Dancing Green Diamonds
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,023
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,136
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 7.18%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
41
From:
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Dancing Green Diamonds is a NE take on Green Diamonds and is brewed with oats and a ton of Amarillo and Galaxy.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of amano_h
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smell: Grapefruit. Melon. Mango. Orange peels. Grass. Wheat bread crust.

Taste: Grapefruit. Melon. Grass. Marmalade. Caramel. Soggy grains.
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Feel: Medium-light bodied. Creamy. Slightly oily. Sticky. Slight booze.
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Overall: A very dangerously smooth drinking "NE-inspired" IPA. Other than finishing a tad bit sweet and not really being all that "juicy," it doesn't stray far from being both a faithful imitation of Other Half's neighbors to the North and yet another well-executed iteration of their signature "Diamonds" series. The oats do add an interesting dimension in terms of the mouthfeel but doesn't impact the experience too much overall.

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Photo of HopBomb515
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden, big fluffy white head, and great lacing. Aromas are soft and alcoholic. Notes of dry oatmeal, pine, hop resin and alcohol heat. Medium, creamy and lightly dry. Just an average DIPA, not their best stuff.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 2/10/17. Pours a very hazy orange with a massive two plus finger sticky white head that leaves behind a wall of lace.

Smell is papaya, guava, mango, pinapple, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical start to finish papaya, guava, passion fruit, mango, pinapple, and grapefruit balanced perfectly.

Mouthfeel is a big sticky medium, moderate carbonation, not dry at all, but lush, and maybe the easiest 9.1% ABV that I have ever had.

Over this is awesome, juicy, drinkable, and so tasty. Thanks @Rcruz9230 for another incredible DIPA.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this beer up when it was released, as it had a date of 2/10 on the bottom of the can with "Dancing Machine" written above it. Any beer with "green" in the title by Other Half tends to be dank and weed-like but the oats made the difference here as this had a nice, full body to it to round out the sticky and hoppy nature of this beer.

The pour to this was relatively typical for an Other Half beer - hazy, apricot, and with plenty of head. Booze, crystalline sweetness, and some oats in the nose with all of those in the taste. Lots of marmalade, oats, pine, and resin in the taste as this had a dank mouthfeel with a good amount of weed right behind it. Creamy and with a slightly grassy mouthfeel, the carbonation was light to moderate here and the aftertaste had a hint of mint to it since it finished clean and somewhat brisk. A bit of resin was coated my mouth as I could feel a slight warming effect from this.

That was because of the booze - I couldn't taste it but could feel it once the liquid went down. While not Other Half's best or most memorable beer, there was plenty to enjoy here but in the end, this was relatively typical for their offerings. Given how strong their lineup is, that's more than enough to satisfy nearly everyone!

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Featuring Galaxy and Amarillo hops, it comes in at 9.1% abv with a canning date of 2/10/17. Super lean and tight, very clean with elements of fruity fresh citrus and passionfruit and lots of grassiness. Medium-light feel, mild sugars, modest carbonation and moderate bitterness. Drinks like an IPA, the abv being completely discreet.

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Photo of CHickman
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/10/207, pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger white foamy head that faded slowly and left left good spotty lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, graham cracker, biscuit, toasted grains, malt, wheat bread, light cinnamon and zesty piney hops. Hoppy yet balanced and full of wonderful hop aromas.

Tastes of zesty lemon, red grapefruit, piney hops, tea leaf, peppery spices, graham cracker, biscuit and toasted wheat bread. The flavor is buttery and sweet with a nice amount of malty or caramel sweetness that balances the sharp hop bite. A fine beer that brings a lot of complex flavors but allows a grainy sweetness to balance the flavor masterfully. A great beer and really enjoyable offering that goes down easier than it should at 9% ABV.

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Photo of Danstaats
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

golden clarity with a touch of haze, the smell might be the best part of the beer open the can and smell the wonder its awesome. Solid beer might need a little more taste on the back end

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Photo of MFMB
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with a amber tint to it. Semi hazy with a huge billowy white head. The nose is of fresh ripe tropical fruits, mango and melon. Taste is of ripe mango, honeydew and light stone fruit. A rather large alcohol taste on the palate with this one. Boozy and somewhat harsh on the backend. Minimal malt presence altho light sticky malt can be found. As the beer warms the alcohol comes out even more. A rich creamy mouthfeel that has a semi dry finish. Pros: the tropical nose and creamy mouthfeel. Cons: boozy that causes this beer to feel somewhat harsh at points. Cheers

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Photo of NapaClancy
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice tropical aromas. Rich piney boozy liqueur peach and melon tones for flavor. More full tone body. Creamy slight hop finished. It's a heavy hitter clean dipa.

For those that want high abv and a boozy cream finish.

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Photo of dar482
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a deep gold to pale amber color.

The beer offers upfront juicy orange, mango, but then it cuts quite raw, green, grassy, piney, dank. Hop weapons assaulting the palate on the finish with a medium plus bitterness and a kiss of alcohol.

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Dancing Green Diamonds from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 41 ratings