Hop Showers
Other Half Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #501
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,511
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 7.08%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
578
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Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  106
Gots
  120
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Citra, Amarillo, and Ahtanum hops
Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 578 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the WOB in Bethesda. Served in a small stemmed tulip. Cloudy yellow with a small white almost creamy head. Aroma is almost not there, more herbal hoppiness. Taste is Not particularly fruity or citrusy. Coating and a bit chalky. A less carbonated cloudy Zima.

Jun 07, 2021
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BeerBobber from Nevada

3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy honey gold color on the pour. Thin finger of bone head floats on top and the beer does have legs.

Citrus and pine on the nose. A bit of dankness coming up.

Like the nose citrus and pine on the taste. Does have a nice balance of malt background for balance.

The mouth is pretty light for a 7.4 ABV IPA. Does have a bit of bitter hops that linger for a minute.

Nicely balanced IPA. I like the fruity pine that fits the style. The malt balance is real nice. Not making the bitter overwhelming. The finish ids a bit slick and the mouth is not really to much to take on. The beer does have a bit of alcohol warming to it as it comes to temperature. Nice IPA and well crafted. Cheers.

Jun 05, 2021
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Nugganooch from California

4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 16oz pint can recieved in trade from mdfb79
Duvel Tulip style glass

Sunburst golden orange body, unfilitered look. A thick capper of khaki tan foam forms and then slowly resides back down into the glass hugging its walls. The nose is invitingly juicy with grapefruit, lemon zest, earthy dank and light floral pines. Flavors follow in a bit of a jumbled fashion. There is a moderate high level of earthy bitterness with a sugary fruit malt balance and soft creamy texture. More citrus, pine, and dank notes. Nice bitter pop to it.
My first OH brew and it was just okay for me. Solid IPA but not too remarkable. Not sure if this is one of their better offerings here but glad for the experience. Would still like to have again for more research.

Feb 07, 2020
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ausonius from New York

4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nose > Round & aromatic, earthy, herbal, dank flowers, lavender, tangerine & lime-cream. So integrated both on nose & palate; like an entity.
Palate > Big, round, earthy, juicy & pungent. Lavender, Ugli-fruit, unsweetened whipped cream, & some underlying dank white flowers. Hazy, earthy, herbal #JuiceBomb. Low IBU's. CryoCitra & Amarillo 8/12/19

Sep 23, 2019
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bold yellow orange, with chicken stock clarity. Huge foamy and frothy white head leaves intricate webbing as it descends. Coarse bubbled cap, like a freshly started fermentation.

My kind of aroma right here. Plenty of fruit with an emphasis on grapefruit and pine. Tropical notes fight for attention.

Surprisingly, the flavor doesn't abide by the rules. Very juicy and fruity, like a Sunday morning brunch. Melon and mango, even cantaloupe are backed by freshly cut grass and earthy and damp pine after thought.

The feel is rediculously smooth and balanced. I mean, I've never had such a well balanced beer of this style! Creamy, lightly carbonated, medium bodied. Excellent feel.

This is definitely unique and one of the better beers I've had in this style due to the roller coaster ride it entails. It smells different than its looks would imply. It tastes different than it's smell would imply. It feels about what you'd expect but better. Great brew.

Cheers and thanks for again Jay!

Jul 03, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with fine, soft head.

Smell is juicy and tropical with notes of pineapple, mango, and hints of grass and vanilla.

Taste is soft and juicy, with notes of mango and pineapple. Moderate bitterness with nice bite and a grassy finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice NE IPA, balanced but with some bite.

