Real Talk
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.8%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
41
From:
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Brewed with the crew from Kent Falls Brewing and generously hopped with Galaxy, Simcoe, Centennial and Vic Secret hops.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

More User Reviews:
Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed alongside a bottle of crazy talk. much more vibrant looking than the bretty counterpart. super tasty hop forward ipa with a strong malt backbone which is much easier to notice alongside the crazy talk vs on its own. fairly resinous and chewy. good ipa from a brewery that seems to crank out tons of good ones. nothing stands out too much with this one to make it a highlight in the other half catalog, but a good beer.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up when it was released, as it had a date on the bottom of the can of 12/16 with "Sitting in VIP" written above it. I don't know anything about Kent Falls but I've had plenty from Other Half that this fell in line with the other IPA's that I've been lucky enough to enjoy. There wasn't anything particularly memorable about this beer but it was easy to enjoy and had more than enough flavor and body to it!

The pour was an off-apricot with plenty of head and a good amount of soapy lacing left behind once I started to take some sips. Lots of pineapple and apricot in the nose with even more of those in the taste, followed by grass and floral notes underneath it. Mellow, somewhat dank, and mildly juicy, this had the feeling of dank melon without actually tasting explicitly like it. Hints of Brett yeast in here underneath everything but overall, this was a smooth sipper that came across as a typical Other Half IPA with plenty of body and chewy bread-like malt to enjoy.

There wasn't a lot of booze in here, which made the flavors stand out that much more. Not a more memorable beer from them but easily worth a go-around once, just to have something lighter. A good example of an IPA doesn't have to be a hop bomb to be enjoyable!

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Photo of mnj21655
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull straw in color with a finger of white head with good retention. Clementine zest, lemon pith, white wine, and a lightly musty notes in the aroma. Taste starts with the citrus notes then gives way to white wine must, a light breadiness, and a light bitterness. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall a tasty beer. Not a typical OH offering so I can only assume this is more typical of KF, if so i need to find some more KF.

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Photo of kell50
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a super hazy bright yellow color.

Simcoe hops, pine, resin, floral notes, grapefruit, and bitter citrus. Bitter bite and medium body.

Overall a decent beer but quite bitter.

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Photo of acurtis
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, murky pale tan body with a thick white head. Aroma is big tropical fruits, tons of citrus zest, big and hoppy. Flavor is hop-forward with a lot of citrus-zest coming through and a bunch of fresh grassy hops. Feel is medium bodied with medium carb. Solid IPA.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ah yes, homegrown KF from CT making waves with the big boys from Brooklyn!

L - straight pineapple juice. Pale yellowy hazy sun-kissed straw. Rocking the glass and watching the head part from the glass even looks like pulp.

S - juicy. Clementines, tangerines, orange. Light and bright. Hints of yeasty pithy lemon.

T - stronger on the lemon with a distinct Kent Falls twang. It's not quite sour, but it's every so slightly tart. Like a kicked up orange peel. Raw and herbal with lasting bready bitterness. Earthy and dry.

F - light on the tongue with medium carbonation that makes it feel fuller than it actually is.

O - definitely leans further toward the Kent Falls side of things. Other Half keeps the cleanliness in check and lets KF roam free with pith, twang, and quirk.

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Photo of paresis
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Can from December opened in March, assuming this dropped off a long time ago.

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Photo of buzzy
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Real Talk from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 41 ratings