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Hop Showers - Other Half Brewing Co.

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92
outstanding

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SkiBum22 on 02-22-2014)
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Reviews by Pahn:
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

Pahn, Jul 19, 2014
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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.

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Hop Showers from Other Half Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.