Nelson IPA
Other Half Brewing Company

Nelson IPANelson IPA
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Other Half Brewing Company
New York, United States
New England IPA
4.27 | pDev: 7.49%
Feb 04, 2021
Oct 31, 2014
Nelson IPANelson IPA
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Ratings by bcmac983:
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Rated by bcmac983 from Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 29, 2015
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Rated: 4.5 by Weirdwell from Nebraska

Feb 04, 2021
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Rated by Mctr234 from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks and feels like a NEIPA. But haze and taste just missing. Good not great
Oct 27, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by littlestevie14 from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a can, pours a very hazy orange. Smell and taste are a solid juice bomb, Nelson-style. Nice tropical fruit and white grape juice. Smooth, creamy feel. So good!
Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Gowens18 from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
i think this has to be the best other half beer i have ever had, and perhaps the best expression of nelson hops i have ever seen, i mean seriously, what a beer!!! very pale beige hazy color from the can, head as high as the liquid is in my tulip. aroma is blasting with white grape, white peach, honeydew melon, and tropical oily goodness, lupulin heavy, all dry hopped, and just tantalizing to all of my senses! the base is simple, sort of starchy and bigger, but dry and without a ton of flavor, it creates a nice rich feel without interfering with the hops at all, nice. hazy likely due to grains like wheat and oats, not some intentional process, although who really knows. the flavor of these hops a re incredible, ripe chardonnay, bruised peach, canned pineapple rings, and golden raisins, its insane how much i am getting from these hops, which also have lime and green grass elements. this is about as alive as nelson gets, and if you still dont know what these special hops taste like in beer, this is it. the essence of freshness, all the glory of nelson in each sip. round feeling and well carbonated, dry, with just the hop residue lingering on the tongue. amazing expression of one of my favorite hops, as good as it gets right here folks!
Sep 29, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by BranfordBound from Connecticut

Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut

Sep 26, 2017
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Reviewed by agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - swampy brown with a nice orange hue. Great lacing.

S - wow, one of the stronger-smelling Nelson beers out there. Deeply kalamata olive and robust white wine with monster notes of oak and vanilla. Smells heavenly.

T - so much Nelson. Hammers home the vinous grape flavors and buttery Chardonnay. Not as much as I was expecting based on the nose, but I'm pleasantly surprised with the addition of ripe tropical fruits a la papaya and mango. Still very heavy on the buttered biscuit. Finishes smooth and creamy.

F - low in carbonation and velvet to the tongue. Lines up with the aged maturity this beer lays out.

O - once again, OH proves they are the masters of the single hop. Everything I love about the Nelson hop is on display here. Elegant and artfully crafted.
Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Opaque gold color, rather like juice, under a few fingers of ivory foam; lace trails behind as the head and beer subside... Featuring the Nelson hop, the beer brings a juicy fruit bouquet down to earth with a wine-like refinement... Suggestions of unripe mango and hints of black pepper... sharp and crisp, medium-light feel, ample carbonation, and moderate bitterness... Nothing too crazy here, but a well-executed vehicle for the hop... 9/6/17 canning...
Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by metter98 from New York

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Sep 21, 2017
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Rated by Hiago from New York

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Fruity, creamy. Deliciuos.
Sep 19, 2017
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a very hazy orange with a one finger head that hangs around for a long time and leaves tons on lacing. Smells of citrus and tropical fruits, pine and a bit of funk. Tastes of grapefruit, orange rind, apricot, pineapple, a hint of lemon, grass and onion. Medium bodied and carbonation, creamy mouth feel, finishes with mild to moderate bitterness and slightly dry. The onion comes put more as the beer warms as well as some funk on the finish.
Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by jaydoc from Kansas

Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by afroskully from New York

May 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by bgold86 from New York

Apr 21, 2017
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a 13 oz Lost Abbey long stim tulip glass not sure when it was canned. Pours a very hazy orange with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves loads of lace behind.

Smell is apricot, tangerine, peach, pinapple, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows apricot, peach, pinapple, tangerine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is on the large side for 7% ABV, lively enough, a tad dry, and drinks very easy.

Overall this one was a little bit of a let down from all the others from this brewery, that being said this one has a much different flavor profile from all the others. Thx @Rcruz9230 for this one also.
Mar 10, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Eddiehop from Texas

Feb 26, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by Zaphog from Michigan

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 18, 2017
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up at Other Half when it was released and finally got around to it tonight. I knew that this was one of their first cans way back and knew that this was the first time it was back out in quite some time. It had that early-on feel to it as it featured one hop and a relatively simple and light taste to it.

The pour to this was decent as the beer had a mango hue to it with more than enough head and a good enough amount of lacing that was left behind once I started to work my way through it. Lots of Nelson hops, tropical fruit, and grass in the nose with more fruit in the taste to go along with the somewhat dank and fresh bitterness. Some tangerine juice rounded this out as the beer as there was a balanced mouthfeel without any discernible type of malt. Not a lot of carbonation to this either as the lively honeydew and melon stuck around long after the liquid went down.

This was easygoing when it came to the alcohol as I could have crushed another one after this was finished off. It was a nice touch to have "Ha Ha!" written on the bottom of the can under the date of 1/20 as I love The Simpsons of old as this beer wasn't close to having a cow over. Worth a go once as a flashback to Other Half's single-hop roots!
Feb 17, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by knicks19947 from New York

Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by smcel371 from New York

Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by Khaack from New York

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Danstaats from New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This is a fairly simple yet well balanced IPA . nice copper tone. great citrusy, floral aroma . Not too complex. Has a great juiciness that complements the nelson hop really well
Feb 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by junaman from New York

Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jan 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jan 28, 2017
Nelson IPA from Other Half Brewing Company
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