Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

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Double Daisy CutterDouble Daisy Cutter

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

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.

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Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass and a large patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having initial flavors of orange and grapefruit citrus and finishing with pine, along with some hints of alcohol.
M: It feels a touch more than medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very similar flavor profile to the regular Daisy Cutter, except that there are some hints of alcohol in the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colored with excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of creamy off white on top. Heavy lacing is present. There's an abundance of floral mosaic hops in the nose. I'm tasting just slightly more mosaic hops than I had found in the base version and just slightly more malt, but you can tell there's a bit more booze in the mix. The mouth is resinous, lightly chewy, and a touch chalky.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly dark hazy orange with a thin white head.

Aroma is a slight lemon mixed with biscuit malt.

Taste is a sweet lemon candy.

Delicious beer.

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

Now this is a great double. None of that fruity, fluffy New England stuff... clear gold (alright, maybe not perfectly clear) body, big head of foam with lotsa lace left behind... Aromas of pine and resin and caramel backed by the same on the sip... sweetness and bitterness vying for your attention, has a nice tacky aspect, something sticky and sweet, but with a shellac of bitter resin... Medium-light feel, smooth - almost creamy? - and not a lot of carbonation comes through on the tongue. Finishes with a nice bitter hum on the palate. Don't know about the hops used, but this is a great brew. 2/23/17 canning.

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Photo of jaybirde63
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Berliner glass..1 finger small bubble head..continued lacing throughout..good notes of citrisy fruits..not too much pine..good retention of carbonation...reddish tint to a wonderful cloudy appearance...very slight bready taste with a good fresh malt flavor..surprisingly alcohol burn is absent (8.%)..great aftertaste..***
Good IPA drinking beer..for more than 1 at a sitting...***

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Photo of MFMB
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful amber with a billowy white head. The nose is of floral, grass and crackers. Taste of floral, hay, toasted crackers with a small citrus and peach undertone. I have been drinking quite a few citrus bombs recently and it was nice to switch gears and appreciate this beautiful and very floral/grassy brew! There is enough citrus underneath all the floral to keep it interesting but I would say it's not the star of the beer and that is fine by me. Medium body somewhat creamy mouthfeel that finishes crisp and somewhat dry. Love me some Double Daisy Cutter!

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, orange/amber color with a creamy head. Streak lacing. Aroma is sweet, ripe fruit and caramel malt. Apricot and peach, orange and melon. Flavor has similar characteristics, along with grapefruit, tangerine, pine, mango, and bready malt. It's resinous and has a bit of a tangy hops bite. Dry finish. Most excellent!

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

L- Light orange color with a bit of a white, foamy head.

S- Floral and citrusy hop aroma with a bit of sweet malt.

T- Bready malt base, slightly fruity. A little more bitter than the aroma, resinous. Still some floral notes. Very drinkable.

F- Medium body, smooth, slightly dry finish.

O- Really solid IPA. Love that they put this in cans.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned date of 02/23/17

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and pure golden in color with an off-white, finger width head. Decent retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing; just a few small spots.

Smell - Aroma is bursting with floral, leafy and citrusy hop notes with faint malt sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Floral and leafy hops with a citrus edge. Malts sit beneath with some bready and slight honey sweetness. Balanced finish, with light citrus rind bitterness and sweet

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation. Slick, silky texture which helps to make it an easy drinker with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Very much in line with the OG Daisy Cutter, but with more strength in flavor and thus it also reminds me a bit of Heady Topper with its prominent leafy, floral and lesser citrus hop profile. I don't know that I'd drop $18-20 a 4-pack on it, but an occasional single can or on-tap serving is not out of the question.

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

Pours a fiery orange with just a hint of fog to it. Head foams up quickly, and maintained around a finger of height after a easy second half of the pour. Great lacing. Aroma is a hoppy delight with notes of citrus, tangerine, and biscuit malts. Flavor profile is hops through and through. Hop notes come by way of citrus, tangerine, and orange. Biscuit and light bread malts keep the hops ground and balanced. Hops are lively enough that this could be considered more of an IPA, but a tasty one at that. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a good slightly grainy consistency. Overall, a flavorful IPA with plenty of tasty hop qualities and no bitterness.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into imperial pint glass. Can dated 2/23/17.

A: Pours a deep burnt golden with a finger of soft off-white head that collapsed into fuzzy, thin, but long lasting film that left a network of soapy lace down the glass.
S: Sweet juicy notes of tropical fruits, resinous hop oils, and bready, toasted malt.
T: Sweet and sugary ambiguous tropical fruit hops mixed with juicy citrus. Leafy, resinous, bitterness in the finish with malty notes of bread crust and earthy spice lingering in the aftertaste.
M: Medium-full body with a greasy and slick mouthfeel and a solid bitter punch. Carbonation is soft and smooth.
O: Bitter, resinous, and sweet, with a toasty malt backbone. A little rough around the edges, but solid nonetheless.

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

A: Deep orange- bright glowing hue- hints of neon yellow- round white head

S: guava, resin, melon, mango peel, citrus pith, subtle pine. Ripe tropical fruits

T: more bitter than nose suggests. Mango peel. citrus zest, resin, sap, tropical notes, fresh melon

F: smooth medium body but nice crisp. great aftertaste

O: awesome- balanced and flavorful

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice clear golden color with a large white head on top. Has a very hoppy smell to it along with some citrus as well. Taste is hoppy and very crisp.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can with a date of 2/23/17

L: dark yellow almost orange with a good sized white head.
S: hops and more hops. Followed by some citrus.
T: hops up front with a smooth aftertaste, good solid flavor.
F: solid thick and dry DIPA feel.
O: really good DIPA. Right balance of everything.

