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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%

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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Photo of 312HopBomb


4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 04:42:30 | More by 312HopBomb
Photo of Alieniloquium


4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 00:23:14 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of atomic


5/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 05:36:23 | More by atomic
Photo of jwhancher


4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 22:55:20 | More by jwhancher
Photo of Stevedore


4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
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)

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 05:32:08 | More by Stevedore
Photo of Onenote81

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 14:30:57 | More by Onenote81
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4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 03:02:25 | More by Powderhornphil
Photo of sbxx


4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 20:08:32 | More by sbxx
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4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 01:42:15 | More by Purp1eOne
Photo of JT_Money


5/5  rDev +14.9%
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!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 14:18:56 | More by JT_Money
Photo of oN3xM


3.84/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 01:04:33 | More by oN3xM
Photo of MrMcGibblets


4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 03:03:14 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of Spaceflare


2.93/5  rDev -32.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 04:34:58 | More by Spaceflare
Photo of GuzzLah


4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 21:52:25 | More by GuzzLah
Photo of Malty_Matty


4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy amber with a thin white head. Very nice smell, floral with sweet malt and pine. Taste is great, the malt body allows the abundant galaxy hops to flex their muscles. Grassy, spicy, and piney in the finish, the sweetness starts up front almost preparing you for the hop explosion to come. Overall a good afterwork beer!

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 23:24:55 | More by Malty_Matty
Photo of Pinknuggets


4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can into a pint glass

A: cloudier then a stormy day with dark almost like light tree bark uneven distribution throughout but looks good

S: lots of hops and tropical friut up front there are also hints of grass

T:lots of galactic hops with the tropical fruit flavor but it is well balanced with the bitterness and malt

M:smooth and easy to drink considering I would classify it as thick and heavy.

O: this is a really solid double pale ale, I really like it and would buy again but not the best ever.

Serving type: can

11-06-2012 06:09:32 | More by Pinknuggets
Photo of rudzud


4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a wonderful murky/hazy golden dandelion hue with a nice one finger creamy white head that left some nice side lacing.

S - As I pop the can huge aromas of Galaxy hops explode from the can. Super dank and inviting. Once poured into the glass the dankness really pops. This is full of hops and oils. Very nice.

T - Oh yah. Explosion of grapefruit meat and rind, tons of hoppy oils. To hell with balance, this is a glass of galaxy baby! Super bitter, there is a slight bready hint towards the end that mixes with citrus. Pine tries to come through but is squashed by that graperuit peel.

M - This is so bitter and hoppy that is actually nearly dries the mouth out, demanding one gets another sip! The carbonation is perfect for this, excellent, spot on. Super enjoyable.

O - Overall this was a delicious surprise to get in my box. I'd heard about this beer and glad I got it, and a fresh one too! This beer screams Galaxy hops and I love it.

Serving type: can

08-25-2012 22:52:42 | More by rudzud
Photo of jegross2


4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the latest batch of Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Brewing Company out of Chicago.
Score: 96

Can is from the Chicago Craft Beer Week release on the last week of May 2012, served in a snifter glass and enjoyed while fresh on 06/06/12.

Appearance: Pours a hazy/murky yellow-orange color with three fingers of foamy/seafoam cream colored head that slowly recedes to a thin film atop the beer. Slightly below average lacing, but really good retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Sharp and fresh orange citrus zest, sweet grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple juice. Ample doses of fresh pine, dew-laden grass and even a little resinous sap. A fresh, powerful, bold and inviting IPA aroma. 4.75/5

Taste: Sweet grapefruit and orange upfront with a mild sweet-and-sour lemonade flavored backbone. Prickly fresh pine on the center of the tongue. Lingering tropical sweet citrus flavor that is just a touch tart and giving the bitterness of the beer an invigorating pop. Can't get enough grapefruit flavor on the palate here. The balance between the hop bitterness and the citrus sweetness is really nice, and it makes the beer incredibly drinkable and refreshing. Yum! 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel. Bitter, sweet and just a touch tart. The mouthfeel is spot on for an (imperial) IPA of this type. 5/5

Overall: Half Acre makes a lot of really excellent hoppy beers that rival the likes of Alpine, Three Floyds, Hill Farmstead and Lawson's, but I am firmly convinced that either this or Shewolf (a Three Floyd's collaboration IPA) is Half Acre's best brew.

Recommendation: Seek this out if you can find it fresh. It is a world class imperial IPA. I think it is on par with the likes of Arctic Panzer Wolf and Ghandi Bot.

Pairings: Grilled chicken.

Cost: $18 for a four pack of cans.

Serving type: can

08-22-2012 00:34:52 | More by jegross2
Photo of iadler


4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Reviewed on 6/2.

A- Pours a dark hazy orange with a one finger head that leaves some webs of lacing.

