Galactic Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

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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:
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.

Added by GbVDave on 08-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#519
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
787
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 787 |  Reviews: 169
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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Photo of Sulty
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -0.5%
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 -13.4%
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 SebastianOwl
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of reggie3025
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.23/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drh88
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DIM
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz Can
$14.49 - 6 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 +0.5%
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 skrabbenhoft
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dexterk1
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stortore
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
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 jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -17.8%
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 HOLTMAN44
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 787 ratings