Nummy Nug Nug | Other Half Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial IPA hopped with Nugget, Ahtanum, Vic Secret, and Mosaic. Brewed in collaboration with Industrial Arts Brewing.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
99
pDev:
5.48%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 99
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Corey. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy/semi-cloudy sort of orange to copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a mild pace. Stringy lace. The aroma had a mostly sweet blend of berries, passionfruit, onion, pine and ends with a touch of cracker/biscuit maltiness. The flavor leans to the sweet side with a crisp berry blend to the passionfruit to onion sweetness. Sly blend riding into the aftertaste and on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, well worth my time and my buddy’s money. Good thing he got a fair amount of VT beers in return.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Solidly opaque orange-tan with a fluffy, dense off-white foam.

Smell is sharp and acidic seeming mango, crispy crackery nugget hops, apple cider vinegar, grapefruit and orange zest. At times I get hints of passion fruit bubblegum.

A sharp sting of an orange, tangerine and grapefruit cocktail hits the palate, quickly followed by pineapple. Passion fruit, green onion, and a hint of biscuit and bitter dandelion greens come shortly after.

Thin, crisp, slightly fizzy with a dry, nearly chalky finish.

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Photo of EMH73
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a one inch white head that left rings of lacing around the top third of the glass. Smells of grapefruit, tropical fruits and pine. Tastes of grapefruit, guava, pineapple, bready malt notes, hint of lemon and pine. Moderately bitter, smooth mouth feel, well carbonated, light to medium bodied. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can shared by jc1762. Thanks Jon!

The beer appears hazy and light yellow with a thick, frothy, white apex. Aromas of grapefruit rind, musty citrus, lemon, grain. Light in body and highly drinkable. ABV is dangerously disguised. Mild bitterness. Juicy and quaffable. Well done.

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Photo of emount91
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

hazy yellow, smell was musty grapes, some citrus, and some overly fresh hops. taste was lots of citrus, some peach, and a bready malt. feel was very good, but had slight room for improvement. better than most things you can find easily, but not my favorite OH.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer was awesome. Again, with a hazy medium-gold color, almost like orange/grapefruit juice, and a fat head - big as ya want it to be - that left a mess o' lace behind. Aromas of tropical, orchard, and citrusy fruits, maybe something floral and grain-like in the mix... Powerful taste-punch on the palate - again, bursting with fruits but also ringing with pine impressions throughout... Sweetness is moderate, ameliorated by dank pine bitterness, keeping it from getting out of control. Said bitterness is moderate, too - no single element is too over-the-top - aside from the fact that it is appropriately hop-forward, of course... Smooth and lush with plenty of carbonation in a medium-weight body... Some pine resin bitterness lingers behind, giving a little shellac on the tongue, calling for another sip... One of my favorites from Other Half. 2/17/17 canning.

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Photo of BEER88
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 2/17/17 poured into a tulip. It pours murky yellow with slight orange color to it. Nice white head that fades after you sip, leaving lacing on the sides of the glass. It smells like piney fruit juice, picking up a slight breadiness the more deep whafs I take! It taste more piney than fruity but nonetheless it's a great DIPA. The feel is more full than others leaving a piney bite that lingers for a few. Overall if it had a touch more fruity notes/taste in with the pine, i would rate it a bit higher. Cheers.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Troegs Snulip canned on 2/17/17. Pours a very cloudy yellow orange with a two plus finger sticky white head that coats the glass with thick lace.

Smell is guava, papaya, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows loads of tropical fruit guava, papaya, passion fruit, pine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a solid sticky medium, enough carbonation, not dry, and excellent drinkability for 8.3% ABV.

Overall this is excellent, thanks @Rcruz for this excellent beer.

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

Picked this up when it was released at the brewery on the same day as the 3rd Anniversary. Loved the can design for this and the "Half Arted" on the bottom written on the bottom above the date of 1/26, as this beer was a collaboration between two stylistically different places from each other. This was a solid beer that went down easily but not quite as good as Other Half's highly-rated offerings, which still made this very good when all was said and done!

Start to finish, this beer was quite soft as the pour was thin, dank, and apricot. The head was large enough but not terribly long-lasting as the lacing left behind was spotty and scattered all over the inside of my Teku glass. Lots of melon and stone fruit in the nose with a bit of yeast underneath it as they were all present in the taste as well. The mild sweetness, juicy slickness, and mild lemon zest and spice underneath all gave this a summery feel as the alcohol and hops were well-hidden, probably due to the less-than-common hops that were present here.

I love juice bombs and this was one of those that nearly anyone could fall in love with, even if it wasn't close to being a session beer. The weed-like dankness and subtle garlic aftertaste gave this beer a nice nuance that a regular beer of this type would never have, as it was pleasant to enjoy once this was finally finished off. A solid offering that showcased the level of craft that both contributors have become known for. Fun stuff that served as a solid counterpart to the day's other release!

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Photo of MFMB
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy cloudy yellow to orange with a nice frothy off white head. Nose is of ripe mangos and grapefruit pith. Taste of mango, grapefruit rind and orange pulp. Minimal malt backbone to this one, very hop forward. Medium body and extremely crisp. I say extremely because by the look and smell of this beer I was expecting a tad bit juicier. Didn't bother me tho as I enjoy a crisp dry finish. Overall a good beer. The pour and the picture I took of it were the best part the solid results for taste, smell and feel. Cheers

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Photo of Migrios
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks hazy. Almost like mango juice.
Aromas of mango, grapefruit. Pineapple?
Tastes fruity and juicy. Unexpectedly crisp.
Rich mouthfeel. You can't taste the abv, but you can feel it. Not a bad thing.

