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:
#2,715
Reviews:
920
Ratings:
3,918
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
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Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bright, light floral pale with immense drinkability. Hop notes are bright and grassy, with a nice bitter finish. And old school pale, that stands the test of time. Glad to finally try it! Excellently brewed beer. HalfAcre always impresses me.

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Photo of revonoc
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanLane
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's perfectly balanced but with a very unique taste. Usually the unique brews heavily favor a sweet, hoppy, dry flavor etc... but the daisy cutter found a way to be a classic pale ale but also be distinct. Add it to the favorites.

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Photo of Mpcronin
3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Four pack copped from Bottle King in Morris Plains. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Faint aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of Gerred
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lrend13
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Manthon
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, golden body; thick, sticky, white head; some lacing along the interior of the glass. Cutting aroma of floral scents and crystal malt sweetness; dried strawberries. Excellent light grain base flavor with a gentle sweetness and punctuated with a crisp, lingering hop bitterness; pungent. Medium-heavy body; zesty and prickly on the palate; some sweetness yet feels moderately dry overall.

A rather exciting pale ale, doing wonders with the hops. Everything works well together -- the malt bill, the hops -- and deliver a balanced and tasty beer with some palate punch.

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

Photo of Almighty1
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdubz
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew_ski
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pohr10
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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