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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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457 Ratings
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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 310
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GbVDave on 08-19-2011

We've brewed a variant of Double Daisy Cutter we're calling Galactic Double Daisy Cutter. This version highlights Galaxy hops, a bruiser grown in Australia specifically to make palates numb. This beer insisted on being a beast. Uber-hazy and jam packed with the sticky, Galaxy hops, this beer isn't for the faint of heart.

As if pulled from the core of a distant, inhospitable planet, The Galactic Double Daisy is juicy and dank, rough and tumble and beautifully ugly. Strap on your boots and pull down some of the ooze, Galactic Double Daisy is here.
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Ratings: 457 | Reviews: 121
Photo of robgutie
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

This has to be one of the best smelling beers I have ever experienced. Grapefruit and grass make for a really bright smelling beer.

Grapefruit is the dominate flavor, really refreshing enjoyable drink. Definitely a big step up from regular dc.

Photo of Halfbrother83
3.84/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bomber into a Pipeworks snifter.

A: Pours a deep amber with a finger of foam with minimal retention, leaving behind heavy lace at the crown of the glass.

S: Orange zest, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and a sweat, bready maltiness.

T: Juicy clementine immediately, with other citrus flavors following in tow. That signature Half Acre bready malt flavor punches through right as the citrus notes fade, and a slight alcoholic taste makes itself known in the finish.

M: Crisp and dry with a medium body.

O: I much prefer this from a bottle than on tap, though, regardless, this is a very good beer, and probably my favorite DIPA coming out of Chicago. Leaps and bounds better than anything I've had from Pipeworks, Citra Ninja included.

Photo of blankenhoney
3.89/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to teku

A: darker orange with some amber or ruby notes

S: wonderful mix of melon, bubblegum, tangerines, and pear; also a general aroma that's consistent with tropical fruit aromas

T: a big letdown after the fantastic nose: a light, juicy fruitiness (like fruit punch gatorade, but better) followed by classic daisy cutter flavors (malty and lightly hoppy)

M: wet and juicy, so pretty pleasant

O: a good beer that smells much better than it tastes. the nose is just fantastic

Photo of Fcolle2
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber in color with some hues of burnt orange and a moderate hazyness. Head is one and a quarter fingers off white fluffy and retains nicely.

Smell is incredibly juicy.bright fruity hop aromas with notes of tangerines, nectarines, mangos and some faint pinapple hop aromas. Nice floral hop presence typical to daisy cutter near the mid section however the sweet citrusy tangerine and nectarine aromas dominate.

Taste is defiantly hop forward. There is a big herbal hoppy oil vegetal flavor and moderate bitterness forward before the sweeter citrus hop flavors come out. Citrus hops also have notes of tangerines and nextarines. Caramel malt is amped up slightly from daisy cutter giving it a slightly sweeter flavor and a bigger husky grain flavor.

Mouthfeel has tons of hoppy oils and resin along with a big tropical and floral bitterness. Sticky hop oils are balanced with moderate amount of carbonation and a good malty sweetness.

Photo of jlindros
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Pours a decent creamy fluffy 1/2 finger head, fades semi slowly, nice lacing, murky tangerine color.

Nose is whoa, tons of galaxy hops, citrus galore, dank resin, some tangerine, pith, passion fruit resin, little rind, hint of sweet malts, ripe bitter fruit.

Taste brings lots of tropical fruit juice, sweet candy malts mixed with it, fluffy malts, passion fruit, resin and dank hops, pith, grapefruit peel, tangerine juice, etc. Nice fluffy malt and hint sweetness balance with decent bitterness. Quite nice, finish is drier and sticky but sweet, hint of booze warmth, more chewy bitterness, more citrus fruit too, pretty tasty though.

Mouth is med bod, hint of booze, nice carb.

Overall good but mixed, started really nice but the more I had it it got a little more meh. Too bitter rindy and sweet, bit still quite nice.

Photo of larryarms847
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, sunshine orange, with medium carbonation and overall a very pretty brew.

Smell is wonderful, definitely getting a cotton candy-esque sweetness that is countered with a tangy hop bitterness.

Taste doesn't quite meet my expectations, but that's alright still a tremendous brew. Tastes like freshly baked biscuits, slight citrus, I'm always intrigued by the galactic hop, very tasty but can't quite put my finger on the taste.

Mouthfeel is marvelous, a somewhat bizarre bitter after taste, but nothing I can't get over.

Overall very glad I picked up 3 of these when I had the chance as I haven't seen them anywhere since aside from tap.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy, sunset orange with a half finger's worth of white head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Fair lacing, mostly spotty, with good stick.

Smell - Fresh orange zest, pineapple, light floral notes and a light breadiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. An enormous amount of juicy orange flavor. Moderate pineapple and light grapefruit. Vaguely touches on mint. Malts come through mid-taste and near the finish with bready qualities and a faint toastiness to produce a balanced finish. Light citrus pith in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with fair carbonation. Smooth and somewhat silky before a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Yeah, this beer is delicious. Can't help but think Jai alai when drinking it; they're very similar, except this thing packs a punch at 8%. Well worth trading for. If you can get it, get it!

