Magic Green Nuggets
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

Magic Green NuggetsMagic Green Nuggets
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #970
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,614
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 7.25%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
166
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Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
92
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Magic Green NuggetsMagic Green Nuggets
Notes: Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with 100% Segal Ranch high oil Cascade hops. The Segal's were the first to grow Cascade hops, and he resides right up the road in Peekskill NY!
Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 166 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Canned 12/19/16; drank 12/30/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE bright white head; strong lace.

Fresh soap & orange soda notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel. Strong soap flavor up front; dry orange rind notes on the finish.

Extremely soap-y & very dry; overall, this was unpleasant. I'll avoid this moving forward...

May 06, 2019
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KettleBellFreak from Tennessee

4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Another Other Half beer that blows the doors off.

A great golden color, real nice rugged looking foam that coats the top of my glass, but not uniformly.

Powerful sweetness invades initially, but is combatted with a resinous, dank hop bitterness that takes over and you're left with a long malty and bitter finish with subtle notes of candied grapefruits and lemon zest.

Perfect body as I have come to expect with OH's IIPA. Great, great beer!!

Oct 02, 2018
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Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 1/18. Pale orange juice color, modest head that faded quickly but left a nice thick ring of foam around the glass and stringy lacing. The nose is a bit muted, slight peach but mostly floral and even a bit smokey. Tastes similar to the nose, floral, hint of smokiness and dry. A bit astringent but good carbonation no hint of the booze. A fun beer not the traditional juice-bomb you would expect from Other Half.

Mar 05, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly amber hazy yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is a little astringent lemon orange.

Taste is much more complex. Lots of citrus and bitter peel.

Delicious.

Feb 13, 2018
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VoxRationis from New York

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; no production information, but obtained recently from brewery.
A: Pours an opaque, dull golden orange color with a three quarter inch, white head, fair retention and lacing.
S: Really fruity: aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and peach all detectable. Fruit salad fruity. Underlying grassy/graininess also evident.
T: Taste really follows the nose, although fruitiness is now evident on a solid, toasty malt backbone. Bitterness beautifully balanced.
M: Still medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and very creamy.
O: I have really come to expect good things from Other Half and this is no exception. This is a very well constructed, flavor forward, enjoyable DIPA, more along the NEDIPA paradigm. Enjoy!

Feb 04, 2018
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Boccu from New York

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden. Nice two finger white head. Big orange aroma. I really enjoy this one. A light west coast style with orange peel, tangerine and grapefruit.

Jan 27, 2018
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TheGent from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This might be my least favorite offering from OH. Perhaps I just dislike Segal Ranch High Oil Cascades. I don't know what it is about this beer, but it's too sweet and I get sweet melon (cantaloupe/honey dew not watermelon), cedar (woody note), and rotten lemon / pine sol flavor. As with all OH DIPA's it drinks like half its actual ABV, but overall I've really not enjoyed drinking this beer.

Jan 26, 2018
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Stockatron from Australia

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The really sweet malt mixed with the floral hops reminds me a lot of nice honey.

Sort of creamy porridge at the finish like there are oats in there. Very little bitterness.

Jan 26, 2018
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jakenap from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

backlogged from 14 jun 17 on untappd. good ipa from Other half as always. great representation of cascade orangey and grapefruit flavors. the hop doesn't get as much love as it once did but this beer proves that its still got it.

Dec 18, 2017
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The_Hangmans_Tallboy from New York

4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I consider this the most "west coast" of any of Other Half's offerings, and I'll be damned if it isn't one of their best. Sweet with lovely bitter resin. Crisp, clear, no haze, no humidity. Excellent beer.

Nov 30, 2017
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a spectral haunting orange. Opaque but also translucent. A bit of duality in the color here. Looks light like it has a lower density than water. Hard to explain.

S - sweet, sugary orange candy. White bready malts. A touch of grape, but a lot of it is nostalgic candy from my youth. Some cardboard thrown in for good measure.

T - tangerine candy... candy is all the rage with this beer. From lifesavers to those strange grape "champagne" gummies I found in Hong Kong, this beer is sweet and soft, delicate, but potent. Tortilla chips and resiny hops. Deceptively bitter as the face numbs and melts further with each sip.

F - drinkable and easy on the heft, but velvety like slipping on a fresh pair of silk boxers.

O - I want to say this is west coast style, but it's more like Brooklyn coast (does Brooklyn have a coast?). It's hoppy and sweet and malty, but exudes a bit of "magic" that makes it unmistakeably Other Half.

