Daisy Cutter Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

3,731 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.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reddish-copper color with gold hues. Slight haze to the beer.

Citrus, hay, mandarin orange, grass, guava, jasmine, light dankness.

Pine, citrus, light resin quality. White flowers. Clean malt character.

Medium bodied and slightly watery at the edges of the palate. Moderate alcohol against the background of the beer.

Very clean and very nicely balanced. Bright flavors on the palate. The hops are nicely displayed without being over the top. Could easily drink more than one.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.44/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh can poured into a plastic glass. Looks to have a sticky white lacing. Just a bit Cloudy with dark golden color and lots of bubbles. Aroma is typical IPA. Hop profile is a bit grassy with pine and a hint of citrus. Bready malt. The malt aroma is a nice balance to the hops. Taste is nearly identical to the aroma. Hoppy first with a malty body and finishes pretty quickly with a bit of a bitter, resins finish. High carbonation. Low alcohol presence. Overall a solid IPA but nothing jumps out with this beer.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Light orange, low clarity, with a glass consuming display of micro-effervesce. Meaty, foamy dull sheen white head is 2 inches in heigth with a fair rate of retention. Nice visible coverage and window dressing.

S: Bright oranges, fresh grapefruit and citrus with a flowery finish.

T: Orange flowery citrus flavor with spicy citric notes with a light speciality grain flair. Slightly warm lemons, flowery hops, pretty sharp on the swallow. Citrusy orange tangerines and decent malt depth.

M: Sharp tingly carbonation, tangine-citrus flair on the tongue. The body is lush, but still feels sharp and lively from the carbonation.

O: Overall a good drinking pale with a higher edge of hoppiness and malt depth with sparkling carbonation gives this added appeal. Touch of lingering flowery hop dryness on the close. Feels closer to a ipa standards, crisp and very good rating.

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

procured at a trader joes north of downtown Chicago near the botanic gardens in a four pack of pint cans. this is a wonderful beer, maybe the best ive had from Chicago. it has a rather large hop nose, English in some ways, more bitter than dank or fruity. there is also a soft floral element, that comes across like the flowers on the can are actually in the can, polleny and springtimey and gloriously grassy. good malt balance, English and American mixed, lighter than it seems, with a fresh cut hay and rising bread complexion. the flavor is the best parts of the nose, more hoppy than I first though, super different from the standard, and expertly made. the quality of this beer is most apparent in the feel though, which is creamy without being heavy, bubbly without being aggressive, and clean without being immaculate. its really fantastic beer, and an exceptional introduction to half acre beer. the floral finish and the bright hops and diverse malt unification make this a beer I wish I could get in upstate new York, where I am spending this summer, or in Denver where I live. this would be an everyday brew for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got a pitcher of this at Pequod's in Chicago for about $17.

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a finger or head. It doesn't look particularly engaging, but expecting big things from the taste, I just wanted to dig in.

Smell: So good. So fresh. Earthy sorts of hops provide a sharp floral note that I really enjoy, and that I was expecting from a beer with the name.. uh.. Daisy Cutter. There may be a slight citrus note, but it's really slight... definitely a flowery smelling beer.

Taste/feel: And with the taste and feel, it's the same old song and dance... and I love that. I enjoyed the smell a lot, and the taste gave me the same thing. A lot of floral flavors on the front turn to some semi-sweet malts, and then there's a fair amount of bitterness in the pretty dry finish that I just really enjoy. It's hard to stop sipping this beer, as it's truly outstanding. Worthy of the hype. Glad to have tried this, and looking forward to future beers from Half Acre.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,731 ratings.
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