Green Diamonds Double IPA
Other Half Brewing Company

Green Diamonds Double IPAGreen Diamonds Double IPA
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IPA - Imperial
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4.32 | pDev: 6.94%
Other Half Brewing Company
New York, United States
Green Diamonds Double IPAGreen Diamonds Double IPA
Notes: A Double IPA brewed with Golden Promise malt and lots of Australian Galaxy hops.
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Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Orange, clear with two inch head. Medium carbonation.
Smell: Pine, resin, and orange.
Taste: Pine, resin, and orange.
Mouthfeel: On the thinner side, never would of guessed the abv.
Overall: Not my favorite IPA from other Half.

Jul 09, 2017
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.3/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ Other Half. $7 per 12oz pour.

Imperial IPA hopped with Amarillo and Galaxy.

Drinks pretty boozy, with a nice hop profile that favours Galaxy over Amarillo (to it's detriment). Pale malt and sweet caramalt almost balance out the hop bitterness, but the alcohol isn't contained well at all.

Difficult to drink given its high alcohol presence, but I do like the hop profile. Still, not a beer I'd get again over better priced, more widely available, and superior brews like Lagunitas Sucks.

Low B- (3.30) / WORTHY

Mar 19, 2017
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Boccu from New York

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours deep gold orange, one finger white head with great lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is grapefruit, lemon zest,light tangerine, middle kicks to dank tropical fruits and finishes very strong pine. Great DIPA. Complex and very enjoyable. Look forward to more from other half.

Mar 10, 2017
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Kadonny from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into my DFH glass. Got this yet again via trade with crowlcrowlcrowl. What great beers.

L: A medium hazy golden color with a nice one finger white head. Nice glass lacing.

S: Loads of citrus on this one with grapefruit , tangerine and some lemon lime.

T: Grapefruit, lemon, lime, some tangerine and some some tropical fruit flavors. This beer quickly turns to the dark side though. The candied sweetness gets squashed by these huge bitter pine resin flavors that really coat the mouth. Crazy bitter, but damn good!

F: Full, coating, super prickly, bitter and some alcohol.

O: A really great old school style DIPA that is super bitter and dank but yet somehow still shows some fruit flavors. This is way different than any other OH beers I've had, but it's still really good. Nice beer.

Oct 16, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

somewhat surprised to learn this is all galaxy hops in here, i did not know they had quite this capacity for bittering, and had them tagged in my head as more of an aromatic and fruity varietal, but this is a super bitter ipa, way more intense than any of their others i have had recently. also surprised to learn that its all golden promise malt, i have not known this to be quite so substantial in the past, and might have guessed there was a little wheat malt in here too propping it up, so i suppose you learn something new every day. i like the beer a lot, it hides its strength well and is majorly fresh. the hops are strong and awesome, bitter for sure, but i like it that way, and there is still a pine and lime complexion happening thats really nice. bolder and somewhat more conventional than some of their juice bomb ipas they are more famous for, but this is a more balanced and arguably complete beer, despite being done with so few ingredients. really impressive when you think about it. citrus peel in the finish, leafy vegetal greenness, high ibu. exceptional quality.

Sep 30, 2016
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler from the brewery. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a thin layer of head. Moderate amount of lacing. The aroma is tropical fruits along with some sweet pine and maybe even mint. The taste is more piney and resinous than I expected from the aroma. Not as much tropical fruit flavor but there are some notes of papaya, mango and some lemon peel. Bready malts with some caramel. Piney, resinous finish with a very noticeable alcohol presence. Dry, oily mouthfeel. Overall, a very good Imperial IPA I'd buy again.

Sep 27, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours that deep dark golden orange. Mild opacity. Head's got legs! Sticks to the glass nicely.

S - immediate aromas of huge hop flavor. Bit of west coast Jazz in there before turning to the juice. Grapefruit, orange marmalade, lemon. Sticky booze and sweet malt. Wintry mint that cools the nasal canal.