Amazing overall. No complaints. Glad I got some before it sold out.

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Photo of jhavs
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into fluted snifter. Sample previously at EBF.

Deep haze, burnt orange, thick slightly tan foamy head. Settles slowly into ring and floating islands. Lots of clingy lacing.

Citrus and tropical fruits burst out in the aroma. Sweet grapefruit juice, lemon zest, guava and mango are noticeable.

Flavors are similar to the aroma. A lot of resinous hops flavor but balanced by big enough malt bill.

Moderate carbonation, medium body.

Overall another excellent OH hoppy brew. Does not disappoint in any rating characteristic.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can canned 10 days ago.

Pours a hazy burnt orange color with two fingers of off white head. Citrus hops, fruity malts, earthy notes, pine, and resin. Grapefruit, lightly bitter taste. Medium body and low carbonation with a light bitter bite.

Overall a good beer but nowhere near some of their other IPA offerings.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First had 2/4/17 at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. My favorite IPA/DIPA from the fest. Super hazy, turbid, orange yellow fuzzy look. Smells tropical. It's a juice bomb for sure. I could drink a million more beers and not find one as awesome as this!

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange, tall white head and spotty lacing. Soft melon, sweet stonefruit and hops in the aroma. Notes of honeydew flesh, ripe stonefruit, berry jam and tangerine pulp. Medium body, prickly carbonation mellows to a clean smooth finish. Amazing and juicy DIPA that's highly drinkable, winner in every regard.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - label reminds me of alphabet soup! Pours a murky brownish orange. Haze as usual. Looks kinda apple cidery.

S - clean, bright and stone fruit forward. Tall aromas of peach and melon. Really quite pleasant and mellow.

T - taste is a different story. Much more aggressive and pointy with sharp-edged flavors up front. Pepino melon and pineapple rind followed by dragonfruit. There is a sugary sweetness in the third act that I can't quite put my finger on... candied guava? Wild berries? There's some butter in there too, which pairs well with the sweet white bread. You know how sometimes you're just craving a shitty piece of non-nutritious Wonder Classic White? You know it is nothing more than 100 empty calories, but goddammit if it's not the most satisfying thing when toasted to perfection and lightly buttered. This beer hits the spot just like that with that flavor (partly). Finishes a little sticky but also a little drying. Not sure if that's just the bitterness though, which lingers and makes you realize this is 8%+.

F - initially light and deceiving due to the bright and chipper flavors, but quickly turns to silk and cream.

O - this one has a lot of neat and interesting hops which makes for a unique beer with unique flavors! I'm a total sucker for the melon/peach combination and this hits that spot.

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

Hard to go wrong with a collaboration from Other Half and Industrial Arts. The result is a really nice, not overwhelmingly hoppy DIPA. Not surprising since the OH crew makes hop bombs, while IA trends toward more balanced, understated brews. Very nice.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sample at EBF Saturday.
Hazy deep yellow color with a decent sized head. Pineapple citrus tropical with bits of resinous pine. Great beer, If hadn't had Space diamonds right before this.....

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Photo of RobNewton
4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The nose and taste on this are fantastic. There's so much sticky fruit. The other poster nailed it with guava, pineapple, and grapefruit. All of that carries through on the taste as well with a bit of sweet berry somewhere in there. The finish has some floral notes.

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Photo of CHickman
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/26/17, pours cloudy sand/gold color, looking like a wave just crashed and kicked up a ton of sand. The head was a solid 1 finger thick white colored with lots of tiny bubbles, which dissipated slowly and left good spotty lacing.

Smells like guava, orange peel, pineapple and red grapefruit up front, followed by gummy bears, papaya, caramel, graham cracker, lemon zest, tangerine, piney hops, green apple, a little brown sugar, peppery spices or floral hops and it trails off with a combo of earthy notes and fruit juice like orange juice. Pretty damn hoppy and complex in a nice fruity way. Even though it's hop dominant it seems balanced.

Tastes like a mix of grapefruit juice, orange juice and pineapple juice with dry floral hop leaves tossed in and then stirred for good measure. It's tropical but more citrus dominant with orange peel, lemon zest, guava, starfruit, grapefruit, sour green apple, clementine and then a wave of malty sweetness including toffee, biscuit, graham cracker, buttered wheat bread toast, floral hops, earthy notes and peppery spices with a dash of coriander. Piney hops and more grapefruit bitterness come through as everything starts to fade, leaving a sugar cane or dry candy coating like Razzles left behind. Very interesting how this shifts from sweet to bitter to dry and sweet, but then fades kind of dry like it evaporated.

Mouthfeel is buttery smooth and almost velvety as it slides across the tongue with easy, masking the 8.3% ABV and bitterness well while allowing the citrus notes and fresh tasting hops to showcase dynamic flavors from start to finish. The feel is on the thick side with mild carbonation and a good amount of bitterness which is refined enough not to seem like a glass of red grapefruit juice.

Overall it was really enjoyable, especially for a beer that was canned less than a week ago. At times I find some DIPA's to be too bitter and a hop assault within the first few days of canning, so a week positioned this in my wheelhouse. A really solid collaboration from Other Half and Industrial Arts.

Big shout out and thanks to "Mikefriedman90" (aka "BeerCanvas") for hooking me up with this.

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Nummy Nug Nug from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 99 ratings