Double Dry Hopped Mylar Bags
Other Half Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #34
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #159
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 5.52%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
555
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Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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  60
SCORE
100
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JoeMad from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4-14-21, enjoyed on 5-10-21. Glowing rich orange color, 1 finger head dissipates to a ring. Aromas of pineapple, white grape, peach, yeasty, earthy, fresh biscuit- not spectacular on the nose, but a good representation of what's to come. On a small sip its nothing special, on a big sip its showing its class. Well rounded and dynamic flavor profile. Medium-low thickness for style, but also toes the sweetness line very well- a good show from the doughy, confectionary, crispy malt profile. If there's any bitterness it shows up in a fresh grassy quality that grows as the beer warms. Fruit flavor is green melon and pithy + the expected pineapple, stone fruit, floral. It's a very good beer but not the best DNEIPA I've had recently- I'm sure it pops a little more when fresher than this. Upstaged locally in Michigan by HOMES and WaxWings.

Monday at 10:51 PM
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Specialmick from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look...The usual excellence of a NEDIPA. Yellowish murky, frothy carbonation
Smell...NYC tap water? No really puff of yeasty pineapple and hops. Mango citrus earthy
Taste...unique pithiness following the nose. A path forward leading you to mango, pineapple yeasty smell. Earth citrus texture i really like.
Feel..well executed for the style. not pulpy. fullness and slippery enough to ensure drinkagulpability.
Overall...I mean this shit is top notch in my opinion. The cost is exorbitant but is very good. If cost is not that much of a concern the check it out

May 08, 2021
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hoppiness comes through loud and clear. Not excessively bitter. Not chalky. Pineapple and other citrus on the palate. More spiciness and resin on the nose.

May 05, 2021
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can, dated 4/14/21, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Dank, lime zest, citrus, some pineapple, tropical fruits, melons, touch of peaches.

T- Citrus, dank, some lime zest, melons, some tropical fruits, touch of pineapple.

M- Smooth, a little creamy, medium body.

O- A well brewed and easy to drink NEIPA. 8.5% is well hidden and doesn’t make this sweet.

Apr 26, 2021
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Stevedore from Oregon

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden orange body. Sweet caramel, floral and a touch grassy. Grapefruit and citrus is fairly mild. Has a orange juice nose but doesn’t follow through on the palate. Still a nicely balanced NE IPA, relatively speaking. Medium body, good carbonation.

Apr 24, 2021
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HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I don’t love hazy IPAs, but I like this. Pours a cloudy orange, which is expected for the style. Interesting drinking experience. For 8.5%, really chuggable.

Apr 17, 2021
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can, canned on 3/16/2021. Served in a Teku, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about an inch frothy white head that stayed around for a long time. There's lots of lacing, too. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like mango, pineapple, bready malt, orange, tropical fruit, grassiness, pine and vanilla. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some white pepper, peaches, grapefruit, herbal and honeydew melon flavors. There's a lot going on with this brew, seems like I pick up another flavor with each few sips. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Easy enough to drink. I thought this was a pretty good overall brew, sure this was the first OH beer I've tried and I wasn't disappointed at all. Will definitely try more of their beers in the future if I'm able!

Apr 09, 2021
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gr0g from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Two week old can. Hazy and opaque, the color of orange juice. Great head retention and lacing. Aromatics: fresh cut melon, ripe berries, some wet grass and a bit of dankness. A bit sweet and fruity but not citrus-forward. Ripe, sweet honeydew melon is most noticeable on the palate. Almost nonexistent bitterness. Superior mouthfeel -- almost pillowy soft and smooth. This is an exceedingly well-crafted NEIPA, but I wasn't blown away by it.

Mar 26, 2021
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque gold with white head. A tiny bit of lacing. 4.25

Aroma - tropical, guava, mango, melon, cantaloupe, pineapple, orange, bubblegum. 4.25

Taste is definitely smoother and less “tangy” and “sharp” as aroma might suggest. Mango, orange, pineapple, melon. 4.25

Feel is smooth and fluffy and quite silky with light-medium carbonation. 4.5

Overall it’s a tasty DIPA. Hop profile is not my personal favorite, but many will really enjoy it. 4.25

Mar 23, 2021
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dank203 from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Highest is overall for drinkability. Very cloudy appearance with thick white head. Tropical and pine all around, more juicy than dry, well balanced.

Mar 23, 2021
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ive been seeking this title for quite some time. Im a little disappointed. Not that it isnt good...its very good. But it doesnt stand out to me amongst OH's other titles. Its essentially equally as good. Its a great beer, but I didnt need to track the specific title down.

Mar 20, 2021
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Pizzablogger from Maryland

4.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the DC brewery. Their first run of DDH Mylar Bags

4pk of 16oz cans. Two beers consumed 3/17/21. Canned on 3/10/21. 16oz English pint glass. As with any OH beers I review, I am fortunate that I am reviewing all of their beers from 3 days to 1 week after canning.