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Photo of Ri0
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured 16oz can into snifter. Regular Daisy Cutter was pretty good, so I wondered how much I would enjoy this? Bright and hazy orange colored with a fat 3 finger foamy head. Retention is great and there is sufficient lacing. Nice floral and tropical, citrus hop notes. I get unsweetened orange, grapefruit, and unripe mango. There is bitterness, but more of a pith bitterness. Some caramel and honey sweetness round it off. Big grapefruit and tangerine, with mangos, passion fruit and other tropical flavors. Malts of caramel and honey are in the middle to balance this out. Finish is more of the citrus bitter. Good carbonation, medium bodied with a slick feel. This seemed more like a ramped up version of Daisy Cutter, which I think is awesome.

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

On tap at Pony Bar Hell's Kitchen. This was a nice surprise on the tap list - I am a big fan of Daisy Cutter and have been wanting to try Double Daisy Cutter for a while. Flavor profile is very similar to Daisy Cutter. Although I think I like the double slightly more than the regular pale ale, I would probably opt for the regular because of the lower ABV.

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

I tried this on tap at Hunger N Thirst, enjoyed chilled from a snifter.

The color is golden with slight peachy hue and thick white head with fine bead, lace clings. The smell is very aromatic with hop aromas that are mostly tropical/citrus with grapefruit in the smell with mild herbal element. The feel is great, moderately high in bitterness and resinous texture with subtle malt sweetness low alcohol in the feel with a mostly dry finish.

The taste is great with the majority of the flavor coming from the hops yet a slight malt sweetness is there to support the bitterness and keep from being completely unbalanced yet the taste of citrus/herbal hops is robust in this. I really enjoyed this and could in consecutive samples easily -a great Imperial IPA

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another wonderful, hoppy IPA from Half Acre. Served on draft at the brewery. A huge amount of citrus hops paired with a big malt backbone. Though this was very good, I was expecting a little better.

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Photo of Angerhaus
1.98/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Shared bomber over a thanksgiving get together. Sort of disappointing to everyone that tried it. I realize that the craft beer bubble is starting to pop, but I expect more than this from a beer that so many people recommend. It tasted most like fermented fruit, and the nose wasn't much better.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My neighbor shared this with me over dinner last night....awesome pork chops by the poured a slightly hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had sweet tones mixed with bitter citrus. The taste was a sweet malt base and some hint of grapefruit. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall I don't think it's as good as the original and I don't think it's as good as other DIPAs that are out there. Nevertheless it is a decent beer and certainly worth a try.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice golden orange with a thick two finger head of off-white foam and active bubbles.

Huge citrus aroma of grapefruit and orange with a solid malt backbone aroma of sweet toffee, caramel, and toasted malt.

Citrus fruit is dominated by the firm malt backbone. Tons of sweetness, but the orange and grapefruit notes are definitely well layered across the caramel and toffee like sweetness.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, sticky, semi-chewy, almost a perfect mouthfeel for a DIPA.

Overall, Half Acre hit another home run with this beer. At 8% it's on the lower end of the spectrum for a DIPA, but certainly doesn't let you down on the aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel. It definitely hits on everything to look for in a DIPA, with a little less alcohol.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on March 5, 2016. Look is slightly hazy amber with a creamy white head and lingering lacing. Smell is dank, resin, herbs, floral and pale malt grain aromas. Taste is resin, grapefruit, orange, citrus rind, grass, herb and sweet bread malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with a creamy, smooth mouthfeel and a somewhat dry finish.

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Photo of nonpo
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a medium to dark golden amber in a Brussels glass from large bottle w 1/4" head

Smell reminds me of Zombie Dust.... Bright tones with hint of citrus and sweet overtones

Taste was initially confusing... Thought maybe it was old (malty barelywine<ish>) which surprised me because I didn't smell it.... Second taste revealed that it was just a heavy malty backbone.... Lots of residual sweetness and a clean finish.... Middle mouth leaves me wanting a little more complexity.... Kind of falls flat in that area... It's still a really good brew... Just prefer a little more depth in mid-favors for DipAHHHHHHHHHS LOL

Feel is good... Carbonation is balanced and right to open up tastebuds but not cause an overly crisp taste or bite

Overall I enjoyed is beer, would buy again but not hunt hard for it.... My wife did too, which is good and bad for the beer since she doesn't like hoppy beers.... So maybe it's not for the Hop Heads out there but a nice balanced beer that won't destroy your palate and it went well with pizza :0)

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Photo of vic21234
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. No bottled on date, but it was recently released.

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange/ amber color with a fair amount of white head which sticks to the sides of the glass.

S- Nice aromas of citrus on the nose, with not much more to note here.

T- Nice citrus notes, with plenty of orange and grapefruit flavors noted. The malt comes in at the backend of each sip.

M- Light, refreshing, very easy drinking with a dry finish.

Nice spiked up version of the regular DC. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of NapervilleBeerDrinker
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a 5 oz pour at a bar.

Good brew. Appearance is nice golden and super clear. Nose is decent, but doesn't knock you over (like a fresh Zombie Dust or Sure Bet might). Flavor wasn't as strong as it has been in the past (this was 2016). Tasted almost more syrupy than an DIPA/Pale should - or what I would prefer.

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