Dec 18, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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

other half does these juicy dry hoppy east coast ones as well as anyone in the game, really they do, and its cool they did a tap event and can release at trve this weekend, the first i have really seen of their beer in the state here, i hope it keeps up. this is a citra forward multigrain ipa, with some oats and wheat in the mash i would think, its feel is so important to how the hops are tasted, at least for me, especially in this style, where the creamy, effervescent, fuller bodied softness really carries the hops, it doesnt need bitterness with this texture, i love it. a concentrated freshness, almost a cryo intensity, with lemon and lemongrass notes, some grassiness, fresh pineapple, and a little crystalline sort of sweetness to it, like a confection of hops, but just for a second, fresh and juicy to the max, but not unbalanced, as the grain has some flavor as well. it could be a touch drier and much more drinkable as a result, but as a sipper of an ipa, this is better than most. an intense hop flavor, quite tropical, super fresh, and while not the most dramatic or unique of the beers i had from other half this weekend, i really thought it was excellent!

Nov 13, 2018
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RaulMondesi from California

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I find this beer to be quite stupendous.

Poured a beautiful orange glow like it was graced by the hands of angel; flavor is just supreme; real light, but deep juicy hops as good as Angela Lansbury solving her latest crime. Would I “Gaslight” Ingrid Bergman to get my hands on another one of here beers? I think I would.

Nov 08, 2018
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, no date seen. Poured into tulip pours a hazy lemon yellow, with peach highlights. Spotty lacing covers the entire insides of the glass. Beautiful nose of tangerine, orange, guava, lemon meringue pie. Much of the same in the taste-lemon zest, pine tree, pineapple, grapefruit pith.
Clean, smooth, crisp dry finish.
My first OH, delicious!

Oct 08, 2018
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StJamesGate from New York

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CAN
Milky tan; mint, ganga, grapefruit rind, + herb; speck of wheat, Seville orange, bits of ganga, grass, + herb, peachy esters, a kronik comeback and ringing grapefruit linger; oily + soft.

4 4.25 4.5 4.25 4.25

Ahtanum, Amarillo, Citra

All the smells and 11 different subtle nuances wrapped up in a pillowy body. Not their best, but with OH that’s still better than 95% of NEIPAs. Fine flagship that brings the juice.

Jul 30, 2018
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

drinking this at well over a month old and holy shit im blown away. had this alongside DDH mosaic daydream and ddh mylar bags from the same batch, this one easily stands out as the best which surprised me. pours out a ridiculously beautiful hazed golden orange color, bright white head is creamy and has some soapy bubbles atop. nose is bubblegum, pulpy OJ and a hint of danky pine. on palate it is insanely ripe mango, pineapple, guava, orange creamsicle, lcyhee, melon, peaches, grapefruit, lemon, super creamy and sugary bread notes, hit of bubblegum sweetness and some subdued pine on the finish. mouthfeel is fluff, insanely delicious stuff!!

Nov 13, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a murky honey color with a sturdy inch of foam; plenty of lacing hangs around

Smell: Guava, papaya, pineapple, mango and tangerine

Taste: Guava and papaya forward with the stronger tones of mango and pineapple building; tangerine adds some bitter tones into the middle but the finish is a tropical melange

Mouthfeel: Medium body with creamy, moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the more quaffable NE IPAs from Other Half that I have tried; very enjoyable

Thanks, , JBYRD64, for the opportunity

Oct 22, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a semi-hazy golden to copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that left some light concave lace after dissipation. The aroma had some peach/apricot sweetness, light pineapple, sweet cream/vanilla, light sweet grassy notes and a light little bit of lemon at the end. The flavor leaned into the sweetness at first and then cued up a little bit of bitterness and a light kick of hop spice. Dry apricot sweet and jam-like aftertaste and finish. The palate was almost medium bodied, leaning a bit under and having a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Overall, pretty good IPA that I’d have again.

Jun 20, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Really hazy orange color with white head. Aroma has juicy apricots and dank hops but overall it's quite mellow. Taste is also fruity with peach notes and some dank hops. Light to medium bitterness. Medium body, quite fizzy.

