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 ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a clear copper orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is full of pine hops with some light citrus hops, caramel malts, and a bit of bready malt.

T - Start off with lots of pine and grassy hop flavor with some bitterness. Through the middle some sweet caramel malt comes through with some stronger bitterness. The finish is a mix of caramel and bready malts with some grassy hop and some strong bitterness.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice big bitterness, almost a touch too much. Could have used a touch more malt to balance the big hop profile.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Poured into standard pint glass.
Slightly orangey golden color, nice thick head, and lots of lacing.
Pine and citrus hops. Smells really fresh and just alive.
Taste is great. Just the right amount of hops, toasty malt, and alcohol.
I had this brew a while back at TAP NY at hunter mountain. I remember this brew standing out amongst many and haven't really seen too much of it since. I really enjoyed it then and still think this is a fantastic IPA. Deff worth a try....in fact I may even say to seek this one out. Not many reviews here on BA for this, but I am not sure why. Go get one.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Canterbury Ales, Huntington, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured full herbal and citric hops.

The taste was likewise hop driven with a confusing medley of hop varietals. Herbal and citrus elements dukes it out for recognition.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a gods hop driven ale looking for an identity.

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Bierkraft. Had a pint from the tap there and enjoyed it enough to get a growler.

Pours a deep copper-orange with a nice head of medium-sized bubbles. Head fades relatively quickly but leaves a nice lace in my DFH signature glass.

Aroma is largely citric with a bit of melon sneaking in around the edges.

Flavor is quite nice; there's a lot of hoppiness that has a pleasant melon and pineapple feel, and the finish has a slight pine bitterness that I really enjoy. I also get a bit of sage in the flavor, which is enjoyable. The malt backbone isn't terribly assertive, but at the same time, the bitterness isn't so over-the-top that you need a lot of maltiness to offset it.

The mouthfeel could stand to be a bit thicker, but it's not a huge deterrent to enjoying the flavor.

Overall: a very nice beer. I see it hasn't been universally beloved among BA reviewers, but I'm a fan. If someone gave me a growler of this as a gift, I would definitely drink it and wouldn't try to trade it up for a more heavily hyped beer.

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Photo of brew3crew
2/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- golden body maybe yellow with no head whatsoever

S- esters of ass? This smells really, really bad. Growler had been open for a while but wtf...

T-watery hop mess. Idk what the heck is going on with this beer...

M-medium body and smooth

O-i have no idea what is going on with this beer. Too much oxygen maybe? Either eay just bad.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler courtesy of manvsbear

Growler cap explodes into a million little pieces... A bit of extra carbonation here!

Pours a gorgeous orangish yellow. Amber i suppose. Nce white head. Looks pretty solid but i wish it had more head.... Mist have lots some carbonation in transit.

Smells very hoppy. Pine, some light fruits. A bit of sweetness underlying. I can tell this is going to be a very malty ipa.

Drinks a bit rough. The piney hops push too hard initially and give way to sweet malts. Bitter and sweet with not much complexity on the tongue. I want there to be a nice balance but it's just not there.

Good carbonation. A bit syrupy and thick but i suppose it could be high abv. Overall not he worst ipa i have had but certainly nothing stellar. If i got this at my local brewpub I would be impressed by the hop presence at the beginning of my first sio but then probably not order it again

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Photo of goodonezach
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep golden color with a white, fluffy, one-finger head that thins into a thin layer of lacing at the surface.

S: faint aromas of pine and citrus

T: bright but dry hoppiness dominates, with citrusy notes at the front. hop flavors fade to a pretty dry finish with only minimal malt balance at the end.

M: light body, lightly carbonated, smooth with a nice bite at the beginning.

O: this beer lacked a strong enough malt backbone to balance out the heavy-handed hops that are characteristic of the IPA style. however, I still found it an enjoyable drink and would recommend it to someone looking for hops.

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Photo of rodney45
4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The color of extremely fresh apple cider. Or light maple syrup. White cream colored lingering head that laces the glass with a spiderweb tapastry throughout the duration of the beer

S: Has a distinct cascade hop aroma, and smells vaguely of apricots, peach and pez candy. Very nice and warm IPA aroma. I wish they made candles scented of this beer.

T: Deep hop bitterness, yet balanced by a interwoven medely of malt and ethers. First tasting note are of hop character that speak of apple, blood orange, and pineapple. Its balanced off with medium malt flavor that imparts a sweetness to the beer not ussually found in an IPA. It has a warming ether flavor hidden deceptively behind other flavors, so this beer could sneak up on you since i have no idea of the ABV. Im guessing between 8 and 9%.

M: This beer is astoundingly complex and drinks more like a double IPA. Light to medium body, bitter, and beautiful.

O: This is an excellent example of the style, a bit bitter for the casual beer drinker im sure, but this truely warms my hop crazy heart. Like i said, its more a double IPA than an IPA, but it could hold its own against any hop head's wildest dreams.

NOTE: A buddy of mine brought this beer home from the Maritime festival in Greenport NY, where Greenport Harbor Brewery makes an appearance every year since its opening. I missed the festival due to work obligations, but my dear friend brought me home 64 oz of very very delicious beer. GP Harbor has done some fine work by this beer, and other beers ive tried. They're trying to make a name for themselves, and from what i hear, the tap room is worth the visit. On a previous trip i met some of the brewers, and theyre a bunch of local guys, who wanted to brew some great honest beer. They've done just that.

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Other Side IPA from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
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