Other Side IPA | Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Other Side IPAOther Side IPA

Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of North American pale, light Munich, light crystal, and carapils malts provide a light malty backbone to balance healthy kettle and dry-hops additions of Cascade, Centennial, and Columbus. Hoppy yet balanced, our latest Project Hoppiness offering is our nod to the beers we love from the other coast. “Winner of the Brooklyn Mystery IPA Challenge.”

Added by rodney45 on 09-25-2011

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

- enjoyed a few tap pours of this over two weeks. Pale cloudy pour with prominent citrus hop nose. Sufficient malt support for a fruity hop profile makes for a refreshing, enjoyable draught. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth.
Perhaps the bottle experience is distinctly different (based on other reviews).

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Photo of nebula1999
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Darker than expected and much maltier than expected too. But there's just enough of a hop bight to offset that sweetness. Minimal bitterness. I agree with the "stale pine" comment. Well balanced, though. More of an English Style IPA, and a fine one too. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden, decent head and lace. Mostly fruity and citric aroma. The taste also was on the sweet and citric side, very tasty and with a moderate hops profile. Medium to light mouthfeel, pretty smooth and easy drinking.
A nice solid IPA, non complex and unspectacular, but enjoyable nonetheless. Hapy to support a local brewery.

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look is a pale yellow lager like appearance, - smell has an alcohol liquor smell with hops - taste is a very dry extremely dry boozy hop fueled in your face start lots of pine and sap with a quick crash, feel is of moderate carbonation lingering aftertaste with a dry finish, dry throughout, what type of hops creates this dry feel?

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Photo of agreenman19
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - moderately hazy glowing orange. Fluffy head with good retention.

S - sweet malts and citrus. Stale pine.

T - thin hops pole through in addition to the nose. Pretty typical malt-forward IPA. Taste seems a little thin. Lacking that punch.

F - surprisingly light for 7.5%. Has some of that syrupy texture, but not much.

O - an OK IPA. Drinkable, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, w/o freshness info to be had..Created "out east"... west coast style IPA

Pours clouded light, near golden amber...great looking tiny bubble head, froth, low sheeting, fine lacing splattered high up on the glass

Citric/pine nose on the pungent side

More of the nose on the palate, fresh and again pungent grapefruit, tropical fruits and pine resins..

Nicely done - bright and tasty. West coast IPA all the way. Well worth a try

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Photo of Vode
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy glow. Bronze medal for being home alone watching the Yankee game? S: Pine, sap and general forestry. Cool! T: Hops with some bitter tree sappiness. F: Full. O: Really nice IPA but a scutch bitter.

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Photo of ProfessionalJ
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like it. Sort of seems like a cross between an English style India Pale Ale and an American IPA. Will purchase again. Seems like you can't go wrong with an ipa if there's a picture of a fish on the label!

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Photo of Skellbop
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much from the nose, but pleasant amount of bitterness on the palate. Medium copper tone and nice lacing on the glass. Nice carbonation leads to relatively thick mouthfeel for an IPA

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a BIF from beerloserLI. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice standard C hopped IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

64 oz growler was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, citrus, herbal, and grassy hops followed by toasted, biscuity, cracker, and caramel malts.

Taste: Nice citrus, herbal, and grassy flavor with balancing malt backbone and chewy notes in the rear. Some bitterness and light alcohol too. Very tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light bitterness, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little booze.

Overall: Have to admit that every time I head to Long Island, I bring clean growlers to get filled up with local LI beers like these guys. Look forward to more Greenport in the future.

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Photo of Stignacious
1.79/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

On draft. Frickin' horrendous. This honestly tastes like lemon vodka mixed with watery beer. Burning alcoholic aftertaste. I'm really hoping I just sampled from a bad batch. Not balanced, not tasty. Avoid

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft, shaker pint glass. Dark golden in color, good head and lacing. Nice aroma of American hops, slightly bitter taste , but spot on for an IPA. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Toemas
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly purchased at local Gulf Station, Northern blvd,NY, 10.99/6 .
Look: i'll put on the steampunk seabass... but this a sweet looking package, not to be confused with goose island, it has the same green ipa standard color . Smell: Hop Forward to say the least. Great Aroma, not hop shotted at all, i've drank a few cases of this by now ... not as fruity as i would have liked but piney , some earthy, pithy enough but not enough to leave a super aftershock.
Taste: Real nice, i wouldn't think 7.5% , tastes at least as good as smell. diff tastes from smell.
Feel: Medium bodied, not sure about the abv, had a substantial , but not out of place or style , a little bready, appropriate for a better quality beer.... I like an IPA with a medium to low abv. this is a bunch over, but not necessarily into the DIPA style.

Great beer which should not be a major player in sessions.
2/per night max. share with a friend. this one smells pretty nice too.

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Photo of Gmann
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a puffy creamy head. Nice retention.

The aroma is floral. Grapefruit and pepper seem to dominate the profile. Some honey sweetness.

The taste is a little more bitter. The grapefruit is still there but it also brings the rind as well as some pine notes. A substantial hoppy flavor. The malt is bready with honey sweetness and does a nice job supporting the hops.

Moderate feel with tingly carbonation. Definitely bitter on the palate but there is enough sweetness from the malt to offset. Finishes slightly dry.

