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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

Double Daisy CutterDouble Daisy Cutter

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

525 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

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

A: Thick white head, that has good retention, clear light golden-orange color, decent carbonation, and really nice lacing

S: Wow, this is awesome, I think I let me last bottle get too low on temperature, but this one I was mindful and was rewarded. Nice blend of hops, sweetness, fresh, tropical fruits

T: More balanced than the nose would leave you to believe, sweet malts that lead into bitter citrus hops, grapefruit with a touch of pine for finish

M: Smooth, good carbonation, very drinkable, medium-bodied

O: Good Double IPA, I think the aromas had me expecting just a bit more on taste, but still a well above average Double from Daisy Cutter

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:35:24 | More by derkfromwi
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Hill Farmstead pint glass.

Pours a brilliant but dark shade of orange with a decent two finger head atop it. The smell is a lovely blend of hops and citrus. This is a damn fine smelling beer. One of my favorites by far at this point. The taste is also stellar. I wish I had last years Galactic version of this (when it was fresh) to compare. The taste is loaded with citrus and a touch of piny resinous flavor. There' a bit of malt in the finish. Well blended. The mouthfeel is smooth as sillk. No bitterness or lingering aftertaste. Overall...this is a stellar goddam beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 23:26:22 | More by Retail1LO
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Duff27

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

White head as ridiculous staying power, as well as great lacing. Light orange in color. Very pleasant looking.

Citrus and floral aromas, woo!

Hops are the star of the show here. Very floral and leaves a distinct bitterness.

Light on the palate. Adequate carbonation.

Good beer here, although I don't know if it's worth the $10 a bottle when regular daisy cutter is pretty similar and you get a lot more. Worth a try once though!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 17:57:51 | More by Duff27
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

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

Poured into my Portsmouth Tulip.

Poured a hazy orange/gold color with a two-finger white head. Head retention was decent, and left some nice webbing on my glass.

Smells of flowers and pine, with some tropical notes mixed in. Very fresh smelling, which draws my attention. Unable to detect any alcohol smells.

Tastes very good. Hit with some nice piney/grapefruit notes up front, with a bitter finish. Some bright fruits throughout. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. Taste would get a 4.5 from me if it was a bit more pronounced.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style, very little heat which is something I look for in a Double IPA.

Overall a tasty treat. For some reason my expectations were fairly low, but I truly am enjoying this beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 23:43:26 | More by TWStandley
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thain709

Pennsylvania

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

A HUGE thanks to Jwiss22 for sharing a fresh growler of this at Imminent Liquidation 2!

A - Poured a hazy, golden-orange body with two fingers worth of fluffy, white head...it settled into a full cap and left chunky lacing

S - The nose is dank...juicy, fresh citrus...grapefruit, orange, lemon, mango, pineapple...everything citrus you want...some pine is showing through, but doesn't show any resiny oils...minimal caramel malt backbone

T - Citrus flavors open up, but they aren't as predominate as the nose suggested...very juicy and fresh...the same fruity flavors are present as what the nose showed...I was surprised with how balanced the flavors came across...the malt bill was bigger than detected in the nose...not too much sweet caramel, just straight balancing flavors

M - Medium bodied...smooth and creamy, enough bitterness, juicy and fresh

O - This is everything you want in an Imperial Pale Ale...I was thrown off by the surprising balance on the palate, since the nose suggested more hops...overall, a wonderful Imperial Pale Ale that I'm happy Jwiss22 shared with us

Serving type: growler

03-15-2012 17:13:48 | More by thain709
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Half Acre tulip glass

A: Pours a golden amber highlighted with orange hues with a white three finger head that reduces to a fair amount of lacing

S: Strong aroma of piney/citrus hops

T: Piney hops upfront transitions to bitter citrus, perhaps grapefruit and yuzu finishes dry and slightly bitter without being overpowering

M: Medium bodied, well-carbonated. Pleasant dry finish.

O: A very enjoyable IIPA. I especially appreciate the noticeably pleasant dry finish and balance. For those seeking an IIPA that still displays some floral and citrus without treading into the "sweet and juicy" this is your brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:26:27 | More by chanokokoro
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

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

on tap at hawthornes in philly

Pours a golden auburn color with a one-finger high beige head. A cloud of retention slicks across the top, leaving patchy, spotty lacing all over the glass.

