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:
3,722
Reviews:
870
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
643
Gots:
694
For Trade:
21
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,722 |  Reviews: 870
Photo of trmiller24
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdubz94
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 3/21/17--two months on it. Trying to find some fresher cans...

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a two finger head. Head dissipates somewhat quickly leaving nice lacing.

Very hoppy, fruity, and flowery aroma. Definite grass, mango, pineapple, some citrus. A very nice smell-- just a bit faint.

Taste has a lot more citrus than the nose-- orange, grapefruit and some mango in there as well. A nice hops bite that lingers. Some malty character.

Pretty light body. Easy drinking, slightly watery but can't expect too much for 5.2% ABV. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, a pleasant, hop forward, very drinkable APA. I must admit I prefer Galactic Double Daisy Cutter but this is a great single pale ale for when this beer's big brother isn't around.

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Photo of vabeerguy
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of c014572
3.18/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Gawz
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours semi transparent yellow with nice fluffy white head. Sticky lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Very light tropical aroma, orange, mango with a touch of grassy floral notes.

Taste - Very good pale ale, slightly more floral on the taste than tropical but still some orange/grapefruit flavors. A slight biscuit/malt finish.

Feel - Light bodied refreshing just a touch of hop bite.

Overall - A really well done pale ale, great flavors and easy drinking.

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Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitch3114
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Currently the best pale ale I've had. I haven't had a lot. My roommate passed it off to me. I surprisingly liked it a lot. With all the options out there, I WOULD BUY THIS. Another thing I don't usually do is drink straight from the can or bottle, but I drank this one straight from the can.

As this warms up and aerates, it loses carbonation quite fast and isn't nearly as good.

The beer is crisp floral and tasty. Great for a hot day or after a long day at work while winding down.

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Egotist
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerStoreGirl5232
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was told it was worth the money so I purchased a four pack. The moment I opened it you could smell grapefruit notes. It reminded me of a hoppy blue moon with grapefruit. Highly enjoyed it.

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Photo of Spikester
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lightly hazed gold with four fingers of white head. The head lasts about ten minutes leaving rings of lace.
Smell is tropical fruit and bready malts.
Taste is tropical fruit with a good amount of bready malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a nice Pale Ale. Easy drinking.

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Photo of mando31
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrb378
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of reebtaerG
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Sierra Nevada pub glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves behind some thick lacing.

S: Citrus, and light tropical fruit, a hint of melon, grassy, earthy, and herbal notes, lightly toasted biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Grassy, citrus, lemon, lime, grapefruit, and tangerine, tropical fruit, passion fruit and mango, some mild earthy herbal notes, lightly toasty biscuity malt, and some caramel sweetness.

M: A bit on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Really tasty pale ale that I never thought I would get my hands on.

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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

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,722 ratings.
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