American Pale Ale 5.2% ABV

Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

I first had this beer at a pizzeria on a trip to Chicago a few years back. I hadn’t ever seen it locally, so when it popped up randomly, I grabbed a bunch because I remember really enjoying it.


Pop the top on the can, and you will smell a mild-tempered, light, slightly citrusy, mostly piney aroma. There is something about it that gives me a very faint mango or peach tropical fruit vibe, but that could just be my imagination.


If I could sum up the taste of this beer in one word, it would be “clean”, if that even makes sense for a beer. There is a little citrus flavor, a little pine hops flavor, and a very light breadiness to it, but all together, it just tastes so smooth, even, and clean. If this APA had a personality type, it would be “consistent” in my eyes. It’s not overly bitter, but rather, has just the right amount of bitterness at the beginning and end of ever sip.


I don’t find too many traditional pale ales that are remarkable. This is an exception, as it is a crisp, well balanced, medium bodied, flat out delicious beer. It’s so easy drinking and leaves you wanting more with every sip. The best beer out of Chicago I’ve had to date.

Brief Sheet

Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale

  • StyleAmerican Pale Ale
  • ABV5.2% ABV
  • BrewerHalf Acre Beer Company

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