Sep 23, 2017
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RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: A beautiful golden foot fading into a delicate orange hue before kissing a thin, but lingering, white, lace head.

S: Delightfully soft notes of powdered sugar; lemon and grape PEZ; Fruity Pebbles.

T: Corn; light, warming booze.

F: Soft and fuzzy to the lips; clean up front to the palate with a growing dryness and lingering resin.

OVERALL: Manifesting from the heartbeats and tremors of the gods we so loved in the 80's, Magic Green Nuggets is a delightfully refreshing take on an IIPA ignoring/discarding the bogus, hazy stereotype of modern day brewers for a reality check and look back to what ignited the flame a decade ago. This slightly warming, yet soft to the palate, fruitful IIPA certainly grasps the successes of our forefathers in a time of turmoil where the bland hazy/NEIPA has taken a stand. The candy-like perception, fantastically balanced resins, and clean body really takes me back to the beginning. This is a beautiful beer!

Sep 16, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Medium-pale gold with a light haze, white foam head piled high on top; lots of lace draped behind... Aromas of orange, grapefruit, and citrus fruits covered in shellac... On the tongue, orangey citrus oils are immediate, bringing sticky pith and peel with an undercoat of resin... Medium-weight, bitterness and sweetness about on par, appropriately slightly chewy with a bit of dank stickiness on the finish... 5/19/17 canning

Jun 11, 2017
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is a dank hop bitterness with a hint of pine and pineapple juice. Moderately aromatic. Beer opens pine, grass and resin. Some fresh hop bitterness in the middle mixed with robust tropical fruit notes of pineapple and unripe banana. This is pleasantly different from their other IPAs. Ends with a touch of bitterness and bark. Body is light to medium with moderate to ample carbonation. Foamy and prickly in the mouth and dry going down with a bone dry finish and aftertaste.

Solid and pretty enjoyable.

Jun 05, 2017
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Andylw1983 from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is rated surprisingly low for me. Although it may not be your typical turbid east coast style IPA, the high oil cascades give this HUGE flavor. I really enjoyed this one

Jan 27, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall silver can....12/19/16

Pours hazed tangerine, frothy off white cap, leaves a thicker film, and more then adequate lacing on the glass.

Fruity, herbal pungent hop sniff.

Tropical hop bomb, with pineapple, oranges and dankalicious hop notes coming forward and washing over the palate. Yum...so glad I have friends willing to go wait in line to get beer like this

Jan 15, 2017
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange in color with nearly 2 fingers of white head that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Aroma is piney with some caramel malt. Taste is much more resins pine with only a touch of bready and sweet caramel malt in the background. The finish is lightly bitter and quite resinous. As the beer warms up I get a little yeast character into the finish. Overall a solid beer, resiny pine is the dominant note here.

Jan 08, 2017
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emount91 from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

pours a hazy (not murky) golden orange, head is big and impressive, takes a while to dissipate. smell is very malty and resinous, getting some pine and grass on the nose as well, but I wouldnt call it a West Coast smell in the slightest. taste was actually far different than the smell: started off with a clean citrus taste (lemons and maybe some orange), then some non-specific tropical fruit ,and finally led way to a very clean pine note that never actually turned resinous. it almost reminded me of that taste on the backend of Night Shift Santilli, but more extreme (yet cleaner). feel was perfect for a DIPA, very upset that I only opted to get 1 pack of this at the release on Friday, I definitely should have gotten more, she's a sleeper of a beer.

Dec 27, 2016
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frozyn from New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep orange with a frothy white head on tap that quickly recedes to some thick lacing and a minuscule layer on top. Strong resin aroma with rind and caramel in the background. Flavor follows with aroma, adding pine and a stronger citrus component. Resin is very present on the tongue, medium feel. One of the few beers I've rated straight numbers across the board, but that's this beer to me - above average, but nothing that takes over the top. Seems to be a great lesson in Cascade hops, though.

Oct 01, 2016
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Goblet receives a slightly hazy deep golden brew from the tallboy. A thick white, creamy head rises to about half a finger high with fair retention. A small ring remains leaving rare spotty lace.

S- The hops are far beyond the most prominent thing in the aroma pretty much dropping notes of uber Cascade hops with oranges, grapefruit and tangerines up front with hints of floral, herbal, mango, clementine and pine beyond that. A bit of a sweetness within it all.

