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Half Full IPA - Half Full Brewery

Half Full IPAHalf Full IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%


Brewed by:
Half Full Brewery visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nebula1999 on 03-10-2013)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JuliusCaesar:
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-05-2013 21:27:11 | More by JuliusCaesar
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This came on tap for the first time at The Bull's Bridge Inn, up in my neck of the woods, in the NW Corner of CT. Had a meeting there last night and gave it a try. Very pleasantly surprised! So often a new brewery will load an IPA with hops, and all you taste is the bitterness. Half Full's IPA actually had a great citrusy aroma and taste, and the beer itself was not overly bitter. I enjoyed so much that ended up having 3 pints. I look forward to trying some of their other offerings in the near future.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 14:00:03 | More by rorjets
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-16-2014 17:19:30 | More by jaxon53
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-28-2014 03:35:39 | More by DrunkinYogi
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-02-2013 06:48:04 | More by KevinDanger23
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-17-2013 20:26:04 | More by JKV96
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-23-2013 12:20:13 | More by Burkbom23
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redfabbri

New York

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oh man, I've had some nights where the Half Full IPA is the end of me. It's deceptively drinkable, hiding that IPA alcohol content behind citrusy hops, a nice smooth doughy malt, and subtle but pleasing bitterness. I'm not an IPA guy typically, but this is change I can believe in.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2013 22:02:26 | More by redfabbri
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garfscores

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-12-2013 20:46:53 | More by garfscores
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-02-2013 14:49:31 | More by DrinkSlurm
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-23-2013 23:08:37 | More by jmw4437
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Flippymoz

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

05-14-2013 01:34:57 | More by Flippymoz
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half full ipa. Served on tap at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford.

Pours a Medium dark amber. Pine nose. Citrus too. Nice Juicy IPA . Full flavored hop malt. Bitter hangs around and drives flavor. Well balanced all around. Real good. 375 375 425 4 4

This brewery seems to be pumping out good products, look forward to whats next

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2013 21:00:45 | More by KTCamm
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a relatively clear golden-orange. Thinner, bleached head of tight bubbles. Moderate lace.

S-The necessary elements are there but it lacks depth. Citrus with a wavering grassy note. A gritty earthen note which clings to a light malt backing of crackers.

T-Hops are spicy and citric with a grassy finish. Pretty balanced with sweet dough and cracker maltiness. There is some zest I attribute to the rye.

M-It drank easy. Modest bitterness. No obvious flaws in body or bubbles.

O/D-I had no gripes about this beer. It was worthy of a glass. Hey, maybe I'd get it again someday.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2013 01:46:44 | More by VelvetExtract
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nebula1999

Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Actually, a Rye India Pale Ale.
Description (from halffullbrewery.com): An approachable IPA that provides an adventurous experience from start to finish. This medium-bodied beer has earthy notes, a piney and spicey hop character, moderate bitterness, and a dry rye finish that conceals it’s high alcohol content. The perfect balanced IPA for a true “hop head” or newly minted crafted beer drinker who is looking to explore!
Brewed with:
Rye, Wheat, Special B, Brewers Two-Row, Pale Malts
Magnum, Columbus, Cascade Hops
40 IBUs.

On tap at Backstage EDL in Torrington, CT.

Beautiful dark golden/copper color with think white head. Slightly hazy.

Aroma is piney, earthy, even some malt in the nose, nicely balanced.

Taste is hoppy right off the bat. But not super abrasive. I get pine, and some 'forest floor' earthiness going on balanced by a decent amount of malt. Not like an English IPA, but just done really well so you know it's an American IPA with a nice hop presence. I didn't know it had rye in it until checking the website. I could not detect it.

Overall, nice mouthfeel that isn't too rich or creamy, but just right and somewhat lip smacking.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 16:31:55 | More by nebula1999
Half Full IPA from Half Full Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.