Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

958 Ratings
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.

Added by emerge077 on 05-20-2010

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

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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 South2NW
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Harrison8
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 szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 rcolemany
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 Gambyt20
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ultrasrs
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hendryxdp
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 958 ratings.
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