blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, orange hazy color with white foam ring, aromas and flavor of bitter pineapple juice, some soft metallic, citrus notes
dchmela (2539) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to NBondi for the bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thick white head. Huge pngent citrus hop aroma, it’s all about the hops on this. Some body and malt pop through in the taste, nice notes of caramel and a light hop bitterness, not overblown. Overall, nicely balanced DIPA.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by emacgee. Nose shows some dank, piney, mild tropical fruit hops. really enjoy putting my nose in it. occasionally i drank some too and that was also nice. nice balance between flavor and restraint.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bauermj. God what a gorgeous beer. Pours a clean soft gold with two fingers of creamy off white head that breaks down in large pockets leaving a sticky spider web of lace on the lip of the glass. Nose is rich and hoppy, lots of heavy resin and spice with some mandarin orange and pine. Flavor is spicy and green with lots of citrus zest and grapefruit. A bit more rough around the edges than the aroma but still plenty satisfactory. Dry palate with a present citrus rind bitterness.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Jason for this bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a healthy off-white head that shows excellent retention and sticky sheets of lacing along the sides.
Aroma is full of pineapples, tangerine and lemongrass with some resinous pine as well. Definitely some pithy grapefruit and herbal notes. Just tons of big hop aromas.
Taste isn’t quite as aggressively hoppy with an original herbal and pine bite with some bready malts in the background. There is a bit of citrus but less than I got in the aroma. The finish is bitter and resinous.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky with hops with moderate carbonation.
I’m a big fan of this one. It’s extremely drinkable and seriously dry hopped. If Double/Imperial Pale were a separate style, this would be top of the charts.
chibeerlady (4) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Both from fresh growler and bomber bottle, this beer pours amber and clear and has bright citrus notes with a sprucey hop scent. More mellow and flat than its single-daisy brother, it is refreshing and complex.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with an off white, lingering head. Smells of perfume, light citrus. Tastes earthy, floral and restrained with a light earthy finish.
jtclockwork (6907) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Koopa at beerloco’s. Pours clear amber. Strong hoppy nose with lots of pineapple, citrus, pine and caramel malts. Satisfying mouth feel. Lots of pineapple, piney hops, citrus and a well crafted caramel malt body.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #40. Bright orange with a nice white head. Citrus and a little garlic going on in the nose. Flavor was citrus and really nice hops. Pretty good stuff. (1461)
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a orange in color with some golden hues and a big white head, too.
S: A huge citrus aroma with lots of resinous pine. There’s a fair amount of bread forward malts, but the hops really dominate. The tangerine and grapefruit are really fresh smelling.
T: Although the nose seemed very balanced, the flavor was very much about the hops. Lots of grapefruit, lemon rind, pine, and maybe just a bit of grass. Some bready malts are present too, though.
M: The body is medium with a mild to moderate carbonation. Seems to have lost a bit of the bubbles from the trip in the growler.
D: I really like Daisy Cutter a lot so I have been wanting to try this and it did not disappoint. A fantastic beer from Half Acre.