Grape Conversate | Other Half Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA we brewed with Magic Rock and refermented with Concord Grapes from the Finger Lakes. It’s hopped with Galaxy, Citra, Wai-iti and Hallertau Blanc and is your purple drink for fall.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-03-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
50
pDev:
10.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
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4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a fluted snifter.

Odd color, hazy purplish brown. Near opaque, thin film of tiny foam settles on top of the beer and rings the glass.

Smell is sweet grape juice, don't get much from the hops or anything else. May be overpowered by the grape. It is a very different aroma than what any beer typically smells like.

Taste is sweet grape, like close to Welch's grape juice at first. My first sip I kinda hated it, but it grew on me a bit after the initial shock. You know how orange juice gets bubbly and alcoholic when its super old? This kind of tastes like if the same thing happened to sweet grape juice. If I try hard I get the background IPA, but sweet grape juice is the flavor that lingers in the mouth in between sip.

Coats the tongue a bit, a little syrupy, moderate carbonation and medium body.

Even with the strange flavors and initial reaction, I can't hate this. It doesn't taste bad, it is just different. Someone that hates beer could love this.

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3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale purple in color with maybe a half finger of white head. Aroma is grapes and some sweetness. Taste is much of the same with a bit of hop flavor; grape reigns supreme and there is a good amount of artificial sweetness. Good mouthfeel, medium-ish body and high-ish carbonation. Overall a solid beer but I can't get past the sweetness however my fiancé really digs it.

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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely an original IPA. Purple color is pretty cool with light purple foam. Taste is like an IPA, grape juice spritzer. It's pretty refreshing and fairly easy to drink for the first 8-10 ounces. The last 6 ounces or so become tiresome. Overall, I'm glad I tried it but won't be surprised if they never make anything like this again.

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3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up when it was released last month, as it had a date of 10/7 with "Cheese, Eggs..." written above it on the bottom of the can. I'll admit that I'm a bit of a homer for Other Half as I love most of their offerings but this one was quite different. If it was possible to brew an IPA that tasted and felt like a Breakfast Stout, this would be it. It was quite light, funky, and different than anything from them that I've ever had!

Can't say that I ever had a beer that poured like this - this had a grape hue to it with a light lavender head that was full of froth; with this beer seeming like it was liquid mousse of the grape or plum variety. Lots of grape sweetness in the nose but the taste is where this got crazy - funky cheese, champagne, feet, egg-like sulfur, and vine fruit-sweetness really took hold as this had a funk unlike anything else I ever tasted in a beer. Light, slightly tart, and with more than enough carbonation, this is what fermented grapes would taste like if a pile of hops were tossed in with them. In this case, the ones selected were not bad as much as they weren't allowed to shine, with so much else going on here!

There was enough alcohol in here to be felt but thankfully, it's presence was just short of being too noticeable. This beer wasn't for everyone and I could see how it would turn many aficionados off but as a change, I welcomed this. Worth a go once just to have a look and taste of it, if for no other reason than just to break conventional wisdom. An interesting brew from start to finish that neither delighted or disappointed me.

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Grape Conversate from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 50 ratings