T- A fairly tame flavor for the brewery and for the style at this ABV. The hops saturate the palate with a blend of citrus fruits that are joined with floral, herbal, tropical and pine attributes as well. Ruby red grapefruit, tangerine, blood orange, bitter clementine pith and some dank notes. Basal sweetness, cereal grain and bread in the backdrop.

MF- Creamy and chewy texture to the medium overall body. The carbonation comes down on the high side with zesty and crisp overall character. Ends with a sharp grapefruit bitterness.

Cascade blast to the taste buds. The flavors are strong but it is not as pungent as many examples out there now due to the Cascade feelings.

Sep 20, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Stoneyard Beer Hall and Grill in Webster, NY.

This one pours a clear dark-ish orange, with a small head, and lots of sticky lacing.

Smells like resinous pine, cedar, grassiness, grapefruit rind, and not too sweet caramel malt.

This is hopped with only Cascade, and it shows itself as a super old school awesome brew. It's very heavily hopped with Cascade, as a sort of piney cedar taste dominates, with grapefruit flesh, and a sturdy, but not too sweet caramelly and bready malt backbone. It's a classic taste, and it's nice to see it get done so well.

This is medium bodied, fairly crisp, with no real booze character to it, which is nice.

This is a wonderfully classic IPA done with the most traditional American hop.

Sep 16, 2016
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear Amber body with maybe a tinge of haze. Head is moderate and leaves lacing and good retention.

Aromas are citrusy, lightly bread and malty, dank and resinous.

On the tongue is citrus with a bit of a buttery flavor, solid malt backbone with a resinous mildly bitter aftertaste. A little earthy and oniony. Easy drinker though, nice mouthfeel with not much alcohol at all, smooth for 8.5%.

Different, maybe a little off, but enjoyable.

Aug 01, 2016
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up last weekend at the Other Half release, obviously never having this before and intrigued by the name. I was hoping that this would be something along the lines the Troegs Nugget Nectar or a Green Flash beer but as others alluded to on here, this felt like an old-school Sierra Nevada beer. The hop oils were the standout feature here and this didn't have a lot of bitterness to it either, as it quite smoother and more mellow than I would have anticipated!

Nice touch on the bottom of the can as it said "Kazaam!" with a date of 7/15. The pour was decent as the beer had a brassy golden hue to it, a moderate head full of big bubbles, and a few thin and soapy rings of lacing that slowly fell down my glass. Lots of Cascade hop oil in the nose with more in the taste, as this beer was quite mellow for the amount of alcohol that was in it. Some melon and cantaloupe here with tangerine pith underneath and a hint of cheese as well, but the dryness of this and lack of a discernible malt made this difficult to pinpoint. Very light carbonated and oily, this beer tasted flat though it clearly wasn't, as it was fresh from start to finish. A hint of pine and a medium body were this beer's saving grace which gave it a much-needed sense of body and prevented this from being too light.

It was strong enough but never did I feel the alcohol in this, as it was extremely well-masked. Not Other Half's strongest release but nothing like anything else that I had from them. Fans of old-style West Coast IPA's will love how easygoing and crushable it was. Given how many IPA's Other Half puts out, it's nice to see them venture out of their comfort zone. This was a solid result of that willingness to deviate!

Jul 23, 2016
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cfalls from New York

4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured from a can purchased yesterday into a tulip

L - a darker clearer orange than most OH IPAs, short head fades quickly

S - nice but subdued aroma, nothing really stands out, bready malts and nectarine-like hops, none of the dankness one expects from OH

T - again nothing really stands out, nice balance, clean taste, not too sweet or too bitter, standard grapefruit/pine kind of flavor

F - medium to low carbonation, medium thickness, a slightly unwelcome burn accompanies the finish

O - This is an old-school IPA along the lines of Finest Kind or Sierra Nevada's stuff, and within that category it really excels. If that's what you like this could be your favorite beer. But it's not the kind of hazed-up juice-bomb that gets the highest ratings from most people, including me.

Jul 17, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a rather cloudy honey color; produces a rather impressive head with some lacing, to boot

Smell: Tropical fruit, nectarine, melon and citrus; nectarines are dominant

Taste: A slight hint of bready malt, with the honeydew melon, nectarine and citrus flavors developing, with just a touch of mango; although there is some sweetness up front the finish is rather dry and moderately bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Not the best beer I have tasted from Other Half but it has a lot to commend it

May 11, 2016
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 166 ratings