Hop Showers | Other Half Brewing Co.

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Hop ShowersHop Showers

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citra, Amarillo, and Ahtanum hops

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Photo of cbutova
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the trade SonnyJay.

A- Tallboy goes into a tulip with a very hazed up milky golden body and a thick creamy cap. That cap slowly recedes to a large pillow and thick ring which drops thick sheets of lacing.

S- A well blended aroma of dank, citrus and tropical fruit hops with the juiciness in the forefront. Mango and grapefruit, herbs, tangerines. floral, slight pine, a hint of crackery grains and yeast bread.

T- Juicy flavors up front from the hops but doesn't take the intensely nectary approach of some of the other East Coast hop kings. That shouldn't be seen as a negative as the depth and amount of flavor is high with tangerine, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, dank herbs, mint, slight melon, floral and strong pine hops saturate the taste buds. Crisp, easy drinking and certainly refreshing hops are laid upon a base of crackery cereal grains, yeast bread and very slight sweets.

MF- Puffy and creamy medium body with a high end carbonation; approaching chewy. A zesty resinous bitterness rounds it out. Really hits the line between luscious and drinkable.

A great upper-ABV IPA. As someone who lives near Tree House I am happy to see that Other Half makes some excellent IPAs with a certain body and hop flair of their own. Can't wait to try more of these.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Big hoppy aroma of citrus, orange and grapefruit, and lightly floral

A: Bright orange-yellow color, hazy, with a fluffy white uniform head with solid retention. There is some lacing left in the glass.

T: Lots of hop upfront full of citrus, orange, and grapefruit, pretty juicy with very minimal hop bitterness. M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer drinks very smooth.

O: Tasty; the beer has a great citrus, orange and grapefruit aroma and flavor. The beer’s juiciness is refreshing and drinks smooth.

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Photo of groutenberg
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased 16ox cans Aug 5 at OH, very, very cool spot if you have the chance to get there, well worth it.
L: Pours a cloudy, opaque amber orange, one finger head, head is gone fairly quickly
S: like a hoppy brew, not overwhelming, bold but not too bold
T: REALLY great, gentle carbonation in the mouth (is that feel?), lingers with good length, slight hop bite at the end
F: Just all around great mouth
O: Killah stuff, right there w TH Alter Ego, just a really, really great beer. I feel lucky to have been in Brooklyn and able to make the visit. Very cooool place. Funny to see tubs of dead mash awaiting disposal on the sidewalk with lots of pigeons loving it

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Photo of mrecchiuti
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good IPA, not nearly as good as some of the other Other Half offerings, but still good. Cloudy with an orange hue after the pour. Smell citrus, pine, fruit. Sweet tasting, but still bitter. Not heavy, but not light. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a cloudy golden orange with a late forming, fluffy, 2 finger, off white head. Retention is excellent and there are many chunks of lacing. Smell is complex but subtle. Some citrus, tropical fruit, pine and earthiness all make their presence known. Taste is the same, but packs more of a punch than the smell. Pineapple, grapefruit, citrus pith, lemon zest, pine and earthiness all coat the palate with a wonderful resinous medium bodied feel. Overall an excellent beer, I just wish the smell was a bit less subtle. A hop wallop upside the head, but I prefer AGE.

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Photo of ELS
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It may not be fair to compare this beer to other IPA's by OH. I had City Slickers a few days before this beer and it blew me away. This beer doesn't really have anything that stands out. It's a good IPA but nothing that would have me wanting it again. Nice grapefruit aroma but not exactly aromatic. Nice citrus taste with a little pine but not memorable. I'm not sure why anyone would rate this outstanding.

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Photo of MacSon1982
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark golden color. Poured into pint. Immediate frothy inch of head that hung around until the first few sips. Head faded into a small 1/8" head an held strong. Lacing left behind is quite sticky and lasts well after each sip.

N: sweet hops, very soft grapefruit flavors (not overpowering). Some floral notes with a good dankness.

T: sweet at first and hops lightly linger long after. Very balanced with hops and malt on this one. A bit of earthy and grassy flavor balanced nicely with citrus flavors.

