Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

Double Daisy CutterDouble Daisy Cutter
998 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 Lone_Freighter
3.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to tulip, the appearance was a rugged burnt orange/copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Slight messy lace. The aroma had some orange marmalade up front with some citrusy and earthy hops. Clean malt base. The flavor was moderately sweet through the prior mentioned aromas and bled into the aftertaste just as I thought it would - malty with a quick dry sweet sort of finish. The palate was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation and ABV felt fine. Fairly smooth along my tongue. Overall, pretty good DIPA, a bit "old school" but worked for me.

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Photo of jdell15
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of citizencane
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours not quite clear dark golden with minimal head and lacing. Smells of grain, pine, and fruit. Taste is bready malt with pine and faint citrus hops. Feel is appropriate for the style, with some thick stickiness. Overall: This is the third Half Acre beer I've tried, and while none have been bad, they seem to lean more toward mass appeal and easily drinking than I prefer.

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Photo of cbutova
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Becher receives a cloudy golden brew from the tallboy. A frothy white crown forms on the beer rising up to about 1cm before slowly falling back towards the liquid phase. Sheets of lace form immediately with lace blanketing most of the glass.

S- Bold citrus and pine hops off the top with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange, resin as well as slight mango, melon and floral hints. Based on the description and style, not the most pungent of aromas.

T- Follows up close to the smell with a bold dose of citrus and pine hopes with plenty of the oily citrus pith coming into play. Feels a bit on the generic side as it is hard to really pull on specific flavors but things like grapefruit, tangerine and orange as well as pine resin stand out. A touch of melon in there too. A fair sweetness but no caramelized malts here. Cereal, bread, cracker, raw barley and floral hints as well.

MF- Creamy and somewhat chewy texture in the moderately thick body. Rather puffy and feels very much padded on the palate even with a fairly high level of carbonation. Piney, orange peel bitterness lingers in the finish.

Tasty citrus and pine hops fall on the taste buds in moderate amounts with tangerine and grapefruit as the main players in this brew.

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Photo of Kendo
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Duvel tulip. Body is light-orange with a half-finger white head. Nice amount of foamy lace left behind on the glass.

S: Modest citrus (oranges, orange peel, grapefruit) and tropical fruit. Some sweeter caramel malt too.

T: Overall impression: on the sweeter side of the spectrum. Orangey citrus, creamsicle, lemon zest, limes, and some generic tropical fruit, all over a honey-sweet malt. Finishes with a tad bit of lingering bitterness that provides a bit of balance. For a DIPA this is too sweet; but for a Double Pale Ale, it makes sense.

M: Medium to full-bodied; a little on the slick/oily/syrupy side, but not too much so.

O: Quite good

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Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a tulip snifter. Had 12/15/16.

Pours a hazy apricot color, with a one and a half inch head on an aggressive pour, some soapy lacing. The smell brings lots o' citrus- orange, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, lime, some yeast, light malt, a bit dank as it warms. A fine aroma. The taste is dank at first, then citrus- orange, more grapefruit than the nose, pineapple, mango. The lime drops off. Malt, a sweet note on the finish, medium bitterness up front. Mostly smooth, a good, medium body, well carbonated.

Big aroma, good flavor, less hop bitterness than I expected. Very good for a pale ale, but I don't find it as special as others do.

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Photo of wellsnb
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of c014572
3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Egotist
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful sunset orange color that just. doesn't. quit. It's so delightful to behold. The head only compliments it, with lovely thick toothpaste lacing and a heavy white cap. Can't do better.

Aromas of fresh oranges, squeezed oranges, tangerines, lemon, fresh grass, and bread.

Flavor is bursting with freshness and crisp bite. Orange juice, orange flesh, orange peel. Following with bread crust, cracker, lemon, and grapefruit pith. The more I pick it apart the less appealing it is, but that's the great thing - it's so easy to drink that you really just don't think about it and absorb all of the goodness all at once. Ice cold is best, too.

Feel is very crisp, clean, and has a resiny and slick finish.

Overall, Double Daisy is incredibly delicious. I just cracked a regular Daisy Cutter, and in comparison, Double Daisy is much more orange-y, twice as resiny, and thicker/creamier overall. Still, I prefer the quenchability of the original Daisy over the Double - but they are both world class, incredible IPAs.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brewaddict
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBonez477
3.61/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 tbryan5
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GorillaBean
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mongrel
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 998 ratings
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