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bright orange/amber on the pour, a bit hazy. Nice head that sits on top. Aroma had a little sweet malt mixed in with some juicy tropical fruit. Mango, pinapple, a little citrus. The flavor starts out with a big citrus burst, along with pineapple. A slight bitterness at the end even outs the sweetness of the tropical fruit. The malt stays in the background the whole time, never really getting in the way of the hops. This definitely does a great job of balancing out the sweetness. Creamy, medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on as well, a nice bitterness on the aftertaste. Very nice ipa here, and i'd prefer this to regular double daisy, from what I can remember.

Photo of koutkid41
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper/orange color with nice fluffy white head that lingers for a bit. Slight haze.

S: Very fruity upfront with some pine. Candied tangerine, pineapple, mango, maybe a little bubblegum. Really nice aroma.

T: Again fruity upfront with some of that expected breadiness from Half Acre. Get notes of mango pineapple, and sweet tangerine. Slight alcoholic taste.

M: Crisp, dry, and not sweet. Just the way I like it. Medium body.

O: I love this beer, really like it more than the regular Double Daisy.

Photo of roger617
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Homebrew311 for hooking this one up. Bomber poured into Spiegelau glass.

A: Light golden with a slight copper tone, and 2 fingers of white head. Leaves a good amount of lacing through the glass.
S: Straight up fruits with a little pine. Loads of citrus, pineapple, mango, lemon.
T: Similar to taste. So much citrus fruits up front, very sweet. I get a little bit of spices in the background as well.
M: Carbed well, quite dry. Very drinkable.
O: I'm a huge fan of the regular daisy cutter, this is a great take on the base with a hefty addition of ABV and over-the-top hops. I love the burst of aroma and flavors coming through. Reminds me a lot of the Anicca collab. Awesome job HA!

Photo of prtwin2a
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark orange
S: Citrus and hops
T: Great brew, strong as heck. Would I wait in line for hours again to get it…probably not.
M: Strong brew due to high ABV, overt hoppy flavors as well.
D: Its strong, definitely not a session brew, but a good heady hopper.

Overall: B+

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed glowing orange with not much fizz.

Aroma explodes with citrus and tropical fruit. Guava, lemon, grapefruit plus some pine sap.

Taste is laser focused on the hops. Intense pine resin and grapefruit,

Mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. Sticky and mouth coating flavor.

One of my favorite hop bombs now has competition from Half Acre's new Navaja...hahaha. Good for me!

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle into a snifter.

Appearance - Copper colored. Nice white head. Wisps on the surface.

Smell - Juicy hops. Very citrusy. Malty, too. Hint of pine hop as it warms.

Taste - A little sweet. Great hop profile. Citrusy. Some sweet malts. Very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This is really good, but I'd rather have regular Daisy Cutter.

Photo of atomic
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1 month old 22oz bottle into Teku

Perfect IPA. I can't even break it apart into categories, its literally perfect in every way. I'm not here to fluff up their ratings either, I was completely blown away. The taste is reminiscent to Zombie Dust, but somehow manages to be more tropical.... I wasn't even aware that was possible.
I'd trade all the Heady and Pliny in the world to make this a year round release.

The only thing I feel I should mention is that on the bottle this is labled as 6.5%, which makes this a single IPA in my book. Until now my favorite IPA has been Blind Pig from RR, and this dethrones it effortlessly.

My only regret is that of the 6 bottles I bought, I traded all but this one bottle.

Photo of jwhancher
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle for $7 at the Local 44 bottle shop during Philly beer week. Poured into a snifter. Nice white 2-finger head with clear light copper color. Smells of piney & citrus hops. A bit resiney. Some melon, orange peel, maybe a little white wine qualities in the nose. Hop forward taste with ample bitterness and piney/citrus flavors. Reminds me of Union Jack. Feels light and extremely drinkable. An all around excellent beer. This brewery is quickly going on my breweries to keep an eye out for and one I will def drink from again.

Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber courtesy of Dustin; shared with Evan F today 6/8/2013.

Aroma: Lots of fresh grapefruit up front for sure. A little bit of cat piss and floral notes, a bit of the toffee and caramel, but mostly the grapefruit. Smelled fantastic for sure. (4.75)

Colour: A nice darker amber body, with a solid 1cm white head that stuck around for a bit. Looked well carbonated, a bit of lacing but not much. Very nice looking, just above average really. (4)

Flavour: Its odd that this one doesn't follow the nose so much. A good bit of floral hoppiness but I didn't get a whole lot of grapefruit like in the smell. Easy to drink, mellow and rather tasty. But after that nose, I couldn't help but feel a little bit let down. First world problems. (4)

Mouthfeel: Quite a bit resinous, medium bodied beer that's well carbonated. Aftertaste is mostly floral, earthy bitterness combined with some toffee sweetness. Very interesting and definitely hides the 8% ABV quite well. Easy to drink and a rather refreshing beer that doesn't leave much of a dry finish. (4.25)

Overall: Tasty, not sure I'd line up at Half-Acre for this one, but its definitely a great beer. Great nose, great mouthfeel, but the flavour is a little bit incongruent, but not necessarily in a bad way. (4.25)

Photo of Onenote81
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to wyatt13 for this bottle! Split with a friend. Poured into a tulip.

