Green Diamonds Double IPA - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Green Diamonds Double IPAGreen Diamonds Double IPA

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96
world-class

363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 97
Gots: 40 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: metter98 on 12-10-2013

A Double IPA brewed with Golden Promise malt and lots of Australian Galaxy hops.
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Ratings: 363 | Reviews: 38
Photo of jlwells5
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a really excellent Double IPA. Tons of hops and a nice malt backbone to avoid having too bitter a finish. Really just want you want out of a DIPA.

Photo of Jarnol21
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Incredibly smooth for a 9%. Delicious!!

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Beautiful tones of pine. Grassy accents. So easy to drink that I sit here and kill the growler and have to write something down on the last ounce. (Not an exaggeration. There is now only one sip left.) This ties All Green Everything for my favorite OH beer. Stellar beer.

Photo of calitrie1486
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very very good Brew. Taste is very balanced and the abv although high does not take away from the awesome taste of this beer. Definitely recommended

Photo of Nickwierda
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is awesome. Aroma is fruity as hell - tropical, citrusy, almost like bubblegum. Taste follows at first but then those hops come back with a serious resinous bite at the end. A friend described it as having your taste buds sucked closed on the finish. Love that this beer transitions like that. Sweetens up as it warms. Had this right alongside Sip of Sunshine and though that was easier to drink, I gotta say I liked GD better.

Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

hazy dark peach appearance; citrus, pine, and hay in the nose... taste is hoppy, dank, pine and mild citrus notes... dry and slightly bitter finish.... its about time NY!

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into OEC stemware.

Pours a foamy, 1.5 finger white head with great retention. Beer is a clear, bright orange-copper. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick. A really great looking beer.

Nose is citrus, pine, grapefruit and mango. Tropical fruit hop presence throughout. Nice and moderately aromatic.

Opens citrus, ruby red, mango and other tropical fruit flavors. A nice, sweet tropical fruit presence in the middle is balanced by a fresh, grassy hop bitterness in the middle. Cane sugar sweetness at the end with a juicy finish and aftertaste. Really good.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry on the palate and quenching and rich going down. Dry finish with a lingering, bone dry aftertaste. Fantastic.

Other Half is the premier brewery in the state of NY and their IIPAs are the reason why. Green Diamonds isn't even their best offering (that distinction goes to All Green Everything)... but it does go to show that these guys really know what they're doing when it comes to fresh, hop bombs.

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good beer, though I was expecting more on flavor.

Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very grassy bitterness. Don't love. (I'm not surprised to see this is made with Galaxy. Me and that hop just don't get along that well.)

Photo of PVMT
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can dated 4/17/15. Fuckin tasty.

Photo of Abbbp
3.27/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

I guess this was old, but it just wasn't good

Photo of Jimmys
3.69/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can.

A: a hazy orange brew.

S: really hoppy. tropical citrus. some pine. all hops with a little ethanol heat.

T: fruity and malty. the grain reminds me of ritz crackers. the booze is definitely evident in this DIPA. a little too much for my tastes.

M: moderate amount of carb on a full body.

D: overall a good DIPA, but needs to get cleaned up. totally unsure of how old this is, but the hops might have been lacking a little pop. if it was super fresh, needs even more work. turn the heat down and work on packaging quality and they would have something really solid.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from Zekenyce (thanks man!). Canned 3/11/15. Served in a goblet.

Pours hazy orange gold with a finger and a half pale head. Those bubbles shrink to a fairly thick halo that leaves some nice sheets of lace.

Nose reveals a good bit of citrusy hops up front and throughout. That citrus is backed by pine, freshly cut grass and hints of malt sugars.

Flavors are bold and juicy with orange, grapefruit, fairly sharp alcohol, grass, pine, pepper, mild mint and a vaguely bready sweetness. Despite the booze coming through strongly everything is in balance for a delightful hop packed experience.

Oily, medium body with moderate carbonation. Pine, rind, cracker and booze linger in the long finish.

Other Half's Green Diamonds is a top notch double IPA. I'm a sucker for a bold, juicy hop punch so this is right up my alley. This one comes highly recommended.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at EBF in Boston, MA. Had to get two pours of this one, so good.

This one pours a hazy yellow, with some orange tints, with a half inch head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells so pungent and wonderful, filled with Galaxy goodness, tons of peach, passionfruit, orange, and apricot, with some grassiness as well.

This is one of the best IPAs featured at Extreme Beer Fest, it blew me away. There's just the slightest hint of pale malt, with a huge Galaxy led hop attack, so much tropical and citrus fruit, and a bit of grassiness. It tasted so fresh and so delicious, I couldn't believe it.

This is medium bodied, with a very crisp and juicy mouthfeel, along with a moderate level of carbonation and a really easy drinkability.

Other Half is super legit, I'm really happy I got to try this one.

