No Lay Ups Imperial IPA
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

No Lay Ups Imperial IPANo Lay Ups Imperial IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 5.63%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
84
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Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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95
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No Lay Ups Imperial IPANo Lay Ups Imperial IPA
Notes: rewed in collaboration with The Answer from Richmond, VA. An imperial IPA brewed with Motueka, Galaxy and Wai-iti hops. The juice is loose.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 84 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Dbrulet:
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4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Microbrew sample. This one stood out as one of the best beers I tried. Such a wild combination of hoppy flavors and aromas. Tropical fruit, pineapple, and a noticeable lemony finish. Really vibrant finishing taste on this beer. I got a ton of lemon and maybe even a minty flavor. Really cool.

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Photo of hoponit
4.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of slammo
4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I just wrote a lengthy review and lost it signing in or something but okay here goes again. Got this 12:00PM drinking 6:30 PM. Very juicy. Summing up all I authored earlier, it's delicious. Got all I could get my hands on prior to sampling, that's my faith in Other Half. I plan on editing this later after a couple more.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at other Half two weeks ago and finally got around to having it today, which would be appropriate given that Game 7 of the The Finals is on tonight! Stamped with "Pump fake" on the bottom with a date of 6/3 and naturally, this beer tasted quite fresh and had a wonderful aroma when I cracked the can open. It might be the Motueka and Wai-iti hops, as I'm not quite familiar with how they smell or taste in a beer such as this!

Nice pour to this as the beer had a dark, funky apricot hue to it with lots of light streaming around the edges and a fair amount of subtle haze to it. Massive head as well which stuck around for the duration and was on par with the soapy clumps of lacing left around the side of my pint glass. Good amount of tropical fruit in the nose with even more in the taste, to go along with citrus pith, lemon, lime, and a lemongrass finish to it. Somewhat dry, lightly carbonated, and juicy, the alcohol was hidden well and this had a Sorachi-like bitterness to it that wasn't as pronounced. Plenty of juice here and a bit of resin was leftover once this went down as the mouthfeel was moderately wet and slick at the same time.

Slightly strong but not having that feel, this went down so easily while leaving an aftertaste reminiscent of stone fruit and melon rind. While not Other Half's best, this was a solid beer that any of their fans would love while staying to true it's nomenclature. Not a layup for sure and nearly a slam dunk in every aspect - the definition of what a good American Double/Imperial IPA should be!

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.07/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is phenomenal. Juicy...sticky...very northeast IPA. Probably my favorite OH brew I've had...which is saying something. Delicious!

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Photo of spycow
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.42/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gcasher
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of virinow
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncelauro
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dubinsky
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cosmicevan
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

tried this at the brewery the other day, really enjoyed this ine. very tasty.

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Photo of mmcurran
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KingforaDay
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrStiffington
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned June 3, 2016, enjoyed June 4, 2016.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No Lay Ups Imperial IPA from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 84 ratings