Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
803
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
18.05%
 
 
Wants:
514
Gots:
81
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 180 | Ratings: 803
Reviews by hawks10:
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4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into my Half Acre pint glass...

Pours a dark gold color with ruby/amber highlights, nice and hazy, thick...Three fingers of super foamy soft white, meringue-like head forms and leaves a ton of lacing...I am beginning to notice a trend with Half Acre beers and their incredible head...

Super fruity and piny in the nose. Starts with loads of tropical and citrus fruit aromas, grapefruit, mango and orange...the sweetness gives way to an incredible smell of some damn fine sticky-icky...rounds out with some pine and cut grass...the sweetness comes back again on the back end...

Starts off with some initial sweetness, the tropical fruits in the nose come through in the taste...the sweet, juicy goodness is very short-lived as the beer makes a dramatic, bitter turn...super piny, resinous and oily, grassy and floral. The citrus/fruity aspects never make a return appearance, this beer stays piny and bitter till the end, becoming more and more so as I work through the bottle. Some alcohol starts to show through the more I drink...

Medium to full bodied, drinks thick and and oily. Carbonation is there but pretty subtle as this is a pretty thick and slick brew...finishes pretty dry...

Definitely enjoying this new one from Half Acre (who continue to release incredible beers...)...definitely a different beast than regular Daisy Cutter, the bitterness and body is really stepped up in this one. Not as easy to drink as the regular one and probably something I wouldn't reach for as often as the regular Daisy Cutter, but still, this one is a definite winner...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NapervilleBeerDrinker
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
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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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the best double pale ale I have had. I will take this one over Double Fist all day and Double Fist is an excellent beer. Half Acre has nailed it with this one as they have with Galactic.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smoothes out the rougher parts of Daisy Cutter...herbal, grassy, and large lemon notes. Very nice and the abv is in a nice spot. Thanks Tony!

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Photo of natedawgkhan
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn. Regular Daisy isn't my thing. But this was pretty spectacular.
Hop forward for a pale. Citrus tones on smell and palate. Nice full body. Excellent.

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Photo of pkalix
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my bottle says 8% so I am wondering if the recipe has changed any since it was added in 2010?
excellent flavor. I love the pale ale style from the Midwest and this one is on target. definitely a bit stronger and worthy although I don't agree with the guy who said it tastes along the lines of Zombie Dust. has a slight twangy bitterness at the very end which lingers briefly but leaves a nice flavor on the tongue. very nice!

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Photo of weatherdog
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a nice pale straw head.

The tropical hops are just huge in this. This is a very fresh DIPA and the nose lets me knows that. The pineapple and grapefruit aroma from the Amarillo is just overflowing from the glass. I love me some tropical hops and this hits on all the notes.

The taste is just as bright and fresh as the smell. There is just this sticky resinous grapefruit hop taste that just coats your mouth. The bitterness isn't overly harsh but present. This beer reminds me a ton of fresh Hopslam with just a tiny addition of a malt sweetness at the end. it's almost everything I'm looking for in a DIPA.

The carbonation level is great and pairs nicely with a creamy silky mouthfeel. An alcohol taste is just starting to be present which is a ding on the drinkability since many other DIPA's of this gravity and higher have hidden alcohol better, besides that I think I will be finding myself craving a beer like this during the hot summer days.

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #75 (April 2013):

As described by Half Acre: “Double Daisy Cutter is a monster version of the original Daisy Cutter Pale Ale.” Or rather, this is what happens when you let a West Coast-style Pale Ale run amok in Chicago. Bigger? Better? Who cares! This dank, dry and deceptively drinkable monster is one hell of a Double IPA that’ll make even the most critical of hopheads quiver with delight.

STYLE: Double IPA
ABV: 8.5%
AVAILABILITY: Rotating

LOOK: Slightly hazy amber with a creamy, white, clingy head and lacing

SMELL: Dank, resiny, herbal, floral; fresh pale malt grains

TASTE: Silky smooth, creamy carbonation, resiny, grapefruit, tangerines, zesty, sharp citric bitterness, grassy, bready sweet beneath, light vodka note, herbal lingers, chalky, aspirin, dry finish

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deeply hazed orange with a creamy two fingers of bubbling white foam on top. Good active carbonation. Aromas are dense with dank, resinous, grassy hops. Tropical citrus and a solid crisp malt backbone with a touch of caramel. Really great hop profile and aroma....Daisy Cutter kicked up a few notches.

First sip brings a wall of bright dank hops with a menagerie of grassy herbal tones and tropical / grapefruit flavors a well. Solid crisp, slightly bready malt backbone. Flows into a kick of bitterness that's still somewhat balanced with the malt sweetness. Lingering hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy...good carbonation and well attenuated. Almost too easy to drink...a darn good amped up version of Daisy Cutter. The regular in 16oz cans is still my new favorite session brew!

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Chitex78
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoppity1
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tripelz
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange-yellow color with a white head. I get a ton of fruit in the aroma, namely grapefruit and pineapple but there are some other tropical fruits present. I also get a little bit of bready malt in the aroma.

The flavor is just as good. I get a ton of grapefruit, pine and papaya. Very fruity and tropical smelling. There is a tad bit of biscuit malt in the aroma and the bitterness is low to medium. Very drinkable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice overall.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
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