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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 by malcontent:
Photo of malcontent
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was the 45 minute wait worth it? We'll see:

Daisy Cutter is a hazy beer to begin with but this orange fuzzy mess is nearly opaque. If it weren't for the perfect, snow-white head on this guy this would be in homebrew territory...

...which is washed away with an absolute explosion of juicy fruit on the nose. Seriously, the ruby red grapefruit punches you in the face before your nose even has a chance to get into the glass. Terrific.

Mmmm...yeah, this is really nice. I'll actually combine this with the mouthfeel because they're tough to separate with this beer; that unmistakable, light grain bill of the Daisy Cutter is right there but beefed up and then garnished with an insane dose of Galaxy hops. Citrusy, floral and ever so slightly biscuity. What makes this so remarkable is that there's absolutely no slickness or syrupy quality that's normally detectable with a beer this size. A masterful job here.

I'm a little fatigued with the Double/Imperial IPA genre but this is a breath of fresh air; as crisp and drinkable a DIPA as I've had.

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Photo of rudylaw
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden hazy pour which means I can't see through it.

Pineapple, grapefruit, peach and mango on the nose. Smells like a fruit cocktail. There's also hints of grass and pine.

Tastes like fruit cocktail syrup with just about as much carbonation. Oily finish. Above average on the sweetness factor too. Also getting slight notes of hay. The galaxy hops really amp this up. This is closer to Daisy Cutter than Double Daisy is... and way superior in my mind.

Nothing super exciting but that's sort of what I like about this. Straightforward and delicious. 22oz is no problem to get through.

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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 robgutie
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

This has to be one of the best smelling beers I have ever experienced. Grapefruit and grass make for a really bright smelling beer.

Grapefruit is the dominate flavor, really refreshing enjoyable drink. Definitely a big step up from regular dc.

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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ravenz98
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of JT_Money
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful Amber Color, Clarity and Mouth Feel. Not overpowering hoppiness, Perfectly balanced with Tangy Citrus tropical notes. How did Half Acre do it?? This little brewery is turning into one of my faves. They keep pumping out some great stuff!!!! Overall, Amazeballs!!!!

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016. Pale orange pour. Dank, orange zest, pine resin. Smooth mouthfeel.

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

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a pale yellow amber with a small white head, nose is a bit tame but it's fruity and mellow with a light sweet maltiness, very nice.

Taste is super well balanced its got a really nice bitterness with a melon fruitless, very refreshing and smooth, it has A nice big Mothfeel. Very good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, DLFarris!

Hazy, cloudy dark orange in color with a somewhat large, very persistent off-white head that lasts and lasts. This leaves the glass completely messy with thick sheets and lines of lacing.

This beer smells amazing--it being less than two weeks old can't hurt either! Stinging citrus notes erupt from the glass (orange and grapefruit, namely), pear and light apple, floral notes, along with just a bit of sweet bread and warm alcohol. Fantastic.

Moderately bitter along with lots of citrus, floral, pear, and passion fruit flavors. Malt is minimal. This is a celebration of hop.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Just a wonderfully fresh, delicious DIPA. I will want more of this!

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Photo of boogerisu
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWatters
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jeonseh
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my FFF tulip

A - Apricot color and very hazy. Only a slight amount of light gets through.

S - Grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple and mango. You really get the tropical fruits bursting forth from this one

T - Grapefruit hops up front that are very well balanced with sweet tangerine and mango. I get a slight lemon peel as well near the back.. The finish is slightly dry with the grapefruit hops coming back and giving the beer a slight bite without becoming overpowering.

MF - Light with amble carbonation and a light stickiness. The beer is thick enough to not be watery but light enough to make it very drinkable for a DIPA

O - I haven't had double daisy cutter but this reminds me of a thicker, hoppier and slightly fruiter of version of Daisy Cutter. It is surprisingly light and drinkable for an 8% DIPA. I could actually imagine drinking a couple of these on a hot summer day. Solid offering that is worth seeking out next time they brew it.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 835 ratings