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 StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i always think a double pale ale is an interesting style, trying to jack the grain up to stronger levels, and add enough hops to balance and even come through it, but not make it so bitter as to fall into the ipa realm, its a tough thing to even want to execute, and so few do it well. thats why this was a nice treat, big thanks to my new friend dankacheese for sending this one out my way in a real delightful box! glowing deep orange, almost auburn away from the light, and a little hazy. huge white head rests on top, gorgeous. this is a pretty balanced beer for being so sturdy in all facets, and it is appropriately but not too hop driven. simcoe comes to mind with a pine and citrus profile alike, sort of dank and sticky at first, and then a little oily and sweet, but never particularly bitter. there must be other hops involved though too, as the citrus ramps up as it moves along. the malt bill may have a little richer crystal than it needs, but i like what it adds, and this is anything but one dimensional. short of refreshing, i could drink 15 normal daisy cutters in a sitting, and this is a radical departure from that level of drinkability, but the body isnt enormous, and the residual sweetness and alcohol left on the palate are reasonable for what it is. tastes super fresh, and i appreciate the hook up. this is about as well as a strong american pale can be done, its just a weird style. thanks for the hookup man!

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Photo of Mongrel
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really divine nose of soft, creamy tropical fruit - mango, papaya, watermelon... maybe even banana and coconut.

On the palate it's much the same, with the tropical notes tuned down a tad in favor of some bitter lime pith. Lingering zesty/bitter finish. Supremely soft mouthfeel that ties everything together nicely. Awesome stuff.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Awesome colir and aroma. Medium bodied, very smooth, slightly dry finish hoppy finish that complements the slight sweetness the beer has. Perfect blend of hop bitterness and citrus.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can into a Surly teku. Shared with schen9303.

This beer looks like a masterpiece compared to the "hazies" I'm used to. Nose is citrus, pine, resin and grass. Fresh. Beer opens bark, grass and pine. A light cane sugar presence up the middle balances out the abrasive hop bitterness. Finishes a touch waxy with a nice hop bite. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Dry on the palate and dry going down but very drinkable. Especially for the ABV.

A nice hoppy break from the onslaught of NE style IPAs. I like it!

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Photo of blackcompg
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours about 2 fingers of eggshell foam, body is golden, very slight haze, retains a fairly solid cap throughout the session, nice lacing after each quaff

Smell - bright citrus and tropical notes, especially grapefruit, tangello and kiwi. some mango and papaya,excellent nose

Taste - very much like the nose, starts juicy with wonderful citrus and tropical flavors, especially grapefruit and mango, some lite peach here too, quickly bitters to citrus and grapefruit piths and some peach pit with some druness at the end, great transition from sweet to some slightly puckering bitter piths and dry stone fruits, tropical juices remain in the mouth corners

Mouthfeel - a definite medium, carb is perfect here, providing smooth scrub that allows a perfect transition from juicy to bitter and slightly dry

Overall - an excellent and flavorful double pale ale. i really like that this is not overly sweet - yet still is juicy at the onset, but not for long - the slightly bitter and dry finish is perfect, begging the next quaff. highly drinkable, delicious, and one that I highly recommend.

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

My 800th rated beer. Hazy copper color with particulates. Sharp hoppy, mildly funky smell. Taste is mildly bitter hops with a sharp tang and a boozy presence. Big and bold.

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Photo of larryi86
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

That kind you Ri0 for this
16 oz can, dated 2/22/17, poured into a tulip

A- A clear golden amber with a two finger white head

S- Citrus, some tropical fruits, caramel malts, sweet oranges, piney, slightly floral.

T- Tropical fruits, some mangos and guava, citrus, some hints of malt sweetness, finish is fairly dank and pine.

S- Smooth, medium body

O- A solid DIPA, worth seeking out.

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

16 oz can poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Golden blonde. 1 finger of loose white head. Slightly hazy. Moderate carbonation.

Pineapple, dank, wintergreen, pine sap, mango, candied orange, and honey.

Extremely dank. Pine sap and wintergreen. Ripened mango, pineapple juice, and candied tangerine. A light honey maltiness supports the onslaught of hops.

Medium-plus bodied, smooth, oily, and juicy with a light bitterness.

Take Daisy Cutter, times it by 2. Perfect!

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is truly a world-class DIPA. Half Acre killed the hop/malt balance and effectively hides the hot 8% ABV without over-flavoring the beer. Hate the price (4-pack for $14) but love the beer!

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Photo of BSiegs
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber orange in color, mostly opaque. Bright white foam with solid retention. Aroma is big, classic hop profile. Pine, resin, citrus, some tropical fruit, slightly grassy/floral. The taste follows exactly with big pine and resin. The same notes of tropical fruit, grass, and floral also dance in the background. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation, with a dry and bitter finish. A big, classic DIPA. Quite good.

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Honey color appearance, pine and lemon nose, same for taste with some honey and stickiness mouthfeel. Not a crazy delicious upgrade on daisy cutter but an upgrade nonetheless. Solid and very drinkable offering from Half Acre. Not sure I'll snag too much more in the future with its $15 4pack price tag.

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Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -4.5%
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 +5.5%
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 +6.9%
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 +5.5%
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 +8.8%
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 +1.7%
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%
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 +0.7%
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 Harrison8
4.25/5  rDev +1%
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 -9.7%
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%
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 +12.8%
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 +5.5%
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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