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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter - Half Acre Beer Company

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 280
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

t0rin0, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at drewone’s tasting.

Pours a murky honey yellow with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, herbal hops, and alcohol. Taste is pretty much the same with a medium bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice super hoppy presence. On a side note, I am really digging the artwork on the can too.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.73/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Thorpe429, Sep 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

zestar, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

acurtis, May 17, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Texasfan549, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to my friend for pulling this off for me. sent to me in a nice 32oz growler i decided to split it with alex tonight as I get myself back into drinking form. poured into a pint glass.

a very nice hazy and cloudy beast for sure. Insane look to it, with a nearly opaque structure and light orange and amber color. A big white pillow like head of soapy and clingy lace hung out on the top throughout the session majking it appear to be one of the fullest IPA;s I have been around. The nose was loaded with rich, floral hops that were accented nicely by a well balanced base that had a nice and mellow buttery nose to it. Smooth, creamy, and rich, there are hardly words to describe how smooth this beer was. I have had many a cask beer, but none that the level of carbonation was soo damn perfect on. Super, and I mean super creamy and drinkable I was simply amazed by this beer.

mikesgroove, Sep 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

GRG1313, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the bottle, Adam.

A: The beer pours a hazed orange color with a finger of soapy white head.

S: Intense aromas of tropical fruit start things off quite nicely. Lots of citrus (grapefruit) with a mild herbal and floral quality as well. Very little malt character, just a bit of sweet bread underneath.

T: Tons of tropical fruit flavors to this beer as well. A fair bit of grapefruit and tangerine with a mild grass flavor. Some light pine flavor and bitterness and just a hint of pale malt sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Damn good. All the Daisy Cutter varieties I've had have been great, this one included.

womencantsail, Aug 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

spycow, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

TMoney2591, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally getting to a bomber after chasing down some on tap.

Murky opaque orange, fully saturated dark color, frothy white lace that sticks a little bit around the edges. Initial finger of foam fades into a broken skim with a clinging string of bubbles around the rim of the glass.

Super pungent tropical fruit and lush greenery. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, mint, eucalyptus, and some base pale malt recognizable as Daisy Cutter. Quite pungent at first, and mellowing over time.

Smooth feel, fairly light and fruit forward for a DIPA. Complex residual hop flavors, super resiny with more tropical hints of pineapple and citrus. Some light sweetness at first, with a dry firm bitterness in the aftertaste. Tastes like a top notch west coast style DIPA to me... easy drinkability, lush and pungent hops, plenty of complexity. Builds on the light and drinkable base of Daisy Cutter, adding a burst of tropical hops, without succumbing to typical DIPA extremes.

emerge077, Sep 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

SocalKicks, May 28, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Big thanks go to goodstrongbeer for this in a recent surprise box of Half Acre bottles that he sent me. Thanks Jon! By the way, I love the label for this beer. One of best I’ve seen lately.

Pours a hazed lighter looking copper color, almost like a glass of grapefruit juice honestly, with 2 fingers of bright-white head. This maintains that rich look here, with a sudsy cascade of lace that sticks with a light spotty look. The aroma is just bursting with rich tropical fruit flavor. Pineapple, grapefruit, and mango stand out here, with pine, herbal hops, and some faded floral character filling out the edges of the nose. The malts prop themselves along the back, with a sweet graininess that hangs with the more sugary smelling aspects of those tropical fruit flavors.

The taste is bitter grapefruit and sharp resins, which zip across the tongue. This aggressiveness is softened by the light toasted grains of the malt and then the sweetness of those ripe tropical hops, which are just as robust on the palate here as they were in the nose and really make this, with juicy pineapple and sticky mango notes leading the charge. An herbal character emerges more as this warms and also helps smooth out that bite as well. There is still a little brightness left to this, popping the zestiness of that grapefruit the most. The finish is dry and piney, with a bitter feel that sticks to the tongue but fortunately not overly so. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a little fuller feeling, and crisp on the tongue with much more of a creamy and slick texture on the edges. That really keeps this easy feeling with only some very light warmth from that 8% ABV being present. The alcohol is about perfect here, adding some fullness to the body but not interfering with the flavors in any way.

