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Other Side IPA - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Other Side IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rodney45 on 09-25-2011)
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rodney45

New York

4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The color of extremely fresh apple cider. Or light maple syrup. White cream colored lingering head that laces the glass with a spiderweb tapastry throughout the duration of the beer

S: Has a distinct cascade hop aroma, and smells vaguely of apricots, peach and pez candy. Very nice and warm IPA aroma. I wish they made candles scented of this beer.

T: Deep hop bitterness, yet balanced by a interwoven medely of malt and ethers. First tasting note are of hop character that speak of apple, blood orange, and pineapple. Its balanced off with medium malt flavor that imparts a sweetness to the beer not ussually found in an IPA. It has a warming ether flavor hidden deceptively behind other flavors, so this beer could sneak up on you since i have no idea of the ABV. Im guessing between 8 and 9%.

M: This beer is astoundingly complex and drinks more like a double IPA. Light to medium body, bitter, and beautiful.

O: This is an excellent example of the style, a bit bitter for the casual beer drinker im sure, but this truely warms my hop crazy heart. Like i said, its more a double IPA than an IPA, but it could hold its own against any hop head's wildest dreams.

NOTE: A buddy of mine brought this beer home from the Maritime festival in Greenport NY, where Greenport Harbor Brewery makes an appearance every year since its opening. I missed the festival due to work obligations, but my dear friend brought me home 64 oz of very very delicious beer. GP Harbor has done some fine work by this beer, and other beers ive tried. They're trying to make a name for themselves, and from what i hear, the tap room is worth the visit. On a previous trip i met some of the brewers, and theyre a bunch of local guys, who wanted to brew some great honest beer. They've done just that.

Serving type: growler

09-25-2011 12:12:49 | More by rodney45
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JonAdams

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-07-2014 23:20:32 | More by JonAdams
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kuchen75

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-25-2012 20:53:25 | More by kuchen75
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

06-06-2013 14:17:47 | More by afksports
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Poured into standard pint glass.
Slightly orangey golden color, nice thick head, and lots of lacing.
Pine and citrus hops. Smells really fresh and just alive.
Taste is great. Just the right amount of hops, toasty malt, and alcohol.
I had this brew a while back at TAP NY at hunter mountain. I remember this brew standing out amongst many and haven't really seen too much of it since. I really enjoyed it then and still think this is a fantastic IPA. Deff worth a try....in fact I may even say to seek this one out. Not many reviews here on BA for this, but I am not sure why. Go get one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 16:53:26 | More by DrinkSlurm
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whartontallboy

New York

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Bierkraft. Had a pint from the tap there and enjoyed it enough to get a growler.

Pours a deep copper-orange with a nice head of medium-sized bubbles. Head fades relatively quickly but leaves a nice lace in my DFH signature glass.

Aroma is largely citric with a bit of melon sneaking in around the edges.

Flavor is quite nice; there's a lot of hoppiness that has a pleasant melon and pineapple feel, and the finish has a slight pine bitterness that I really enjoy. I also get a bit of sage in the flavor, which is enjoyable. The malt backbone isn't terribly assertive, but at the same time, the bitterness isn't so over-the-top that you need a lot of maltiness to offset it.

The mouthfeel could stand to be a bit thicker, but it's not a huge deterrent to enjoying the flavor.

Overall: a very nice beer. I see it hasn't been universally beloved among BA reviewers, but I'm a fan. If someone gave me a growler of this as a gift, I would definitely drink it and wouldn't try to trade it up for a more heavily hyped beer.

Serving type: growler

10-29-2011 02:46:44 | More by whartontallboy
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rippy27


4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-31-2012 22:31:14 | More by rippy27
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vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

02-25-2013 02:33:30 | More by vfgccp
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VaTechPhilly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-29-2013 14:44:09 | More by VaTechPhilly
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a clear copper orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is full of pine hops with some light citrus hops, caramel malts, and a bit of bready malt.

T - Start off with lots of pine and grassy hop flavor with some bitterness. Through the middle some sweet caramel malt comes through with some stronger bitterness. The finish is a mix of caramel and bready malts with some grassy hop and some strong bitterness.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice big bitterness, almost a touch too much. Could have used a touch more malt to balance the big hop profile.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2012 21:06:34 | More by ngeunit1
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pjkelley82

New York

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got a Growler from Bullseye beer distributor in Smithtown. Poured into a pint glass.... the look of this beer is beautiful.... copper color but you can see right thru it like water... lots of bubbles which made a beautiful head that stayed for a bit but laced away. Great smell that is the quinquennial iPa smell. gave off a very hoppy smell.. pine smell all the way.... beautiful balance so it's not too dry, too heavy... very much hop taste right up front.... but if your drinking an ipa than that's what you want. Mellows out a little... little bit of an aftertaste but more so that you want more of it... I am not an IPA fan but I am slowly getting there. There are 1 or 2 other IPA's I feel are slightly better but that's not a knock... I was pleasantly surprised by how great this tasted. I will definitely recommend and look to drink again.

Serving type: growler

05-25-2013 21:30:52 | More by pjkelley82
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-16-2011 03:46:31 | More by virinow
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Noelito76

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 02:18:57 | More by Noelito76
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plaid75

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Canterbury Ales, Huntington, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured full herbal and citric hops.

The taste was likewise hop driven with a confusing medley of hop varietals. Herbal and citrus elements dukes it out for recognition.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a gods hop driven ale looking for an identity.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 00:40:40 | More by plaid75
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losethemittens

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-02-2014 16:55:30 | More by losethemittens
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-12-2013 17:29:57 | More by BKBassist
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DCH

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-27-2014 22:05:44 | More by DCH
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xungmound98

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-12-2014 01:27:06 | More by xungmound98
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-09-2014 00:09:00 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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dextermcgurk

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-26-2013 01:31:49 | More by dextermcgurk
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mrchrisray

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-17-2013 20:26:16 | More by mrchrisray
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-02-2014 15:29:52 | More by millerbuffoon
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-10-2014 18:07:11 | More by Belittle
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Pete27lax

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-09-2014 00:51:29 | More by Pete27lax
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taospowder

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-07-2013 17:09:29 | More by taospowder
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Other Side IPA from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.