T - fluffy lush flavors of candied orange and pine. Warm pineapple toward the middle and finishes with a biting bitterness that tingles the lips and numbs the gums. This beer can be deceptive. The nose and initial flavor suggest a malt bomb with dank tropical flavors, and you get that, but only up front. The back end is an entirely different animal with monster hop presence. Insanely bitter in the best way possible. The way the hop oils seep into your cheeks and tongue is unreal. Punishing. Only got a few hours of sleep last night and my body is telling me "noooo no alcohol! Sleep!" but screw you, body, I'm drinking tonight. Oh right, the point. This is a wake-up call. Not slap-in-the-face bitter, but a deep, resonating bitterness that smacks my senses in order and perks my shit right up. Good stuff.

F - soft and buoyant with perfect carb. Would not expect this to be 9+%. Crushable and distinctly crisp in usual OH fashion. There's youth yet behind all the grumpy bitterness and boozy maturity.

O - green is king. OH delivers again with a well-done IIPA that delivers on all fronts: juice, bitterness, hops, and most importantly: alcohol.

Sep 23, 2016
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nerdboy19 from Korea (South)

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look : Cloudy, orange~amber color, white foamy head.
Smell : Subtle fruit aroma, but pleasant.
Feel : Medium-high carbonation, medium bodied.
Taste : Alcohol, juicy hop flavor, malt perfectly balances.
Overall : That booze... every OH brews have booze and I hate it. But still, this is a pretty decent beer.

Aug 25, 2016
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Mateo2699 from Texas

4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Straight orange hue pour, slightly hazy. Excellent retention with a finger white head that settles to a ring. Some yeast floaties at the bottom, not as much as all citra everything.

Nose is tropical juice foward, plenty oranges, mangos, papaya, hints of pinneapple. Peaches. Subtle pine sap and resinous hop profile.

Immediate citrus upfront. Tastes of orange peel, subtle lemon zest. Candied oranges and mango creep through as well. Subtle pine and sweet bready malt come in the back end, leaves a nice coat of hop resin afterwards.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly velvety and a little oily. No flavor profile makes this hard to swallow down. Not overly bitter and no alcohol bite.


May 08, 2016
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pkalix from California

4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

definitely taste the alcohol.... a rather bland pour with little carbonation. getting the fruitiness on the tongue but definitely has some abv to it. dense hop aroma, smooth flavor for 9+%....

May 05, 2016
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Nachojon from Oregon

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another really good beer from Other Half. This is a boozy mess, in a good way. Love the dry hop aroma with just a hint of fruit. At the end of the day this one is just a hop and booze bomb, and I respect that. Green Diamonds, son.

Apr 11, 2016
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tobelerone from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from Whole Foods. An aggressive beast of a DIPA in keeping with the Other Half general vibe; a mix of old and new school, with lots of hop flavor but in touch with the old West Coast approach, dry and assertively bitter. This is NOT turbid fruit juice. Beautifully clear, small cream colored head with a bit of patchy lace. Contrast this with something like HF double galaxy. There is slightly more honeyed sweetness to the taste but it cleans up very quickly so there's little sense of maltiness but enough backbone to prop the hops up. Fruity and somewhat resinous, medium bodied, and bitter. HF has that elegance where even in the big beers a ton of nuanced hop character emerges; this isn't quite in the same class but also feels like a totally different approach and style - unabashed and brash and in-your-face. There is a general fruit character and lingering aspirin notes on the tongue; the more subtle melon/pineapple thing Galaxy can bring at times is somewhat buried. Alcohol is noticed slightly but not in an unappealing way - there's no question about it - this wasn't brewed to be polite.

Mar 18, 2016
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 oz growler.

The pour is a deep, amber orange color with a huge, fluffy white head. Good retention and excellent lacing.

The aroma brings lots of sweet, doughy malt, followed by dank, resinous hops. There's some grapefruit and orange notes as well. I'm also picking up a very subtle, minty aroma on the back end.

The flavor is very bitter up front. There's notes of pine and grapefruit as well as orange rind. Sweet caramel malts come through on the finish and make this an extremely well-balanced IPA.

The feel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol is present but subtle. Very crisp and very dry.

