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Green Diamonds Double IPA - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Green Diamonds Double IPAGreen Diamonds Double IPA

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 520
Avg: 4.36
pDev: 6.88%
Wants: 146
Gots: 71 | FT: 11
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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Reviews: 65 | Hads: 520
Photo of mr-jj
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Proletariat in NYC.

Color is hazy orange with a thick, rich head. Aroma is really juicy. Lots of tropical and citrus fruits - just a touch boozy. It smells absolutely delicious. Flavor is really good, but not quite as juicy as the aroma promised. Finish is bitter and crisp. Mouthfeel is perfect - a nice balance of carbonation and resins. Overall, an excellent beer - certainly worthy of its rating.

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Photo of bultrey
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I haven't written a review in years but I thought it was important to log on and let people know that this is currently the best DIPA being brewed in the East. Sticky, dank, just enough malt sweetness to carry all that hoppy goodness, and an incredibly dry finish. At the risk of comparing DIPAs and IPAs, this is frankly as good or better than Heady, Gandhi, Pliny. Perfect.

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Photo of ryanhooks81
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

picked up in a trade , thanks @dazedandconfused. poured into improper glassware. beautiful hazy orange/amber in color. resinous and dank. citrusy. solid malt backbone. super good double ipa

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Rich golden amber color with a thick full head with big bubbles. Lots of visible carbonation.

The aroma is rich dank resin and citrus like rich sticky orange.

Taste is bright and tropical. Maintains that hop stickiness from the aroma.

Excellent beer. So deceptive at 9.1% ABV.

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Photo of Sintech
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16oz Can.

Appearance - Murky orange hue.

Smell - Dank hops and citrus.

Taste - Citrus and dank hops. Delicious.

Feel - Perfect carbonation. Medium attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Very good IPA. Highly recommended!

Grade (A)

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Photo of Danny1217
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid IPA with some fruity, dank Galaxy hops. Really well balanced all around but the aroma is lacking compared to some of the better IPAs coming out of the northeastern U.S. these days.

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Photo of Tidesox28
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Are you serious? The hop explode out of the can. I am so glad I was able to pick this up in a trade. The mouth feel is sick. A lot of substance behind it. The aroma could not get any better.

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Photo of richj1970
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can dated 8/28/2015 into OH Hop Showers glass.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with 2-3 finger white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S: Huge tropical fruits and floral hops. Passion fruit, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit.

T: Extremely juicy tropical IPA. Pineapple, mango, and passion fruit.

M: Medium body and average carbonation. Finish is slightly dry but refreshing.

O: Other half is making some of the best IPAs in the business and this is no exception

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange pour with an off-white head. Huge dank and tropical fruit aroma but some alcohol too. Taste is also loaded with hops. Resiny, dank hops. Bitterness gets pretty strong to the end and lingers in the aftertaste. It's a nice, juicy IIPA but the alcohol is a bit too present for my taste.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange with a nice white head and great lacing. Citrus all the way through. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, touch of stone fruit, touch tropical, pith and rinds. Lighter body than expected, nice slick feel with a medium body and dry finish. Very drinkable. This was a fantastic DIPA.

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Photo of Mangbus
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can from the original can release. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Smelled a mix of pine and tropical fruits. The taste matched up to the smell. There was not a lot of malt presence and that helped showcase the hops. The feel was smooth with the right amount of carb. Overall one of my favorite DIPAs from the north east.

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Photo of mabermud
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark orange body that is on the verge or being opaque. You can see shadows through the body. The head is white, foamy, and sticky. This beer looks inviting.
Smell: Piney and fruity with sweet undertones.
Taste: Rich pine and fruit flavors. Balanced sweetness with a fistful of bitterness. Nice sharp flavors. The alcohol goes unoticed.
Feel: Nicely carbonated. A nice mouthful.

Overall - Outstanding beer with a very good kick. Develops well after warming.

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Photo of nyyfanatic213
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy copper, with a small, quickly disappearing head, and some decent lacing along the interior of the glass. On the nose, you definitely pick up on the Galaxy hops, loads of herbal notes, especially the garlic and onions. Hints of lemon, pepper, oranges, throughout. Dank and resinous as a whole. Unlike many DIPA's I've had, this one doesn't lay heavily on the sweet malts to try and counteract the massive hop profile. If anything the malts in this beer compliment the hops, but in a noticeable way.

