Baby Diamonds
Other Half Brewing Company

Baby DiamondsBaby Diamonds
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #140
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,878
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 6.9%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
131
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Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  16
Gots
  24
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Baby DiamondsBaby Diamonds
Notes: Session version of Green Diamonds, packed with Galaxy and Amarillo.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 131 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Mehinaman:
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is actually my favorite of Other Half Brewing's beers. I have found Green Diamonds and a few of their others too hoppy and bitter, but this one is perfect. Nice balance and a touch of malt sweetness really make this one. If I was doing a blind taste test I never would have guessed it was a session IPA

Jan 21, 2016
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just picked up today at Other Half. Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is cloudy pale yellow with a frothy head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is light orange hard candy. Like an herbal bitter orange and spun sugar.

Does not taste like a 4.8% session IPA. Has a lot more of a full flavor with lots of malt. Only hint that it is session is a slight thinness on the body. But that is such a small part of this beer.

Dec 05, 2015
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 19, 2020
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hoponit from New York

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 19, 2017
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ColForbinBC from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 29, 2015
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up on Saturday after waiting in line for 40 minutes or so. The two beers that I bought from Other Half a few weeks back were great and this was wonderful as well, as it didn't feel or taste like a session beer at all!

Good pour to this, as the beer had a light and clingy head, cloudy golden hue, and a good amount of carbonation. Only a few bubbles were left on the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this and those slid down pretty quickly as well. Nice dank look to this which was repeated in the taste as well. Along with that dankness was a tropical undertone and a herbal mouthfeel to this. Somewhat dry, there was a faint amount of hop oils and resin here as everything meshed well and the liquid slid down easily. This was light without feeling watery with only a minimal amount of "burn" in the aftertaste.

While indeed a session beer, this would be hard to consume in mass quantities. Not a bad beer but it's mellow as far as IPA's go but at the same time it had me intrigued as to what the Green Diamonds taste like. If this is the weakest of offerings in Other Half's lineup, they have little to worry about. A good choice for those looking for something hoppy but less intense.

Dec 10, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The aroma his peachy, tropical, light dankness on the back from Other Half.

The flavor hits of light doughy malt, grapefruit throughout with a light bitterness on the finish.

Dec 08, 2015
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 08, 2016
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RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful golden color with great head retention; huge peach, clementine, and apricot aromas; wonderful smooth body, satin texture. This is Other Half's best beer in my opinion.

Aug 30, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 10, 2017
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sirsteve42 from New York

4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 06, 2016
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is citrus. Sugary with hints of starfruit and honey. Beer opens sweet. I get lychee, mango, clementines and starfruit. Some grassiness in the middle provides a little balance but it isn't much. Very muted bitterness. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth and goes down crisp and refreshing. Solid. Very drinkable.

A perfectly sessionable beer. Enjoyable and pretty packed with flavor for the ABVs.

Sep 01, 2017
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 06, 2016
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ncelauro from New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 14, 2015
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SkiBum22 from New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 17, 2016
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djrn2 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 17, 2017
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, tropical, wheaty, bready, and pale malts.


Taste: Nice hop flavor. Balanced maltbill, slight chewy notes, and slight bitterness in the rear. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, a little chewy, sessionable, and light light bitterness.

Overall: If I lived in the Brooklyn area, this beer would be my summer drink. Awesome stuff.

May 13, 2016
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trxxpaxxs from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2016
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 8/11/16, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Melons, mangos, tropical fruits, some citrus/grapefruit, some hints of wheat and pine.

T- Citrus, some melon and melon rind, touch of pineapple, nice bitter piney finish that lingers.

M- Smooth, a little creamy, medium body.

O- 4.8% is on the high end for a session IPA for me, but the is great. The nose is probably the big nose I've smelled on a session IPA. Worth seeking out.

Sep 07, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 05, 2015
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BMart from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 29, 2015
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DrStiffington from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 15, 2016
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vfgccp from New York

4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 03, 2016
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VaTechPhilly from New York

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 07, 2015
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PprBurke from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 08, 2020
Baby Diamonds from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 131 ratings