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
Ratings:
3,740
Reviews:
875
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
645
Gots:
704
For Trade:
21
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Photo of kjsnell
3.29/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just had this after drinking a Green Line. Not noticeably better. A rather run of the mill pale ale. Are Chicago beers just boring?

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Photo of monty79_1997
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kuhndog
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange. Foamy, medium, off-white head that lasts a while with good lacing.

Smells orange, Citrus, floral, light malt and Lemony hints.

Taste floral, citrus peel and light orange. This is quite drying. Citrus peel and light herbal finish with lingering Citrus and toasted malt. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery on the way to the Cubs game. Solid pale. Dark and malty but plenty of hops to satisfy. It's nice to find a malty balanced PA with so many hop bombs these days. Nothing like drinking it fresh at the brewery!

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

I was excited to try this and it's definitely a solid pale ale. It has some unique characteristics. The smell is herbal and lightly floral hops over a slightly toasty malt background. The taste follows. I overpaid for this but I'd buy it again at the right price. yb

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Photo of Chvck1
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zkoehn
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFo-7
2.3/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Bighuge
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZAP
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

L-Cloudy tan color....perfect light white head on top.

S-Excellent....pineapple, mandarin oranges, tangerines....hints of papaya....some floral notes but falls well short of piney..

T-Bottled 4/27/17 so maybe it is a bit muted but definitely not as vibrant as the aroma would lead one to think....nice flavor...more citrus with ripe oranges, and tangerines...

F-High side of light bodied....almost session IPA like in texture and body...not quite but on the low side of the APA spectrum body wise......

0-Nice APA..a bit thin in body but nice aroma and some nice citrus on the taste despite the advancing age on this can...

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Photo of DAllred288
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FFFjunkie
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look is transparent golden honey with two fingers of white head.

Aroma is floral and citrus. Mainly floral though.

Taste is floral up front. With some citrus mid and finished piney and bitter.

Feel is prickly and dry with carb bring on the higher side.

Overall not a bad beer it just sits in the middle of the pack with so many excellent other choices. Typical Half Acre bitter punch finishes this beer. A solid go to if you are in a bind for options...

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Photo of Stignacious
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Z_Anderson_0406
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tzamiar
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy gold color with two fingers of fluffy white head. The head retention is legit, hanging around for years before settling into a halo. Leaves a nice ring of lacing.

The aroma is exceptionally floral, bringing an almost potpourri quality. There's plenty of citrus and tropical notes, backed up by a sweet malt character.

The taste follows the nose. Very floral, with notes of oranges and grapefruit, followed by a crackery malt character. The finish is very piney and bitter.

The feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very watery, yet extremely crisp and refreshing. Plenty of dryness on the finish.

Overall, a good and tasty pale ale. It's hoppy with a well-rounded bitterness and solid balance. Perhaps a bit overhyped, but still a solid beer.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,740 ratings.
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