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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one’s a screamer, horde it.

Available all year long. 5.2% ABV.

A version of Daisy Cutter called Classic was bottled and conditioned with Champagne Yeast. Ratings for that beer also are placed here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Chicago the new kings of the pale ale. This trip I have had 3 amazing pale ales. This one is wonderfully hoppy with notes of pineapple, grass, floral notes and slightly dank flavors. Crisp dry finish with an amazing hop profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
16 ounce can from Whole Foods Northbrook, IL. Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrus and floral hops. The taste is herbal and citrus hops and faint pale malts. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Was sitting at Vine and Barley and someone happen to pour me a sample, what a nice guy. Aroma was surprisingly very hoppy and earthy. Good head retention and the flavor profile was very well balanced. Would try again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2011
16 ounce can

Another canned gem Half Acre is now two for two in beers that get their message across without being over the top. I’m looking forward to the next can waiting at home and may have to get more on the way back to Ohio.

Aroma and appearance - The amber orange body was carbonated with a resilient white head like tufts of dandelions. Lemons, citrus, and warm hops invite additional attention. Sharp, crisp, and bright this is assertive enough to be memorable but not so much it fatigues the senses.

Flavor and palate - The sharp bitter impression starts from the first sip and only increases over time. Tickling the back of the throat with a dry feeling like the start of a sore throat the sweetness pervades every corner of the palate. The mouthfeel is like the filling inside a creampuff then encased in pine nuts. A great example of the Midwestern approach to the IPA it is neither overly hopped nor plain and dull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubelknv3 (985) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 Golden amber, cloudy, with off white head, clear with nice lacing. Citrus, grass, pine, mild caramel, and mild floral aroms and flavour. Full body, medium bitterness with a dry finish. Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2362) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Thanks to ddale for this. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a big frothy white head and great lacing. Aroma is super floral and hoppy. Taste is surprisingly a little subdued in the hop character. I was expecting more. But it still delivers with a great floral hop mouthfeel and dry bitterness aftertaste. Nice beer, maybe my expectations were a little high for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2011
16 oz can, pretty awesome looking. Light malt body with orange, grapefruit and grass notes. Mild hops but they are floral and earthy. Finishes crisp and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle via my Summer Secret Santa alexsdad06, thanks for this want list beer! Pours a nice hazy orange with decent white head. Aroma is extremely fresh with grass, pine and citrus. This one tastes like a mix of spring and summer. Light, crisp hops come through with a nice array of pine, orange, lemon and various citrus notes. Overall this is an outstanding West Coast Pale brewed in the mid-west. Keep it up, would love to get some more of these for the coming hot days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (786) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2011
16 oz. can. Poured hazy gold with some bubbly lace. Grassy nose. Flavor of oranges, tangerines, and light notes of pine. Mildly bitter, dry finish. Clean, crisp, and refreshing. An excellent session pale ale. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2224) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2011
16oz Can. Pours a clean golden orange with a big frothy head which dissipated quite quickly. Huge floral and citrus hop presence on the nose! Not what you would expect from a pale ale! A lighter sweet malt profile with a hearty level of carbonation adds balance to the beautiful (grapefruit) bitter citrus and slightly grassy notes on the palate

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