Even with a few months on this, this was still a pretty kick-ass version of the already awesome Double Daisy Cutter. Those Galaxy hops really get to shine here, as this was one of the most tropical smelling and tasting IPAs that I’ve had in a while and the super easy drinking body here just sealed the deal for me. I’d love to see this one come back as well; as I’m sure a fresh bottle of this would be a thing of beauty.

Kegatron, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike for picking this up on my behalf. Served in a Bell's tulip.

A - Late-rising finger of white foam that settles to a thin cap and glass-coating lace. Hazy peach juice body.

S - Smells like Galaxy hops alright. Big orange, tropical fruits, floral notes, a bit of herb and pine. The malt backdrop is actually reminiscent of Brian's Flossmoor beers but less heavy-handed.

T - The taste isn't quite as strong - there's a mild astringency mid-palate. More leafy and herbal, with bitter grapefruit, and less malt sweetness apparent. Bitterness is moderate but not palate bruising.

M - Hefty medium-full body, juicy, slightly grainy and pulpy, medium-low carbonation. No alcohol, but a touch of warmth after half a bottle. Finish is a bit sticky - could use some more dryness.

D - I had no problem polishing off a bomber on my own. Half Acre is a reliable brewery when it comes to hops, no doubt. That being said, the astringency grew a little fatiguing. I'm not sure this is an improvement on regular Double Daisy Cutter, although I haven't had it in a long time.

MasterSki, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Shared by Thorpe, thanks! Poured from a festively decorated bottle into a snifter.

Beer is yellow, dark, hazy, soft white head small bubbles. Looks good.

Aroma is sweet, nice fruity hops that I will assume at this point are galaxy based on the name.

I wish I would have bothered to have the regular double daisy cutter ale before this one butt his is quite good, medium bodied, very fruity on the palate and nice hop bitterness at the finish that isn't too dry. I'd have it again, a fun little beer.

drabmuh, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  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.

jlindros, May 25, 2014
Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a really cloudy amber color with an orange hue. There is a finger of fluffy white head that fades but leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Awesome. Juicy citrus hop hit the nose hard. Sweet pineapple and tangerine. A little malt in there as well.

Taste: Doesn't quite live up to the smell, but still very good. The hops are more herbal with some citrus in there as well. They just pound the tongue. No one will accuse Half Acre of false advertising. The finish is bitter too.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side, this one sticks to the tongue. The finish is quite slick.

Overall: I think I slightly prefer the regular Daisy Cutter, I'll have to look out for the regular version of this beer. The hops were quite goo, but the taste was a mild let down after the smell. Still very good and really glad to have tried this. Thanks to funkyaudio for this beer!

oline73, Sep 02, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

mendvicdog, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

InspectorBob, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of yourefragile
3.6/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

yourefragile, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of drewone
4.5/5  rDev +3%

drewone, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dunt for the trade on this one. Poured from a bomber into a snifter. This brew appears a very clouded color of orange that almost looks like a type of orange custard. There is no denying the striking similarity between this and breakfast juice cocktail. A thin film of white head appears across the top that quickly dissolves to patches that sit in island-like formation across the top. A thick lacing effect is seen on the glass that leaves strings and patches of lace all about the glass.

The smell of this brew is like mango juice. Very fruited with a yeasty quality mixed with some grass and herbal component almost like mint. Slight touch of catty quality mixed with some stinky cheese, minor note of sulfur and more green yeasty quality.

The taste is hoppy and herbal like a bitter sort of mango juice. Some pine, cheesy quality and yeast that at times comes across almost musty. Later in the flavor comes more pine and almost a minty quality mixed with the green yeastiness. The aftertaste is long and drawn out with a flavor caught between mango, unidentifiable fruits, herbs, pine and a significant amount of grassy quality. Only after this brew comes up to temperature do you finally start to take note of the 8% abv that hints with a light spice and accented fruit character.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a moderate to light level of carbonation. The 8% abv is integrated very well. There is seemingly no malt inclusion in this brew that I could pick up on which was peculiar. It was almost more of a deep rindy fruited base mixed with a ton of hops. Certainly an interesting experience that is worth having a try. The look and the taste screams young brew, I think there was a bit too much emphasis on the yeast flavoring in this brew but regardless it was a good time. Daisy cutter remains one of my favorite pale ales, this was a nice twist on that brand.

stakem, Sep 12, 2011
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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.