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Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

Double Daisy CutterDouble Daisy Cutter

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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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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Gonzo Illini!

First stein pours with a 1/2" creamy beige head over the cloudy amber brew. Head holds on and on, with lasting chunky lacing. Aroma is lemony citrus.

Taste starts sweet for a minute, powerful lemon in the middle, moderate pine close coupled with a touch of earthiness. Mouthfeel is smooth, with drinkability is dangerously easy. Glad I got to have this one, and a whole growler's worth to boot. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

10-05-2013 20:20:45 | More by ppoitras
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 23:11:34 | More by jaasen64
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cfrances33

Illinois

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

On tap at the Half Acre taproom grand opening, served in a snifter.

Pour: Really nice hazy orange with a finger of off white sticky head. Lacing is great, head hangs around for a little while.

Smell: Super clean pine and oranges, with a nice sweetness to complement, maybe I'd call it honey. Very inviting.

Taste: Wow. Huge burst of citrus fruits up front, followed by more clean pine. A good balance, but this is certainly meant to be a hop bomb. The bready characteristic of regular Daisy Cutter are completely lost here, and any malt profile is a light caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly drinkable. Bitterness is nice, but not palate wrecking. Drinks like a single IPA.

Overall: I was very impressed with this beer, it carries weight with APW in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 00:29:36 | More by cfrances33
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beagle75

Iowa

3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip pint glass.

A: Hazy, light amber color with one finger of diminishing off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly balanced, with hops that show a predictable West Coast mix of pine, grapefruit peel, and especially green plants; and malt that features a decidedly nutty brand of caramel. Alcohol is not detected.

T: Begins very off-dry, with semi-dark candied citrus fruit and pungent pine hop aromatics. Malt is mostly concealed by the intensity of the hops, although a suggestion of husky toasted grain is suggested. Acidity is moderate into the middle, where hops flavors turn more herbaceous and bitterness begins to build over time. The finish is mildly bitter, showing qualities of pine resin and chewy crystal malt. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, resinous and slightly acidic and oily on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This double IPA is more than just a full-blooded version of Daisy Cutter. Unlike the progression of pale ales from a brewery such as Russian River, this beer bears little to no resemblance to its normal-strength namesake. Overall it is an enjoyable drink, a bit heavy-handed perhaps, but delivering the expected attributes at appropriate intensities.

Serving type: can

10-08-2012 23:37:20 | More by beagle75
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

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

Big ups to Durb777 for this extra. Frosted tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear copper gold with two fingers of off white head, a nice thick lattice of lace, and very good retention.

S: Lots of fruit--tangerine, and sugar coated orange--and some floral notes. Very nice.

T: Hops, juicy orange and crystal malt, a little grippy pine, finishing with a hefty dose of sweet malt and mild bitterness.

M: Medium-full body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Very nice. A high quality ale of delicious flavor and aroma.

Serving type: can

10-01-2012 06:18:26 | More by pmarlowe
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Holland

Illinois

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

A: golden color with a hint of orange, clear, and good head that leaves a great lacing on top for the entire glass. Foam sticks nicely to the sides of the glass as I drink away its creator.

S: pineapple, peach, very hoppy and wonderful smelling with a bit of sweetness and light to caramel malt

T: heavy hop flavors of fruit and earthy notes along with a big bitterness to balance the slightly sweet malt flavors.

M: good balance of medium body and great carbonation

O: it just works well in balance. Delicious beer overall, but the taste lacked the same complexity of the smell. Overall pretty good for $15 for a 4-pack of tall boys at the brewery.

Serving type: can

09-25-2012 01:01:27 | More by Holland
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shamrock75


4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

got this in a can from the brewery tastes extremely fresh. the smell is glorious smells like pineapple and a hint of mango. taste just as good as the smell slight taste of alcohol but not enough to be off putting .mouth feel, silky smooth it really is crazy how easy this goes down overall i dont know what they did new to this beer but it has made it hang close with some of the better double ipas ive tried

Serving type: can

09-22-2012 21:43:54 | More by shamrock75
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

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

On tap at the Memphis taproom as part of Philly beer week.

The beer pours a hazy golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. The is all DIPA goodness in this beer, as I get considerable tropical fruit, pine, light dank earth and orange citrus. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and I appreciate how the pine and orange citrus balance the tropical fruit so well. Finish is dry and bitter, but with some noticeable pine and tropical fruit as well. This beer really delivers a lot of flavor, and I found the mouthfeel to be fairly full for a DIPA under 10% abv. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable, but not overly so, and I appreciate how the conssiderable bitterness in the long finish completely dries out all the tropical fruit.

