Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Beer Company

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Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #89
Ranked #4,243
4.15 | pDev: 9.4%
May 09, 2022
Mar 20, 2009
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Notes: Daisy Cutter Pale Ale is one of the first beers we brewed at our brewery on Lincoln Ave. It began as a special release bomber beer, but caught fire both in and outside the brewery.

At the time, 2009, there were some local pale ales that hit with natural power, but not many. Daisy Cutter’s lush and dank characteristics steadily carved out a place within the Chicago brewing landscape.

Today, Daisy Cutter is a call brand that we continue to keep raw and relevant.

Blended pine, citrus, papaya and mango. Dank. Apparent biscuit, lingering, obscenely dry.
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Photo of cyclonece09
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops. Tastes of grassy hops with hints or floral and citrus. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

May 09, 2022
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3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by barneyrubble from Colorado

Good orange gold color with light khaki head, 80% transparent.

Nose teased a bit of caramel and produce dept.

Taste was hop led bitterness and a rather restrained malt leading to a watery result for me

Mid bodied but the taste tilted it toward the leaner side.

I was expecting a bit more malt but perhaps I need more experience with the pale ale. All of my tasting scores of pale ales have been lower than IPAs for example.

Apr 30, 2022
4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Apr 29, 2022
4.34 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Apr 25, 2022
4.29 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania on Apr 21, 2022
3.25 by mpenske from California on Apr 03, 2022
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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by HipCzech from Texas

Serving: 1 pint 3.2 fl. oz can (“01/19/22B… Rocky Top”) poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep gold approaching amber. Pours with an amazing rocky head of white foam that persists and leaves sticky lace along the glass.

Smell: Orange and lemon citrus, pine needles and biscuits.

Taste: Crisply dry and balanced, with plenty of citrus, piney and resinous hops along with nice biscuit and caramel malt body.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slight oily feel, and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Timeless balance of hops and malt, fantastic West Coast APA.

Apr 01, 2022
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4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

This beer pours a dark golden color, almost amber. Quite clear looking. The head is 2 finger, white, frothy, and fluffy looking. The head retention is quite good, and the head clings to the glass to form nice lacing as it dissipates.
Nose is quite minimal. I do get a faint hint of hops that makes me think of pine.
Up front I get a nice malty biscuit flavor, slightly buttery. This biscuit doesn't last long, because the hops then kick in. They're not as strong as an IPA (of course), but they're there, and linger. The hops tend toward pine. There's also a slight earthy, grassy flavor here also.
Body is crisp, but also full at the same time.
Overall this is a quite delicious beer, and I'm glad we've got it locally now.

Mar 27, 2022
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3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Muted aroma but nice taste. Old school in a good way. Little bit of hoppy bite but not over the top. Clean and lively.

Mar 12, 2022
3.87 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2022
3.87 by j0hnc2468 from New York on Feb 19, 2022
4.4 by 1012Dan88 from Illinois on Jan 14, 2022
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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - Great looking clear slightly lighter copper color with a white head and sticky lacing
Smell - citrus, floral, slight pine with a caramel malt backbone. Very classic Pale
Taste - citrus, floral, pine and caramel malt backbone just like the smell. slightly bitter but not overly bitter like some classic pales can be
Feel - Medium body with a medium light carb
Overall - pretty standard classic pale

Dec 22, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MNJR from Illinois

Clean, easy drinking pale ale, almost like a dry hopped lager, very crisp flavor with excellent carbonation, hop profile with just a touch of juice, fruit (apple, lemon), herbs and spice (mint, pepper, pine). Refreshing, on the lighter side for IPA fans - as it should be. An extremely well done ale.

Dec 05, 2021
4 by ravger from Illinois on Nov 18, 2021
4.19 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Nov 14, 2021
4.17 by Taenim from New Jersey on Oct 11, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

A dark gold color with a thick off-white head and plenty of lace
Aroma of citrus fruit, floral hops, and a hint of pine
Taste of grapefruit, caramel, and late pine
Medium-bodied, lingering bitterness.

Sep 11, 2021
3.78 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Sep 08, 2021
4.25 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Aug 27, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Gmann from New York

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big fluffy off-white head that settles into a solid cap.

The aroma is of citrus and tropical hop notes. Orange and pineapple with a bit of spice in the end.

The taste has more bitter hop notes. I get some orange with a noticeable piney bite. Light pineapple provides some brightness. Sweet bready malt. Good balance.

Solid mouthfeel with semi-soft carbonation. Starts sweet from the malt but quickly transitions to the piney bitterness.

A fine APA. Plenty of hops flavors for the style though the hop profile didn't wow me.

Aug 20, 2021
3.83 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska on Aug 04, 2021
3.44 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

16oz can filled on 5/11/21 poured into an imperial pint glass.
L: Pours a lightly cloudy light orange amber with a thick pillowy off-white head with large bubbles. Head stays creamy & thick in the center. Excellent thick lacing.
S: Caramel, papaya, flowers, white bread, malt.
T: Peach, orange pith, papaya, caramel, dry mango, some breadiness, slightly dank subtle pine which lingers in the medium-long finish. There are notes of black tea flavoring within the finish as well that blend well with the pine.
F: Very soft, creamy medium-bodied mouthfeel that is plush and has a delicate finish that is moderately long. It is gently tart and firmly dry.
O: Lightly dank and fruity this Pale Ale is smooth and drinks quite nicely. A great compliment to many foods as it is not too sweet or aggressive with flavors. It is dry. An excellent beer!

Jul 28, 2021
4 by wildman69 from New York on Jul 12, 2021
4.18 by heysuz from Indiana on Jul 03, 2021
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Jul 03, 2021
4.18 by magine from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by simonrgilbert57 from California

Interesting beer in a category that doesn't always produce the most interesting tastes. It has a very cool orange color. Smell is decent and fresh but otherwise nothing special. Taste is top notch, with a good dry and bitter finish without feeling too heavy. Overall good pale ale that tastes heavier than it feels.

Jul 02, 2021
3.96 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Jun 30, 2021
3 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2021
4 by sdjkp from Connecticut on Jun 13, 2021
4 by Samnem from Georgia on Jun 12, 2021
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the tap, it pours a hazy golden amber with a nice white head that slowly reduces and leaves lacing. In the nose, it is flowery and a bit citrus. Taste has a slight bitterness, along with some citrus.

Jun 07, 2021
3.86 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois on Jun 03, 2021
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on May 29, 2021
3.5 by wc94wc from California on May 23, 2021
3.83 by loch8534 from Illinois on May 09, 2021
4.1 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Mar 27, 2021
Daisy Cutter from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 4101 ratings