Daisy Cutter Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one's a screamer, hoard it.

Added by emerge077 on 03-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,531
Reviews:
916
Ratings:
3,899
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Daisy Cutter looks the part, and I appreciate that. It has a golden body kissed by amber. It's not entirely clear, but it's beautiful nonetheless, especially donning that foamy white cap that leaves traces everywhere it touches.

That's a proper pale ale smell right there. Grapefruit plays support to a healthy dose of biscuity and ever so slightly caramelized malts, but stepping aside in respect for a wonderful damp pine (paging @cjgiant ). Something else lies deep beneath. Like a glazed melon I can't quite figure out.

Yes. This here is what I am looking for in a pale ale. A great balance of sweet, savory, spicy, and bitter. Umami for a pale ale so to speak. A flash of bread is quickly met by toasted sesame. Layers of citrus fruits come in at the middle before a piney, citric, and peppery hop finish lingers on.

I try to savor each sip, but it's remarkably drinkable. Again, this has everything you'd need in a great pale ale. A semi sweet start, a nice medium body, a crisp and bubbly finish, and an appropriate bittered end.

Daisy Cutter is my kind of Pale Ale. I would gladly purchase and consume this on a regular basis if available to me. It's old school, bold, and what you'd expect in all the best of ways. Another one of those beers that makes me question, "Why do I keep bothering with all the rest?" Well, I always will, but with beers like this, there really isn't much need to. Cheers.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheTinDoor
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 3 weeks ago.

L -- Pale copper body with near-total clarity. Two fingers of pillowy off-white head produced with moderate pour. Excellent retention and lacing
S -- Orange, creamsicle yeast character, floral, hint of earthiness
T -- Mild combo of pithy and earthy hops. Solid pale malt backbone gives a nice breadiness. Fairly nondescript but easy drinking
F -- Noticeably limp and watery around the edges. Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Moderate fluffiness, though, which is nice, and minimal hop bitterness
O -- Not quite the king of the pale ale roost like this once was in the pre-NEIPA days. Still a solid mid-tier offering

74/100

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Photo of flyingpig
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from Wee Beer Shop, Glasgow (£4.50):
A nice beer from Half Acre but definitely an underwhelming one too, the beer opened with a slightly dank nose that got me excited but beyond that it was mainly caramel & biscuit that came through with the aroma, there was the odd tropical note further on but these seemed relatively subdued. The taste was again lacking that burst of pine, citrus or tropical fruits that I'd expected despite the fact that all three feature, it's just that all three seemed less pronounced than I'd have liked with the biscuit flavours coming through in equal measure with them. It was a drinkable & enjoyable beer but I'd been expecting a lot more from this one only for it to turn out to be a fairly average offering in the end.

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Photo of Headmann
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.72/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaver13
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 oz can. Pours slightly hazy dark gold with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet doughy biscuit malt with fruity floral hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuit malt with big fruity resiny hops for an APA. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice hoppy pale, but too much biscuit malt for me.

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Photo of Bshaw22
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crips clean and refreshing.
This is nothing glamorous, but it is very good for what it is.
Pours fairly light amber orange in color.
White head about 1” thick
Smell is muted with some fruit and bitter hops. Taste follows. Nothing over powering but overall very good.
Great summer beer

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Photo of CayseyW
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingTen144
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anthony-s
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of minterro
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Randomly saw this beer at my local liquor store. Don't think they normally make it to Colorado, but was super happy to find it. I have been wanting to try this beer for some time.

A&S: Hazy light orange colored beer. Head pours fizzy and hangs around in a thin layer on top. Leaves plenty of lacing. The biggest weakness of this beer is the aroma for me. Malty with hints of zesty and floral hops, but not very strong at all.

T&M: If you like floral hoppy beer, this has got to be tasted. Starts of very floral, moves into lemon and coriander, and heads out slightly bitter, but not overpowering. Very well balanced malty tones. A little bit light on the carbonation (for what I would want). Light body.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. Don't quite remember what I paid for the 4 pack of 16oz cans, but I think it was certainly worth the price. I don't think this beer tops my APA list, but is for sure in the top 5! Enjoy!

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Photo of dafla67
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenBechler
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justincredble
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Night one of Chicago trip - seemed like the beer to try. 16 oz canned June 18/18, so one month old - picked up at Whole Foods. Pours out a not quite clear golden with 1-2 fingers white head. Aroma is fruity - mango, pineapple, bit of sweet orange. Taste is fairly sweet citrus, mango, caramel malt, but with just perfect bitterness that hangs in there well - piney. So well balanced and very smooth - drinks so easily. Wonderful full mouthfeel of a bigger beer. Could drink this anytime.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz can into glass. Canned on date is stamped '06/25/18' (bottom of can).
Clear, pale gold colored body. Two finger white, pillowy head, which stays around. Leaves webs of lacing.
Floral hops dominate the aroma.
Taste has both floral and sweeter citrus hops (orange and papaya). A little earthy. Malts have to be there to back this up.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Good carbonation. A little stinging on the tongue.
Quite tasty and flavorful for a lower alcohol level. Pleasant in all ways, but not much more.

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Photo of cjmccahill
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bumchilly25
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Steveskk83
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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