I first tried Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter across the street from the Northcenter, Chicago brewery at The Bad Apple. Our server suggested I try it after I confessed my love for hoppy pale ales. She hinted that the citrus, piney smell reminded her not of fresh cut grass as described on their beer menu, but more of a grass grown for smoking.
Daisy Cutter quickly became a favorite. This west coast style pale ale is hoppy, yet not overly bitter and certainly light enough to drink all year. From the golden orange pour, to the floral smells and all the way through the hop-soaked taste, this beer does nothing but impress.
Today I’m enjoying Daisy Cutter from a 22oz bomber. Aside from a few north side Chicago bars that have Daisy Cutter on tap, the bomber is the only other way this beer is sold.
Half Acre, Daisy Cutter Pale Ale 5.2% abv