As some of you may know, Half Acre Beer Company’s release of Galactic Double Daisy Cutter happened this past Friday and it came as no surprise to me, they completely sold out of it. I got there 15 minutes before they closed and low and behold, gone. I wasn’t going to waste a trip to the city’s best Craft Brewery so I decided to grab a four pack of their Daisy Cutter pale ale. Lucky for me (the man with the plan) Wes grabbed me a few bottles of the Galactic Double Daisy Cutter as he managed to be in line prior to the release. I have had the Daisy Cutter on multiple occasions and this brew falls into the same category as many others…it doesn’t last long in this house. So I’m gonna cut to the chase and get after it!
Half Acre Beer Company classifies this brew as a Pale Ale and their website briefly describes Daisy Cutter as, “A west coast Pale Ale chock-full of dank, aromatic hops. This one's a screamer, horde it.”
Daisy Cutter pours a golden yellow color with straw edges and a ¾” eggshell head. The aroma is a cornucopia of floral and citrus hops along with lemon and slight butterscotch scents.
Ok, so if it wasn’t easy to tell before…this is by far one of the best pale ales on the planet. I have a total of three that I use as my yard stick to measure all pale ales by and that is and has always been Three Floyds Alpha King, Sun King Brewing Company’s Osiris Pale Ale and last but not least, Half Acre Beer Company’s Daisy Cutter. What I love about all three, is that they are all unique and are very different from each other. Daisy Cutter is a heavenly because of the citrus hoppiness that runs from start to finish. There are also hints of lemon, butterscotch and luscious pale malts that make this brew a perfect choice for me. Daisy Cutter is crisp and refreshing in the finish and leaves your mouth wanting more. I am absolutely in love with Daisy Cutter and as Half Acre tries to suggest, horde it…don’t think so, it’s so damn good that it won’t be around long enough to horde.
Consumed: Nonic Pint Glass
Verdict: Buy A Keg