A prevalent, juicy citrus hop character leaps out of the glass. Somewhat sweet as well in the nose with caramel and bready malts along with a soft touch of alcohol heat.

Smashing bitterness up front, releasing a wave of grapefruit and citrus. Orange and pineapple come through with a soft sweetness, giving way to the malt backbone. Caramel and a hint of syrupyness underneath the bready malts. Finishes with another wave of bitterness and light boozy heat.

Medium body, well carbonated, sticky and slightly dry on the tongue. I love Daisy Cutter and this was no disappointment - I'd definitely like to have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 01:42:09 | More by xnicknj
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours an orange-amber with a nice white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a good mixture of citrus hops along with some tropical and light pine notes in the background. Flavor has a touch of bready malt combined with nice hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body and a nice dry finish with a long bitter kick afterward. Pretty impressive.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 18:32:23 | More by Thorpe429
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Jaycase

Illinois

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

a: hazy copper, orange. frothy white head. good lacing

s: citrus explosion with a bit of piney hop. Great aroma.

t: citrus hops flavor followed with piney hops through the somewhat bitter finish

m: very drinkable. medium body, smooth

o: Solid offering from Half Acre. Extremely easy to drink. Will definitely pick it up again next release.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:30:04 | More by Jaycase
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue dog

Double Daisy Cutter pours into the glass a very bright gold color with some spots of orange running down. The slightest bit of haze to it with a cap of bright white. Smell is ripe with mad florals, tropics, and just a smudge of grass, Yes, Im talking about Marijuanna. Some pale malt on the end and a biscuit like character. Taste is off the chain. Tropics up front with some mango, grapefruit, papaya and some pale malt to balance things out. A nice bitterness to it. Reminds me of some west coast stuff. Feel is nice, it's a little less than medium bodied and goes down a smudge bigger than the regular daisy cutter. I like the amount of bitterness on this one, perfect. Carb is there and not bitey. This is top notch stuff and Im glad to get it fresh as hell.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 00:21:15 | More by BARFLYB
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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/09/12 notes. Shared a bomber of this with some friends, poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

a - Pours a transparent medium amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, citra, fruity malts, pine hops, and some floral hops. Ton of fresh hops and citrus, really awesome nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, oranges, pine hops, grapefruity, fruity malts, and alcohol. A litle bit bitter. Hops are there again, but not quite as great as the nose due to the alcohol coming through.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light bitterness in the mouthfeel.

o - Overall I thought this was a very good DIPA, though I was slightly disappointed for some reason; maybe because I love Daisy Cutter and was hoping this would be even better. The nose is great and the taste is very good, though the alcohol comes through a bit. Would definitely have it again, but I think I like normal Daisy Cutter a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 17:27:43 | More by mdfb79
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

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

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a gorgeous hazy orange with some a nice 1 inch dense bubble. There is a nice ecru color to it and it recedes slowly to a nice mat with some sticky lacing left behind. Very attractive.

Starts with nice citrusy juice notes with some tangerine and some orange. Quite delicious. Nice note of tropical fruits with some slight mango as well. Nice biscuity malt notes and some slight grain in there. There is also a nice herbal hop note to it. VEry citrusy and refreshing.

Starts off with some nice citrus notes. Some nice grapefruit and slight orange as well as some grassy herbal notes. Quite earthy brew with some nice dry bitter hop notes in the middle followed by some nice sweet hop juice. Pretty refreshing but not as full in the flavor as expected. Still good. Crisp and refreshing with some nice dry bitter notes. The taste is very hop favored.

Pretty good brew. Nice hop notes and a nice bready malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 01:19:23 | More by JoEBoBpr
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cosmicevan

New York

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thank you yeahnatenelson for hooking this one up with the new half acre tulip. enjoyed for the first time together. from the batch just released.

a - cracked the bottle and filled the tulip...brew poured a hazy orange that was semi transparent (when holding to the light, i could see my hand, but that was about it...this puppy is murky). really nice white frothy and foamy head...IPAish, but whhhite. very chunky milkshake like lacing. seems like i'm in for a treat!

s - sweet citric blast with a trail off of thick sweaty piny resinous hop. without a doubt, this is the same hop bill as it's younger brother.

