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Tremendous Ideas | Other Half Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tremendous Ideas was a collab we originally brewed with Cloudwater in Manchester, UK. Brewed with 50% Golden Promise and 50% oats and hopped heavily with Citra, Vic Secret and Huell Melon. This beer was fermented with a combo of JW Lees yeast (which can only be sourced directly from JW Lees), sent to us by Cloudwater from Manchester, and American Ale yeast.


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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,321
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
26
pDev:
8.53%
Bros Score:
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coltron23
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was yet another beer that I got at Other Half on one of their famed Saturday releases. Excited to give something a go from Cloudwater and like much of their other recent offerings, the can art was just as good as the beer on the inside. The oats and JW Lees yeast combined to give an end result that was sweet and full, nearly hiding the alcohol completely when all was said and done.

Dated 7/27 with "FRESH IDEAS" written below it, this poured and looked fresh as the liquid was a deep apricot with minimal head and even less lacing left behind on the side of my teku glass once I started to sip this. Lots of melon, orange cream, and tangerine in the nose as the oats came in in the taste. The citra gave this slickness but the oats lent themselves to a rough aspect that was counterbalanced by the melon undertone and tangerine cream that gave this a nice, understated flavor. Odd yeast and a bit of earthy, wild dankness rounded things out but this was a smooth sipper that surprised me because of how unique it tasted from start to finish.

A nice slickness was left behind as well as a bit of lactose that would remain had this actually had milk in it. Plenty of bite lingered too as the oats held on for the duration, which is not the case for every beer that has them as an ingredient! Not quite tremendous, this was a great idea that deserves another go-around in a future release!

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.47/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.01/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The OH collaboration that I was most looking forward to trying from a couple releases ago.

Pours a murky opaque gold, small head of foam, not much lace retention.

Piney and bitter but immediately met with a juicy tropical bomb of aroma that balanced this out with perfect harmony.

You get subtle tangerine combined with strong notes of grapefruit here. Even so, you get a strong hop balance, and it's so easy to drink and enjoy at 8%. I haven't had anything from Cloudwater before so it's hard to compare, but you get a lot of those quality OH characteristics that automatically give it quality looks in my opinion.

An awesome collab! Still have yet to try Enigma and DDH Cheddar from this release, but this definitely gets the edge over Bud's Life. Both great beers, but I love the aggressive hop/ citrus balance in this one.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbavi360
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of littlestevie14
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stockatron
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This one stood out for me among the many similar Other Half NE IPA juicy hop bombs. Cant exactly put my finger on what made it my favourite, but its beatifully balanced while still being agressively hoppy. Perhaps its the combined yeast .. I dont know, I dont care, love it.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Tremendous Ideas from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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