Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

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93
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958 Ratings
Double Daisy CutterDouble Daisy Cutter
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
Ratings:
958
Reviews:
220
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
Wants:
507
Gots:
111
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 958 |  Reviews: 220
Photo of brewaddict
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 4/15/17
This can wasn't the freshest and had about 60 days on it since canning

L - The color is slightly hazy golden amber orange with a thick off white head
S - I get tangerine, orange, pine, and biscuit malt sweetness
T - The flavor is grapefruit, pine, a little sweetness in the middle, and a fairly bitter finish
F - A little thin with a dry finish.
O - It's a pretty average DIPA. Needs a little more sweetness to balance it out.

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

Photo of TBonez477
3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
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 tbryan5
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GorillaBean
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mongrel
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
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 songoftheeclipse
3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
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 smithj4
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bones10
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
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 Jason1221
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of littlestevie14
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of blackcompg
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
4.2 out of 5 based on 958 ratings.
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