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
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#1,407
Reviews:
892
Ratings:
3,813
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Photo of smcolw
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Darker gold and clear. Served in a tulip glass but it retains a thick streaky lace.

Spicy and prickly nose from an obviously high hop late in the brew. Mild caramel malt softens the bite.

The taste mimics the smell with a soft and toasty malt and a strongly bitter hop finish. Highly carbonated with a moderate to light body. Long aftertaste.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.39/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 1/25/18. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze; fluffy white head that falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are on the mild and subtle. Mild floral and citrus. Lots of bread, crackers and malts. It doesn't smell bad, it just doesn't really have much going on at all. The flavors are clean, crisp and refreshing. More floral notes along with some hints of grapefruit. Lots of fresh grass. More fresh bread and crackers. Moderate to low bitterness. Not much hop flavors going on. Malts do their thing. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid pale ale. It's a good classic and traditional example of the style, but it's definitely not "chock-full of dank, aromatic hops". I guess I was expecting something more "flashy" based on all of the love I've seen it receive forever.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Daisy cutter pours a bronze color with a big lacing head. Mellow but hippy aroma. Taste is pretty balanced, a little light, but a nice dry hippy finish. Goody body and feel. Overall a good clean crisp pale ale.

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

Photo of jay25mac
3.08/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Glider
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a chill haze golden amber with a nice white head with decent retention. Smell is of citrus and grainy malt. Taste is citrus, lemongrass, a bit of dank, a touch of tropical fruit, with a lasting bitter finish. Refreshing and easy to drink without feeling too thin. I enjoyed this one a lot, one of the better pale ales I’ve had. I can see why this is a classic.

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Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

See through (slight bubble haze) with a nice golden look and a decent just off white head. Nice scent where citrus and melon take the lead and I'm really reaching to detect any malt on the nose. Good fleeting flavor of citrus hops with a bready/biscuit stickiness and bitter finish. In my opinion adding a touch of sweetness could make this a bit better. Good lighter but yet creamy mouthfeel with less carbonation. Solid 4 in my book. Decent.

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Photo of Gedwill
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Sticky lacing all over the glass.

S: Citrus and pine... light tropical notes.

T/F: Crackery grains supply the base for a relatively mild citrus hop profile. Grapefruit and tangerine... mild evergreen... some herbal/lemongrass notes. Light in body... with a citrusy finish. Modest bitterness.

O: A solid APA... light, drinkable, and refreshing. Good take on the style.

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Photo of Psquared93
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sb17
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SBlobaum
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drewk35
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bennyd489
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug: color is slightly hazy gold, head is bright white and presents at least 1/2 inch thick and lingers very well leaving a at least 1/4 inch top with some lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is hop forward, light citrus, herbs, grass, then some moderate toast and grainy malt.

Taste is similar with forward hops that are dominant but not overly bitter, malt is grainy and toasted, hint of biscuit like flavors; hop flavors are similar to aroma with light citrus/herbal/grassy flavors.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderately carbonated, lingering sharpness.

Overall a good but not incredible pale ale.

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

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,813 ratings