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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 459
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jaminjohnson, Feb 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

maxcoinage, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

NSK79, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Wolfhead, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 2.13.13
Big thanks to mcbeerbrew for this long time want

A - Pours a hazy, medium orange with a smaller light tan head that just sits there.

S - Stronge pine, citrus, candy, some tropical fruits.

T - Mostly orange citurs and somne tropical fruit before a touch of bitter grass and a touch of alcohol move into the finish.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Very pleasant hoppiness and very drinkable. A great beer.

HuskyinPDX, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Brew33, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bgoblue2, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JxExM, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Efay
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Goldenrod color that pours perfectly into a pint glass. 1 finger worth of frothy foam, with some retention. Nice amounts of lacing and some small amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the surface of the beer.

S- Pine and grapefruit is dominant, and you can get some small amounts of tangerine and honey. Seems like a standard daisy cutter with more hops.

T- Starts of lightly bitter with piney hops, there is a dry middle taste of bitter grapefuit that ends with just more piney bitterness. Barely taste any malt, and I can taste a faint amount of honey. Just plain old hop bomb.

M- Moderate body with moderate carbonation. A little too hoppy for me so it takes a little longer to go down.

O- I know this is a DIPA, but it's a little too bitter for me. I feel like the components of this beer aren't distributed well. I'd like more honey and tangerine that's present in daisy cutter. Still a good drinker but there's some better DIPAs out there.

Efay, Feb 16, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle pour into Half Acre tulip glass.

Extremely clear, orange/amber color with a white head that evaporates quickly leaving a nice resinous lacing on glass. Exceptional clarity.

Aroma big on pine and dark orange rinds with a bread, malty backend. Less of a west coast aroma. Very inviting

Upfront bite followed by complex bitterness of hops that lingers, some sweet malts present to balance on the finish but the hop character stays. Doesn't feel like a cascade, centennial hop beer, probably simcoe as bittering hop. The bitter hop is very earthy, with pine. The Malt is not too sweet adds some body and balance.

Mouth feel is medium, slightly creamy, alcohol a bit noticeable but finishes easy.

Overall, an excellent offering but the bitter hop leaves some resinous to it that i don't prefer as much as to some other styles. Leaves an earthy note to it. This could be a DIPA, but I think this beer represents some of it's own style.

They're almost out of these.

Durtdiggler, Feb 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

thegoon55, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

WYVYRN527, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

tripelz, Feb 13, 2013
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4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured in a snifter

A- slight haze to a light golden amber color. Tons of carbonation. Nice head with great lacing. The lace just sticks!

S- very fruity, juicy orange and mango. Some herbal floral notes. Grapefruit. Yum. 

T- Tasty upfront hops. That orange fruitiness and mango from the aroma is definitely there. So is this overarching herbal flavor that stays from start to finish. A bit of acidic pineapple too. Ends with a breadiness and a great bitter aftertaste. 

F- On the lighter side, crisp, dry and refreshing. 

O- Refreshing and so drinkable but still packs that DIPA punch. Bitter and fruity at the same time, I love it. 

overnightstorms, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Hugonaut13, Feb 10, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating but this was released very recently. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge mango, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, honey, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fantastic aromas with huge hop complexity and a solid malt balance as well. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, pine, honey, grass, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fair amount of citrus and floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, mango, pineapple, pine, honey, floral, grass, and floral hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop flavor complexity with a nice malt balance; but still highly showcases the hops; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, lightly slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Double IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 10, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Founders Snifter

A- pours a clear and crisp orange-copper color, a nice stream of bubbles quickly rise to the surface, a nice fluffy white head appears and sticks around for awhile, decent lacing

S- hops, and lots of em, grapefruit rind, lemon, fresh cut grass, a little bit of caramel

T- bitter but clean, very grassy, not as much sweetness as the nose, lots of citrus rind in the aftertaste, I wish the hop profile would have been a little more citrus instead of bitter

M- Medium light body, nice balance of carbonation, clean finish, the alcohol is barely noticable

O- this is a nice beer, but I've had much better DIPA's, worth a try but not worth the price, stick with regular Daisy Cutter, the hop profile is better

nova009, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

LaChupacabra, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mjw1200, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

csparace, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

tjdemon, Feb 09, 2013
Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.