3rd Anniversary Imperial IPA
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

3rd Anniversary Imperial IPA3rd Anniversary Imperial IPA
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #30
ABV:
10%
Score:
100
Ranked #136
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 5.68%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
317
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Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
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3rd Anniversary Imperial IPA3rd Anniversary Imperial IPA
Notes: Imperial IPA hopped with copious amounts of Citra, Motueka, Galaxy, Simcoe, and Citra Lupulin powder. Brewed in commemoration of three years of Other Half.
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Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of CHickman
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 1/27/17 with "ITS THE MAGIC NUMBER" printed on the bottom of the can as well (no more no less), this pours completely cloudy yellow gold color, looking like guava juice. It had a solid 1 finger foamy bright white colored head that faded slowly and left excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down. As with all Other Half IPA/DIPA's, it looks great.

Oh boy, you can smell citrus fruit 6 inches away from the glass. The nose is like fresh squeezed citrus fruit, hop oils pressed out of the hop cones and some dank piney hops thrown in for good measure. Think of every citrus fruit possible and then add in some herbal notes, tropical fruit, biscuit and a mild sweetness like caramel and/or graham crackers.

Tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, orange juice, lemon and every citrus hop related fruit flavor I could imagine. It's dank and juicy to the point of being confusing as it's that fruity and complex. I get floral hop accents, zesty piney hops with hints of rye or peppery spices, then some mango or papaya, biscuit, malty sweetness, caramel and graham crackers. For such an intense beer it is surprisingly well balanced.

Mouthfeel is smooth and almost slick with mild carbonation, a medium body and an average level of bitterness for a triple dry hopped DIPA that masks the 10% ABV completely and goes down like any other well crafted DIPA. Extra credit for such a smooth feel out of this big beer, which overall was excellent and easier to drink than it should have been.

Congrats on 3 years Other Half, keep up the exemplary brewing.

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Photo of DevinK
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrNate
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earljones199
4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bieniek30
4.4/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shogun250
4.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CraftFan5
4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tvghost
4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scxcrunner
4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveB24
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look-Color is an opaque, sandy orange. Pours a finger of white, creamy head that retains well.

Smell-Oranges, mangoes, pineapple.

Taste- candied orange peel, Pineapple, tangerines. A slight kick of bitterness balances the sweet and fruity notes.

Feel-Medium body, crisp and dry on the finish.

This beer is phenomenal. Despite the 10 abv%, the flavor is dominated by fruity hop goodness, drinks dangerously smooth, simultanously satisfying and refreshing.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

World Class IPA in my book. This is right on par with anything I've had from Treehouse. A thing of beauty to look at!
Truly an assault on my body as a whole:
Smell - jumped out of the glass - tropics baby!
Look - Dense - orange w/ a little white head
Taste - Tropical
MF - Dense and chewy but yet crushable
O - Watch out!! I wanted to slam this, but after 3 sips I had a buzz - 10%. Glad I have a 4 pack - worth the trade.

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Photo of Raziel313
4.06/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can dated 1/27/17 - what can I say? Another tremendous double (triple?) IPA from Other Half. This one is similar to All Green Everything, but a bit less malty and sweet. As usual, the hops are the main event here, especially with the triple dry hop. Incredibly drinkable at 10%.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3rd Anniversary Imperial IPA from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 317 ratings