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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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594 Ratings
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 462
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Label says 8.0% abv, website says 8.5% abv

aka "Doble Cortador"

1st release: May 2010
2nd Release: December 2010
3rd Release: February 2012
4th Release : September 2012

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-20-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

duobob, May 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MaseFace, May 10, 2013
Photo of DovaliHops
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

DovaliHops, May 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Doctor_Dee_Cee, May 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

xtrastoutalex, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

TheeBeerCollector, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

smartassboiler, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

polopaul20, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

outoffocus, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Mark000
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mark000, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of jaasen64
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Lord Hobo, reviewed from notes. Served in tulip.

A- Translucent golden brown with about 2-fingers of white foamy head that has excellent retention and leaves nice layered lacing.

S- Tropical fruits of oranges, grapefruits, hops and a decent malt background that balances nicely with the tropical hoppy aroma. Decent aroma strength, but not overly aromatic.

T- Oranges, grapefruit, lightly bitter lemons, finishes with more grapefruits and lemons with a light malt background that balances very nicely.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, very easy drinking.

O- This was a great beer, but I think I still prefer the regular Daisy Cutter. This lives up to some of the better DIPAs I've had, but there isn't anything that really makes it stand out compared to them. I wish this was readily available in Boston and that I could have the chance to drink it more often.

jaasen64, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Michigan, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

emile772, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Envelopes, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
5/5  rDev +16.6%

bostonryan, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of EgadBananas
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: clear, soft orange color, beige finger of fluffy, lacy head.

Aroma: could smell the flowery hops pouring the thing! Some pine needles, early, herbal, grassy hop notes and a soft pale maltiness.

Taste: upper medium bitterness, plenty of grassy, floral hops, pine needles, resins, faint alcohol, doughy malt backbone.

***Nice resinous, oily medium body. Good drinkability pairs with one of the better portrayal of floral hop stardom!

EgadBananas, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

CB_Crowe, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mendvicdog, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of oline73
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
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
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

duceswild, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of hagbergl
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was lucky enough to stumble across Double Daisy Cutter at the local liquor store. Clutch! Poured from a 22 oz. brown bomber bottle into my Firestone Walker tulip glass.

Appearance (4/5): Double Daisy Cutter is orange and translucent, slightly hazed. A moderate pour gets me a one finger white head. A little disappointed with that, since this indicates a little undercarbonation (which is confirmed when drinking). But on the plus side, killer bottle artwork from Half Acre–as usual!

Smell (4.5/5): Wow. This really knocks my socks off. Lots of floral and grassy hop notes accompanied by a beautiful, light lemon-y citrus. Sweet light malt. The unique floral qualities in the aroma are certainly reminiscent of the regular daisy cutter pale, just amped up (as one would expect).

Taste (4.5/5): Foretaste I get lots of floral and grapefruit hops, incredibly interesting herbal notes. At mid-tongue the malt hits and I get interesting wheat, cereal, and bread notes. Finish is quite bitter and dry. Major pink grapefruit notes come through at the end. This is some seriously fresh stuff. I can see why they call this a double pale--the malt and hops are not as unbalanced as they would be in a IPA. Don't get me wrong, this is a hop monster but it has a pronounced breadiness that you don't often get in India Pale Ales.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Mouth is slightly puckering from the dry hop astringency. Great stuff. Light carbonation and medium body. Slightly undercarbonated in my honest opinion. High drinkability and disturbingly quenching.

Overall (4.25/5): I really, really like this beer, as you can tell. It does the hoppy pale ale thing that the regular Daisy Cutter does so well and then turns it up to 11. There haven't been too many limited release offerings I've drank lately that are as good and drinkable as Double DC. Extremely tasty stuff and quite different from your typical "West Coast" hop monsters.

hagbergl, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

YogiBeer, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle in a FFF teku

A - Beautiful DIPA with a glowing orange and a slight haze. Two finger head comprised of many small bubbles and tons of lacing as it goes down

S - Mango, strawberry, pineapple with a light grapefruit presence as well. Overall, a tropical fruit nose

T - Mango, pineapple and strawberry up front before moving to a slightly floral and bitter hops that you get in the regular daisy cutter. Slight Lemon and floral flavors linger in the finish. This really reminds me of a bigger and sweeter version of regular daisy cutter

M - Medium slightly thick body with medium carbonation

O - This is a version of daisy cutter amped up with more citrus, fruit and hops to add more flavor and another layer of complexity

jeonseh, Mar 09, 2013
Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.