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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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Daisy Cutter Pale AleDaisy Cutter Pale Ale
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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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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT can
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is a light shade of amber. This beer has golden highlights and is topped with about four inches of off-white head.

S - When I first opened the can I got a big whiff of citrus. After I poured it, the citrus seemed more subdued. I noticed some caramel malt, too.

T - This is a hopped up pale ale. The taste has mild citrus, and the malt is there in the background.

M - Moderate.

O - I have had the pleasure of trying some great pale ales this summer, Moon Man, Odd Side CPA, Zombie Dust, and this beer belongs right in that mix. I am fortunate to have gotten a four pack in Chicago. Unfortunately, like the others mentioned, this is not available in Ohio.

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The beer pours out of a 16oz can into a Duvel glass a lightly hazy golden amber color with a 1" fluffy white head that slowly recedes leaving a layer of foam with patches and legs clinging to the sides of the glass. Sipping creates widely scattered patches and speckles of lacing. By mid-way through the beer there's still a ring of foam and a thin layer over at least part of the liquid. There are still some large patches and scattered speckles of lacing.

The aromas include a touch of grapefruit and citrus zest along with some malt a hint of pine and some floral in the background.

The flavors are similar to the nose in that there's the citrus--grapefruit and something like orange zest--and there's some floral, grassy character. These are all supported by the malt backbone and some sweetness that both remain in the background to support and enhance the rest of the players but never leave completely.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit creamy with the soft, persistent carbonation. The finish begins as the fruity, floral sweetness allows the bitterness to share the stage while they slowly fade away. As they do the sweetness and the bitterness fade with them until theres only some dryness left.

A good single word to describe this one is "complexity." I certainly will be having another and surely will be happy to occasionally get a supply of this to stock the fridge. A really nicely done pale ale which I recommend highly.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,794 ratings
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