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:
3,696
Reviews:
865
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
643
Gots:
689
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 3,696 |  Reviews: 865
Photo of Dharmelink
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mute_Ant_Brew
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazing head and lacing.
The aroma reminds me of waking through a field in summer.
Tastes grassy earthy and finishes slightly sweet followed up with a bitterness that lingers but doesn't distract from the next drink.
A great overall Pale Ale.
I will be exploring more from this brewery very soon.

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Photo of Wardt16
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dsshuck
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zythophile
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can Date: 3/28/17
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The appearance is a nice clear medium gold with a lingering slightly off-white head.

The smell is super piney (needles, mostly). There's a little mellow malt, and maybe a little citrus.

Taste is less piney, but it's still the leading flavor. Slightly sweet. The next in line are cloves and lime, with a vanilla-ish malt. Bitterness doesn't show up until late, but it hangs around

The aftertaste is mostly the bitterness, although I suppose it's not too bad. It might feel a bit thin, but it's still smooth. Carbonation is very well integrated.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffin2
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.
L - Poured a deep orange with a white head.
S - Smells of citrus.
T - Tastes of light citrus with a slightly malty finish.
F - Medium mouth feel.
O - Very easy drinking pale ale.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Act25
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good looking, great tasting Pale Ale. APA and Dales are my favorite every day style / beer so I'm liking this.

A) It's a hazy amber/copper body, with a dense, lasting and lacing white head. Not Dales, penny copper and sticky head, but nice looking.

S) Aromas are mostly of citrus: grapefruit and orange zest - with attendant grassy elements of herb and yerba buena.

T) Theres a toasty, buttery graham cracker crust base, which is lathered with intense hops of citrus, pine, grasses, herbs, onion grass. A bit of pungent catty hops and a drying finish. Flavor gets better and more see-saw as it warms.
F) The feel, Ifound a bit filling, sticky, and cloudy and wished for a cleaner finish.

Up there with great APAs.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my go-to Chicago IPAs--it can be found just about anywhere downtown. An excellent pale ale that has a strong 420-ish taste, making it immediately recognizable and distinguishable from other pale ales.

Now that I've found double daisy, though, I'll be hard-pressed to opt for the single.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at CCB

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Photo of Kuges
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWHopinator
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Light, golden amber in color, slightly cloudy. Thin, foamy head with streak lacing. Aroma is butterscotch and tropical fruit. Citrus notes and ripe fruit. Flavor is juicy and resinous, with citrus and mango. Herbal qualities as well. Bread malt is a little sweet and balances things out nicely. Bitter hops bite in the aftertaste, dry finish. A good beer overall.

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Photo of kds160
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MFMB
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy bright straw yellow. Nose is floral, pasture grasses, light citrus and biscuit malts. Taste is very earthy. Taste of grasses, floral, dandelion, crackers and biscuits. Light to minimal citrus. Medium body with a nice crisp dry finish.

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Photo of steve8robin
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of milwaukee512
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wlynch
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,696 ratings.
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