F: medium to high mouthfeel and a strong creaminess that lasts nicely. Medium high carbonation and the little bubbles bounce around nicely.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright gold, crystal clear, mild carbonation, thin lacing but very dense.

S - Juicy tropical fruit: pineapple and red grapefruit. Lots of hop resin and tropical fruit rind.

T - Juicy, resiny, dank, and spicy - the hop resin in this beer is off the chart. An onslaught of hops from start to finish - juicy grapefruit, nectarine, pineapple rind, and big bitter pine/citrus bite at the very end to scrub the sweetness away.

M - Medium body that's on the lighter side, prickly carbonation, and coats the mouth with a layer of fruity resin. The back of the tongue is hit with alot of dryness while the front salivates.

O - Just a fantastic IPA. Highly recommended.

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Photo of howielchen8
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Other Half can release on 4/9; 16oz tallboy can poured into a snifter glass.

L - Medium/light copper, relatively clear pour with very light head. Bonus points for a sick can design; Other Half killing it with the visual game as always.

S - Super clean, crisp and fresh; not particularly juicy, but a lot of bright pine and arboreal smells up front, with hints of lemon zest, grapefruit, and some floral notes that I can't quite describe.

T - Tastes just like it smells. The pine and floral flavors come across as almost a sweet taste on the first sip, with the lemon zest rounding out a swig and finishing with a moderate amount of hop resin on the tongue. Has a good amount of hoppy resin character as any good IPA is wont to have, but it complements the rest of the flavors nicely.

F - Not sure if this is related to this particular can release, but the carbonation is a bit less prominent than I expected (not necessarily in a bad way though). Mouthfeel isn't particularly remarkable, but it doesn't add nor detract from the experience either.

O - The only thing holding me back from drinking this all the time is the 7.4% ABV in a 16oz tallboy can. Super palatable and refreshing and pretty good all around for any drinking occasion - very glad I snagged a case of this.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.62/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L -Hazy light orange with two fingers of white head

S - A lot of resin with sweet malts. Noticeable earthy quality and soaking wet pine tree.

T - Quite resinous. If this makes sense, but it's kind of hollow. Imagine an aerated pine tree stump and this would be it. Lots of pine sap and wet tree bark, but almost empty in the middle. Some garlic/onion taste too really finish things off.

F - At first it seemed on par with the style, but with the aerated taste, the mouthfeel comes up slightly thin, but not watery by any means. There is a small warming sensation (which is surprising foe the style), but it's easy to overcome .

O - Another resin-heavy IPA from Other Half. It's by no means a challenge to put down, but the flavor profile doesn't make for the drinkability that's available from other IPA's from the Northeast.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, served in a snifter glass.

Medium copper-darker yellow body, one finger white head, good retention, some lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit, mild grainy sweetness, bit of cereal, caramel. Flavour is similarly west-coast style, with grapefruit, caramel, cereal, with the grainy sweetness being fairly minimal- just enough to provide balance for the hops. It's a fairly hoppy beer that finishes with a more piney bitterness. it's not complicated, but it's tasty nevertheless. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, appropriate carbonation, a bit of bitter pine and citrus zest on the finish. Seems to be west-coast influenced, and reasonably tasty.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/29. This is a really good beer. Love the hop profile and the craft shown in the balanced but not tooo balanced finish. Love the citrus combined with the piney...

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Photo of Treyliff
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip, canned 1/29/16

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger foamy white head that retains shortly before settling into a thin film

S- citrus-forward nose with an emphasis on tangerine, also picking up orange pith, mango, floral hops and resin. Very faint clean malt

T- citrusy hop flavor follows the nose with notes of grapefruit zest and orange pith, followed by some fresh grass, spicy floral notes & resin. Bitter leafy dry finish

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish, just a hint of ABV warmth

O- nice juicy hop forward IPA

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Photo of Dopen993
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can into tulip glass.11/20/15 100% chance of....