May 21, 2017
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft, served in a goblet

opaque yellow golden in color, white head, good lacing. nice strong hop aroma - very fruity flavor. taste is somewhat sweet, the hop flavors dominate but it's not bitter. fuller bodied, soft mouthfeel.

Apr 22, 2017
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Boccu from New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours burnt orange with nice head. Nice lacing. Light hops aroma. Taste is tangerine, piney hops, candy fruit, sweet orange peel finish. Very tasty. Big fan of other half.

Apr 20, 2017
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alpinebryant from Connecticut

4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy tangerine juice color with a white cap on top

S: orange pith, mango , tangerine and a light pale malt base

T: tangerine dream, orange pith , grapefruit and pineapple. It's a fresh juice body with no pulp

M: light body that is thicker than the average IPA but not a neipa thick body

O: a great American IPA , enough to make you want it regularly but not the ddh juice spectacle some of their other offerings demand

Apr 08, 2017
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KidDoc from Connecticut

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Valhalla in NYC. Poured a hazy medium gold with nice head, good retention and nice sticky lacing. Aroma was mostly citrus with a bit of dank tropical fruit. Taste followed, very nicely balanced with the fruity hops playing against the clean malt background and enough finishing bitterness to refresh the palate without being too dry or astringent. I was very impressed with this beer. Will seek out others from this brewery when next in the area.

Apr 05, 2017
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely more opaque, lighter yellow like pineapple juice. dry hop aroma, lots of amarillo, grass and hay. Taste profile is dry Citra, notes of pineapple, orange juice and grapefruit. Fairly juicy but nice earthy hop backbone. Good feel.

Mar 31, 2017
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curtis6290 from New York

4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 2/4/17 Enjoyed 3/6/17. Received a skunked can in a trade, unfortunately. I could tell it was once really good, so I will definitely seek this out in the future. Was a dark orange color, with a very mellow, water, sugary taste. It was still a decent beer, but nothing of what I expected. Stay tuned.

Mar 07, 2017
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 2/03/17. Pours a murky yellow orange with a two inch sticky white head that leaves behind thick patches of lace.

Smell is guava, papaya, pinapple, mango, tangerine, and some grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical start to finish, guava and pinapple dominate upfront, with some bitter grapefruit bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, enough carbonation but pretty mild, a tad dry from the sticky hops that coats your entire palate.

Over this awesome, as I expect from this brewery. Well done one again. Thanks @Rcruz9230 for excellent beer.

Mar 06, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

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

Hazy medium gold/peach color with couple of fingers of white head; lots of juicy fruit on the nose and tongue, lush and ripe orchard-type impressions, maybe something akin to melon and green mango underneath; soft carbonation and plush bitterness - a great take on that NE-style IPA...

Feb 19, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, dating info on the bottom, but its smudged and cant be read.

Pours heavily hazed dull tangerine, lasty and fluffy cap, leaves all sorts of nice looking lacing.

The sniff is bursting with tropical fruit notes with oranges coming mostly to mind.

Super tasty and fruity fresh IPA, again lots of orange, as well as pineapple...simply delicious...thanks to some buddies from Brooklyn for this welcome surprise beer gift!

Who amongst us doesnt enjoy a high quality and fresh tropical fruit bomb from Other Half?

Nov 20, 2016
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale orange in color with a bit over a finger of rocky white head that leaves behind sporadic lacing. Aroma is dank, earthy, citrusy, and tropical all at once. Taste has everything I expect from a New School East Coast (New England-ish) IPA; I get mango, tangerine, lightly resiny pine, a hint of green melon, and light floral and herbal notes. Medium body and moderate-high carbonation that yields a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall a great beer, It hits all the right notes for an IPA, I wish I had a few more of these.

Nov 19, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

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

Golden sunset orange. White head with lace.

Tropical and juicy. Earthy and floral. Orange and grapefruit. Very earthy.

Medium bodied. Clean and soft. Low bitterness.

Really nice beer!

Nov 12, 2016
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