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of a large number of samples I had at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 3/21/32014. Nice IPa.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

EBF sample. Pours a hazy yellow color. Aroma is pretty packed with Galaxy hops. Tropical hop scents. Galaxy has a very distinct aroma and flavor and this brew is no different. Zesty hops combined with tropical fruit hops.the flavor is pretty damn tasty. Pale, easy maltiness gives some bready notes. Galaxy hops envelop the tongue. Passion fruit, juicy tropical hops and some greener hoppiness. Very tasty. A delectable DIPA that seems to drink easier than its ABV. A memorable beer from a great fest.

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really nice flavors, fruity juicy with some resiny/floral undertones. Great creamy, mouthfeel. Hop aroma is a little subdued. Overall, very nice canned DIPA.

Photo of 57md
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muddy light copper color. Good citrus and hop nose. Decent malt backbone but it certainly takes a backseat to the hop bitterness. The finish got a touch astringent and the alcohol essence burned a wee bit more than I'd like as I moved toward the bottom 1/3 of the glass.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was a golden copper colorwith a fluffy white head crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose is a very bright citrus bomb. Grapefruit candy is a good place to start with the description.

Taste - It is almost shocking how bright the citrus notes are. Grapefruit, citrus, and some grass. A sweet malt backbone compliments the citrus. The citrus stay pretty constant in aftertaste. The abv is masked nicely by the citrus.

Mouthfeel - Though not as thick as some DIPAs, the beer coats the mouth and lingers. Very little burn is evident.

Overall - I read somebody on BA call this beer like Skittles on steroids. I am not sure they are far off.

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can.

A- Very nice color. A golden/orange color with a nice frothy head with good lacing. A little cloudy, and very appealing.

S- Sweet smell and hop aroma.

T- Alcohol is not hidden but it is a very appealing and delicious taste. Malty but still has citrus/pine and other typical hop flavors. Really great.

M- As mentioned, alcohol can be tasted and isn't hidden but not bad. Not too dry, very refreshing.

O- As an NYCer this is definitely one of my favorite beers and I love Other Half. Looking forward to finishing the case and to getting more cans (All Green Everything/ Hop Showers too!) soon!

Photo of alwayscivil
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours golden and super clear with a bright aroma dry like a west coast iipa and extremely balanced. I'll be going through this case pretty quickly.

Photo of Evahflow
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 3/11 into a Tired Hands Teku

A- One of the prettiest looking Ipa's ive seen. A very Golden/Burnt orange Hue to it with a frothy inch of head that seems to stick around the entire time.

S- Sweet Maltiness, Big Resinous hop aroma followed by tropical fruits, peach and pine.

T- Resiny pine up front, citrus/grapefruit,Passionfruit/tropical flavors, all wrapped up with a sweet malt backbone that takes those flavors and holds them back. Very balanced and more on the malty side than hoppy. ends with a herbal bitterness.

M- Medium Bodied and walks the line between dry and juicy. A little more alcohol heat than I would like. Honestly one of the boozier 9% beers I've had. The alcohol comes out even more as it warms and forms a distracting astringency.

O- This beer is not your new wave east coast Hill Farm/Tired Hands/ Treehouse lightly bitter with huge delacate hops driving the vehicle. The malt is holding you at gun point here while the hops reach for your wallet. The malt is the fresh prince, the hops are just Dj jazzy Jeff. This is a nice change of pace. What holds this beer back is the alcohol is way too prevelent, maybe this was on purpose but it comes off solventy and distracting. The cans are the most beatifully designed cans/beer labels out there, if you have a chance to try this beer do it.

Photo of humuloner22
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Recently got this one extra in a trade. Very fresh! Apparently they just started canning this beast! Thanks man for the extras!

Appearance: Hazy straw gold decent amount of head that sticks to the side.

Aroma: Nice and hoppy floral and fruity like tropical fruits, mango, papaya, etc.

Taste: More malty but a good amount of hops too.

Overall: Solid beer, glad I had the chance to try it!

Photo of GOBLIN
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Green Diamonds is getting quite a bit of love these days. Nice dipa I must say . . . always like to see big hoppy beers in a can. However, turns rather syrupy towards the bottom of this drink. Still good though. Seek it out. Glad I did.

Photo of lateralundertow
3.72/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from brewery release on 2/20, drank 2/24 poured into Hill Farmstead stem.

A - Pours a straw-to-amber yellow/orange with a quarter inch of dissipating head
S - Smells of sweet malt, very west-coast in its hop profile, very resinous
T - Sweet malt, definitely a malt forward bill here. Pine, sweet alcohol
M - Hits me like something from Alpine, decent mouthfeel, just has me wanting a touch more body. A bit of an oily piney lingering mouth coating.
O - Not a big fan of this one. It is good and has it's strong points, but I feel that I have spoiled myself on VT's soft IPA's that this just came off as heavy handed and a bit astringent. I was told to "drink it from the can" but I do not see that adding to the experience positively.

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Green Diamonds Double IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.