t - wow...super resinous. like a sweaty sticky piny explosion in my mouth. where is that wonderful sweetness from the citric blast in the nose...just drowned out by thick chunkiness. finishes with a quick slap of bitterness.

m - mouth is surprisingly watery. finish is strong bitterness that fades in my mouth fast.

o - overall, not a double ipa (not sure if it ever claimed to be)...more an imperial pale ale (even though that is I.P.A. they are vastly different). feels like a double shot of daisy cutter once it hits my mouth. that being said, daisy cutter is great on it's own and doesn't really need the double treatment...unless that is...the DOUBLE GALACTIC variety. pretty good, very glad i got a taste, but this aint no double galactic daisy cutter. it is however a richer thicker (and stronger) version of daisy cutter which will always be a winner in my book.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 00:14:13 | More by cosmicevan
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jegross2

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Brewing Company out of Chicago.
Score: 92

This beer, ceremoniously consumed in a Half Acre tulip, came from a growler I got filled just hours earlier on the day of Double Daisy Cutter's release (02/26/12). Short of drinking beer straight from the tap, it is impossible to get a beer any fresher than we got this one. I was in Chicago that weekend and just had to stop by the brewery to pick up an allotment's worth of this nectar. As you can tell from the picture, Double Daisy Cutter has one of the coolest labels of any beer. Half Acre always has great labels, actually (see my review of Big Hugs). This beer bills itself as an "imperial pale ale," but it is categorized by everyone else as an imperial IPA. This is a backlogged review from a beer tasting I hosted on Oscar night.

Appearance: Pours a translucent yellow/orange color that fades from a slightly reddish-orange to yellow from the bottom of the glass to the top when held up to light. Four full fingers of creamy colored/off-white soapy head at pour slowly settles into a thin layer atop the glass. Excellent lacing, superior retention. An absolutely gorgeous looking beer. 5/5

Smell: Fresh, pulpy grapefruit and orange. Bright lemon and fresh, super hoppy wort. Sticky pine sap and pineapple juice too. Loads of fresh, sticky tropical citrus here. There's also some of that signature "garden daisy" aroma that defines the regular Daisy Cutter. 4.5/5

Taste: Loads of pulpy, hoppy tangerine with a bite of lemon zest. Fresh pine, but no "sticky" or resinous sap. There's freshly squeezed orange juice, herbal hops and pineapple up front as well. There's a really "juicy citrus" backbone here, but most of the flavor seems "up front" and in the finish with a slight "gap" of flavor in between. The regular Daisy Cutter suffers from the same flaw (lack of midpalate flavor). The fresh citrus flavors upfront are delicious enough to make up for it, but this is a clearly noticeable "flaw" (it could be intentional) in the beer. The Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, by comparison, seemed to have a little something "extra" (what it was, I do not know) to bridge that "flavor gap." Still a really delicious beer, but that flavor gap gap leaves you wanting something a little more -- and that something keeps this beer at the level of very good instead of truly great. Finishes with a fresh, piney grapefruit flavor. Quite a refreshing beer! 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy, oily mouthfeel. Savory, bitter finish. A little more carbonation might have been nice to perk the hops a little more, but the beer was certainly appropriately carbonated for the "juicy" profile. 4/5

Overall: A beer on the precipe of greatness. If Half Acre could solve the flavor gap with this (and regular Daisy Cutter), this could be a world class beer. That is just me being a bit overly critical, however. Irrespective of my criticism, this is a truly delicious imperial pale ale (slash IIPA) that should be sought out fresh. Certainly worth the $12 bucks a bottle it'll cost you after tax.

Recommendation: Beer geeks, fans of Daisy Cutter and IPA lovers should seek this beer out. it's not a hop bomb, but it is a really balanced, citrusy beer that should have some mass appeal to it.

Pairings: Mexican food. Particularly a steak burrito.

Cost: $10 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

Serving type: growler

03-08-2012 20:09:04 | More by jegross2
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kevanb

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a lovely honey color, light ambers, burnt orange colors come through as well. A nice thick head sits atop the beer that has great retention and really nice lacing and much like Daisy Cutter, it has a very hazy complexion. The aroma, like it’s mainstay counterpart, is the highlight of the beer. Huge dank hops, earthy, resinous, very floral and grassy, mild citrus at the end, but the earthiness dominates the nose. Biscuit and cereal grains are less noticeable in this beer, but there is definitely a slight breadiness to the end of the nose. The flavors are pleasant, very grassy, earthy and hazy, a nice floral aspect, but a lot of light breadiness at the end cuts down the bitter hop profile without getting sweet. There is a peculiar zing to the flavors that is sharp on the tongue and at times detracts from the beer. This really does drink like a bigger, more intense version of Daisy Cutter, the body is a bit thicker and heavier, but on point for a double IPA.

