Daisy Cutter Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale
3,842 Ratings
Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this in a shaker pint.

Beautiful three-finger's of ecru foam, I could eat this stuff with a spoon it is so creamy, thick sheet lace after a few minutes of deflation. The beer glows the color of hot apple cider.

Floral aromas bursting out of the pint glass, blending with hints of resin-y, sweet citrus-y, and bready malt. That floral bouquet smells great!

Hops stand out immediately with the first sip: orange, resin, estery. As Daisy Cutter glides over mid-palate, an herbal, tea-like quality emerges. The bitterness on the finish takes it easy, slightly resinous. The sweet, bread malt peeks through just enough. A great balance struck between the flavor hops and malt. Complex.

Lighter body and watery, bubbles add a nice wrinkle and make the beer more crisp.

Daisy Cutter is an impressive and well-crafted pale ale. The estery aromas and flowers explode from this one, with citrus-y notes and bready malts left in the aftermath. Great beer! Find this one!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a orange/yellow color with a two finger head that dissipates slowly with blotchy lacing.
S: Mellow citrus with hints of earthiness.
T: Very similar to the taste. Very bitter from the tip of the tongue to the back.
M: Medium body and dry on the palate. Light carbonation. Leaves an oily film.
O: A very solid pale ale. I wish it was a bit more fruity though.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden amber color with sufficient head.

As it is quaffed the lacing follows sufficiently down the glass.

Aroma reminds me of a very floral/citrus IPA.

Taste is a wallop of hops and small bitter finish that keeps me coming back. Somewhat dry with little sweet malt in back end.

Very solid Pale Ale as I continue to drink the hops calm a bit and I get more floral presence like skipping through a field of daisies...OK, maybe not that but damn near close.

I can see why this beer is so desirable and will seek out again.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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2/5  rDev -51.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a bright clear orange color with a fluffy white head. The beer looks almost like a neon orange color, a Kool Aid bright color.

The aroma has some grassy, floral and, pine. Some orange peel. A bit of bready sweetness.

The flavor follows that citrus and grapefruit in the front again. Then onto a bready malt that gives the beer some body, but it is still a light body easy drinking beer. Lots of carbonation. The finish is quite dry and a bit bitter of green grass, floral, resin, and pine.

Very much IPA notes, but with a lighter body of a pale ale. Great session hoppy beer.

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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to my non-BA friend freedawg for the trade extra

16oz can poured into a tall pilsner glass

A: THIS is what beer should look like - a gorgeous orange/yellow, like polished wood. Huge fluffy, fizzy head that slowly dissipated, but left big patches of sticky lacing throughout.

S: Very clean, bright hops, grassy, light bread. Smells very fresh, just not a "huge" aroma.

T/M: Incredibly juicy, solid-yet-up-front hops hit you first, with a great toasted bread malt midsection. Hop bitterness comes back for a lengthy finish. Lip-smacking good. Tight, fizzy carbonation does the job. If this were a tad bit creamier, I'd guzzle this juice.

O: Stellar pale ale. Bonus points for the pounder can. Now if only I had regular access to this.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,842 ratings