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Hop Showers - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SkiBum22 on 02-22-2014

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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by Pahn:
Photo of Pahn
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pony Bar Hell's Kitchen. Brewed with Amarillo, Citra, and Ahtanium hops.

Appearance: Hazy orange yellow. Bartender leaves a half inch head with good retention and lacing.

Smell: Dank weed and citrus. Sort of flower-tinged lime aromas. Pungent and good.

Taste: Lots of tropical fruit and melon, lime-like citrus; all the virtues of these hops preening in their full glory. It's a little earthy, but more bright.

From my limited experience (3 other beers) with Other Half, I expect 1) Emphasis on the bright, floral/fruity hop flavors as opposed to dank weed flavors, 2) lots of crystal malt, 3) well defined, sweet malt backbone. This beer definitely has (1) (with just a liiitle dank), but (2) and (3) are completely wrong here; do not apply at all. This is solid West Coast and Vermont style "hop assault plus beautiful cereal grain malt backbone."

The aforementioned cereal malt backbone is never at the forefront; it's always the bedrock on which the bright hop flavors build and shine (mixed metaphor). I love pretty much every element of the flavor of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, high side of moderate carbonation, dry finish. Very good.

Overall: Well, Other Half is back on my radar. This is fresh NEBCO Gandhi Bot, Trillium, Hill Farmstead caliber hoppy beer, giving Peekskill a run for their money re: best hoppy beer in NY. It's better than Kelso's Industrial IPA, a beer that I'm pretty much in love with.

If this beer consistently tastes like this, hands down I'll order it every time I see it on tap. Really, as I said above, just excellent stuff. Expect big things if this is what this brewery is about.

More User Reviews:
Photo of drewtys
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16oz draft, served up in a pint glass. Reviewed the next day.

A - pale gold, just enough haze to make it look interesting. Didn't quite know what to expect just by looking at it

S - crisp, almost grassy hops with some citrus and malt behind

T - super bitter, dry hops on the front end. Really caught me off guard (in a great way). As I got further into the pint and it warmed slightly, a lot more complexity came out, with a grapefruity piney quality that works well with the style.

M- great, just enough carbonation to bring across all the flavors in this beer, and a really nice tail end bite.

O- really impressive offering from Other Half, incredibly fresh tasting and not too much alcohol. I'm definitely getting this again, a growler's worth if possible.

Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a hazy dark reddish orange.

The aroma hits of fresh orange, sweet peaches, dripping mango, some floral, a dank resinous note in the back.

The flavor follows with yellow grapefruit and juicy orange up front, onto a creamy mouthfeel and light bready backbone. The beer finishes bitter as it lingers of floral, dank, herbaceous, and resinous qualities.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

swung by the tasting room this morning to grab the citra and nelson cans and grabbed a small pour of this. thanks for the pour anthony...enjoyed from a OH taster onsite.

a - brew pours a hazy cloudy yellow orange with a frothy ipa head. head was frothy and had an unfiltered look to it...puffy head, lots of lace.

s - fairly resinous hop. rich and thick. some grapefruit notes, but really on the rich side of the spectrum.

t/m/o - as advertised by the nose, fairly rich resinous hop. solid ipa that tastes and feels like a double. yet another in a great lineup of IPAs to shout about from the rooftops from other half. really looking forward to more growth from these guys and after today, i will certainly be going out of my way to support them. really great operation making great beer!

Photo of MissSmisje
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grassy, a little bit of black pepper, some resin, some tangerine rind. Fantastically crisp.

Photo of PaleCale
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can bottled on 5/19. Dank, pine, grapefruit - lots of new world IPA taste here without being overly fruity.

Photo of PVMT
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can dated 5/19/15. Hop Showers!

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Kind of a grassy and spicy hoppy thing going on. Earthy and hay like, I think? Kind of has a rustic bite to it. I can dig it. But having AGE before this probably wasn't good strategy. Lol

Photo of Phunk97
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 64oz growler from the brewery. Filled 3/29 consumed on 3/30.

Photo of mdfb79
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/18/14 notes. Had on tap at Pony Bar HK in NYC, 14 oz pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a very murky, dull brownish-yellow color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks kind of gross to be honest.

s - Smells of citrus hops, oranges, lemon zest, floral hops, earthy notes, grapefruit, and light fruity malts. Nice nose, lots of citrus up front.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, dank pine hops, very bitter hops, resin, light floral hops, and light fruity malts. Taste is very bitter; if you like that in a DIPA the you won't mind it, tiny bit too much for me. Very dank.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation with a bitter bite.

o - Overall I thought this was good but VERY bitter, and I was left a little disappointed after hearing rave reviews of this, much like I was with All Green Everything. I much prefer their Citra IPA's drinkability and nose/taste to either of those beers, and think that is their best and most drinkable beer I've had so far. Still a good beer and I'm looking forward to trying more of their stuff, but I don't see this on the level some people do (with stuff like HF, Lawsons, Heady).

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Hop Showers from Other Half Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.