Overall, a fantastic DIPA. I'm not always the biggest fan of higher ABV hoppy beers as they tend to be more malty and sweet than anything. But this beer is nicely balanced and has plenty of hops to knock you on your butt. Galaxy is one of my favorite hops and it really shines in this beer.

Mar 03, 2016
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can in a nonic.

Pumpkin orange color with a quick fading 1F head, linen white in color. Dense, thick, and hazy look. Light spot and ring lacing.

Smells of pine, rich malt, touch of citrus. Slightly sweet and a touch of alcohol.

Big malt presence. Slightly sweet malt with pine and orange citrus hops.

Full body with a solid malt core. Tingly carbonation and hope bite. Lingering dry hop finish.

Manageable and balanced big IPA that packs a punch and dodges the sugars.

Feb 02, 2016
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Dopen993 from Rhode Island

4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into tulip. 12/18/15. DJ bottleneck.

L. Dark orang copper. Slight haze with a finger head. Nice lacing.
S. Slight tropical fruit notes with some nice hops.
T. Some nice malts and sweetness, there is a nice bready, nutty taste to it as well.
F. Light carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

Feb 01, 2016
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received a 16 oz can in a trade with @DanPing Can dated 12/18/15
Poured a semi-hazy orange that produced about a 1 1/2" white foam that settled into a slight ring. Hardly any lace on glass.
Smell : Wow! Really get a blast of that pungent, piney aroma courtesy of those Galaxy hops. Smells really resiny.
Taste: Bitter pine taste upfront followed by bitter citrus (orange, grapefruit rinds). You also get a hint of some malt sweetnes. Alcohol is apparent but not off-putting.
Feel: Medium-bodied and perfect amount of carbonation. Bitter bite upfront, as stated earlier, and finishes with a bitter dryness.
Overall: This is really good for all you bitter hopheads. Really enjoyed it.

Jan 19, 2016
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snilsen13 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really OUSTANDING. As this beer warms up the nose gets really musky and funky, crotch-like. Sounds terrible but is really quite amazing and that may be because in almost every other way, this is like a Heady Topper. I like the twist. I had it back-to-back with HT and preferred this because its more complex.

Jan 18, 2016
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love Galaxy hops and this one is loaded nice piney smell. Bitter start crisp finish. High Abv isn't noticeable and very drinkable. I like this one a lot

Jan 16, 2016
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jhavs from New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2 week old can poured into snifter.

A= Orange with amber tint, just a bit of haze, but more clear than lots of the new typical IPA/DIPA's out there. The head pours thick and frothy, a touch off-white, settles and coats the top of the liquid with thin foam. Lots of really sticky lacing.

S= Pine, citrus zest and pith, some resinous dankness. Get a bit of booze and malt sweetness too.

T= Citrus hops is what I taste first, a bit of boozy warmth is noticeable and not unpleasant. Pine and dankness follow. Bit of background caramel sweetness.

M= Moderate carbonation, bit above medium body.

O= Tasty, easy to drink at 9.1% ABV. Balance of big bitter flavors and residual sweetness. Not in my "best ever" category but definitely worth seeking out.

Jan 06, 2016
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pounder can provided by Deggar... Thanks buddy! Pours slightly hazed light orange with a firm white head that leaves very nice lacing. Pithy citrus reminds of oranges and orange zest with a little passionfruit mixed in... A big too much residual maltiness for my tastes, but no real flaws.. Good bitterness on the finish readies the palate for another sip... Pretty drinkable given the higher ABV.. Well made.

All 4's.

Jan 05, 2016
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Damian from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a 32 oz growler purchased at Other Half Brewing Co., Brooklyn, NY
Served in a snifter

A frothy, inch tall, light khaki colored crown topped the dark orangey-amber liquid. The head quickly fell to a thick, bubbly, lasting ring. Droplets of lacing trickled down the glass after every sip. The chill haze eventually eased up and revealed a nearly clear body.

The nose was interesting but it seemed a bit muted. Citrusy hops dominated. Juicy. Orange juice came to mind. Some orange zest as well. Hint of tropical fruitiness. But of mango. Somewhat sweet. There was a subtle dankness. Solid overall, but this could have been punchier. The nose became sweeter and fruitier as the beer warmed. Peach notes appeared.