Verdict: Nice double IPA from Half Acre, I think I’d rather just have Daisy Cutter as a pale ale, the intense earthiness isn’t necessarily a great thing, and at times is a bit overwhelming, but all in all, a solid success.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 05:01:51 | More by kevanb
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areich6

Illinois

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

Sharing a growler of this stuff with my good friend pchuls4.

A: Mirky, dark golden color. Very little head on the pour. No lacing. Looks like a good DIPA.

S: Light smell of hops. Pretty faint.

T: Fairly hoppy taste that lingers in the mouth for a while after swallowing. Nice citrusy flavors make themselves evident as well. Slightly faint, but very nice while it lasts. Can't even detect the alcohol, which at 8.5%, is pretty nice.

M: Smooth, with little carbonation. Very drinkable, pleasant mouth feel.

O: Pretty good Double IPA, not great, but good. It is a very drinkable beer with a fairly high alcohol content that also tastes pretty good. That's a good combination in my book.

Serving type: growler

03-01-2012 02:06:18 | More by areich6
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pschul4

Illinois

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

Grabbed a growler from their release on 2-26-12

A- Pours light from growler but sits a beautiful hazey golden orange in the glass, minimal head that leaves a ring of white foam around the edges

S- Not much going on in the nose but what is there is awesome. Some fruity hops with a touch of pine poking through

T- Big taste here! Tons of fruity hops from the nose and the pine lingers in the aftertaste amazingly. Just enough malt there to make this beer truly amazing but certainly the hops are the star of this show

M- Good amount of carbonation but not so much to be prickly, a level of smoothness makes this phenominal

O- This is Half Acre's most popular one-off for a reason. Simply Amazing. Can't wait to share this with some people and KBS day

Serving type: growler

03-01-2012 02:04:20 | More by pschul4
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Treebs

Illinois

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

22 oz bottle served in Stone imperial pint glass. From the recent February 2012 bottling, big thanks to BA danielnovak3 for picking up a bottle for me.

A: Pours a hazy solid amber with golden edges. A one finger pure white head forms on the pour and subsides to a thin cap and thick collar. Sheets of sticky lace are left down the glass.

S: This is Daisy Cutter on steroids. Solid grassy and floral hops mix beautifully with a nice bready and caramel backbone.

T: Dry biscuit malts come at you up front and it segues nicely into grassy and hay like hop presence. There is minimal floral hop notes as well. There is a residual sweetness that pops up mid palate and the finish is slightly bitter and clean.

M: Medium bodied, spot on carbonation and the finish is clean with a slight twinge of hoppy bitterness. Very nice and easily drinkable.

O: Well this tastes a hell of a lot like Daisy Cutter, but amplified, so it really fits the bill nicely of what I was expecting. Easily drinkable with nice grassy and floral notes, I could drink this all day. I wish they released on a more regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 01:43:34 | More by Treebs
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Half Acre tulip.

A- Pours a nice caramel with a big 2" white head. 1 finger thick ring of lacing clings around the glass.

S- Big citrus notes, primarily orange and grapefruit with some pine & spicy hops in there as well.

T- Sweet malts and citrus (again orange and grapefruit) with a nice bitter pine hop bite at finish. Finish is very similar to original DC.

M- Medium body and low carbonation. Had to knock this down a bit because of the slightly thin feel.

O- Good DIPA from Half Acre of course. Has more of a malt backbone and citrus than the original, which I would like in every IPA & DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 03:09:55 | More by kawilliams81
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WankelEngine

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler at the release. Drank the day after it was purchased. Poured from a growler into a pint glass

A: The beer pours a hazy amber-orange. There is a foamy two finger head that leaves rings of lace clinging to the glass.

S: The smell is all pine needles and grapefruit. There are some additional notes of orange and citrus.

