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:
3,699
Reviews:
865
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
643
Gots:
690
For Trade:
21
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Ratings: 3,699 |  Reviews: 865
Photo of drone
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shelby415
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davelee14XK7
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Looks and tastes okay. Not a bad session beer

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Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of captaincoffee
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale gold with big ol' rocky white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is a bit floral and a bit citrus, but doesn't have a single dominating characteristic. Also honey. Not a huge nose, but nice. Taste is a kind of classic biscuit hippiness that comes in faking sweet and then turning dry. Overall, a very solid, crisp, and easy-drinking IPA. Stayed nice even near room temp for the last taste.

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Photo of dominic4beer
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryantan
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice clear golden color with a large white head that stays for awhile. Smells of hops and earthy. Can taste the hops along with some grain. A perfect beer on a hot day!

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned date of 02/22/17

Appearance - Pours with a slight haze, golden orange in color with a sandstone toned, near two-finger width head. Fair retention , resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Nice lacing, with broken sheeting and spotting making a solid pattern around the glass.

Smell - Notes hit on mild floral character, leafiness, some honey and hints of citrus and grain.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fresh floral and leafy hop notes with a hint of citrus. Malts come through with honey sweetness and lesser grain. Breadiness in the finish before fading, leaving an aftertaste that lingers with some leafy bitterness and a trace of citrus pith.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slick, smooth texture with a crisp, mostly dry finish makes this a nigh quaffable brew.

Overall - Pretty tasty. The hop profile is somewhat reminiscent of Heady Topper, though not nearly the strength of the latter and the malt bill is much more of a presence here. Nice balance. Very drinkable. It's good to see Half Acre getting distro out here in NorCal. I've got a few more of their brews in the fridge for reviewing, and I'll definitely keep an eye out for their other offerings.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden orange with white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, tropical fruit and citrusy hops. I feel like it's missing one key component. Finish is long and dry. Thickens as it warms.

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

Photo of Coffeethom01
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TCMike
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SSS
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Golden yellow with a white head that remains for a while
S-Dank aroma coupled with a sweet malt smell with a hint of caramel
M-Light mouthfeel with light carbonation
T-Sweet upfront with a bitter finish that is subtle and does not linger much
O-Decent pale ale that I find is missing some punch...

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Photo of Ogpuglord
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of handmuffin
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from can into glass at home. Pours deep gold in color, translucent with no noticeable haziness and with a full white head. Fresh, pungent hop aroma somewhat reminiscent of freshly cut grass. Clean hop forward flavor with malty background and slightly bitter finish. Body that feels relatively full on the tongue but has a decidedly dry finish. Overall a superbly drinkable beer.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's hard to find a unique and inspired IPA in this market. This one fills the bill. Matty, sweet, and not "hoppy" to my untrained buds, this unique brew is one I will seek out again...And enjoy.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 12/2/15; drank 1/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big eggshell head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Orange citrus & faint lemon notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus flavor up front; faint lemon dryness on the finish. A simple, drinkable session ale; ultimately not memorable. It'll do in a pinch I suppose...

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What I love about this beer is the huge hop aroma just jumps out the can when popped,. Could smell it from 3 feet away. Amazing for an 5.2% beer.

Fresh pine, citrus and floral aromas and flavors on top of a light, crisp malt background. Smooth finish, the only drawback for me is the tremendous aroma and flavor doesn't quite last until the end. But overall tremendous pale, the only pale (or IPA) I drink besides Celebration Ale.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 3,699 ratings.
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