Fully Loaded Baked Potato | Other Half Brewing Co.

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4.41/5
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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): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fully Loaded Baked Potato Imperial IPA(10%) comes with all the fixin's like Mosaic, Galaxy, Denali and Kohatu hops plus plenty of oats and wheat. Then it gets extra fixin's in the form of triple dry hopping.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
96
pDev:
6.35%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 96
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was the last of the three beers from Other Half, Monkish, and Trillium that I had to end up trading out for and by far, this was the best out of the bunch. Smooth, slick, and addicting, this had so much going on but ended up working out well in the end as it was extremely tough to keep in my glass for the duration of this review!

Solid pour to this as the beer had a murky and juicy deep orange hue with a hint of purple mixed in, as if it were squeezed straight from a plum. Tons of citrus juice, tropical fruit, pillowy hops, cream, and fruit sweetness in the nose with more in the taste. Lots of booze, cream, pine, and onion-like bite, which gave way to the oats and wheat in the body. Potent and yet accessible, this beer finished off clean and sharp with hints of mint, melon, and earthy hoppiness. How did these three guys make something that meshed so well together and had me wanting more in the end?

This was strong but you'd never know it from the taste. The booze was there but with so much going on and a wondrous slickness left behind, who would notice? Canned on 7/7 with "LATER TATER..." written underneath it, this beer was easily worth the hype and had the hops, juice, and body that put the three brewers who collaborated on it on the proverbial map. If you're a fan of *any* of those three, get this beer. You won't be disappointed!

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Photo of RAlmeida77
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
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 alpinebryant
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a hazy peach juice consistency, with minimal sticky lacing and bubbles only visible at the edges after a gentle pour.

S: Aromas of grapefruit, orange peel, light melon and apricot

T: Absolutely fully flavored tropical mixture of pineapple and ripe ruby red grapefruit mild grass in the back. There is honeydew flavors in the background along with strong peach and lemon rind right up front. Peach and mango puree after you have gotten over the smattering of fruit smashing your tastebuds. There are the signature Other Half flavors along with the addition of Monkish bite and Trillium grass. Definitely hoping they do this collab again.

M: Thick and mildly carbonated. Viscous juice with no pulp

O: Overall , very pumped to have this thanks to Jeff for hooking me up! Its a sipper, not to be put down quickly for sure so you can see how it changes as it warms a bit. Well done!

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beer that I never thought I'd have the opportunity to try. An amazing collaboration, and huge thank you to Adam S. in Brooklyn for making this happen.

Look: Pours an opaque creamy gold. Small head of white foam and a good amount of lace retention on the glass.
Smell: A hop dominated aroma, but not without a strong tropical sweetness to go along with it. A clear sharpness from the hop presence, however a really nice pineapple fruitiness follows right behind ina very balanced aroma. Citrus notes can clearly be found on the nose as well, with notes of lemon and grapefruit.
Taste: A full body of flavor that has a dominating citrus flavor initially. Tangerine and bitter grapefruit compliment the hoppiness that stings underneath the tongue (but I promise, this is in the best way possible). This is definitely a beast of a beer. It's so smooth yet so hoppy and with a really pleasant creamy quality as well. But even with the very evident hop profile, you are never at any point overwhelmed by any pithy or piney qualities that can often uncomfortably overtake Imperial IPAs. This one uses a variety of citrus qualities to find a fantastic balance.
Feel: Incredibly smooth with a medium body and seltzery carbonation. Very subtle stickiness but a very crisp feel to it. Medium lace retention, and a nice warmth down the hatch. If it weren't for that, there's no other evidence of this IPA hitting 10%.

This collab was kept people in line for hours and afterwards, found itself with a pretty high trade value. Microbreweries like Monkish, Trillium, and Other Half do things right. They master their craft and make their beer available for the people willing to take time and make the effort to try the fruits of their labor. This collaboration was something special, and if you can get a hold of it, don't pass this by. Definitely try it as fresh as you can.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Glowing orange color and murky body with a finger of white head

S - a tropical fruit and citrus bomb with oranges, lemons, melon, grapefruit, pineapple, apricots, peaches, and many more.

T - Oranges lead it off with sweet creme and sherbet. A blast of pure hop juice is followed by lemon zest, apricots, and acidic grapefruit.

F - Full and easy to drink. A warming sensation, but no alcohol taste.

O - Great collab.

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Photo of bobv
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch off white head over a hazy golden body with nice lacing. Nose of pineapple, other tropical fruit, some candied fruit, and dank citrus pith. Tastes of the same with a medium bitterness. Feel is low carb and hampered by those pesky particulates but not horribly so. Overall, I'm feelin' it. Cheers!

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Oh, man - this is every bit as good as expected - opaquely hazy gold body, few fingers of head and lots of lace... Aromas full of tropical and citric fruit suggestions... On the sip, plenty of lush fruit plus a bit of pine around the edges... Plush feel, moderate bitterness and sweetness... Triple dry hopped, featuring Mosaic, Galaxy, Denali, and Kohatu hops, and oat and wheat malts... 7/7/17 canning...

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a milky straw color, bight white head leave a few spots on the glass. aromas are pineapple, danks, plastic, peppery and vegetal herbaceous quality, sweet bready and some honey and gummy sweetness, hint of resinous character. on palate there is orange, peaches, pineapple, grapefruit, hint of cream, some danky greeness and pine. not really tasting any booze here , drinking pretty cold. mouthfeel has some nice texture. overall a really exceptional and unique triple, definitely prefer this to twice baked. cheers!

