Otherside IPA
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #3,737
Ranked #21,112
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States
Very Good
Otherside IPAOtherside IPA
Notes: 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.”
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CHickman from New York

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy orange gold color with a 1-2 finger thick off white head that faded slowly and left really nice lacing. Smells like orange peel, tangerine, lemon zest, biscuit, mild peppery spices and dry citrus hops. Tastes like it smells with the additions of grapefruit, tea leaf, dry chalky yeast, faint pineapple and earthy tones. A nice session beer.

Sep 03, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No date on box or can. Shame...

Clear gold. Rocky, pillowy white head. Great retention and sheets of lacing.

Aroma of honey, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, pine. Pithy and tart. Juicy citrus.

Tastes of big yellow grapefruit and pineapple. Fresh pine needles, honey, pink grapefruit flesh, cracker malt. A bit woody. Mild lingering bitterness, grapefruit peel and pine. Not especially bitter. Crisp and dry.

Medium feel, well carbonated, oily, lightly resinous.

A great IPA! But Greenport Harbor, please date your f***ing beers!!!!

Jul 14, 2020
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maxarvo from England

3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tastes genuinely like a west coast ipa but brewed on the east coast. Has full west coast bitterness. Not that distinctive or complex though- a fairly standard/competent version of a west coast ipa.

Nov 16, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served to tap at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company in Greenport, NY.
A: Pours a crystal clear, golden color with a one finger, off-white, foamy head, rim retention, and camouflage style lacing.
S: Aromas of citrus (tangerine and lime) and a tiny bit of cardamom.
T: Semidry to dry. Flavors similar to the nose, but lime predominates. Balanced bitterness.
M: Medium bodied and moderate carbonation.
O: Really a very drinkable and delicious American IPA. Not sure it really meets the criteria for "West Coast," but enjoyable nonetheless.

Aug 01, 2019
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djsranger from New York

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy medium-golden color with a nice head. Surprisingly hoppy with enough malt to balance the bitterness and sweetness. Leans toward a west coast IPA that feels fresh on the palate, but a bit more malt than a traditional west coast IPA. Nice beer.

May 13, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pleased to be among first reviewers of this fine east coast tribute to west coast. In a blind test this did well, not surprised.
a) hard to argue with the light gold hazed body and the lasting creamy head that suds laces around the glass all the way.
s) Ample. Eastern LI style. Full nose of citrus and pine hops, juicy, fruity malts - almost EIPA.
t) ABV well hidden behind a flavor wall of juicy, varied hops. mostly lemon, grapefruit, fruity, pine balanced with caramel and toasted malts smoothing out in only a light bitterness that keeps it from being too sweet,
f) Mid body & carbs, nice ending, clean after juicy experience.
o) Like an EIPA more than a west coaster, more malty and candied.

Nov 16, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking glazed over pale orange color with a thick foamy white semi-finger's worth of head that slid off at a moderate pace. Lace seemed to run here and there.
The aroma had a nice sweet spruce to evergreen hop contour, very fresh and clean with a nice sturdy clean cracker-esque malt bill coming about.
The flavor took all of the prior mentioned aromas to lean in to the sweetness of it all and pop in a slight hop spice to ride into the aftertaste fairly nice.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Finish had just a hint of stickiness, acceptable, but not burdensome.
Overall, pretty good as an AIPA, and perhaps one I could come back to if offered.

Sep 07, 2017
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 3 finger ivory head that receded to a very thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: tropical fruit with a hint of floral in the background;

T: earthy for a moment, then floral gets added in; a bit of caramel in the background; finish is mildly bitter;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: good, but not memorable;

Jul 12, 2017
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up today while visiting my parents back on Long Island. Poured into a Brooklyn pint in my childhood kitchen. Starts with a big white head that doesn't last . Features a cloudy golden body and a nose of herbal hops.

Nice balance in the sip with more of a noble hop bite matching up against the medium bread malts. Bitterness isn't high but does show staying power through the finish. Not overpowering but satisfying enough for what it is. More mellow than a lot of the style, this is tasty enough but no hop bomb.

May 21, 2017
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Bluecrow from New York

4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
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).

Oct 03, 2016
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nebula1999 from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Feb 25, 2016
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Gajo74 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Feb 21, 2016
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dgmirelli from New York

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
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?

Feb 06, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Jan 11, 2016
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Billolick from New York

4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
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

Sep 24, 2015
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VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours an amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hop and malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a hop and malt flavor flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good beer

Sep 16, 2015
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Vode from New York

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Aug 05, 2015
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ProfessionalJ from New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

Jul 27, 2015
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Skellbop from New York

3.63/5  rDev -6%
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

Jul 19, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1%
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.

Jul 12, 2015
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Jul 07, 2015
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Stignacious from New York

1.79/5  rDev -53.6%
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

Jun 26, 2015
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Jun 23, 2015
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Toemas from New York

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Jun 21, 2015
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Gmann from New York

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.

May 17, 2015
Otherside IPA from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 216 ratings