Twice Baked Potato
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

Twice Baked PotatoTwice Baked Potato
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 6.62%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
96
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Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
 
New York, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
95
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yeah, I bought into the hype like this like everyone else. Other Half and Monkish? Accompanying teku glass? Who wouldn't want that? Two blocks worth of lines proved me right as I ended up not even getting a wristband that day. Thankfully, a friend got one of these each for me just so I could see what all of the fuss was about. This was a fine beer and enough to satisfy any of us that enjoy Other Half's stellar concoctions but this turned out to be a mild letdown as it wasn't anything outstanding, to me...

Not a bad pour to this as the beer poured a typical, dank goldenrod with plenty of head on top to boot. To my surprise, there wasn't a lot of lacing left on the side of my teku glass as the were just a few sections of spotty bubbles on the back of it. Onion, vegetables, starch, and grass were in the nose with more of those in the taste. Anyone looking for blistering and addicting hops would be let down with this beer as they were *not* to be found. Mild tropical fruit grapefruit pith, and cream came in afterwards but this never "took off" for me; even as it warmed up. The balance was here as the mouthfeel was full but not heavy, as if the "potato" could only be found when it came to the fullness of this beer.

The date on the bottom of the can read 7/6 with "HIT IT AGAIN." written above it. Since there was enough hidden booze here, that would certainly not be a problem! I enjoyed this but given the lofty standards that the two brewers involved in this have set, this could have been better. Worth a go once but this didn't break any new ground, though it had me craving a loaded baked potato with with broccoli and cheese...

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Photo of RAlmeida77
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying to get caught up on ratings. Thought this was very meh. Seemed overhyped and just didn't deliver what I was expecting considering the breweries that collab'd on this.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a murky yellow-orange color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a thin layer floating on top

S- aroma gives a hit of fresh muddled mint leaf up front, followed by juicy citrus hops, tangerine peel, grapefruit zest, very leafy and green

T- juicy resinous hops gives notes of tangerine, grapefruit peel, lemon zest and orange. Mid-palate gives some leafy green notes that mimics fresh mint leaves. The finish is fresh and resinous with juicy citrus

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- juicy and resinous with some nice leafy green notes

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Photo of bobv
3.96/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a hazy, murky yellow body with some lacing. After a couple minutes head is down to a thin ring a lacing is gone. Nose of tropical fruit and dankness. Flavor follows aromas well with much bitterness coming in to play. Feel is fine at first, but the carb gives way to a feel of soft particulates. Ho-hum, yet another disappointing cloud bomb.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Murky yellow body and a finger of white head

S - A buffet of citrus. Oranges, sherbet, lemon, lime, grapefruit. Doughy malts add balance.

T - Starts off with the citrus and then changes on a dime to dank hop juice. Great bitterness in the middle and end with a spike of sherbet on the finish

F - Soft, creamy, and fluffy. Superb drinkability.

O - Great collaboration. You can taste all the hops used.

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Photo of danh53
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like pineapple juice with fluffy white head. Aroma is pineapple, peach, grapefruit, orange juice, and cut grass. Herbal vegetal flavors come through on the taste. I taste some citrus rind, buttery biscuit, lemon, pineapple. Pithy bitter finish, soft mouth feel with minimal carb is really well done. Seek this out.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours out a pale straw color with a ton of haze and a beautiful fluffy white head that decorates the glass. aromas are pungent - getting a stinky weedy dankness, musty note that reminds me of a combination of earth and old socks (lol) ... some spice and pine. also maybe detecting some booze which I should not be, definitely a let down on the nose. taste is weed, herbaceous greenness, orange, grapefruit, maybe some nectarine, light melon and lychee. pine and spicy yeast note, vegetal, bready malts, tasting some alcohol. expected this to be a juice bomb, although there were fruity notes they were mostly hidden by a harsh astringency from the other flavors. tasted like a poorly executed attempt at an alchemist IPA. mouthfeel is fine. Got 2 of these in a trade and was imagining that I would have to try so hard not to drink them both in one night ... have absolutely no desire to reach for another with all the great offerings I have in my fridge, most of which were attained with relatively little hassle and even some stellar VT shelf offerings. overall I guess I am glad to have tried it but an underwhelming offering for sure!

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Photo of curtis6290
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not sure why everyone is being so critical on this one, maybe due to the line or the exceedingly high expectations, but I believe this is a very serious NEIPA. This is the epitome of the Hazy NEIPA we all are seeking; the hops hit you fucking hard as soon as you crack the can, it's endlessly juicy, making your mouth water, all the tropical fruits and hops you can dream of. It opens up beautifully, turning it into one of the better brews I've ever had. The only thing holding it back from a perfect score is the fact that you can taste the 8%; it definitely catches up to you. Well done team, please keep it coming. Definitely try and get these before they vanish forever.

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

Reviewed from a same-day-filled growler on 7/21.

A: Pours a very hazy straw yellow color with about a finger of tightly packed white head that slowly dissipates. Very pale color in the glass, a bright orange with twinges of yellow and gold.

S: Whoa that's interesting. Funky hops, rotten fruit, the essence of "dank" without "green". Normally, these kinds of aromas are also grassy and herbal, but this one is truly stinky without much of that vegetal quality. As it warms, I definitely get more fruitiness, mostly lemon and grapefruit--but again, its atypical. Think of how sour or rotting citrus smells and mix that with some lemon-scented cleaner. Simultaneously natural + raw + chemical. Almost barnyard-y in its funk character, though that does fade as it warms. Crazy complex and, tbh, very interesting.