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Photo of wolfpac255
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured into a teku. Looks amazing. Great dark unfiltered color. Smell is delightful, definitely has that east coast IPA feel. Tastes tropical with that nice smooth bitterness at the end. Overall a well done IIPA.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. 7/13/2015 "Dadbod on Fleek"

Nice trickling carbonation is visible through the cloudy copper and golden-hued liquid. Plenty of sudsy foam that settles into an upwards ring of lace and remains in a thick layer over the beer. 4.5

Smells like many a New Mexico IPA, which on the one hand, for me, is great, but also a bit of a let down. Plenty of citrusy orange juice, lemon pith and grapefruit peel combined with a noticeably malty base. Notes of pine and and spicy hops are in the mix as well. This is a great smelling beer and definitely similar to many NM beers, which I only lament because I love the Other Half beers that are mango/pineapple/passionfruit bombs. Anyway, no fault of the brewers, and no concern to most drinkers, who will appreciate what a great aroma this is. 4.25

That taste throws me for a loop. Something grape-like is there. Could that be the malt? This brew definitely is approaching barleywine qualities, which to some degree I can attribute to the high ABV and corresponding amount of malt (or I guess that should be expressed vice versa), but the hop flavors here are certainly a bit muted. Citrus (orange to be specific) and cream are the two prominent flavors and there's definitely something dessert-like about Green Diamonds. Grapefruit zestiness starts to develop and gets my attention, that I do like. And again, as this warms, more tropical fruit flavors emerge. This grows on me quickly. 4

This is definitely big-bodied and malty, but also intensely bitter in a way that lingers for ages. Booze is nowhere to be found for a 9er. That's impressive. 4.25

Other Half IPAs are something else. They've all got something to fall in love with and this is no different. It's a gem for sure, but it does require some patience and warmth. Let this warm up for sure.

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Photo of tmbgnicu
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewery. Nice 10oz pour in a snifter. Big citrus on the nose- grapefruit, lemon, pine, papaya. Taste follows- wonderful citrus flavors with a beautiful malt backbone and nice booze hit. The 9% isn't apparent, but you know it's there. One of the best DIPAs out there. Other Half continues to make a room for themselves with some of the best IPAs south of New England.

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Photo of antott0523
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Murky amber, orange hue, with a beige head that sticks around and leaves some lacing. Carbonation barely visible.

S: Hints of grapefruit, pine, mildly resinous, some dried fruit/apricot. The booze has a slight presence.

T: This IPA has it all. There's a prominent sweetness and malt body that reminds me a lot of DFH 90 minute, laced with strands of grapefruit, tea, lemon pith, earthy bay leaf, and herbal. Old
school meets new school. Moderately dry cracker malt finish.

M: Hops dance on the palate. Nice tingle. Moderately carbonated. Super smooth. Perfection.

D: Stellar construction that holds up throughout the beer with a wide array of flavors than span the IPA flavor spectrum. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Medium golden amber color, almost clear. White head that dissipates into nice lacing. Dark fruit and citrusy aroma. Sweet fruit and floral notes. Back end hops grab you, grapefruit and pine, and linger beyond the sweetness and the slight booziness. Terrific balance if you are looking for a big resiny hop finish.

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Photo of popery
3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

he beer pours a light ambery orange color. Medium white head. Fairly cloudy. Some lacing. The aroma is juicy and big on sticky, tropical and resinous hop fruitiness. Lots of melon, peach and pineapple. Some tangerine. A stiff base of grapefruit and pine needles. It’s interesting to find those sweet, light hop flavors layered on top of danker, heavier notes. Sweet malt base. A little booze. Taste has firmer bitterness than expected. The Galaxy peaches and melon are still playing around upfront, but this beer has a pretty good bite. There’s a bit much malt character for my taste, just a little too much sweetness and booze. Solid flavors, though, and despite the bitterness, it doesn’t get bland. Mouthfeel is light for the abv but still a bit sticky. Tasty DIPA. I’m not blown away but it’s solid and has a lot of good flavor.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can two weeks old into a tulip glass.
Aroma: sugar, pine, mango, cinnamon, and a little hot pepper.
Taste: pine and topical fruit. Like the noise there is a little bit of chile and cinnamon. The finish bitter but balanced. The body is smooth and bready. Not taste of alcohol. The 9% is well hidden. This is a very good imperial IPA: bitter and biscuity with a little sweetness.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A heavy hitter, and a winner from Other Half Brewing. It pours beautifully and has a wonderful tropical tasting profile and finishes strong to let you know it packs a wallop. Would definitely trade for this again! This one and All Green Everything are my favorite OH brews so far.

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Photo of Nate_Fisher
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer in my opinion nice silky mouth feel and tropical citrus notes. I may have paid a bit to much to try this beer but now that i have had it i would surly have it again. I feel it should be in the world class rating but thats my own opinion. The only thing I can say thats slightly negative is its a little boozy/bitter at the end.

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Photo of h8r
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks and smells amazing. Fantastic hop nose, nice oily finish. Only thing I'm not in love with is the EtOH forward sting, but that's more about the style than this example of it. Nice brew bro.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose show spiny, resinous, spicy and citrus-like hops along with some clean sweet malt underneath.
Malty flavours, but very clean with lots of spicy and piny hops to round things out.

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Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Orange color
Creamy white head
Mild citrus smell
Medium bitterness
Solid malt backbone
One dimensional resin hop profile
Sharp Alcohol sting
Similar to hopslam but with a stronger alcohol presence, overall a great beer.

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Green Diamonds Double IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.