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Doug | Other Half Brewing Co.

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
143
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
18.14%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A black IPA brewed with Maris Otter and a ton of Simcoe, Summit, and Columbus hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-06-2014

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 143
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Photo of Tiernan
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Billolick
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1/2 growler filled at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours stout black under a long lasting med. khaki cap. Leaves some spotted high lacing.

Roasted malt as well as hopped up nose.

Full flavor Black IPA. Roasted malts and solid hop presence in full force.

Tasty and highly enjoyable. Well done and well worth a try

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Photo of virinow
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roland7792
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First, let me state my problem with this beer...it's only 12oz can and not 16oz.

Looks great, not pitch black. Aroma is of a great DIPA with earthy pine and citrus with slightest hint of roasted malt. Taste is similar but on the backend there is more roasted malt that goes so well with the hops and bitterness. Feel is not to thick or heavy with a crisp carbonation.

Most "black" IPA are just hoppy stouts to me. This is truely a good DIPA with just the right about of dark malts. One of, if the best, of this type that I've had

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Photo of whatname
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with my friend Eric.
A- Pours black with a small tan head that settles to a nice cap.
S - Smells like an IPA, all piney and citrusy.
T - These black ales are always difficult for me to describe. This is a little smokey, a little sweet and a little hoppy. Well balanced combination of flavors.
M - Medium mouth feel, a little creamy, med-low carbonation.
O - This is quite good and very drinkable.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.54/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can into a Grrrz teku. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger light coffee colored head with great retention. Beer is thin but pitch black. Lacing is stringy and spotty with excellent stick. A fantastic looking beer.

Nose is tropical fruit, chocolate, liquorice and roasted malt. Dark malt flavors linger in the background with a prominent, fruity hop bite in the front. Solid.

Opens chocolate, roasted malt, smoke and cocoa powder. A light, citrussy hop bitterness in the middle with more liquorice, roast and smoke on the finish and aftertaste. Pretty typical.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth in the mouth and goes down slick and a touch watery. Finishes slightly dry with a lingering, slightly grainy aftertaste. Decent.

Other Half has a great reputation with IPAs. However, this Black Ale just doesn't cut it for me. Decent for the style but it takes something outstanding for me to like a beer in this category.

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Photo of earlholman
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robgage
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scootny
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 32 oz growler from Dicicco's in Ardsley. A super winter ale this Black IPA is actually a very dark, clear brown with a light brown head. Slow fade, nice lace. Nose is a hop bomb that has pine, tropical fruit and a bit of very faint solvent alcohol sweetness. Roasted grain bill underneath. Taste is Hoppy up front with the pine and tropics flowing to a grapefruit bite in the finish. Charred grains give notes of coffee and molasses dipped dark bread. Booze is not anywhere it be found. Feel is pretty light and crisp for the style. Velvet carbonation. Drinks like a champ. No real sign of the abv so drink with caution. Me likey

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cans shared by Barry the other night.

It pours a dark but not deep black, with a half inch head and a good amount of sticky lacing.

Smells like hoppy citrus, dank earthiness, roasted malt, and coffee.

This is definitely one of the best, if not the best black IPA's that I've had. It's got a really nice citrusy hop flavor, some grapefruit and mango, with a nice intense burnt pine flavor, and a roasted malt character that's lighter than the typical black IPA.

This is medium bodied, with a fluffy creamy mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

Simply put, one of the best black IPAs yet. More goodness from OH.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Doug from Other Half Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.