T: Ah, that's more like it. Taste really doesn't follow the nose much, at least not in its funkiness. Up front, I get lots of citrus--similar to the nose, there's a healthy dose of lemon and grapefruit, so much so that it almost borders on something artificial (I can't get the thought of lemon-scented Windex out of my head, so that's what I'll go with). But there's also this really nice sweet melon thing, like papaya and cantaloupe that, while subtle, is there behind the citrus. Mid-taste transitions to a doughy, white-bready malt character that leads beautifully into a second wave of fruitiness, this time in the form of a pineapple explosion. Overripe, dripping yellow pineapple chunks. And then the aftertaste.. oh man, this is the best part about this beer. It's like pineapples and cream with almost no bitterness. There's a chalkiness from what I presume is a ridiculous amount of hops in this better, but the aftertaste lingers with rich, sweet pineapple and an incredibly creamy malt flavor that must be coming from the oats. Very well done.

M: Soft, creamy, medium-bodied. Pretty much to-style without anything to special to knock it in either direction. Carbonation is medium, even, and a touch on the prickly side, which helps clean up the taste in place of expected bitterness. It's on the sweeter side of the bitter vs. sweet spectrum, but it works well, especially with that pineapple aftertaste.

O: A very interesting DIPA that was certainly not worth the attention it garnered, but delicious nonetheless. Nose is crazy unique, and I'll give it points for that. Taste is more generically OH, but the sweet, creamy finish really separates this from their "everyday" beers for me. That being said, I've had many a beer from OH (most of which don't require getting in line at 6am), so I'd say the lesson of this one is not to judge a book by its cover--or, in this case, a beer by its collaborators.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Milky, muted maize yellow with a fuzzy thin white blanket.

This one smells quite a bit more dank than Taters, verging into burnt rubber territory, with green pine resin, wet dog, black pepper and vanilla.

Yet on the palate it's a lot softer and more pillowy than expected, but still exhibits that crazy dry finish. I'm tasting Orange Julius with pineapple cream. There's a sharp bitterness but it's so fruity and dank that it's easily overlooked. With some time, dragon fruit, mint and wild herbs begin to develop, making this the most complex and tastiest of the 3-can series.

We're enjoying this side-by-side-by-side with Taters and Fully Loaded. The cottonmouth is real.

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Photo of gatornation
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a 1 finger white head,it did have very little lacing thou. Smell has citrus and tropical hops some grassy dank hops and oats. Taste is superb clean and crisp citrus/tropical mango papaya mixed with slight prickly pine hops. Mouth clean and non bitter with crisp dry hop finish. delicious @ 8% ABV hidden .

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Photo of afroskully
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is yet another exceptional brew from OH/Monkish. Looks like grapefruit juice. Incredibly floral smell/taste that reminds me of the Raining Theees colab but this one tastes a tad bit brighter.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

From a 16oz can, dated 07/08/17. Served in a tulip.

Pours a thoroughly murky, super-pale straw-yellow, like weak grapefruit juice, with a scant half-finger of snowy white, merengue-like head. Retention is virtually nil, with a weak sheet of slippery lacing.

Faint nose of lemon-scented ammonia cleaning solvent which, granted, sounds nasty but which - and I don't know why - I'm finding attractive.

Taste is... oh, sweet merciful Dionysus, that's TASTY! Soda crackers and underripe pears, lemon, kiwi, grape and rosewater. Bright and aromatic with restrained bitterness. Finishes quick and clean with a little lemony zing and an earthy, floral hoppy haze in the sinuses.

Feel is clean and smooth, a hair less than medium bodied and well carbonated. The can says it's 8% abv and I'm just going to have to take its word for it because, as far as I can tell, it drinks pretty much like a glass of juice.

Overall, an exceptional DDH IIPA! If this is 'middle of the road' for Other Half, I'm going to have to drive down to Brooklyn. I was sure as hell impressed.

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Photo of Stockatron
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think cosmicevan nalied it, i dont have too much to add , maybe just to stress that we are at the splitting hairs level of very very excellent ipa's

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

another from today's potato beer series. just had the fully loaded baked potato and that brew smoked this one. this beer tastes VERY much like a classic other half ipa with that trademark bite. all in all a very good ipa, but sort of middle of the road for other half's one offs and collabs. solid ipa with all the trimmings with a slight nuance in hop flavors to justify calling this beer a new beer with a new name. honestly, I feel like I've had 10 different other half beers that taste exactly like this...I wouldn't even be surprised if they have a certain generic recipe that they use for these collabs and then toss in one different something, get a cool label, can it up and off it goes.

not a bad beer, in fact...it's great, but this one misses the hype mark by a wide margin for me (I just don't see this as special compared to what is normally released taste wise). I'd definitely say this was other half in a blind taste test, but with over 200 different beers under their belt this one falls at the other half standard DDH IPA wayside...which is still better than many other breweries' shining star, but not worth hunting down for any other reason than to just get the tick. Ive said it before, you can't miss with an other half double dry hopped brew...because the ddh owns the flavor...making this great but nothing different.

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Twice Baked Potato from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 96 ratings