In short, this is one of the best Hazy IPAs I have ever tried. Great job DC for living up to one of the most famous OH beers from Brooklyn.

A - Cloudy, very hazy. Straw-goldish overall hue skewing towards peach and apricot in color. Two-finger head upon pouring quickly reduces to thin head that clings to glass all the way down. Lace is comprised of tight bubbles.

S - Smell is 4.25 when first poured from refrigerator. Gets better after warming up a tad. Tropical fruit, orange oil and a hint of spiciness on nose. Pleasing, but not an indication of the flavor explosion to come.

T - Boom! Let this warm just a tad after removing from refrigerator. Tropical fruits, very much mango forward, hit you in the kisser right away. Almost overpowering, if the flavors weren't encased in a smooth, velvet glove. After the initial mango surge, flavors transition into cantaloupe, watermelon rind and pink grapefruit oil....especially pink grapefruit pith. The oily and slightly bitter grapefruit pith are both flavors and textural....and linger in the mouth for over a minute after swallowing. Under all of this is a subtle mint note that glides under the more noticeable flavors, as well as just enough hop bitterness to create tension to the fruit flavors......and this quality elevates this beer over the total fruit bowl experience of DDH Broccoli IMO.

F - Creamy and velvety smooth up front and quite oily (expressed fruit rind) on the finish, but never heavy. Dangerously crushable at 8.50% abv.

O - My favorite OH beer I have yet to try (up to 28). OH makes a lot of very high quality beer, but this one in particular is both contemplative, very crushable and refreshing at the same time. All at 8.5% abv. I am no beer expert and my palate is not as blessed as many, but after well over 1,000 beers over 30 years of drinking craft beer, this is among the 25 or so best beers I have yet to try. A world class beer and something anyone should buy as soon as they see it. Get it fresh!

Mar 17, 2021
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Bogdawg from Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours like muddy water. If I had made a home brew that looked like this then nobody would drink it. The smell was the best part fresh citrus, mango and grass. No malt character to be found in this beer. If you like munching on a bag of hops then this is your beer.

Jan 25, 2021
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jheimbigner from Washington

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a turbid orange with a cream head that lingers for 5+ minutes

Nose is tropical fruit, vanilla, some citrus and pine cone through at the end.

Taste follows with big tropical fruit, vanilla, a little bitterness lingers with some sweetness

Feel is traditional other half - medium mouth feel with minimal carb

Overall - big tropical fruit(mango, guava, and passion fruit) forward hazy IPA. This drinks very easy and could have a couple. Do wish it was slightly lighter on the pallet

Jan 25, 2021
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Andrew_NYC from New York

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, creamy orange with a fluffy, thick head that sticks around for a while. Crazy lacing.

Big tropical fruit on the nose with a hint of creamy vanilla. Mango and lime with a hint of piney dankness.

Wow, there are a ton of flavors going on in this one. Up front you've got the tart, juicy notes of mango and citrus. There's a bit of vegetal funk and just a touch of bitter dank in the background. A long finish that keeps you wanting more. For 8.5% there is very little booze taste. There is a hint of creamy sweetness in there but it's not especially heavy.

Great carbonation that really enhances the tropical fruit juice flavor.

Overall it's easy to see why this one is so popular. It's a great and really well-balanced example of Other Half's typical NEIPA. It's everything that OH does well.

Jan 17, 2021
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

**
01/07/21

Can to snifter. Wanting to try this one for while; although I think I was predisposed to call shenanigans on this one and say it was overhyped. Well, I was wrong. This is excellent. I think that supposition was from the Triple Mylar Daydream I had awhile back that was just OK, but this one is worth the accolades it recieves.

LOOK: Hazy does not quite describe...more like Super Pulpy and Murky. Color is yellowish orange. head color is between eggshell and beige and head is frothy and large with excellent retention.

AROMA: Light notes of tropical fruit, guava, mango; then a heavy aromatic note that is almost medicinal or almost banana...not bad, but different. let's call it plantain.

TASTE: guava and passion fruit, palm, grass, tangerine, coconut and brown sugar. really complex and tasty, though maybe a touch cloying with the heaviness of flavor. peppery bite late.

FEEL: a touch thicker than medium body, very good carbonation, smooth. dry spicy finish.

This is very good and worthy of BA top 250. Not as tasty and crushable as the OH DDH DMD, but more complex and more of a sipper. Yum.

**

Jan 07, 2021
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ChipChaight from New York

4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours hazy orange with two fingers of bubbly white head, nice lacing, smell is dank candied tangerine, papaya, mango, maybe some banana esters, taste is papaya nectar, cantaloupe, sweet cream/banana frosting, citrusy glazed donut, feel is full bodied and creamy. Tropical milk, like maybe citrusy Thai iced tea vibes? Yum.

Nov 15, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the can, it pours a hazy orange color. A large foamy head forms a large mushroom cap, nearly spills over. It retains seemingly forever and yields lacing.