L. Clear copper, orNge with 2 finger head. Lacing is thick with tight bubbles.
S. Lots of pine and resin. Nice hops, not getting an malts. Which is awesome especially because how old this can is.
T. Nice hop forward, with pine no grapefruit. A bit of sweetness on the back end.
F. NIce light to light medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oh wow, so good. Purchased at their brewery in Brooklyn - purchased blind as I never had an Other Half before. First of all, love this place and the tasting bar next door. Such a great vibe. This beer is also amazing....not fooling around - a nice bitter punch, but an interesting aftertaste. I initially was taken aback, but after a number of drinks it is such a pleasant taste. I am glad I bought 16.....time to go finish them all. I may edit the post with senseless comments later on

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Photo of cfalls
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - dark orange, slight haze, head dissipates immediately

S - subdued citrus, herbs, new car smell

T - some malt, citrus pith, pine, not very bitter or sweet

F - fairly light, medium to high carbonation

O - a very nice IPA, but I prefer their Oat Overdose

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Photo of gopens44
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Giant tropical aroma piercing through a fine looking beige head with nearly perfect lacing falls off to a little bit of malt sweetness. Tastes is a massive, abrasive, no nonsense spicy hop punch with a bit of grapefruit mixed in. Industrial grade bitter aftertaste that ends up leaving after a few seconds, probably because it loses interest in hanging out on a tongue. This beer doesn't screw around!

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really tasty brew by OH. Super tangy citrus, nice solid malt backbone, and a great bitterness that lasts on the palate. Some light nuttyness hiding in the back as well.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a few weeks back along with the Simcoe, also having to carry this around through my Taxi shift and around the city before coming home. Sure enough, this beer was also worth the haul as it packed a subdued, but potent hop punch that never let up and was as unique as the design on the can, which was about as eye-catching as could be for something so minimalist!

Good pour to this but different than the Simcoe in that this was nearly clear and luminescent like amber with just a hint of sediment at the bottom of the can. Once again, the head was solid but settled quickly and there wasn't a lot of lacing to be seen on the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this. Wonderful aroma that didn't fully come out until this warmed up as it consisted of equal parts dank, pine, weed, and pith as the darker notes came out more fully in the taste. Not terribly thick, there was a wonderful resin consistency to this that stuck around in the aftertaste as the hop oils softly emerged through the cacophony of flavors. Some tropical fruits and citrus pith could be found here but there was so much going on that I had to pause for a bit before picking them out!

The booze was certainly present, but not too strong as I could feel a slight warming effect once I polished this off. This was one of those beers that had to fully warm up and sink in before it grew on me but once it grabbed a hold of me, it never let go - even after I finished this off. The showers turned into a deluge that soaked my palate with a perfect body of resinous hop and fruit flavors that meshed seamlessly together, further proving that Other Half has it going on right now. Impressive stuff that ups the bar for what an American IPA is capable of.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look is a hazy golden with a darker amber center. Big frothy head that quickly falls.

Nose is a lot of pine and citrus. Like pine needles rubbed in your hand with a little lemon zest.

Taste is malty on the first sip that opens up into a wonderful brightly herbal happiness. Very well balanced from back to front. Mouth feel is full and a little sticky.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of mozif
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect light orange color with medium carb on it. Poured on tap at Other Half. Right up front you get a whiff of tangerine, citrus, bouquet, and its fabulous.

Taste continues with the tropical flavors but not as pungent and dank as an offering as their other IPAs. This is very smooth and balanced with a very soft malt backbone. This is a top notch IPA.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright copper golden with a big white head and lacing that doesn't stick. Notes of grapefruit, piths, pine needles and dank green stuff. Lighter side of medium, clean, crisp and slightly dry. This is another top tier IPA from Other Half.

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Photo of Sintech
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz Can

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Citrus and pine.

Taste - Citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium attenuation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Nice IPA OH!

Grade (B)

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours opaque amber-orange with thick white fluffy head that hangs around, slowly recedes, lots of lace. Citrusy aroma. Great tasting IPA, biscuit malt sweetness is met by citrus and pine for outstanding balance. The hops are a little resiny and carry well into the dry 'finish. Soft clean mouthfeel. Loved this one, will be seeking more out in the future.

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Photo of mschantz
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled pour from a 16 oz can. Cloudy orange marmalade with a fine white dense head. Nose is dank with candied orange notes. Taste starts with malt sweetness but is quickly overtaken by hoppy, piney bitterness. Tongue scraping finish.

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