Half Full Brewery

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Half Full Brewery
Connecticut, United States
American IPA
3.49 | pDev: 11.46%
Sep 28, 2019
Mar 10, 2013
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Rated: 3.82 by teamgalt from Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by socon67 from New York

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by jfagella from New York

Jul 18, 2018
Rated: 3.24 by MarkJP6 from New York

Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A- 12oz can pours into a goblet with a deep orange to light amber body and a sturdy, foamy white head. The crown has good retention and falls to a large pillow atop the brew. Lace sheets warp around the glass plentifully.

S- Citrus hops give notes of grapefruit and orange while the hop profile is rounded out with floral, pine, melon and slight stone fruit hints. A hint of caramel malts and yeast bread and esters as well.

T- Soft and relatively easy going with notes of grapefruit, papaya and sweet melon leading into floral, pine, herbal and spicy hop hints. Nothing really pops out too much and it is all balanced out by a touch of cracker, bread and slight sweetness. Gets better as it opens up with more hop strength.

MF- Smooth and fairly creamy with a pretty foamy feel as the high end carbonation really causes it to puff up. Ends with a a light, soft hoppy bitterness.

Seemed to be a bit reserved but a few sips really opens it up with a soft but well balanced hop profile and a clean overall brew.
Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by arr3388 from New York

Jun 20, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Jun 11, 2017
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Canned 9/08

Pours an over aggressive huge frothy head that forces me to stop pouring even the smaller can, lots of messy lacing, very clear slight copper orange color.

Nose dull fruity hops, generic fruity with a little orange slice sangria aroma, sweet caramel amber malts, candy sweetness, a little spicy hop note, maybe a hint of booze

taste brings sweet malts, caramel toasty malts, amber reddish malts, a touch biscuity, semi sweet and almost syrupy, into plenty of herbal slight spicy hops, a bit fruity with hint of orange slice, some warming tingly booze, a lot more than should be for 7%.

Mouth is med bod, a little syrupy somewhat sweet, tingly warming booze, fair carbonation.

Overall meh, not a very good IPA, lots of sweet malt, a lot more boozy than it should, hops are also meh, for an IPA this is very very lackluster.
Jun 10, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by baldy00 from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2017
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Reviewed by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a 12oz can with A best by date of 10/10/17. Pours a clear amber color. Nice nose and palate with a certain malty sweetness in addition to the mildly-citrus hops tones. Not particularly bitter on the finish. A nice, smooth IPA.
Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by BallsDeep from Florida

Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.77/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On-tap 3/24/2017 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and some citrus come in. The hops presence is mild for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent IPA to drink for a while.
Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by kalosjakar from Rhode Island

Mar 09, 2017
Rated: 3 by StarTeamBrews from New York

Dec 16, 2016
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Reviewed by DoreenAndDave from Maine

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Beer is a murky,hazy amber with a thin ivory head. Nose: biscuit, malt, alcohol, clove, grapefruit. Taste is malty up front that quickly gives way to a bitter finish, with notes of bitter lemon and something slightly herbal. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy. It's a fairly substantial-feeling beer. Overall: to be honest, I can't quite make up my mind. It's a bit heavy, in terms of the taste as well as the mouthfeel. This isn't a bright or clean beer. But it also does have some interesting notes.
Dec 07, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

Nov 09, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by drbenderdo from Michigan

Oct 07, 2016
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