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
From:
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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Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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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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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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 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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3.77/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psychgawsple
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
4.73/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zaphog
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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