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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 463
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%

MIA4IPA, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Hugonaut13, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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
Photo of nova009
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
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 -6.8%

LaChupacabra, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mjw1200, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

csparace, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tjdemon, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz, January '13
DFH IPA glass

A: Crystal clear light orange color. Nicely carbonated. Two full fingers of egg shell off white head. Sticks around glass for a while. Sticky lacing.

S: Big orange notes on the nose. Orange marmalade. Some grapefruit and other citrus. Some of that grainy biscuit like malt from regular DC.

T: Nice grapefruit hop bitterness up front in tongue. Not over powering Hoppiness. Nice malt backing in mid palate. Sweet malts really match up well with those fruity hops. Finish is fairly smooth with dryness. Some lingering sweetness.

M: Medium bodied. Nice mouth coating of hops.

Solid A

inlimbo77, Feb 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

CanisMajor, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of mjohnson17
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice bright white head. Yellow/orange/copper color.

S: Citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, piney, crisp & bright

T: Earthy, grass, crisp, slightly dry and malty on the back with a dry finish. Just an ever so slight citrus flavor up front.

M: Nice bitterness, smooth and drinkable DIPA. Fairly dry finish. Good

O: A very drinkable DIPA. I prefer this over Daisy Cutter as the hop nose has better balance of earthy and citrus. The mouthfeel is a bit nicer too.

mjohnson17, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rjacobs6, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JVan, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear light orange with a beautiful 3 fingers of dense off-white foam.

S: Nice bright citrus, grapefruit rind, and clean pine. A touch of herbal grassiness and some caramel.

T: Taste follows the nose. Lots of piney bitterness, grassy, light on the citrus, some bitter grapefruit notes. A hint of alcohol and a somewhat nutty finish.

M: Fairly typical mouthfeel for a double IPA. Light to medium bodied, nicely carbonated.

Overall, this is a solid double IPA. Although its not my favorite interpretation of the style, it is well structured. This is one big, piney beer. Very bitter and grassy. If it were just a bit sweeter and fruitier (to balance out the bitterness), I would've loved it. But as it stands, its a very enjoyable brew.

WolfsbaneBloom, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mvdillman, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

radio2525, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

BeerBucks, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

xdtfx, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been waiting a while for this one. Hard to get, even living in Chicago! Missed out on the growler fills at the tap room, so this one is from a 22oz bottle, 4 days fresh, $9.99. Poured into a Hop Leaf Tulip glass.

Appearance: Copper/amber, deep and clear. 2 fingers off-white cream head. Good retention and lacing. Can't ask for a lot more.

Smell: As good as it gets. Exploding with citrus. Orange, mango, lemon, pine, a touch of pineapple. Floral and grassy as well.

Taste: Honestly, a bit of a letdown after that amazing nose. I've heard this is a completely different beer from Daisy Cutter, but if you can't taste the original in this, you haven't drank enough Daisy Cutter. Heavy on the bittering hops, but not much hop flavor, sweetness, or malt. No alcohol at all though, and quite easy drinking.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to high carbonation. Smooth and medium-full body. Dry on the finish.

Overall: This is better than Daisy Cutter, which is quite good to start. Really easy drinking and quite tasty. For bitter, dry beer lovers, this is a nice treat. However, for $10, I think I'd get a 4-pack of Daisy Cutter pints before buying this bomber again. Now a $20 growler fill of this stuff? Completely different story.

MCain04, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Paulydeets
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Paulydeets, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of cnbrown313
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours out a nice golden / orange color with a generous off white head. Looks like a pretty standard pale ale from the start.

S - I took one whiff and wow! Lots of grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruits.

T - You get the grapefruit and citrus flavors right away, but not as bitter as I expected. Very nice! There is also an earthy, grassy flavor in there as well, but in a good way.

M - Pretty standard carbonation, medium bodied. Pretty similar to most other big IPAs, but maybe a little bit on the lighter bodied side.

O - I had been looking for one of these for a while and it did not let me down at all. if this was more widely available I could drink it all the time. Everyone has their own favorites, but Double Daisy Cutter would be able to stand up to Pliny and all of the other big IPA's out there. Nicely done!

cnbrown313, Feb 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mateuszekxxpl, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

lokieman, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from the recent release, into a tulip.

A: Clear brass body with a big off-white head.

S: Pine, sweet pale malt, light clementine and grapefruit. Moderately fruity

T. Greenish, slightly spicy bitterness, grassy, caramel, biscuity malt, light citrus. Dry.

M. Between light and medium-bodied with high carbonation.

O: A very dry, grassy DIPA, like regular Daisy Cutter. I like it a bit better than Daisy Cutter, but I'd like a little more malt sweetness and fruity hop notes in the taste.

Etan, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle split. Consumed 1-27-13 and reviewed from notes. Bottle is courtesy of exitmusic00. Thanks!

A: Copper with bottom feeding bubbles. Thin, nearly pure white head.

N: Firm scents of citrus. Pineapple, mango, passionfruit. Hints of spruce and earth. Nothing crazy, just all around delicious smelling.

T: Pine and earthy hops are the forefront and they are quite strong. Pineapple and clementine oranges are distant. Dry biscuit base lacking in malty sweetness. Straw bundles and floral arrangements.

M: Palate scraping, medium-heavy body. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent representation of the style.

O: Straight up winner. More dry hopping and some citrus flavors blended into the body and this would be near perfect for my palate. As it is, it’s one of the most complete examples of the style I have had and one I will heartily recommend.

Sarlacc83, Jan 28, 2013
Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.