Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Beer Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #66
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Ranked #678
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 8.55%
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
879
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Notes: 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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Photo of SABERG
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 5/30/19 into the test glass.
A - Dark wheat colored, excellent backdrop with a loose knit cap of off white.
S - Herbal, dank, a touch of weed, mixed with tropical fruit reduction
T - Orange concentrate, pineapple, a bit of pine added.
M - A bit slick, with oily hops, linger is piney and delightful
O - A beautifully executed offering from talented brewers, a treat worth seeking out.

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Photo of Dgandee11
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an awesome DIPA. Too many DIPAs nowadays rarely have the dank, bitter taste. They just load up on the alcohol content and taste of coffee/caramel flavor. Good nose. Sticky, hoppy mouth feel up front, followed by tropical notes and deliciously bitter aftertaste. I will buy this beer every opportunity afforded and would recommend to anyone who likes bitter, hoppy beers.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy amber with a one finger creamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, pineapple, strawberry and caramel malts.

T - The taste is mango, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, caramel malt and resinous hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice soft finish.

O - Very tasty. Solid mix of tropical fruits and resinous hops. Defiently worth checking out.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Julio's
Pours a deep golden color with a hint of orange and a thin white head that recedes fairly quickly. Lots of juicy tropical fruit on the nose with bits of alcohol resin and light sweet bread. The flavor holds more resin than fruit but has an ample amount of each. Light spicy alcohol enough bready malt to provide a little structure. Medium to thin in body, lively carbonation bubbly creamy mouthfeel. Half acre never lets me down, death to the juice bros!

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Photo of eppCOS
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Clear golden richness, nectar from the Hop Gods
S - Interesting coconut meets armpit meets starfruit, meets dank pineapple (Galaxy hops, giveaway)
T - Full, rich, dank southern Pacific hops -- coconuts mate with Koalas! Smells like that.
F - Good, carbonation there, good palate saturation, could be more lively
O - A great beer by HA. Not my fave, but definitely a rocker for the double-headed donkey... Oh look there it goes in the sky!

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Photo of beergoot
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear and bright amber/gold body; lively fine carbonation bubbles; thick, creamy, frothy head. Melon and sweet bread aroma; dried strawberries and blueberries. Excellent bread-like biscuit; subdued esters; heavy pine resin. Heavy body; creamy and smooth; stinging hop bitterness with just a note of alcohol heat.

This is an incredibly balanced and complex double pale ale. My sample was canned 05/30/19 (BIG HITTER, THE LLAMA). Being a pale ale, I really enjoy the upfront malt base. It holds it own with the massive hop presence. I'm glad I got a heads up at my local beer emporium and, with luck, will get some more. This is one impressive beer.

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Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
2.54/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Traded for this can after not caring much for the base beer, but good reviews, a recommendation, and a mention of Galaxy hops and I had to try.
This harkens back not long ago when no west coast brews were hazy or murky and most IPAs here were doubles. Bad memories for the most part IMO as that also meant overly thick syrupy weighted bloats like this one without sufficient hop interest or carbonation to back it up. Many will like this I imagine, but me it’s a lesson learned.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic beautiful orange influenced golden body with respectable clarity and smooth white foam and lacing.

A fruity and resinous, or sappy as I like to call it, nose.

Apricot juice with dashes of pine and melon, even a touch of wood on the end. A delicious blend that seems to get better with every sip.

As the smell would indicate, this has a juicy fruitiness to it, but it's definitely full feeling, almost syrupy. A light carbonation and a balancing bitterness with mild warmth.

A very well executed DIPA. Everything I've had from Half Acre has been quite the treat. Put this one in that category too.

Cheers.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Now that's a proper looking IPA! Nose is grass, citrus and pine. Fresh but mellow. Beer opens citrus, pine and grass. Nice, mellow hop bitterness upfront with notes of grapefruit and cane sugar in the back. Grass and some bark hop notes on the finish. Fantastically quaffable. Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Aggressive and foamy on the palate and quenching going down with a clean, crisp aftertaste.

Really a fantastically balanced beer and a welcome reprieve from the constant onslaught of NE IPAs.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fabulous offering from Half Acre....old school juicy IPA that actually has bitterness...do we remember that in the days of soft pillowy haze bombs? What a terrific change of pace and makes me miss beers like this... I would buy this every time I saw it if I could get it here...and I mean every time... tropical hops with a bracing finish... really really delicious beer... highly recommended if you see it...

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: tropical, papaya, piney, grapefruit, pineapple hop notes. Strong tropical citrus grassy hopped nose. Gold, clear, white head with good lace. Medium to med/light body.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.46/5  rDev +3%
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.

YUM

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Photo of hopsputin
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -43.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I actually like the regular Daisy Cutter, my favorite pale. $5 a pop for this single, thank goodness I didn't get the entire 4 pak. Not much aroma or flavor, and not a good mouthfeel. Waste of time.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -19.4%
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 -7.6%
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 -6.2%
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 +3.7%
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 +3.9%
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 +1.6%
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 -11.5%
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 -2.8%
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 -0.9%
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 -13.9%
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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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 879 ratings