Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

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Double Daisy CutterDouble Daisy Cutter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Daisy Cutter is a monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale. A heftier grain bill amps up the weight and double dry hopping insures there's enough hops to recede your gums.

Added by emerge077 on 05-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
989
Reviews:
226
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
Wants:
507
Gots:
121
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WilliamBrasky
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drhall36
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mai11oux
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Better than regular dasiy cutter.

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Photo of bnes09
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale orange-brown with a full finger of head that leaves significant lacing behind. Suggestions of tangerine and pine resin, with a hefty quantity of malt sweetness to keep the bitterness from getting out of hand. Very smooth mouthfeel with a relatively full body for an 8% pale.

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4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhlosito75
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If less is more, then more is definitely more! Right? Pushing the beautifully sculpted pale ale of Half Acre to imperial status creates a malty imperial IPA but with balance, charm and succulence to be embraced.

Pale amber, even golden through its center, a faint haze and frothy creme preludes a beautiful perfume of pink citrus, herbal grasses, spruce and lightly toasted nuttiness. Caramel and simple syrups tease the early palate with a richer graham cracker undertow in taste.

Sweetness holds firm but relaxes slightly to allow the hops to grow to dominance. Pink grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and a hint of pineapple and mango massage the tastebuds while its malty foundation trends succulent with light butterscotch and cashew. Tightening into a bitter taste late on the palate, the resinous hops coat the finish with spruce, torn pine needles and a tincture of gin.

Grassy, herbal and piney, the medium full beer eventually dries into a long and bittersweet finish where bitterness outlasts sweetness by a thin margin. Leaving a hint of lemon pepper and grassiness on the finish, a suggestion of graham cracker remains.

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4.91/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wasatchback
3.47/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can dated 7/31. So about a month old. Amost no Hop aroma to speak off, has completely faded and is now a total Malt bomb. I would have thought Half Acre could have made something with a little more shelf life than 30 days. Poured half of it out.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light amber color with an inch head. The aromas were very mild and subtle - picked up some citrus, mangos, and a bit of melon. The flavors were full of lush tropical fruits. It's hoppy but the malt really stacks up to balance it out. Very sweet throughout and then finishes with a with a resinous bitterness that lingers around. Mouthfeel is light to medium body. Overall this is a very easy drinking IPA. Wouldn't even classify this as a double IPA. The malt definitely balances out the hops; makes me think the IBU's wouldn't even be past 60.

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 989 ratings.
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