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Citra IPA - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Citra IPACitra IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

89 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.01%
Wants: 19
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SkiBum22 on 05-10-2014

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Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 10
Photo of kscaldef
3.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells good, tastes okay. Liked more than Nelson but not crazy about either.

Photo of dar482
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a golden yellow with a touch of orange.

The aroma hits of tangerine, orange peel, juicy orange, ripe peaches, mango, wet grass.

The flavor hits of grapefruit and orange zest, lots of juicy orange flesh, ripe white peaches. There's a malt base of some grain and light biscuity malt. Some green grass on the back and drying along with a medium bitterness of citrus pith.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can (4/21/15) into a Heady Topper stemless pint.

Pours a foamy, .5 finger white head with good retention. Beer is a cloudy ruby red. Lacing is spotty and stringy with good stick. Solid.

Nose is citrus, papaya, grass and piney hop bitterness with a mild sweetness. Pretty mellow but enticing and moderately aromatic.

Opens citrus, papaya and mango. Some grass, pine, and a bit of a soapy hop bitterness in the middle with a dank hop finish and a juicy fruit and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Simple and done very well.

Light bodied with moderate to ample carbonation. Smooth with some bubbles in the mouth and goes down juicy and quenching. Finishes messy and dry with a dry, filmy aftertaste. Very good.

Another very well done single hop IPA from Other Half, in contrast to Nelson, this one's not as fruit forward nor as juicy... but that's a reflection of the hop character and not the brewers ability. Still very good and well worth seeking out.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

swung by the tasting room this morning to grab the fresh cans...enjoyed from an OH green diamonds snifter

a - brew pours a murky pale yellow orange with a thin soapy head that didn't hang.

s - nose is soft soapy citra.

t/m/o - what more can you say? it is citra. really nice and medium bodied...decently bitter finish. great citra ipa. very easy drinking...glad to have 23 more cans!!! for the ipa fan, yet another OH brew that you should hunt down. super tasty.

Photo of Fallow
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

So after hearing much hype, had two of these on tap at Blind Tiger Ale House in NYC. Color was typical orange/gold with a white sticky head. Aroma wasn't too strong, but I don't have the best nose.
It's exactly what you pay for. A well executed single-hop IPA that lets all the nuances of the strain shine. If you've ever had a citra single-hop pale or IPA before, you know what to expect. The only difference is this is done perfectly. Supremely drinkable. Bitterness is strong (I'm not a big fan of super-juicy IPA's that have huge aroma and fruits but no bite). Just enough toasted malt sweetness to balance.
Among 20 other taps, I chose to have this a second time. That alone tells me this is a fine brew. Again, it's nothing that will change the way you think about beer, but for what it is, it is done to perfection.

Photo of coolkatz321
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

I hate writing reviews for Other Half, because I don't want too many people to catch on.

This is a phenomenal IPA, superbly hopped, big and juicy. A real treat if it's on tap.

Photo of mdfb79
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 06/09/14 notes. Had a 16oz. pour of this in a tulip at Fools Gold in NYC.

a - Pours a somewhat hazy bright orange-amber color with two inches of cream color off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citra hops, oranges, tropical fruits, grapefruit, lemon zest, light resin, and fruity malts. Awesome nose.

t - Tastes of oranges, citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, pine, resin, floral and herbal notes, and fruity malts. No bitter bite, loads of citra again. Light honeysuckle. Reall good taste.

m - Medium bodied and low carbonation, no bitterness at all. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was really nice. I haven't had a lot of their beers and liked All Green Everything, but not as much as some people, and I found this one great and much better...this is the best OH beer I've had so far. Super drinkable and lots of citra, would highly recommend.

Photo of jrnyc
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had 3 different growlers of Other Half stuff this weekend and rated them in this order : Hop Showers , Galaxy IPA, and Citra IPA. Very happy we have a local brewery who knows how to make excellent IPAs.

This one was solid for sure, but not as good as Hop Showers or Galaxy. It is a bit one dimensional, could use some more flavor. As dar482 noted in his review, it tastes more like an APA.

Very impressed by Other Half, with they have done so far they may be the local New York brewery to make the next great IPA/DIPA that the country will covet.

Photo of almostjay
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not an "identify every little subtle flavor and try to cleverly describe it to the masses" kind of guy. I am a guy who is fully on-board the "modern" citrus-driven west coast style IPA train though, and coming from that place I am happy to report that this is my new favorite NYC local beer.

This beer tastes the way I wish my Zombie Dust clone tasted. A perfect use of Citra hops in my opinion - not too bitter, awesome aroma, and balanced all the way through.

I would happily return to their dank little space nestled under the Gowanus to consume this stuff all day.

Photo of Tank880
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Citrus is fantastic but not at all overwhelming. Delicious, strong flavor (not overpowering). Delightful (but not weak in a weak way). A hop taste like I never had before. There was an beautiful sniff with each and every sip. I would recommend this beer to all.

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Citra IPA from Other Half Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.