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Hop Showers - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Hop Showers
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92
outstanding

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SkiBum22 on 02-22-2014)
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3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
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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07-21-2014 13:30:10 | More by mdfb79
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4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Hop Showers from Other Half Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.