A well made IPA. The hop profile is not my favorite but it is still good. Good to see Greeport bottling their brews.

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Photo of Robtobfest
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant golden copper with bone white head
Huge pine and a bit of dankness and citrus mixed in. A touch of malty sweetness and waft of alcohol
Taste is more of the same, follows the nose perfectly with the pine at the forefront.
This is a really well crafted ipa bordering on double ipa.
Personally would pick this up anytime Im looking for a big, bold in your face ipa.
Picked this up with low expectations and am really digging this beer! Nice job Greenport. Would like to see bottle dates in the future and would love to seek it out on draft to compare to the bottle.

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Photo of Avantyawn
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Thrilled this is available in bottle form for $11.99 a 6er. Attractive packaging.

Super oily, hop bomb, slightly flat sweet malt, hops vicious enough to overcome sweetness. Refreshing, throat clearing resinous. Marmalade with tons of fresh cut pine. Hops linger, slightly sharp, cuts over sweet malt. Better on draft, not quite as boisterous, slightly syrupy in bottle, still, excellent and will buy again. The hops kill on this and are not to be missed.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice pine tones with a vibrant resin character. Crisp flavor profile. Feel is a bit thicker. I love the pine aftertaste here. Solid beer and easy drinker

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Photo of beerloserLI
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber pour with major clarity and the nose smells of subtle hops and sugars.

The initial sip brings bitter and pungent hops right to the palate. Notes of grass, pine and citrus really come on as you continue to drink. Smooth and balanced with a sweet malt backbone finish. The mouth feel is good and decently floral.

Overall, it's an easy drinking and enjoyable ipa. When drinking it, I really want it to be great but in the end this lands in the average category at best.

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Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Brklyn Beer Garden, JFK Airport Terminal 2, NYC

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left lacy patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with notes of citrus.
T: The taste is almost a mirror image to the smell and starts out with flavors of grapefruit hops and quickly transitions to flavors of pine resin hops, the latter of which contributes a moderate amount of bitterness and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn't a bad IPA as it has an interesting mix of grapefruit and pine resin aromas and flavors.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at The Rhumbline, Greenport, NY

Cloudy, dirty blonde with ecru film.
Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice nose.
Rock candy and with grapefruit slushy hops.
Caramel chew end and Limoncillo linger.

Good IBUs and citrus hops are there, too, but it’s a bit muddy. Could be great if it were cleaned up a bit.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 10/11/13 notes. Had on tap at Distilled in NYC. 16 oz. pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a medium golden amber color with one to two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, light pine hops, fruity malts, bread malta,s and light caramel malts. Some nice hops up front followed by a lot of malts.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, fruity malts, caramel malts, toasted malts, and bready malts. More citrus up front but more caramel malt too. Light bitterness.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Slight bitter bite in the mouthfeel but not much at all.

o - Overall a good beer, though more malty than I was expecting. Some citrus hops to it and not a lot of bitterness, worth checking out but don't go looking for a super hoppy beer with it.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

re-reviewed from the newer official bottling that hit town fairly recently. opened bottle and poured to a greenport harbor pint glass.

a - brew pours a transparet tangerie orange with a oily but frothy ipa head. lace was chunky.

s - nose is nice sweet grainy citric. soft and slightly bitter smelling. hop is not too aggressive...but a nice crisp freshness to it. very clean.

t/m/o - wow, SUPER refreshing. very crisp and clean, with a sweet hop. soft bitterness on the finish, but has some sort of zing to it...almost a touch of floral rosemary or all spice to separate it and give it something unique. very tasty, great beer that's light and perfect for summers out east.

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3.5 - 3.5 - 3.25 - 3.25 - 3.5

"sample only" bottle poured into a greenport harbor pint glass.

a - brew poured a foggy soft light orange brown with 2 fingers of frothy ipa head that hung out. nice chunky lacing coated the glass.

s - nose has a nice citric hop. fairly fruity.

t - bitter hops over bit caramel malts. kind of gives more of a barleywine vibe because of the huge malt backbone.

m - full bodied, big bitter finish.

o - overall, not bad, but not great either. a bit too caramel malt forward for my tastes. the hop seems to only be here to build on the bitterness.

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got a Growler from Bullseye beer distributor in Smithtown. Poured into a pint glass.... the look of this beer is beautiful.... copper color but you can see right thru it like water... lots of bubbles which made a beautiful head that stayed for a bit but laced away. Great smell that is the quinquennial iPa smell. gave off a very hoppy smell.. pine smell all the way.... beautiful balance so it's not too dry, too heavy... very much hop taste right up front.... but if your drinking an ipa than that's what you want. Mellows out a little... little bit of an aftertaste but more so that you want more of it... I am not an IPA fan but I am slowly getting there. There are 1 or 2 other IPA's I feel are slightly better but that's not a knock... I was pleasantly surprised by how great this tasted. I will definitely recommend and look to drink again.

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Photo of AdamPenna
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent beer. Three frothy fingers of foam which dissipates to a single finger that lasts. Lacing is very good. Bright, aggressive hoppy aroma. Pine and citrus and everything delicious. Carbonation is just right. Oily the way I like it, but a good balance of bitterness and dryness, too. Poured into a Greenport pint glass from a newly cracked growler bought today from Greenport Harbor Brewery. Nice.

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