The flavor profile was super citrusy and bitter. Loads of juicy orange and orange peel on the front end. Crisp and dry. Tangerine was noticeable. Bit of peach. The beer turned super pithy and bitter on the back end. Intense grapefruit and grapefruit rind-like notes took over. Touch of pine sap. Fairly sharp and surprisingly boozy. The pithy, bitter notes lingered long after the swallow and were almost a bit astringent. As the beer warmed, some sweetness came forth.

The mouthfeel was lighter bodied for the style. Frothy and fluffy. A crisp, lively effervescence made the beer feel somewhat airy.

Other Half Brewing's Green Diamonds was a pretty big disappointment, especially considering that this 32 oz growler cost me $19 (growler deposit included). For a brewery that has a reputation for making some of the better hoppy beers in the Northeast, this double IPA was surprisingly bitter and boozy and lacked the juicy fruitiness and creamy mouthfeel typically found in similar style beers by Tree House, Trillium, etc.

Jan 05, 2016
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dee4maine from Maine

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

solid DIPA from OH. was a little too bitter for me and the tropical notes didn't seem as refreshing as other New England DIPAs I enjoy (like Dinner, Swish, King Julius etc) Could have been an age issue. have to give it another try.

Jan 03, 2016
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BeerKarmaNYC from New York

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can, less than a week old that I picked up from the brewery.
As soon as you open the can you can smell the hops, mostly pine up front.
It's extremely drinkable for a DIPA that is more than 9% abv, its bitter in the finish but in an enjoyable way.
Hop Showers is my favorite beer from OH but I prefer this over AGE which I find to be too sticky.

Dec 30, 2015
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, I'll admit it - I'm hooked on Other Half. People wonder what makes me trek to Brooklyn on the Subway and then haul the 4-packs of cans onto the G and to my garage where I pick my Taxi up. You want to know what the answer is?

It's beers like this.

Beers that look good. Smell good. Feel good. Good enough to go down so easily that you wonder where the 16 oz in the can went and how it ended up empty so quickly. This was one of those beers and the one that I heard about before I started going to the releases every other Saturday. The hype was big but not as big as what this turned out to be...

It started with the pour - a murky orange that was quietly radiant and slightly hazy with a big enough head to perfectly top off the liquid. Even though it didn't stick around long, the lacing was there until the finish and left a few soapy rings as a reminder of what was present up front. Then came the aroma.



Citrus Pith...and oh, those galaxy hops. Gotta have those galaxy hops!

And boy, did this beer have them. Just like the SingleCut brews that I've fallen in love with (anyone smell a Brooklyn-Queens rivalry growing between these two? I'm looking at you 3rd Bass!), the Southern Hemisphere hops make this beer shine; in more than one way. Earthy, subtly bitter, and slightly metallic, they're there from start to finish and they don't quit. Not only are they known, but they complement the citrus pith and rind that make this sing. Lots of frothiness in the mouthfeel, warming alcohol, a mint-like crispiness, and mild hop oils paired well with the bitterness and hint of crystalline sugar to give this a wonderful depth without being too strong, bitter, or overdone. The last bit in the can was dank when poured out too, and who wouldn't enjoy seeing that after everything else that this had to offer?

Strong? Yes, this was strong but you won't even care once you wonder where the rest of it went. The Golden Promise malt couldn't really be felt so much as it rounded out everything else that was going on. A good, hearty bread undercut some of the harsher edges of this but in the end, the result was pure harmony. It may be a pain in the ass to wait in line as the sun makes it's way over the Gowanus but have no fear - the effort to get this will be well worth it in the end. Other Half's nailing it right now and we're all the better for it.

Drink this and find out why for yourself.

Dec 26, 2015
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OompaMentor from Georgia

4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy Amber giving appearance of unfiltered.
Hops hit you fully; nice bouquet
Not fruity but hops are very pronounced
Not as bitter as expected for a DIPA; well balanced

Dec 25, 2015
Green Diamonds Double IPA from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 766 ratings