Galactic Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We've brewed a variant of Double Daisy Cutter we're calling Galactic Double Daisy Cutter. This version highlights Galaxy hops, a bruiser grown in Australia specifically to make palates numb. This beer insisted on being a beast. Uber-hazy and jam packed with the sticky, Galaxy hops, this beer isn't for the faint of heart.

As if pulled from the core of a distant, inhospitable planet, The Galactic Double Daisy is juicy and dank, rough and tumble and beautifully ugly. Strap on your boots and pull down some of the ooze, Galactic Double Daisy is here.

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Reviews: 181 | Ratings: 848
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can dated 4/23/19 poured into Pearl Street pint glass.

Honey amber gold with a creamy 2 finger head. Thick pasty lacing on the sides of the glass.

Huge aromas of cantaloupe, melon, honeydew, bubblegum, banana, honey, oat, and fermented fruit.

Huge hop flavor. Just huge. Tangerine, ruby red grapefruit, oranges, followed by some alcohol sting and then tons of cantaloupe, banana, and honeydew. It's a hoppy fruit salad.

Feel is particularly clean, with slight alcohol heat, medium body and medium carbonation, and slight resins.

Overall, the best way and most legitimate way to describe this beer is hoppy fruit salad. It's so delicious, and juicy, and pure. It's not a new england haze bomb, it's just old school IPA with juicy fruity hops and it does it beautifully.


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Photo of hopsputin
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: clear with a chill haze. Bright mahogany with some amber and burnt orange notes. 2 finger off-white head that fades to a thin film but sticks to the side of the glass

S: oranges, clementines, grapefruit peel and crackers upfront. Strawberry and, mango, and juicy pineapple behind that. A hint of caramel behind all that. Really nice aroma

T: pineapple, clementines, tangerines and sweet grapefruit. Strawberry and a little bit of bitter herbal hops behind that. Some biscuity and bready malts I’m the backbone as well. A little bit of earthy bitterness on the backend as well which gives it a nice crispness on the back of the tongue

M: medium mouthfeel. Medium carbonation, which you feel a bit due to the bitterness on the back of the tongue

O: awesome stuff. It’s sweeter than daisy cutter, but retains some crispness and juiciness.

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Photo of RacerX5k
2.46/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Guys, dont believe the hype. I actually LOVE with a capital OVE the regular Daisy Cutter, my favorite (and only) pale I like. I like, of couse, Sierra Nevada Pale it's good, and the original, which counts for, alot ... this fucking stinks, I'd drink an Troegs Perpetual IPA imperial pale EVERY day over this. an lousy excuse for an double IPA. Yea I get the difference, I'm an 10+ year professional. $5 a pop for this OVERRATED single, thank goodness I didn't get an entire 4 pak. Yes, stinks.

Bottom line, been chasin' the Double Daisy since heard about it, I'd stll try the regular Double Daisy someday, google Disney's Zombies Someday when you're bored, and see the real SOMEDAY.This beer has bored me to tears now. Goodness, gracious, is that my long gone Grandmother speaking?

This beer fucking stinks.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this beer a while ago, as this was packaged on 5/1/17 with "I AM THE KEYMASTER" written above it on the bottom of the can. First beer that I've reviewed from Half Acre on here and this was a nice American Imperial IPA as it featured Galaxy in it quite nicely! Along with a recessed alcoholic presence, this was a beer that I enjoyed savoring even though it wasn't quite that fresh!

Lovely pour to this as the liquid was a quietly radiant apricot with a fine, opaque haze to it and plenty of head to top it off. Nice rings of thick, soapy lacing were left behind as I sipped this as the consistency of this beer was nearly as ideal as could be. Tropical fruits, bright blood orange, and melon could be felt in the muted nose as the taste was even more inviting than the nose let me to believe. Dank hops, a deep and wet forest, and underlying lychee gave this depth but kept the taste heavy throughout my session. Tons of nectar sweetness gave the mouthfeel a pleasing taste as wet grass and a firm malt body rounded this beer out and made me quaff this juice bomb faster than I intended!

There was enough booze in this but it wasn't detectable in the taste as I could feel a warming sensation take hold by the time I finished it off. Chewiness from the bread in the malt was a nice counterbalance to the Galaxy as the dank undertone lingered long after the last sip went down. Nice job by Half Acre on this one as this was indeed, a bruiser and a beast; albeit on a subtle level!

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.49/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 5/1/17; drank 5/16/17 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Dandelion, mild watermelon & faint cane sugar notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Dry dandelion & mild caramel flavors; some watermelon jolly rancher & faint pickle notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Some notable flavor here but overall unpleasant. Not one I'll return to.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. I have wanted to try this one for a while I had it after a New England IPA and boy you can tell the difference. Clearer and almost copper. There is some actual balance of flavors too. It's fun having a more tradition strong IPA every now and then now. It feels like options are becoming less and less available.

