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Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

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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
Ranking:
#746
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
1,003
pDev:
8.2%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
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505
Gots:
124
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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
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 spycow
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a lightly hazy golden color with a thin white head on top. The aroma of hops were on the nose with some minimal hints of malt in there too. The taste of the beer was quite good, it had a bit of an earthy flavor blended with the citrus notes. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth with some decent carbonation to it. Overall I thought the beer was pretty good and I would drink it again if I ever came across it in the future.

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Photo of nmann08
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
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 BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

B / GOOD

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Photo of emerge077
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a couple bottles at Half Acre yesterday.
Decided to review since it was a little different than the cask serving.

Into a tulip, it's a deep orange with a moderate haze. Some frothy lace licks the sides, and sticks as it dries out. Retention is good, the initial head is creamy with irregular crags and peaks on the surface.

Pungent citrusy grapefruit and orange peel, some woody leafy green stuff also.
Tropical and strong with the fumes.

Bright citrus hits you right of the bat, with a receding resiny hop bitterness in the end. Tropical flourishes of mango are dancing in there, over a densely citrus and grassy hop profile. Fairly balanced for a DIPA, smooth and easy to sip, but not so much a session beer. Sticky on the lips, with a firm bitterness that lingers well into the aftertaste, leaving traces of grapefruit rind on the tongue. Very punchy and not for the faint hearted. As I said in my other review, this is in the realm of Dreadnaught, Goose IIPA, and Flossmoor IPA's like XIPA and FUd0b.

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by three fingers of foam; impressive retention and lacing

Smell: Tangerine and pith

Taste: This is one of those DIPAs where the malt provides a clean backdrop against which the hops can produce their flavors; in this case, the flavors have a ton of citrus, pith and a hint of hemp; not much development from start to finish, but just a ton of great, bold flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; very lively on the palate

Overall: This DIPA is right up my alley - no sticky malt and no booziness; just a clean citrusy hop profile; well done

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Photo of oline73
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a layer of off white head. The smell is full of juicy citrus hops, definitely west coast hop goodness. Bitter citrus peel hops dominate the taste, but there is enough malt sweetness to balance things out a bit. More juicy citrus peel notes here. The sweet undertone was just enough to add balance, but let the hops be the star. This is a very good DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating but this was released very recently. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge mango, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, honey, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fantastic aromas with huge hop complexity and a solid malt balance as well. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, pine, honey, grass, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fair amount of citrus and floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, mango, pineapple, pine, honey, floral, grass, and floral hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop flavor complexity with a nice malt balance; but still highly showcases the hops; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, lightly slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Double IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Half Acre beer shared by nickd717 a few weeks back. Thanks, Nick.

Hazy blonde, similar to regular Daisy Cutter in appearance. Nice head retention and color makes for a great looking beer.

Floral hop aroma with moderate sweetness behind it. A bit of tropical fruit, grainy sweetness, honey, grapefruit. Smells good, but regular Daisy Cutter has a better hop aroma. This one smells a bit too sweet in comparison.

The palate opens with honey-like sweetness and floral hop flavors, with undertones of pineapple and grapefruit. Side-by-side with regular Daisy Cutter, I feel this beer doesn't improve upon the flavors of Daisy Cutter enough to warrant the higher alcohol. Moderately bitter in the finish yet semi-sweet, this is a bit too middle of the road, though it is enjoyable. The alcohol is somewhat noticeable, and the hop character is a little underwhelming. It's a good beer, very enjoyable, but I'd take regular Daisy Cutter over it most days.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Double daisy cutter. 

White head. Color is a slight hazes golden orange.

Aroma: onus on and floral hops. Grassy. Tons of citrus. Orange and grapefruit. Some bready malts. Massive amount of hops.

Taste: tons of onions. Floral and grassy hops. Tons of citrus. Pine. Bready malts. Mimics nose but more onions.

Mouthfeel: bitter and juicy. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends with a hop resin stickiness.

Overall,  this was a fairly solid brew, but too much onion for me. Pretty solid otherwise. Massive amount of hops. 

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan for sharing this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours an orange-amber with a nice white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries a good mixture of citrus hops along with some tropical and light pine notes in the background. Flavor has a touch of bready malt combined with nice hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body and a nice dry finish with a long bitter kick afterward. Pretty impressive.

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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings
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