.

MF: medium to full body slightly high on the carbonation. Warming sensation on the finish.

D: Well I think this was a great conversion from an APA to a DIPA. It still highlights the great hop flavors that are present in DC, but amplifies them and makes them dominate the beer. My only complaint is that the alcohol is a bit more present than I would expect with the huge hop character. Overall, another very solid offering from Half Acre.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 20:59:34 | More by homebrew311
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koopa

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a trade with mrkanable thanks! This was one of 4 offerings I brought to a tasting last night at beerloco's house.

Appearance: Dull cloudy orange with burnt sienna streaks. The crown is 1 finger deep, white, shows little retention but good lace, and has a nice hop oil sheen.

Smell: Pineapple, pine resin, and a hint of toffee malt. Very enjoyable!

Taste: Same as nose but with a strong pine resin finish and a hint of well integrated bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nearly perfect (4.7) medium body with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Sessionable for your average hophead :)

Great brew....home run Half Acre!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 14:37:54 | More by koopa
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sidetracked

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy deep gold/pale amber with an off-white head.

Smells is tons of bitter citrus, grapefruit and pine.

Citrus and tart orange flavors lead to a very light caramel malt middle. Huge hoppy finish of bitter grapefruit. An onslaught of hops from start to finish.

Medium body with a somewhat high carbonation that works well for the beer.

Based on the name, I expected a beefed up version of Daisy Cutter (which I haven't cared for), but this beer is a whole different animal. The bitter hop flavors are great and the malt presence is just enough to keep the beer from being overly bitter without taking away from the hops. Definately the best offering from Half Acre that I've tried.

5/24/2010

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 00:28:33 | More by sidetracked
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jrallen34

Illinois

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

I had this on tap at Half Acre, but I am reviewing based upon the 22oz bottle I brought home...The beer pours with lots of carbonation, good couple fingers of head, good retention, great lacing. The beer is medium orange slightly clear...The aroma is mostly fresh hops with a pine finish, pretty strong, a little to strong for me, not really nicely balaned with any malt on the front... The taste starts out super strong mostly piney hops throughout. Again not overly complex. I really don't like it to start, but the more i drink the less the hops present and becomes pretty easy to drink...I really prefer the original over this, its just a little to strong and less balanced but its ok.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 20:16:54 | More by jrallen34
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Tbone

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had it from tap, growler, and bottle.

An exception DIPA.
It pours an unfiltered hazy yellow. To repeat myself from other reviews, I'll trade the overrated dimension of clarity for the body and taste of unfiltered brews any day.
The aroma hits you from feet away. Full of citrus and mangos.
The taste is more of the same, bright and refreshing at first, with a lingering bitterness and a dry finish that is unusual for the style but expected given the dryness of the original Daisy Cutter.
It's has a good body, but w/o the sticky sugary weight of most DIPAs.
The fact that its thinner and dryer than most DIPAs makes it highly drinkable, and one of the few DIPA's I could drink several of in a sitting.

Hope this becomes at least a yearly release.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2010 16:34:19 | More by Tbone
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ommegoose

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured in a small sifter to maximize aroma. Comes a bit at the expense of appearance, as there's not much room for head formation, but it does leave a healthy ring and rows of lacing. Color is basically the same as the original.

Big pineapply aroma that didn't appear as much in the original. Very citric and fruity, but has some dry crispness too. Grassy herbal hops appear as well.

This packs a lot more bitterness than the regular DC, but it lets up a bit when it warms and the palate adjusts and it does become a lot like a big version of DC. It's really to me more like an extra pale ale than an IIPA. Malt is a bit nutty, but otherwise very clean.

The feel is still quite solid. Well, not literally. Low carbonation, smooth and full.

Unfortunately one of the best things about the DC was how drinkable it was, and this just doesn't match that attribute. It does really lend credibility to the drinakability score on BA. And moreover, I love Half Acre, but this is not a $10 bomber, even if it is quite an enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 05:44:03 | More by ommegoose
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wilwfu

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy with a big fluffy white head that lingers all the way down. Smell is very dank and outrageously potent... mangos and fresh grass clippings dominate. I could sit and smell this thing all night; in fact my whole kitchen smells of the stuff after I poured it. It goes down smooth but with a real light mouth feel for a dipa. The taste is slightly more subdued than the smell, but still very much a mix of citrus fruits and grassy/resiney hop cones, one with absolutely no lingering astringency or bitterness. Slightly low level of carbonation makes it something I could drink a lot of... and drink a lot of fresh.