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Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color—a little too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly settled down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar consisting of medium sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dank passionfruit are present in the nose along with underlying notes of biscuit and caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of dankness with notes of grapefruit, passionfruit and biscuit malts. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Imperial IPA has a good balance between the hops and malts. It is quite drinkable considering its strength.

Serving type: can

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Photo of labisch
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This thing manages to be so complex in flavor yet so simply delicious. A new favorite for me because of its great balance of grassiness, citrus, hops, and even a bit of honey? It's hard to pass this one up, snag it if you come across it.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really great IPAA from a brewery I’m not familiar with, half acre. Very clean, lovely aroma, nice happy IPA, very enjoyable. Highly recommended!

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Photo of bret717
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/23/18 and consumed today

Look- opaque golden orange with a one finger fluffy head and spotty lacing

Aroma- very tropical and floral, along with berries, grass and honey

Taste- starts out Tropical then quickly transitions into a floral and grassy blast, followed by a slightly citric tang and subtle honey-like sweetness

Feel- medium bodied and smooth; moderate carbonation; long somewhat sweet and bitter finish

Overall- great DIPA with really unique flavor that gets better and better every time I have it.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 5/26/18

A: Medium orange-gold - hazy, not turbid, some clarity around the edges - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to a few wisps, retains a small collar, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Yes, lots of galaxy hops, but also some malt - some citrus notes, mostly orange and grapefruit zest, floral citrus - dank and resinous hops - herbaceous, green, and a bit woodsy - a bit spicy, with some herbal notes, some tea - tropical notes, light mango, melon - solid malt backbone, pale malt and pale grain - some sweetness

T: Orange marmalade, grapefruit zest, and flowery citrus flavors - resinous, sticky hop notes - herbal, green, lightly woodsy hops - some mint - a flavor that vaguely reminds me of English breakfast tea, which is really confusing my tongue and brain - some tropical notes, but non-specific and relatively mild - pale malts, pale grains, some rough sweetness, and overly obvious alcohol

M: On the heavy side of medium, medium carbonation, smooth but a bit oily

O: Double the cuts

I think I am finally willing to admit that Half Acre is hit or miss with me. I love many of their beers, but others do not quite click with me. Considering I love Daisy Cutter, I figured I would dig Galactic Double Daisy Cutter. Nope. It lacks most of the charm of Daisy Cutter. Something about the malt profile interacting with the Galaxy hops and booze does not quite do it for me.

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Photo of IronLover
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden orange in color wity perfect clarity. Poured with a short, creamy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Medium high, fresh, citrus orange and pineapple with boozy notes. Medium malt aroma with hints of caramel malt. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Slick, oily moithfeel with prickly warmth from the middle to the end. Citrus and light spicy hop flavors ride a solid malty backbone throughout. Medium, spicy bitterness through the middle. Boozy warmth from the middle to end with notes of bitter grapefruit, over-ripe pineapple and orange. Finished semi-dryly with sweet malty notes, lingering citrus fruit notes and piney bitterness. Well balanced with solid, malty body and flavor coupled with a tasty blend of hop flavors and aroma. Booziness is apparent but never hot or overwhelming. This was excellent.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours Deep clear golden color with thick white soapy head. Strings of lacing around the glass.

Aroma - light grain/malt, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple,

Taste - Great light tropical fruit pineapple, orange light mango, solid malt backbone, burnt sugar flavors are so balanced.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated great clean finish not very dry at all.

Overall - Very solid DIPA, no sign of the alcohol flavors are well balanced very easy to drink.

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Photo of bound4er
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this during the last release and really liked it but forgot to rate it.

Pours to a dark straw appearance with a nice two finger head. Smells piney and earthy with a bit of bready malt. Taste is a tad underwhelming with a piney, resinous bitterness intermingled with a rather bland malt bill. Feel is medium. Overall this is a one and done 4-pack for me. Really liked this the last time it was released but not digging this iteration very much.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a very dank and bitter DIPA with lots of piney and woody aspects to the nose. Definitely more bitter and less malty than a lot of other DIPAs in the market. Another very tasty beer from Half Acre.

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Photo of Buck89
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A slightly hazy golden amber with a modest white head. Nice pineapple, mango, and citrus aroma without any malt presence. The taste was as I hoped for, with bright fruit. A slightly sweet candied fruit finish that was balanced nicely by a clean bitterness. Medium bodied. Outstanding.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can dated 4/16/18. Pours a deep amber/orange with a one-finger white head and thin lacing

The smell is both tropical and citrus up front with tropical dominating. There's pineapple and orange up front with a bit of malt showing through.