S- Lots of tropical and citrus fruit with juicy passion fruit, white grapefruit, peach, lime, lemon, pineapple and some caramel malt.

T- Follow the aroma with juicy ripe tropical and citrus fruit with notes of passion fruit, lime, grapefruit, mandarines, pineapple and a hint of pomegranate with a decent amount of caramel malt at the end.

M- Medium carbonation with a slightly chewy body that finishes a bit dry.

O- Easily the best beer I've had from Half Acre. Not sure why, but I throughly enjoyed this batch more than the bottle batch last September. The bitterness seemed to be toned a bit in this batch. Either way, this is a fantastic beer and I hope they try to brew it more often.

Serving type: can

08-14-2012 05:14:47 | More by iadler
Photo of JustinMatthew


5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Memphis Taproom during Philly Beer Week '12

Pours a hazy orange color, fingers width of white head slowly fades and laces well. Smell is all hops: sticky, sweet, citrusy, and floral. Perfect.

Taste is a 1,2 punch of hops, perfectly balanced with the right amount of carbonation. Floral and piney, citrusy, mango, grapefruit, apples and oranges, the right amount of bitterness and strangely buttery smooth.

Hands down best IPA I've had to date. Need more right now!

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 21:35:20 | More by JustinMatthew
Photo of ThePorterSorter


4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks pellinore1 for the hook-up on this sweet extra.
The beer pours a hazy sunset orange with a fluffy inch of white head that leaves behind dense lacing as it quickly flattens. This already looks like my kind of DIPA and the nose seals the deal. Notes of intense and puckering pineapple are smoothed over by the beer's malty sweetness and alcohol bite. The taste is like drinking concentrated galactic hops with a big malty backbone to help bring the body and sweetness necessary for balance and drinkability. Despite the taste bud numbing cigar I just consumed, there is an intense hoppiness that lingers on the palate, but it's not the overwhelming grapefruit rind bitterness like some DIPAs possess. The hops, in combination with the beer's sweetness and adequate carbonation, make this beer's mouthfeel smooth and fruity. I would absolutely drink this beer again, hopefully in the near future.

Serving type: can

07-22-2012 19:04:02 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can courtesy of Treebs. Thanks for hooking me up!

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange color with a big white head that left spotty lacing.

Smell: Lots of fruit going on and jumping out of the glass. Orange and tropical fruits make for a great nose. Smells like lots of interesting hops.

Taste: Sweet citrus hop flavors dominate the front end. Moderately hoppy with some resiny, dank flavors after the initial sweetness. Not too big of a hop bomb, but interesting enough to really savor each sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and well-carbonated. Felt a little heavier than I expected. No alcohol detected.

Overall: Interesting hop profile that kept things exciting. Delicious fruity flavors and easy drinkability make this a winner.

Serving type: can

07-12-2012 04:06:19 | More by mfavoino
Photo of inlimbo77


4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half Acre
Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
16oz, can.  No date
Victory tulip

A: Pours extremely cloudy darkish orange color.  Two fingers of off white fluffy head.  Looks to be nicely carbonated.

S: Very fruity!  Lots of overripe peach, mango, papaya, etc.  Tropical fruits for sure.  I get a little bit of maltiness underneath all the hops but not too much.  Smells fresh still!

T: Surprisingly, you don't get overwhelming bitterness right on the tip of the tongue.  You get those fruits, peach, mango, and orange marmalade.  Then in the middle of the month the bitterness comes in along with some malt sweetness to balance the hips.  The ABV is nicely hidden.  Drinks much less than 8%.

M: Medium bodied.  Somewhat creamy actually.  Nicely carbonated.

O: A-

Serving type: can

07-08-2012 03:38:13 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of chanokokoro


4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Half Acre branded seidel.

Pours a hazy orange amber with a fluffy white three finger head; plenty of lacing as the head recedes. The smell of ripe fruit and citrus rind are upfront. The taste of green grass and juicy passionfruit transitions into slighty sweet malt and finishes with grapefruit rind bitterness. Abundant carbonation and a heavy malt backbone lends to a slick mouthfeel with plenty of body; seem heavier than regular Double Daisy Cutter. A delicious variation on a great brew!

Serving type: can

06-13-2012 02:10:44 | More by chanokokoro
Photo of TMoney2591


4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

Finally getting my chance to try this vaunted piece o' alleged tasty. Right-o. It pours a hazy pale-ish amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest (both ruby red and yellow), mandarin orange flesh, pine resin, light caramel, pineapple, light mango, and light passion fruit. Damn. Just damn. The taste holds notes of lemon zest, yellow grapefruit zest, light leek, lighter caramel (on the biscuity side of things), pine resin, tangerine peel, and a touch of very mild brine. Though the fruit from the smell is indeed there on the tongue, just not as assertively fruity as I'd imagined. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable DIPA, one that I wish I had regular access to. Damn.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 01:46:42 | More by TMoney2591
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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.