Pours a cloudy dark amber/orange with a rocky white head on top. Citrus notes in the aroma. Tropical mango, pineapple, tangerine. This one is dank for sure. I dig it.

Good feel. No complaints on the carbonation. Big bittering hops right at the onset, Grapefruit, mango, bitter finish. Some mild sweetness noted, but this one leans more to the bitter side of the spectrum.

Great beer. I think I prefer the regular Double Daisy as it's a bit more sweet, but this one would never be turned down.

Photo of Powderhornphil
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an attractive orange with slight haze. Recedes to leave some lacing, head is not particularly dense.

Smells of candied grass. pineapple. apricots.

Tastes slightly dank with lots of tropical notes. Some grass notes and quite a bit of floral character. Lots of hop flavors without much observable bitterness as it is well integrated. Finishes with a huge, sticky euphoric hop note.

Medium bodied with fairly light carbonation.

Very enjoyable beer here.

Photo of sbxx
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear copper color. 1 finger of light fluffy foam head that leaves behind chunky lacing.

Smell - Floral & citrus up front. Some earthy grass notes in back. Caramel malt as well.

Taste - Much like it smells. Trademark floral and citrus of Daisy Cutter but with a big and slightly bitter caramel malt body that's reminiscent of Lagunitas' Undercover Investigation Shutdown ale.

Mouthfeel - Med/heavy body, med/high carbonation, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Definitely worth a try. Glad I got a bomber of it. I'm not going to hunt down anymore of it though. Daisy Cutter by itself is pretty solid. I have no problem sticking with that. A 4-pack of that at $9.99 is a much better bang-for-the-buck than a bomber of this at the same price.

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A -Pleasing amber with orange highlights, very appealing

S - Smell of apricots and citrus

T - All kinds citrusy/fruity apricots with a lot of hops

M - Slightly carbonated with good body

O - Galatica Double Daisy Cutter is worth the wait/effort. This beer is one of a kind and I am not a big pale ale guy. Very nice and I am just disappointed I only got two bombers.

Photo of JT_Money
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful Amber Color, Clarity and Mouth Feel. Not overpowering hoppiness, Perfectly balanced with Tangy Citrus tropical notes. How did Half Acre do it?? This little brewery is turning into one of my faves. They keep pumping out some great stuff!!!! Overall, Amazeballs!!!!

Photo of oN3xM
3.82/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A nice orange, golden body with 6 or 7 "strands" of bubbly carbonation rising to the top. Pours a nice head, but dissipates quite quickly and almost no retention. A finished glass leaves a nice, spotty lacing.

S - Sweet and earthy aromas. Lots of hops, and light hints of banana.

T - Huge amounts of bitter hops, but what else would you expect from a DIPA jammed packed with Galaxy hops? A nice caramelly body with a strangely roasty coffee finish.

M - Decent amount of carbonation. Moderate alcohol burn on the throat, also.

O - This is a really tasty DIPA. Daisy Cutter is a favorite go-to IPA, but this DIPA version gives it a lot more personality and flavor. Not sure if it's worth $10/bottle, but I'd recommend it to anyone who's an IPA fan. Cheers.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a: brassy golden orange. clear. decent white head/lace.
s: resiny, dank w/fruity aromas of berries, citrus, tropical fruit.
t: lightly sweet malt and a significant but not astringent or overpowering bitterness leads to a drying finish. touch of aspirin at the end.
m: medium body. nicely carbonated.
o: glad to try this uber fresh.

Photo of Spaceflare
2.91/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Copper orange color, transparent, thin head
S- Honestly I get the dank smells, but this smelled strongly of onion and garlic
T- Very floral, piney, dank, subtle malt sweetness, garlicy/oniony in the background
M- Chewy, bubbly
O- I was very disappointed by this brew, I would much prefer regular Daisy Cutter to this beer. I might just not be a fan of galaxy hops, it doesn't really compare to citra hops for me.

Photo of GuzzLah
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed fresh on bottle release day.

A - pours a clear, light orange with a standard head. Some lace. Light bubbles.

S - galaxy hops which provide passion fruit and a restrained dankness. There is also a mild orange and pineapple note at times. Nice, soft malt note too.

T - follows the aroma. The passion fruit flavor is well defined and quite tasty. Hints of citrus. Mild sweetness.

M - light-medium body. Creamy carbonation. Medium bitterness with a long and pleasant sustain. Slightly tangy.

O - I'm a sucker for Galaxy hops. More breweries should use them. This is a great beer that most hop heads should enjoy.

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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.