Space Diamonds
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 6.31%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
106
From:
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  7
Gots
  16
SCORE
93
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Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

More User Reviews:
Photo of griffey123
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up the *first* time it was released, as this beer had a date of 8/26 on the bottom with "Bye Bryan" written on top of it. This was re-released a few months later and hopefully, it was just as juicy the second time around. As a few others have alluded to on here, this was reminiscent of the Mylar Bags based on the citrus taste and dank appearance of this and as far as I'm concerned, Other Half has these aspects down as well as anyone else here in these neck of the woods.

It went without saying that the pour and appearance of this beer was as dank as could be - a deep dank straw hue with a decent head and hardly any lacing to be seen once I started to sip this. Lots of stone and tropical fruit in the nose with Other Half's trademark yeast in there as well. Mango, papaya, tangerine, and pineapple in the taste to go with an underlying dankness and a good amount of resin. A bit of champagne in the taste kept this light, funky, and bubbly as the carbonation was plentiful enough to keep this from feeling heavy. Just a hint of resin in the aftertaste served as reminder that this was an American Double / Imperial IPA when all was said and done.

There was enough booze here but it couldn't really be tasted and could only be felt once I finished off the can. While not a bad beer, this was about as typical as an Other Half beer could get. If you're into their other offerings (like I am), then you'll love this, but this offering didn't break any new ground or push any boundaries. A safe bet worth having a go once or twice.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markartis
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of their best.

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Photo of dar482
3.51/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer comes in a fully hazy deep gold color.

The aroma offers green mango, passionfruit, tangerine, dank and herbaceous.

The flavor follows with tangerine, pineapple, passionfruit, a light biscuity malt, onto a huge ripping rawness on the palate and quite boozy on the finish. The beer is a sipper for that reason, making through 4 oz. of this brew even hard for an 8.5% DIPA. Mouthfeel is seemingly medium to medium plus, but then the alcoholic astringency cuts quite quickly.

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

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gjoker321
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Civil Society 1st Anniversary. Hazy. Aroma is tropical and resiny. Tastes sweet. Orange flavor. Resiny hop finish. Astringent and boozy. Classic Other Half DIPA. Good.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a hazy, cloudy, murky body akin to a milky pineapple juice. Some sticky lacing at first and guess what? Pineapple on the nose! Also citrus and some tropical fruit. Taste mirrors nose with a dry, bitter finish. Feel is very strange like most super cloudy offerings these days. Carbonation is there at first and then this thing that a friend in the industry calls "hop detritus" rears its ugly "head" (as in no head) and the carbonation is replaced by a different feel which is not to my liking. Overall, I really am being turned off by these aberrations being produced today. Cheers?

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Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncelauro
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

10/21/16 can date, drinking 11/16/16.
Poured a hazy full pale golden yellow. Nice foamy white head.
Tangerine, pineapple, very flavorful in the aroma and taste. Biscuit/bread malt comes in too. creamy mouthfeel, good carbonation. Classic OH beer, one of their better ones.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cosmicevan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks for the can kickdown, anthony...very much appreciated. it's like green diamonds but dialed back...just not as dialed back as baby diamonds...if I was little red riding hood, this version would be just right for my taste buds. a real winner from other half.

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Photo of hopley
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lovindahops
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of larryi86
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 8/26/16, poured into a teku

A- A bright hazy orange/copper with a three finger white head

S- Tropical fruits, some stones fruits, hints of caramel malts, citrus and some dankness.

T- Stone fruits, some tropical fruits/pineapple, touch of citrus, some caramel malts in the background, nice resin/dank bitter finish that lingers.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid IIPA, really tasty, easy to drink.

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Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned Aug 26, 2016, enjoyed Aug 27, 2016.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Space Diamonds from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 106 ratings