I had this out of a growler several months ago (fresh from the brewery, apparently), and it seemed a bit richer and more intensely bitter than the beer I had at the taproom. Regardless, this is a very fine DIPA, even if it didn't wow me as much as I was expecting.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 20:14:23 | More by johnmichaelsen
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Double daisy cutter. 

White head. Color is a slight hazes golden orange.

Aroma: onus on and floral hops. Grassy. Tons of citrus. Orange and grapefruit. Some bready malts. Massive amount of hops.

Taste: tons of onions. Floral and grassy hops. Tons of citrus. Pine. Bready malts. Mimics nose but more onions.

Mouthfeel: bitter and juicy. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends with a hop resin stickiness.

Overall,  this was a fairly solid brew, but too much onion for me. Pretty solid otherwise. Massive amount of hops. 

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2012 01:01:20 | More by mothman
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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

This poured out as a lightly hazy golden color with a thin white head on top. The aroma of hops were on the nose with some minimal hints of malt in there too. The taste of the beer was quite good, it had a bit of an earthy flavor blended with the citrus notes. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth with some decent carbonation to it. Overall I thought the beer was pretty good and I would drink it again if I ever came across it in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2012 01:48:21 | More by Knapp85
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Serving type: growler

02-26-2012 20:50:28 | More by Nachos4two
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vespahulb

Wisconsin

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I pull up to the bar at Uncommon Ground on Clark and order a Dark Horse Crooked Tree, when the barkeep say's, "Hey, I don't know if you'd be interested but I literally just got done tapping a 5L corny of Double Daisy Cutter." I think my jaw dropped to the floor. That basically summed up the rest of the night.

I love this so much more on tap. First whiff, an explosion of floral, grassy, grapefruity, spicy hops. I couldn't stop smelling it. In the mouth, this beer has such tremendous balance. Almost cloying, but somehow totally drinkable. The bitterness is..well....welcoming...and accompanied by a hefty malt bill. This is truly a bomb. Let's just say I got my fill of it that night! The funniest part is when the meatheads at the table next to us left a full pint of it on their table, referring to it as "the beer that smells like perfume." Ahhh..Wrigleyville.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2011 15:44:58 | More by vespahulb
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womencantsail

California

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

Thanks for the tick, Chris. A growler shared at a post Bruery party gathering.

A: The pour is a orange in color with some golden hues and a big white head, too.

S: A huge citrus aroma with lots of resinous pine. There's a fair amount of bread forward malts, but the hops really dominate. The tangerine and grapefruit are really fresh smelling.

T: Although the nose seemed very balanced, the flavor was very much about the hops. Lots of grapefruit, lemon rind, pine, and maybe just a bit of grass. Some bready malts are present too, though.

M: The body is medium with a mild to moderate carbonation. Seems to have lost a bit of the bubbles from the trip in the growler.

D: I really like Daisy Cutter a lot so I have been wanting to try this and it did not disappoint. A fantastic beer from Half Acre.

Serving type: growler

01-12-2011 23:29:07 | More by womencantsail
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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

Massive thanks to largadeer for sharing this one while hanging out at Beachwood BBQ after the Bruery RS Party! Served from growler into a goblet. Poured yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus/bitter hops. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, and citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a damn good brew. Not very much at all missing on the flavor or aroma in this one. Really glad that I got a chance to try this one while in Cali. A definite must try!

Serving type: growler

01-11-2011 19:14:54 | More by thagr81us
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Gobzilla

California

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

Poured a golden orange in color with yellow highlights that had a thin head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. Upon the first whiff I was greeted by very nice grassy piney hops with citrus fruits like orange, lemon, and slight tangerine notes but had a little earthiness to it as well. It didi have some good caramel malt presence. The piney hops were more apparent on the palate with citrusy orange and tangerine accents but had good sweet malt backing and a touch of earthiness in the background. The brew was light to medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a citrusy, piney, hoppy, slight sweet but crisp finish. I was digging regular daisy cutter but its big brother does have a better hop profile was drinking really good. Definitely have to try it fresh.

Serving type: growler

01-10-2011 16:56:37 | More by Gobzilla
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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

Served in a glass mug.

Thanks to TheStretch for sharing his growler on NYE!

After sampling this bad boy at the brewery, I've been looking forward to this growler's cracking. It pours a hazy golden copper topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, caramel, cantaloupe, and pine. The taste holds notes of pine (sharper than the smell), dry leeks, honeydew, light caramel, and ruby red grapefruit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, one of the better DIPAs I've yet had. Though I was hoping for slightly more flavor, this thing is disturbingly drinkable and continuously brings a smile to my face with every sip.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2011 22:22:45 | More by TMoney2591
Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.