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Half Time

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
100
world-class

162 Reviews
Reviews: 162
Visits: 186
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

2290 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601-5586
United States
phone: (845) 462-5400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @htbev

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Reviews: 162 | Visits: 186
Reviews by Erdinger2003:
Photo of Erdinger2003
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Coming from Iowa, this is an amazing selection for me to see. I just wish I had $3000 so I could get all I want. I walked in to a general Belgian selection on the clearance table right at the door and originally spent 5 minutes alone just gazing at the selection there....until I realized there was so much more stuff. From Dogfish Head to Victory to Brooklyn Brewery and Flying Dog and Weyerbacher and STONE!!! It just boggles my mind in the middle of nowhere is such an amazing selection that doesn't have most of it's selection out. Most of the great beers in Wisconsin are taken by the locals and closer byers within a few weeks. It was hard to get myself to realize I was coming back and didn't need to spend $1000 I didn't have on the initial purchase. Just amazing to me that I could pick and choose and come back another day. Nobody came to help, but I already knew what I was looking at like a kid in the only candy store in the country with only 10 cents to spend. Kind of a torture for me, but still appreciated. The Stone beers had a slight off flavor like the hop chemicals had been broken down somehow, but still enjoyed. Other than that the Belgians are in great shape, just had my first glass of Tripel Karmeliet in 3 years....the whole bottle to myself actually. :) (1,282 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of freewill35
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JoeMans
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Anubisxian
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Can't say it has much of a "vibe" since it is just a store, but great beer selection. If there is anyplace else within an hour drive that can compare, I haven't found it yet. Pretty much the only place I bother buying at during the couple times a year I'm in the area. (268 characters)

Photo of JackNip
4.2/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lanegan94
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of grahuba
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Awesome beer selection. Spent an hour in the store and was able to get most of the beers I wanted to try. They fill growlers and even have cigars. Wish this place was closer to CT. (180 characters)

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mbeerdino21
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of mackeyse
3.98/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I re-reviewed this based on the overhaul of the place that was done in July of 2015 (and seems to be continuing).
Much improved growler section (same number of taps but better selection and variety: Alpine, Other Half, more appropriate seasonals).
The new black shelving makes their beer selection look smaller but they actually seem to have more beer and more varieties from brewers (ex. where they previously had 4-5 Ballast Point's now they have a wider array from them).
They mixed up the end caps to highlight some better breweries (previously it was Ommegang, Rogue, DFH, Bklyn) so appearance wise it seems more up to date.
A nice and long overdue touch was to add prices to the beer on the shelves behind the register so one doesn't have to ask anymore. A simple but smart touch.
Prices remain as just "OK". They know their beer so they will price accordingly for anything that has a buzz. Green Flash, Ballast Point, Maine etc. are expensive everywhere but this place seems to push it even a bit higher than other locals.
They seem to be modernizing the place a bit and making better use of he space. Always has a been a stellar store just needed some "freshening up".

And to date the website is useless (and they pretty much tell you so on their main page as it's being re-worked). Tap list is accurate but they don't update their new arrivals often. (1,364 characters)

Photo of tkdchampxi
3.75/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of cvengeance
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of slasich
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Kuromaru
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of moscow2042
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ArmOnFire
3.94/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

NH resident, in the area for work....Wow! Quite the selection, bought a case worth of singles that I can't get or find in NH or Mass for that matter.

I will be coming back here to stock my beer fridge on return trips for work.

Not used to seeing the 5 cent bottle deposit as a separate item on the receipt. (308 characters)

Photo of Latarnik
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kkmiller76
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great beer store that I'm lucky to live near. Many times the difficult thing is picking out what to actually buy as hard not to find more that I want then I can actually drink. They seem to carry almost everything distributed in NY and the best part is you can purchase everything by the bottle so no need to buy multiples to try a new beer. Have enjoyed some fresh growler fills as well. Prices in reason for NY. They seem to employee people who know and like beer if you have questions; I know many of them are quite knowledgeable and active in local beer community. (568 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A huge beer store in Poughkeepsie, widely renowned. My expectations for this place were absurdly high due to other BA's reviews, and those expectations weren't quite met, but this is still a must stop due to the wide selection and helpful staff. Multiple aisles of beer separated by country, and a solid growler selection. The "best stuff" is behind the counter, visible. Workers were very knowledgeable about the selection and helped me determine if it was worth dropping $20 on BA Boris (they said it would be, and happily, it was). Definitely recommended. (558 characters)

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Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY
100 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.