Galactic Double Daisy Cutter | Half Acre Beer Company

Galactic Double Daisy CutterGalactic Double Daisy Cutter
BA SCORE
96.4%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 760 ratings
Galactic Double Daisy CutterGalactic Double Daisy Cutter
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:
#463
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
760
Liked:
733
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
8.29%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
327
Gots:
83
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 760 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of timc100
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very typical huge midwest, juicy astringent IPA. Very big, sharp hop bite and a decent amount of biscuity malt. The galaxy hops do leap out of the glass with a good swirl, but they are not as pungent or dank as they could be considering some of the other hop achievements Half Acre has put out (namely Navaja and Space). Very juicy clear and pulpy fruit juices - papaya, mango, orange, strawberry. The dry and almost plastic Australian hop not is there as well.

Very nice beer, but half acre does much better

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Photo of devilfluff
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carmike813
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of johnklotter
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kword55
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of lordofstarside
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber to a snifter

Pours a bit cloudy of a gold with a finger of foam. Retention isn't too bad, lacing is good also. Low carbonation, not bad looking

Smell is pretty balanced between the malts and hops. Grapefruit and citrus with a sweet bready caramel malt.

Taste follows, citrus and grapefruit backed by a strong caramel malt

Feel is a medium body, alcohol is hidden pretty well

Overall disappointed, I think maybe this bottle is past it's prime?

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Photo of Sparty1224
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 22 oz. bomber poured into a Cigar City snifter. No bottled on date, but it's no more than a few weeks old since the release.

A: Pours a nice amber-orange color. Pretty clear. Foamy 1/2-finger white head that sticks around.

S: Very floral and earthy. Lots of fresh flowers, daisies, pine cone. Just a splash of lemon-lime or papaya for a fruity-sweet note.

T: Very earthy and dry. Grass, pine, spearmint, orange, hibiscus.

M: Nice and full. Great carbonation. Aggressively hopped, but not overly bitter. Very, very dry on the finish.

O: Being somewhat familiar with the galaxy hop, I think overall this is a nice showcase for it. Very floral and earthy, which is a nice change-up from the typical tropical, citrus and fruity hops of the Citra and Centennial variety. I do think I prefer Double Daisy Cutter to this one as this tends to be a bit too dry for me and DDC is more balanced. Either way, both are better than regular Daisy Cutter as they take what is already a great beer to a whole other level.

Recommendation: Definitely seek this beer out if you're in town for the release. But stay away from the long lines of the taproom release, and instead check out the bottle shops over the next couple of days.

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Photo of mig100
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djgustafson
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WiscoTerr
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmygord
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NSXAG
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of y0tommyb
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tangerine, peach, light pineapple, juicy, balanced bitterness, light resin, very smooth

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Galactic Double Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 96.4% out of 100 with 760 ratings
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