A pungent nose is bursting with tropical fruit and herbal dank aromas. Notes of pineapple, mango, guava and papaya. Notes of sweet biscuity malt are contrasted with resiny and grassy aromas.

Full flavored and complex taste, bursting with mouth coating and lip smacking tropical fruit juice. Along with the flavors of pineapple, mango, papaya and guava, there are also citrusy notes of grapefruit and tangerine, as well as stone fruit notes of peach and apricot. Balanced by resiny and dank hops, including notes of pine, grass, and some sweet alcohol spice. A doughy biscuity malt and creamy oats provides a soft, sweet and full backbone.

Full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel balanced by the prickly resin of the hops. Very juicy, yet there is some developing bitterness and plenty of hops spice. A long juicy finish also includes some alcohol warming, resiny spices and dryness. The carbonation is moderate.

This is a fantastic DIPA/NEIPA. A lip smacking juiciness is complimented by a generous dose of resiny and dank hops. Sad to have finished off the last of this 4 pack.

Nov 01, 2020
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 7/29/20; consumed on 8/12/20

Pours a dingy, deep orange body topped with multiple fingers of thick, fluffy foam; great head retention yields a half-finger mound of creamy cap, frothing collar, and comprehensive spatter of webby/spotty lacing; an unappealing hue is largely superseded by a uniform and appealing structure.

Aroma opens with a pungent dose of tropical resin upfront, lightly accented with gooseberry and lychee before embracing tones of peachy Starbursts and musty moss balancing over the middle; lush strawberry rounds out a fruity back end to the bouquet, also featuring hints of guava and melon.

Taste brings an array of eclectic fruit and herbal contrasts upfront, highlighting musty mango, apricot zest, lightly spiced parsley, and tangerine, all prominent through the mid-palate; creamy lime sparks a back end of candied pineapple and papaya to a lush, tropical finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium body with a moderate-high, fluffy carbonation; delicately bitter, a sporadic hoppy grit proceeds over the mid-palate into a mild yet rounded hop acidity peaking on the back end for a bright, semi-juicy finish; plush and easygoing, yet expressive on the tongue.

The elements of a top-tier NEIPA flow through this one, with a soft, nuanced mouthfeel and an intense, varied flavor profile offering easy, direct appeal; it does, however, waver in consistency at times, and while this holds it from the upper echelons of the style, the net result remains comprehensively enjoyable and leaves plenty to unpack.

Aug 14, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can. White head with lace. Hazy sunset golden orange.

Orange citrus, mango, melon, papaya. Creamy without the lactose. Honeydew. Very soft. Abv can’t be found. Tropical vibes all around, but still earthy and hoppy to let you know it’s an ipa. Big fan!

Jul 20, 2020
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a Hazy medium yellow color with a touch or orange. Big dank aroma. Flavor is dank tropical fruits: guava, papaya. A little boozyCarbonation is perfect. Overall a. Dry dank DIPA, very well executed.

5/29/20
16 oz can dated 5/14/20
4.5 rating

May 29, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down but left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lychee are present in the nose along with notes of grapefruit.
T: The taste has flavors of lychee and cantaloupe melon along with notes of lime and hints of grapefruit, the latter of which becomes stronger as the beer warms up. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the prominent flavors of cantaloupe melon in this New England-style IPA.

Serving type: can

May 12, 2020
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TomFoolery_x from Illinois

4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 2/18/20 poured into 16oz tulip.

Pours a turbid straw yellow with hints of darker orange juice. Half-finger pure white head that disappears aka it immediately. The nose is orangey citrus, grapefruit rind and some hop sweetness. Taste follows the nose, this is very well balanced for a double dry hopped beer. Some dank citrus flavors with a hint of peach and grapefruit. Perfectly carbonated leaving a mouthfeel quite typical for the style. Overall very good! Would like to have tried a regular Mylar Bags for comparison.

Mar 09, 2020
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can into a Trillium pub glass.

Look is a hazy pale orange with a thin white head.

Aroma is pithy orange lemon.

Taste is a dank citrus hop.

Delicious

Mar 08, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can, 10.31.19 stamped on the underside, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a thick and turbid orange color, copper and golden hues with a foamy white head that has nice height, retention and yields plenty of sticky and soapy lacing. The aroma is very pleasant, loads of grapefruit peel, candied hop, bubblegum, wildflower, sticky resin and raw hop leaf with pale dough and mineral water. The flavors are very good, juicy and tangy tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple, grassy and green, resinous and bitter with a nice floral and very sweet bubblegum finish while there is an underlying doughy malt base. The mouthfeel is good, coating and creamy, with a lively medium body that finishes easily and with a sweet bite.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from Other Half. Perhaps a bit sweet but there is a nice bitterness and juiciness to the beer.

Nov 25, 2019
Double Dry Hopped Mylar Bags from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 555 ratings