My last can thanks to the awesomeness that is Joe. This one got lost in the back of the fridge but it dies tonight. Served up in a shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a nice golden yellow with just a light touch of orange coming through. Held to the light, this baby really glows a pure golden yellow. The body has just a bit of haze to it and has a lazy carbonation in there. The pour got me about a finger of crisp white head that wastes no time sticking to the glass. It leaves beautiful lace all over the place.
S: The nose of this beer is very aromatic, it just billows out. Lots of tropical fruit notes coming out of those hops. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, orange and a little bit of mango. There is a really nice "herbal" dankness to this beer that spares no one. Grassy with just a touch of pine. There is a little bit of sweet malt coming through, but the hops sing out and over them. Just a wonderful aroma.
T: This beer is very nice. It has a wonderful, initial sharpness of hops. The bitter grapefruit comes through with some sweetness from the flavors of the mango, orange, lemon, and pineapple fruits. This is cut nicely by a bready malt that has a touch of caramel sweetness to it as well. The malts pull it a little closer to balance but on the back end the dank hop quality comes in and resonates. Its just tasty shit.
M: The body comes across as a medium bodied brew with a medium carbonation. The brew has a light alcohol presence to it that brings just a bit warmth on the throat but nothing above that. The beer is mostly bitter on the palate, but it tickles the sweet portions as well. Aftertaste is dank hops.
OA: This is one of the better Pale Ales I have ever had the chance to try. It has a big hops presence but the malts keep this grounded and keeps it from getting out of control. The hops have a contributing sweetness to them as well that really makes this beer work. This is a great warm weather beer that has amazing drinkability. Just a fantastic beer.
Served In: Snifter
Pours hazy slightly reddish gold with a white head that fairly screams "hop help head retention" in its staying power. Aroma is like a tropical fruit salad - mango, pineapple, apricot, and maybe bitter grapefruit - that makes me think there's Amarillo in this one, with a toasted biscuit malt underneath. Aroma's very close to that of Pump Station Pale Ale, a long time staple.
Starts with a grassy, leafy hop hit over a firm underlying bitterness and faint biscuity maltiness, with lightly toasted notes. Hops pervade this one, bitter, grassy, leafy, mango, and bitter apricot; juicy keeps coming to mind as a descriptive term as it's positively mouthwatering. The malt's just a tiny bit reticent for my tastes, even as it warms, but it's such a drinkable brew. Slightly thin mouthfeel but that just adds to the drinkability.
If it were 100 degrees outside my rating would likely be a bit higher, as I can see this being a lethal hot weather session brew. The previous reviewer stated that this trumps Alpha King, and I absolutely agree. One that should be on every hop lover's short list of pale ales.
Thanks to decoman for the bottle! :thumbup:
Served In: Pint Glass
Daisy Cutter is set in front of me and with it comes a hazy golden body with moderate peach highlights. The bone white head is about one finger in height with the creaminess of frothed milk and shows excellent staying power. Chunky spider webbed lacing gets left behind after each gulp.
The nose on Daisy Cutter is super tropical with notes of mango, first and foremost, followed by papaya and some other tropical goodness. Freshly cut grass has its fingerprints all over the aroma of this APA as well; basically there are fistfuls of hops in this beauty. The malt base is very lightly caramel and somewhat biscuity allowing the hops to be the showcase.
The flavor picks up where the aroma left off. Tropical fruit sweetness get things going over the top of that light caramel and sweet biscuity malt base. Mid palate comes with the buzzsaw bitterness of the grassy hops and the bitterness grows through the swallow. There's a squeeze of lemon on the back end that works superbly. This is a hop bomb of an APA and done just to my liking.
Daisy Cutter has a moderate body with carbonation that's lively enough to push it through at a healthy pace. The bitterness on the back of the tongue continues to grow with each drink and actually gets up there pretty damn high for an APA.
The drinkability is ridiculously high. It has a great hop bite with low enough abv to put away a few pints in a sitting without a problem and there's a refreshing quality that keeps it flowing.
Watch out Alpha King, we have a new crown in town. Daisy Cutter is one of my best beer finds of the last couple months and the best pale ale I've ever come across. If you run across this on tap make sure to grab two pints, the first will disappear before you know it.
Price: $4.00 Served In: Pint Glass
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