The taste is less in your face than the nose but tropical flavors dominate again. There's a definite malt balance on this with a bit of a lingering, piney finish.

The mouthfeel is medium/low carbonation with medium body.

A very nice double pale. This may be my first double pale. The malt is a bit heavy for me, but a very good beer.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, date stamped "IS IT ANY WONDER? 04/26/18". Copper colored ale with a creamy off-white head. Big juicy aroma of mango, passion fruit, and lemon-lime along with some light caramel malt. Juicy and tropical hop flavors with loads of mango, passion fruit, citrus, pineapple, and lemon-lime along with an honest caramel malt backbone that adds sweetness with a touch of honey. Full body, very creamy, finishes bittersweet and very well balanced. Glad I splurged on this one - it's awesome!

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Photo of joe1510
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz Can
$14.49 - 4 pack

Rudy's Liquors - LaSalle, IL

Galactic Double Daisy is a sexy looking beverage. The body is elegantly, richly golden and glows when backlit. There are some orange highlights when out of direct light. The foam is easy to conjure up. It's clean, white and silky smooth while leaving behind linen-esque drink lines after each gulp.

The nose is so well integrated and plush. It's as smooth as can be. A smattering of tropical fruits kick things off. Pineapple is noticeble but subdued, while the rest is simply a fruit salad of tropical aromas. There seems to be some white grape in there as well as a touch of honeydew. The sturdy malt base is clean and complimentary bringing with it bread crust and a whisper of graham cracker.

The flavor follows the nose closely, with one exception, it's a bit green yet, just a bit. Tropical fruits abound, but again are very smooth and comforting. This isn't huge and in your face, it's refined and soft natured. Pineapple and generic tropical fruits. The honeydew pops up on the swallow but the white grape has disappeared. The sugars are crusty and graham crackery again. The malt base brings some balance but make no mistake, this is a hop showcase.

Good body. A touch over moderate in weight with a plush softness. There's some weight but the softness keeps it moving and there's not much in the way of residual sugars. This one finishes dry with a mild bitterness. A dangerous drinker as each drink leaves you immediately wanting another and there is zero sign of alcohol.

Galactic Double Daisy is an excellent beer. It is very well brewed and refined. There was a flash of greenness in the flavor but that should clear up in a few days. It smells great and tastes great. Looking forward to the next one.

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Photo of ksimons
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-a clear golden orange with a thin layer of white heads that leaves a bit of lacing around the top

S-citrus and tropical fruits

T-bready malt, tropical fruit sweetness, and a citrus bitterness

M-chewy body and crisp carbonation

Overall an excellent DIPA from Half Acre

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Photo of stortore
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 5/2/17?, had 5/30/17.

Pours a cloudy light orange, with a half inch head and some loose, soapy lacing. Smells mostly tropical- guava, mango, orange, some grapefruit. A little dank, some pine, yeast. The taste leans a little more citrusy than tropical- grapefruit, guava, orange, some mango, a little passion fruit, malt, light yeast. Still a bit dank and resiny, a good amount of bitterness throughout. Smooth, fairly refreshing, a good medium body, well carbonated.

Really good flavor, very solid overall. Well crafted, like any Half Acre beer. Worth a purchase.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dank, some malts. Taste is dank, light citrus, some malts, moderate bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but I was expecting a gooey, sticky, hop bomb, and this fell a little short of that.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange color. Resin, dank piney hops, grapefruit, citrus, and some tropical fruits. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

I don't know if this is better than the "normal" DDC but it is awesome and better than the normal DC, which I love.

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Photo of timobkg
1.67/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

16 oz can, fresh off the delivery truck, poured into a wine glass.

I read the commercial description with some humour, but it's spot on. "Inhospitable", "ugly", and "ooze" is how I would describe this beer, except I would also add "harsh", "uninviting", and "repulsive". It smelled unpleasant, and tasted awful.

It is the worst craft beer I've ever had, and the first (non-infected) craft beer that I was unable to drink. It's possible I got a bad batch, but I'm not willing to try it again.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep gold in color, great clarity. Two fingers of brilliant white foam with large bubbles. Retention is good, lacing is average. Aroma is big galaxy hops. Dank, earthy, grassy, and some tropical fruit. Slightly peppery. Some cracker-like malt aroma as well. The taste follows closely, dank, earthy, notes of tropical fruit. Strong malt backbone as well. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Moderately strong bitterness on the finish, somewhat dry. Overall, an excellent offering from Half Acre.

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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 848 ratings