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Photo of curtis6290
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Edit: upgraded from 4.38 to a strong 4.66. Definitely a top 10 DIPA contender. Sweet and juicy as you pop open the can, but the taste didn't follow through for me at first. It was a bit too sweet and bitter than I would've liked and didn't come off as fresh as I like. This is like if a carrot, a pineapple, and galaxy hops had a baby. I got more of a yeasty taste than anything upfront. It does open nicely after about 10-20 minutes and the bite starts to diminish, turning it into one of the best beers i've ever had. Easily gives King J and Very Hazy a good run for their money. By your last sip, you'll wish you had more of the juice. Solid brew, drink these in good company and fresh. I'll remember this one for a very long time.

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Photo of gatornation
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light golden/yellow color with a white head and streaking lacing. Smell is fruity & tropical, with slight malt and lemon juice. Taste is fruity with grapefruit orange and lemon its more citrus in taste vs nose tropical hops are here like papaya and mango but citrus rules. Soft mouth feel with some ABV heat but still so drinkable with a dry finish. Had 3 of the taters liked the twice baked the best, this one is still boss thou.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.78/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opaque pale peach-yellow, it looks kind of like grapefruit juice with a minimal, bubbly white collar.

The nose here starts a bit vegetal, particularly of cabbage and brocolli--they didn't take the Fully Loaded part here that seriously, did they? There is also some sweet dankness and lemon candy.

Taste is much sweeter and maltier than the previous two potato cans, ushering in lemon first on a soft, fluffy body, that again is ultra, tongue-scrubbingly dry--having this next to Taters and Fully Loaded, it became almost unbearable. Finally, a minty or basil-like dankness with lime brings to mind mojitos.

Enjoyable, but excessive to a fault. The best part of this was the excuse to enjoy a rare series of brews with great friends!

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Photo of edthehead
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hazy opaque golden appearance, fluffy sticky white head, good lacing, great tropical nose, sweet tropics on the palate, and totally full thick mouthfeel for the style. Best OH yet. This is Nectar of the gods!

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Photo of papposilenus
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 07/07/17 'later tater.' Served in a tulip. Bonus points for the overfilled can.

Pours a totally opaque, profoundly murky, mucky glass of juice with a scant finger of bubbly, sudsy, cream-coloured head. Retention is OK, leaving a fizzy cap and collar and a light, slippery sheet of lacing. Looks like crap. It's beautiful.

Smells like booze and camphor or, maybe, like a bottle of OJ that went bad in the fridge. I'm not sure how to rate that because, even though it's vaguely off-putting, it's probably exactly what the brewer(s) intended.

Taste largely follows the nose but with the booziness dialed back to an almost manageable, palatable level. Extreme levels of juiciness, macerated grapefruit and orange, pith, peel, pulp, the works, with some lime, white grape skins, chalk and codeine. After the initial onslaught, a decent biscuity malt body is very nearly barely detectable attempting to tie everything together before being utterly subsumed by massive quantities of solventy, aromatic hops held in alcohol solution.

Feel is... did I already say boozy? Smooth, creamy and mouthcoating, medium-hefty bodied with just enough carbonation to make it drinkable and not one bubble more.

Sort of a hybrid between a IIIPA and a screwdriver. At the beginning, I was a little overwhelmed and thought it was a hot, muddled mess but, after a few sips, I found my groove and really started to get into it. In fact, I think I'll have another. Time enough to check into rehab tomorrow.

A collaboration between Other Half, Monkish and Trillium. I hear these are going for a hundred bucks or more A CAN on the aftermarket in which case I'll have drunk the best part of a week's salary before I go to bed tonight. Hoo-eee!

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Photo of cfalls
4.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

from growler into tulip

L - mostly opaque, medium orange, one finger head fades to a thin layer with lots of lacing

S - fruity, citrus/mango/pineapple, "odd tropical"

T - huge fruity flavor, lots of that hard-to-describe "woody" or "mineral" flavor I often get from simcoe (no actual simcoe in the beer, btw), with some muscadine (a tangy wild grape that was common where I grew up), but just overall huge, slightly tart, green, with a moderate bitterness, and a sweetness that somehow doesn't hit up front but comes out more on the finish, just in time to balance the bitterness

F - perfect carbonation and creamy feel, but the ABV makes itself known

O - super tasty, one of the best from OH, but I knocked it a bit for having such a high ABV -- I'd like to have more than a couple of these in a sitting

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.72/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

here we are...once again...a new beer from other half that commanded so much hype that the lines wrapped around themselves and everyone with this can has a friend somewhere who spent the majority of the night on a sidewalk questioning their existence...so big thanks to fil, feet, and bllllllllll for braving the neckbeards and coming back w beer for the crew, we appreciate it more than you know, and y'all are stark raving mad.

as for the beer itself, it is a surprising slam dunk. extremely drinkable on release day boasting qualities of all three breweries - with the trademark other half bite missing from the equation. this one doesn't need to sit at all to cool off. not too green by any stretch. has that really full body that you find in monkish and the juiciness of trill and the balls of other half hops. is it my favorite beer from other half? no. but is not my favorite other half collaboration? quite possibly. all them hops delivered in a easy to drink format.


...but wait, this is 10%? must be a misprint as this drinks like a 6% single ipa. as a 10% beer from other half...this really reminds me of the third anniversary in that the abv is invisible and the flavor is packed but delicate and focussed. really killer brew. not sure if this was worth that insane wait (is any?)...but at least it is a winner. very happy to have tried and to have a 2nd can to enjoy. prost!

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