No idea how it will hold up, so grab some and drink it now! Agree with the chicago gang that it could use a little more body and ramped up malt bill, but for a first try this thing is mighty tasty. yes please!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 02:42:37 | More by wilwfu
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GbVDave

Illinois

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Loterbol tulip.

A: Pours a hazy apricot nectar color. Carbonation is quite lazy. Capping this is three fingers of off-white/light orange meringue that retain for a bit, and leave some drooping ropey lace behind on the glass.

S: Holy crap! The Daisy painted on the front of the bomb on the label in no way prepared me for the hop explosion I was to partake in. So many layers of hoppy goodness. Starts tropical; sweet mango, pineapple, and apricot...veers towards the citrus side; orange, tangerine, and a touch of lemon...and finally buries itself firmly in a layer of pine sap, white pepper, fresh cut grass, and slightly sweet and toasty malt. Masterful.

D: Exactly as above. I agree with some of the other reviewers here that said that this could use more of a malt backbone. It can. But, the level of hoppiness makes up for it.

M: Ok. It's (ever so) slightly thin. But, the resinous, sticky, peppery, prickly hops assaulted my tongue and managed to wear a layer of enamel off of my teeth.

D: Fantastic balance. If they make this again (oh please, oh please!) and decided to slightly tweak the malt bill...well, I feel sorry for the west coast IPA's out there!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 00:12:07 | More by GbVDave
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hawks10

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into my Half Acre pint glass...

Pours a dark gold color with ruby/amber highlights, nice and hazy, thick...Three fingers of super foamy soft white, meringue-like head forms and leaves a ton of lacing...I am beginning to notice a trend with Half Acre beers and their incredible head...

Super fruity and piny in the nose. Starts with loads of tropical and citrus fruit aromas, grapefruit, mango and orange...the sweetness gives way to an incredible smell of some damn fine sticky-icky...rounds out with some pine and cut grass...the sweetness comes back again on the back end...

Starts off with some initial sweetness, the tropical fruits in the nose come through in the taste...the sweet, juicy goodness is very short-lived as the beer makes a dramatic, bitter turn...super piny, resinous and oily, grassy and floral. The citrus/fruity aspects never make a return appearance, this beer stays piny and bitter till the end, becoming more and more so as I work through the bottle. Some alcohol starts to show through the more I drink...

Medium to full bodied, drinks thick and and oily. Carbonation is there but pretty subtle as this is a pretty thick and slick brew...finishes pretty dry...

Definitely enjoying this new one from Half Acre (who continue to release incredible beers...)...definitely a different beast than regular Daisy Cutter, the bitterness and body is really stepped up in this one. Not as easy to drink as the regular one and probably something I wouldn't reach for as often as the regular Daisy Cutter, but still, this one is a definite winner...

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 22:59:32 | More by hawks10
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beertooth

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a Bell's tulip.

This beer pours a hazy apricot orange with two fingers of thick rocky eggshell white head. It looks like an awesome IPA/DIPA.

The nose is bright and full of hoppy goodness. Mango, grapefruit rind, pine, fresh cut grass, It's very tropical and very citrusy. I'm even picking out a little chive or onion as well.

The taste is heavy on the grapefruit and citrus with grassy herbal notes, pine, and mango a re still there as well. I'm also detecting some sweet cookie dough malts, but not much. It finishes dry and a little thin. It's bitter, but it doesn't linger. I really wish the malt bill was a little heavier.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lower level of carbonation. It's a little thin for a DIPA.

Not a bad DIPA by any means, but there is room for improvement and a heavier malt bill is something I would desire. I had no problem finishing the bottle fairly quickly. I have a feeling this one will fade really fast so drink up now before it does.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 03:52:55 | More by beertooth
Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.