Galactic Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 293
Gots: 25 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: GbVDave on 08-19-2011)
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1.5/5  rDev -65.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.65/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'll be the low reviewer with the huge deviation it seems:
A: Murky true-gold color with some bronze. Decent head from easy pour, not much retention or lacing. Opaque.
S: Good. Solid and rich tropical fruit, citrus and a touch of pine. Very pronounced and likeable. Best aspect of the brew.
T: Murky muddled caramel fruit and bitterig hops. I like a bitter IPA more than most, but the flavors just don't meld well. Astringent, and the good flavors (more of the fruit and pine) get lost in the mess. Worst part of the brew. Below average for sure, and then some.
M: Not bad. Hard to get past the persistently not good taste, but medium bodied, spot on for the style, and leaves a nice coating. Wishing for more carbonation to wash the taste away.
O: Not too happy. I could smell this and be ok, I could feel this and be ok, but I can not drink this and really 'like' it. It's alright at best, and I'm sure if I wasn't thinking about it I'd be happier. After having a can of Daisy Cutter, this is not doing that name justice at all. Just not good. Will not recommend nor seek out more.

Photo of Spaceflare
2.93/5  rDev -33.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of yourefragile
3.6/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Tony for sending me a bottle. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a dark, cloudy peach with a creamy white head of small bubbles. Average retention and light lacing. Smells like the HF Galaxy (my only other reference point for this hop), strong tropical notes with a light vegetable/floral finish. Flavor is muted orange and mango hops, well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Medium thick body, chewy and slightly boozy in the finish. Nice beer, even better I assume if you haven't had regular double daisy or hf galaxy.

Photo of bashiba
3.65/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very dirty dark yellow/orange with lots of sediment.

The smell is a bit musty and bready with a big blast of fresh citrus and tropical fruit notes.

The flavor is a bit maltier than I would have expected, a big blast of lightly sweet sourdough before the hop flavors start to take over with light tropical fruit flavors. Has a long lingering bitterness.
A bit of alcohol flavor is coming through as well.

The mouthfeel is thick and a bit syrupy with a lot of resin.

This beer starts out good, but gets a bit muddled in the middle, a little to much malt focus. Galaxy might be the best hop in the world right now, I wish they would have let it shine a bit more.

Photo of mulder1010
3.65/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber poured into a tulip. Shared with Mr Kennedy
Thanks to Readbaron and Dunt for the bottle

A-- Poured a dark, dirty hazy orange amber color. One finger off white dirty head. Faded down and stayed at just above film through drinking this. Great lacing as it left a lot of spotty lacing through drinking this.

S-- Thick and earthy. Lots of grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, and orange. Very earthy and thick smell. Really reminded me of what stone and wood Pacific Ale would be as a double pale ale. Just bigger.

T-- Started off slow and picked up with more air. Lots of pungent mango and tropical fruits. Very earthy, gritty taste, very herbal in a way.

M-- Thick and rich. Sticky and somewhat heavy. Very coating and with a heavy tropical finish.

O-- Good Double Pale Ale. Find it ironic to get a Galaxy hop beer from Chicago with Australian grown Galaxy Hops. Reminds me a lot of the Stone and Wood Pale Ale here but this is much bigger, grittier, and dirtier than what can be found here. Easy to drink and ABV is very well hidden. Well done DAPA.

Photo of ChrisPro
3.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottle tasted on 8/20/11

A - Nice golden, big frothy head, good lacing. Little bit of haze.

S - Definitely got excited about the nose. Tons of tropical fruit, mango, peach and some lemony citrus. This was just in your face fantastic.

T - Sadly, the taste disappointed. There was a little sweetness to go with a really strange bready yeast flavor that just did not work. Quite astringent on the finish.

M - Good carbonation but my was this boozy. Some little fermentation issue with this I think, otherwise would've been an awesome beer. I struggled to put away a few oz. Quite thick as well.

O - Smell was incredible, and I love the hop, but this was just not a very drinkable brew. Nice experiment, but somehow the malt bill and alcohol taste just didn't work for me.

Photo of BrewerB
3.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

dvelcich hooked me up with this gem in a recent trade. I'm a big fan of Half Acre beers and glad to be able to sample this one. Thanks again, Dan!

Pouring into the SF Beer Week 2011 tulip. This is a murky orange/yellow that formed a thin off-white foam that couldn't keep it together but is leaving some lacing behind.

Major league hops in the aroma with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and a light jab of hebal. Sweet candy corn is unexpected but intriguing.

Hops come through in the flavor too with a mix of spicy/herbal dankness with a modest lemon rind. Bitterness is moderate/moderate-high and lingers into a medium dry finish. Less hops than expected, based on aroma.

Medium-light in body with a moderate carbonation. Smooth and non-astringent bitterness.

Overall this IIPA offers up plenty of dank, herbal hops and is easy on the palette despite a robust 8% ABV. Would have liked more hops/bitterness but hard to pick out many faults.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sean9689 and johnbjaeger for getting me out bottles of this. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a nice bright peach color with a small white head that lasted for a bit before falling into a thin cap with a bit of lacing. Nice tropical notes in the nose. Plenty of mango with a bit of orange in the background. Flavor is orange, pineapple, and mango hops with a bit of booze. Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Semi-bitter finish with some alcohol. Pretty good, but nowhere near HF Galaxy.

Photo of beagle75
3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a Hopside Down pilsner glass.

A: Hazy, light orange-amber color with a fine peripheral ring of off-white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass. Chunky sediment settles to the bottom of the glass within a few minutes of being poured.

S: Crisp, clean hops are very piney, almost to the exclusion of other typical hop qualities. Caramel is hinted at, but no alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with heavy pale malt presence aside grapefruit peel hop aromatics. Acidity is moderate and citric, dropping off into the slightly boozy middle. Aside from the alcohol presence, the middle is remarkably clean, absent of fruit qualities besides the lingering citric acidity. Bitterness surges during the finish while lingering malt leaves a biscuit quality.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly astringent on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: An added dose of malt and alcohol is not enough to steal the spotlight from the Galaxy hops. That said, this beer begins to cultivate an argument suggesting the best use for Galaxy is in a beer where nothing can get in their way, such as The Bruery's Humulus Lager.

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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.