Tasting: September 18, 2015
Style: American Pale Ale
Beer #: 795
Most aerial bombs dropped previous to the Vietnam War would drive themselves below the ground’s surface before exploding. It wasn’t until an employee of a passenger/cargo airline company (a covert airline company run by the CIA – wink-wink) conceived the idea for the Daisy Cutter fuse. This fuse was essentially a pipe-like extension welded onto the nose of a bomb. At impact, this fuse would trigger the bomb to explode at or near the surface. The benefit? These bombs could turn forests into smooth helicopter landing pads. The really interesting part? This employee came up with the idea for the Daisy Cutter during a night of drinking and his drinking buddy ran with the idea. Who says that booze has no redeeming qualities?
Daisy Cutter the beer, first caught my eye in photos posted on a couple of social media trading pages. What made me want to find this beer were the comments that absolutely gushed in appreciation for receiving Daisy Cutter as part of some post-trade posts.
According to seekabrew.com Half Acre beer has limited availability in just two states. One – their home state – Illinois. Two – of all places – Pennsylvania. One of my occasional trips to Trenton usually takes me in the vicinity of The Beer Store in Southhampton. A couple of months ago, I noticed a post that Daisy Cutter had arrived but clearly I underestimated the popularity as it was gone a couple of days later. My luck changed this week as I spied some cans behind the counter. One Daisy Cutter per customer (wow).
Out of the gate, I get a dinner roll malt profile. Hops are muddled but you eventually get a mellow citrus rind bitterness and lemon. An easy drinking beer. Would be a solid sessionable ale at 88 points.