Hop Showers - Other Half Brewing Co.

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19 Reviews
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Reviews: 19
Hads: 280
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 30
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
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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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 280
Reviews by Pahn:
Photo of Pahn
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (1,644 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce tallboy poured into an oversized Belgian tulip.

This beer looks pretty identical to AGE, but maybe, maybe a tad less coppery. Frothy pale white head is big and leads lots of lace in its tracks. Cloudy body looks like a mimosa or something: orange and glowing and full-bodied. 4.5

Quite piney for an East Coast product. Lighter tropical fruit flavor and orange. Creamy sweet malt notes. Spicy and resinous as well. 4.25

Man, that first sip was refreshing. Very juicy feel here. Surprisingly though, a second sip comes back less fruity and more piney and dank and weed-like. Mid-palate a bit of mango and pineapple and passionfruit emerge, adding another dimension to the flavor here. It's awesome. Adding to this is that this beer still has a medium to full body. I love the refreshing, light quality it achieves without feeling a tad watery.

Also as far as feel, there's a bitterness that lingers throughout and it's potent, but trying to take in all the flavors, you may miss it for a while. This thing just drinks nicely and tastes wonderful. T- 4.5 M- 4.5

I'm on board with this one! (1,101 characters)

Photo of Mangbus
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another excellent IPA from the guys at Other Half Brewing. Have not been disappointed yet. Canned 5/29 - Even at a month old, this one is still drinking great. (159 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can (bottled 5/19/15) into a Heady Topper stemless snifter.

Pours a 1.5 finger foamy white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear bright orange. Lacing is stringy and spotty with decent stick. Solid.

Beer smells of cane sugar, citrus, and grapefruit. Aromatic, fruity and sweet. Appetizing!

Opens mellow citrus fruit. Notes of clementine, tangerine and a bit of grapefruit bitterness. Middle balances the hop profile out with a pulpy, juicy fruit presence. Ends with a nice floral and fruity hop bite, leaving a slightly filmy hop aftertaste. Really good.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Smooth with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down quenching and soft. Finishes messy and accented with a lingering, lively finish. Really drinkable.

This beer epitomizes why 16oz. cans are better than 12oz. ones. I just can't get enough. Nicely complex and super drinkable! What Other Half is all about! (931 characters)

Photo of troupos40
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from the release today, dated 6/25/15 "umbrella ella" in the can, pours with nice 2 inch fluffy head, dissipates leaving golden liquid. Citrus and pineapple nose, crisp finish. Very nice ipa (195 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (370 characters)

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A nice beer that borders on being something stellar. Hazy burnt orange color and a mousse like off white head engages the eyes. Notes of mango, pine, breadfruit, slight caramel malts, musky citrus. Soft and slightly dry around edges. Overall smooth and relatively easy drinking. Low carb. Not a thirst quencher per se. Initial soapy, herbal, medicinal in taste. Warms bc and the biting peel is removed to reveal a fleshy, sweet beer. Lots of ttopical notes; mango, passionfruit, orange. Moderate grapefruit zest on finish. A pretty simple ipa. Not a hop bomb, but you get its showering fallout. (601 characters)

Photo of PaleCale
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (114 characters)

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dbrulet
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dankjohn
3.92/5  rDev -9%

Photo of virinow
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doremite
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rack0flamb
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a very citrus forward delicious IPA. Quite a treat for simply giving away a shipping box! (99 characters)

Photo of johnyb
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicole15
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks like Cider in your glass. Not a ton of aroma. Good mouthfeel, Lemon peal in the finish. Overall a really good beer. (124 characters)

Photo of McMatt7
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Showers from Other Half Brewing Co.
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