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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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80 Reviews
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Reviews: 80
Hads: 574
Avg: 4.34
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 164
Gots: 82 | FT: 12
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: 80 | Hads: 574
Photo of Dirtyhands
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Addicted to hops? Yeah, me too. Get your fix right here. Might not be the best offering from OH, but its still a world class dipa. If you have then means, I highly recommended you pick some up. Less tropical and fruity than some, yet more than enough depth and and hop character for it to matter. Had it side by side with heady and my friend barely preferred the heady. This beer is on fleek. Money. Crown heights bro. This beer is like what Sierra Nevada pale ale would be like if it was update to the times. Not crazy tropical, but with more than enough character to compete world wide.

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Photo of Kraj30
3.78/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3rd can- 2 different batches... Other Half is Meh.. Unless Trillium and JC carry the weight.

Pours a Hazy dark amber with a ton of carbination..

Smell is fine.. taste is so average.. mouthfeel is medium to low.. this is one of the worth traded for IPAs i ave ever had.. sad..

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Photo of GregA135
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer in a trade and Had it last night and I loved it! Other Half fails to disappoint with the IPA's.
Poured a nice burnt orange color with a white head. Hazy appearance, but the aroma of the Austrailian Galaxy hops, citrus and tropical fruit danced its way to my nose. There was definitely bitterness, but it wasn't overbearing. This DIPA was dank, well balanced and truly enjoyable. Love the galaxy hops! I need more than one can to drink!

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Photo of lokizan
3.23/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not that impressed with this beer. I was very excited for it but was a bit disappointed as I love Galaxy hops. I didn't get much of the traditional galaxy on the nose. I wasn't getting much of anything on the nose. The taste felt muted, again not the bursting tropical juiciness I'm custom to getting from Galaxy hops. The beer is aggressively bitter but I feel that the hop profile and malt bill aren't strong enough to balance the bitterness. I will review this again because I feel I may have had an off batch or can.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy burnt orange with a one finger head. Smells of sweet sticky hops and citrus. Taste is a bitter hoppy bomb. Juicy, silky... seems impossible to suggest it's above 9% ABV. The alcohol is so well-hidden for this beer, and that's a big accomplishment in and of itself. Finishes dry and bitter. Overall, solid DIPA. Not quite up to par with the elite, but pretty exceptional.

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Photo of Roland7792
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from 11/6 poured into teku. Glowing copper color with good bit of lacing. Aroma is delicious... amazingly dank, candied grapefruit, pine and resin. Taste is the same greatness with some floral notes and touch of dank earthy onion. Feel is crisp and above average carbonation. Really really dig the galaxy hops and this is a very well brewed double.

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Photo of thorkelson
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

***girlfriend likes this one***

Pours a deep orange with a medium head.
Sting on the tongue, high carbonation on this one. Sweet nose, intense hop finish.
Beautiful example of a double IPA. Loved it.

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Photo of rynegne
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dank citrus and pine. A lot of booze but not boozy in taste or mouthfeel. This is one of the better double ipas out there. Dank, strong but drinkable.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov. 6, 2015 can, enjoyed thoroughly Nov. 7, 2015 after the Street Green, Green Diamonds release.

A - A beautiful DIPA. Deep dried apricot body with a bright, fine bubbled head that pours two fingers high. Great retention and nice lace.

S - Pine, mineral water, bread crust.

T - Loaded with fresh hop notes. Bright pine, deep cilantro, and juicy orange. Dry, herbal finish.

M - Bright, full body.

O - An excellent DIPA.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark for an ipa...burnt orange hue.
Smell is kinda flat. Maybe a little citrus and pine.
Taste is nice. Real slight malt sweetness transitions to citrus pine hop bitterness.
Awesome feel, super easy drinking for the alcohol content. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of mdlb44
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was very good. Not the best East Coast DIPA but still very solid. A little on the malty side for my personal preference. Im glad I had it!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look - A glowing orange/copper color. Slight haze. Looked great in the glass
Smell - Super dank, pine, grapefruit, citrus, slightly tropical
Taste - This beer bursts with flavor. Crazy dank and tropical. Big citrus and orange notes as well. Delicious.
Feel - Dry, sticking, slightly creamy/smooth mouthfeel.

Overall - An absolutely awesome DIPA.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 10/19/15 notes. 8 oz. pour on tap at Pony Bar HK in NYC.

Pours a hazy orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Pine hops, citrus hops, resin, bitter grapefruit, tropical fruits, and fruity malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Alcohol comes through, tastes very strong.

Overall a very good DIPA, the only knock on this being that it definitely tastes very strong. I prefer their single IPA's but this is quite good.

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Photo of Pahn
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stag's Head.

App: glowing orange. Good head retention, streaks of lacing.

Smell: Dank hops and seawater. Seriously it smells like hops on the beach. I may be crazy but I like it.

Taste: Dank dank dank, living up to its name. Dank, slight lime/less-grapefruit, bit of pineapple sweetness. While the high ABV is apparent, it's warm without being solventlike, and it's sufficiently attenuated. Pretty spot on.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Juicy but smooth. Decently dry finish.

Overall: Other Half may not be the most consistent brewery in the world, but when they connect God damn if they don't hit homeruns. Perfectly named, because this is high end dank IPA. Probably come back tomorrow night and hit this hard.

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Photo of Jwburns75
3.72/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have to admit, and I know I'm in the minority, that I find Other Half to be an overrated brewery. This beer smells great in the can but the first sips are too boozy for my liking. It got better as it warmed and maybe I am reacting to hype but I think there are at least two (Singlecut, Grimm) breweries making much better IPAs in NYC. Maybe Finback as well.

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Photo of mr-jj
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +15.2%
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 +6%
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 +10.4%
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 +7.1%
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 -6.5%
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 +15.2%
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 +1.6%
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 +1.4%
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 -0.7%
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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Green Diamonds Double IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.