Daisy Cutter Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

3,739 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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chitownbandit for the extra!

Poured from 16oz can into a Deschutes tulip.
Light oragne color. 1-1.5" white head. Has a bitter herb aroma. Daisys? Maybe I'm looking at the can too much (which is awesome). Some grassiness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Could use a bit more carbonation. Pretty smooth going down. Leaves a touch of lingering bitterness.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange, hazy, a half inch of chunky foam that laces nicely. Waves of tangerine, lemon zest, grapefruit rind and fresh pine on the nose. Very nice. Taste is delicate orange citrus, lightly grassy and light maltiness. Lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. This smells like a million bucks but the taste doesn't reach the same heights. Decent overall.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy light gold with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever leaving lots of stickies on the sides of the glass. Aromas of grapefruit pineapple and a hint of earth and flowers dominate the aroma allowing a light bready malt to barely peak through. The flavor is bready and honey like malt underneath a solid base of citrus and tropical fruits. Firm hop bitterness is never harsh. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Wow that's a fantastic pale ale right there.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can thanks to readbaron and mulder1010. Into a Brooklyn tulip.

Pours a bright light orange golden colour with a hazy appearance. Nice off-white fluffy foam that lasts forever and leaves spots all over the glass.

Smells brilliant. Lots of mango and then a little floral, maybe dandelions. Some pine and grapefruit too.

Tastes of grapefruit and a little bit of pine. Not as defined as the smell. Still very solid.

Softer feel, lighter body that builds with bitterness towards the end. Very, very drinkable. To the point where you realise the 16oz will be gone way too soon!

I'll generally go into bat for Little Creatures at its best as a very good pale ale, but this leaves it well in the shade. Superbly drinkable. Amazing to smell and looks a treat. Nice hop fix. Wish we had something in Australia that comes close.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a fluted glass at a bar in DC.

A hoppy bitter monster in a relatively low 5.2% ABV package. I think that is a good thing. Comparable to the old version of Hop Pocket (an early hop monster that has since been corrupted.) My "overall" rating above was bumped 0.25 because of the high taste/low ABV ratio.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a three-finger off-white rocky head, which dissipates quickly to a thin layer.

S - An equal combination of floral and citrusy (grapefruit) notes.

T - Bitter in the middle and lasting through and beyond the finish. Some very slight sweetness near the end. Some faint carmel notes.

MF - Light to medium bodied. Gave me a coated feeling.

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,739 ratings.
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