T: Earthy pine is a pervasive flavor. There are some grass and floral notes. Fairly bitter, especially near the end. Mild orange flavor. Finishes with pine which complement mild, pleasant alcohol heat.

M: Thin, but it a good way. Drinkable and moderately carbonated.

O: Fantastic. A fairly bitter, drinkable pale ale. Looks, tastes and feels great. Wish I could have this all the time.

Serving type: growler

02-28-2012 05:21:49 | More by WankelEngine
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Khazadum

Illinois

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

A- Perfect lacing, concentric circles, great carbonation still. Very tiny bubbles, singular streams. Permanent cap and scum on the top... Its a nice caramel with orange rind body. You know how a DIPA should look, and it nails it.

S- Tangerines, a bit of citrus orange juice. Its faint, but what is strong is the grassy nature of the hops. Its an unbelievable vegetation compound. We got herbs, bushes, twigs, bags and bags of another man's refuse, but my treasure! Don't throw that bag out! I 'm huffing it bro! Sweet tropical fruits and vegetation!

T- Opens up sweet, caramels and sucrose. Tangerines, grapefruit faintly, grape rinds, orange rind, pine fronds, pine needles, pine branches, pine trees! Its pine pine pine finish. Just bitter but not too biting. Subtle for a DIPA. Very mellow. The opening drinks of it are very subtle sweetness and bitters. As it warms up the sweetness gets carmely, overly done, but the bitters smack you. Its really unusual that temperature effects it so much!

M- Creamy, thick, full bodies, light crispness around the edges. Silky smooth actually. Sticky, long lasting finish. I'm talking miles and miles. You'd be pissed off if you had to walk the distance this stays with you.

Not the best vintage of this, but still really tasty. A whole growler goes down too easily.

Serving type: growler

02-28-2012 00:01:36 | More by Khazadum
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BeerMeFitz

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just grabbed a bottle at the brewery and the long line was worth the wait. The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. I get a ton of fruit in the aroma, namely grapefruit but there are some other tropical fruits present.. a little bit of bready aroma.

The flavor is just as good. I get a ton of grapefruit... Very fruity and tropical smelling. Sooo goood!

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice overall.

Serving type: 22 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:09:09 | More by BeerMeFitz
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Shadteks

Illinois

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

Growler fresh from the source poured into Half Acre imperial tulip

Pours a deep orange,plentiful with haze,put it to light and it blocks a good 85-90%, nice off white head that lingers nicely and leaves great all around lacing on the glass.

Aroma heavy pine and citrus grapefruit specifically,slight malt scent can be detected if your searching.

This beer feels full and pretty rich on the palette resinous pines coat the mouth as the dank hops attack, the taste is grapefruit again but not the fruit not the zest but of the bitter white rind and in no way am I saying this in a bad way. BOOM! these guys kill it every time Go get some!

Serving type: growler

02-27-2012 02:28:13 | More by Shadteks
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Will (Willseph) for going to the release and then dropping it off today for me. Cheers buddy!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a clear dark golden color and about a finger of off white head that dissipates slowly leaving spotty lacing.

Smell – Lots of hops, pine, and citrus. White pepper, lemon zest, and grapefruit. Very little if any malt backbone. A very nice aroma though not extremely in-your-face.

Taste – A floral hoppy blast up front reminiscent of regular daisy cutter. That is where the similarities between the two beers end. More pine and citrus fruits mixed with peppery lemon zest. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel – Medium to lighter bodied, plentiful carbonation.

Overall – A solid offering from Half Acre. Wish they made this on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 01:56:04 | More by SpdKilz
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Nachos4two

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a Growler into a Half Acre Tulip

A- Golden Orange look, slightly cloudy with little head.

S- Hoppy/citrus smell is apparent, but nowhere as strong as say a Hopslam.

T- Very "thin" clean taste of the flavor, great flavor and easy to drink for certain. A fresh taste comes to mind. I don't feel a bitterness as I do from some others.

M- "thinly" feel on the palette, crisp, lenders on the tongue after each sip. Which I love.

O- This is a must try and have again as well. Glad the wife and I bought a Growler and a couple bombers as this is a once a year release.

All I have to say is WoW.

http://gallery.me.com/nickozin/100252/A%20Double%20Doozy

Serving type: growler

02-26-2012 20:50:28 | More by Nachos4two
Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.