Daisy Cutter Pale Ale | Half Acre Beer Company

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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

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#1,416
Reviews:
893
Ratings:
3,817
pDev:
9.38%
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4.2
 
 
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Photo of dsharvie
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into royal pint glass. Murky yellow with nice white head. Nice citrus nose and crisp bite. Nice hoppy pale ale just how I like em.

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Photo of Fievel
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Pours an dark golden color with a one finger head that slowly recedes and leaves a small ring of lacing. Aroma is strong dank hops with some light citrus cutting through. The dank hops don't come through as strong in the taste as the smell as the citrus and floral hops balance out the dank hops. There is a delicate, floral finish. Medium carbonation and medium-light body that makes it very easy to drink.
Everything was well done but subtle and left me wanting a little more. Solid IPA with layers of hops. Great lawnmower or football beer. Hopefully distribution spreads it a bit wider.

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Photo of Armando_Perez
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfiliaggi
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSJr
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B1G
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TriggerFingers
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emquilxy
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tstoner86
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLateralus21
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of delgotit99
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopyard57
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nugganooch
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can purchased at Brothers Provisions in Rancho Bernardo, CA
Noted on 06/07/2015 with my FW Imperial Nonic glass

Stoked to find this longtime want finding its way into SoCal

A: The Daisy Cutter pours a dark caramel amber color with lots of haze blurring up the scene. Looks almost like the color of butterscotch candy. A massive dense khaki head swells up out of the glass for a few prolonged moments. Lots of intricate webbed pattern lacing gets left behind.

S: The nose is very piney with some herbal essence rubbed in. Has that light dank presence with some leafy grasses. Bready pale malt is affirmed here and comes across with some toasted cracker like qualities. A nice aroma but not the greatest I have come across by any means. More piney and dank rather than tropical or citrus.

T: Flavor follows suite with sticky evergreens, wild grasses, and mild dank herbs. Plenty of bready malt built into this one but not overly so in that it detracts from all the other flavors. Has a good snappy hop punch that delivers a little resin to the palate. Very well balanced with the alcohol well disguised which makes for a nice easy drinker. Good but not really great to me. Has no real citrus or orange elements which I think could have bolstered the overall experience. Tasty still with a crisp clean experience over all.

M: Lightly filling body on account of the bready malts. Nice smoothened texture still with a bit of constricting bitterness to help dry out the finish. Good initial linger effect. Fairly clean and crisp overall.

D: Nothing outstanding but a solid APA none the less. I could see this being a regular go to about 5-10 years back. Fairly average by today’s market. Not that it’s bad brew but somewhat of disappointment as expectations were not met for this one.

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Photo of JamesBAR145
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into pint glass in November 2015. No date on the can.

Appearance: Amber with light head. Beer color is clear, and a little cloudy. Head is thick, and leaves a thick film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma dominated by hops, and citrus. There is some pine aroma as well, but it is dominated by the citrus.

Taste: The taste is also dominated by the bite from the hops. There is also citrus fruit flavors, but not much else. The aftertaste has with a bite from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium alcohol, which confirms the 5.2% on the bottle.

This is a smooth light-bodied APA. Good drinking, but similar to other APAs.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy pale orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Stringy lacing sticks and then slides into the glass nicely.
The smell has some tropical fruits bursting into a beautiful bouquet of floral and piney hops. Malts show a super light presence.
The taste was mainly sweet through the tropical fruits with a nice bitter floral and pineyness hitting my taste buds. A light aftertaste of the floral and piney hops leads into the finish.
The mouthfeel was about light bodied with a really nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation hits nice on my tongue. Bitterness feels appropriate as well.
Overall, really nice APA that I would have again, preferably this time of year most likely with pizza b/c I'm not going out on my back porch when its 10 degrees outside drinking this. Still, if I lived in the distro of this, I wouldn't mind slamming some of this on a warm Spring or Summer day.

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Daisy Cutter Pale Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 3,817 ratings