Triple Cream
Other Half Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #78
ABV:
10%
Score:
98
Ranked #477
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 5.36%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
143
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Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Notes: Bigger version of Cheddar Imperial IPA brewed with lactose and tons of oats then hopped with Wai-iti, Kohatu, Ekuanot, and Citra and then triple dry hopped including an all Galaxy hop final dry hop and tons of Citra lupulin powder in the second dry hop.
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DvdP from Netherlands

4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a fairly dark yet bright orange, with a dense off-white head of foam. Smells fruity, quite a bit of mango, somewhat dank. Mouthfeel is soft, very smooth, no boozyness to speak of. Taste is pretty sweet, plenty of dank melon, tiny bitter on the end.

Nov 26, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color. A large creamy head retains well and yields sticky lacing.

Hoppy for sure, however, it is the creamy oats and milky lactose that hit the nose first. This is followed by loads of fruity and herbal hops aromas. Notes of soft tropical fruit include papaya, mango, passion fruit in tandem with citrusy and stone fruit notes of orange and peach. Dank aromas of grass and pine evoke the color green.

Smooth, creamy and sweet overall, with a plethora of hops flavors and sweet alcohol spice. The soft and creamy oats and honey malts support both the hops and the prevalence of lactose, which gives it a sugary soda quality. Copious notes of tropical, citrus and stone fruit include pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, orange, peach and apricot. There are lots of herbal hops spices as well, evoking notes of pine, grass, peppery spices and bitterness in the finish. The finish is also dry with a big hops burn and alcohol warmth.

Medium to full bodied but with a lightness on its feet. Very smooth, creamy, even frothy. Juicy and sweet, even a tad too sweet and boozy. The carbonation is moderate.

I have mixed feelings about this one. I’ll rate it favorably due to its complexity of flavors and for the knockout punch it clocks me with. The downside being that I still can’t fully dig the cloying sweetness that lactose IPAs provide.

Nov 18, 2020
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Billolick from New York

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ouncer with a 10/9/20 canning date. So one month in the can.

Traditional terrific looking OH pour. Fully hazed, milkshakey, leaves a full load of all sorts great looking lacing, including world class splattered fine sheeting all over the glass.

Ripe stone fruit aromas abounding.

Delicious, complex and quite heady brew at 10%....Of course the alcohol is well hidden here, make this one dangerously tasty.

Deeply flavorful, rich and creamy, super smooth, complex, world class. Go get some

Nov 09, 2020
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Very hazy, juicy amber color, one finger white head, excellent thin lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops.

T: Tropical fruits, tangerine, orange peel, hops, juicy. The bomb!

F: Full bodied, tons of hop and tropical flavors.

O: World class ale. Delicious.

Oct 25, 2020
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a darkish yellow / orange color, minimal head that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet vanilla, orange, citrus. Almost like an orange creamsicle. Flavor is sweet vanilla, more orange and lemon, some mango and pineapple. Medium bodied and very creamy. ABV is well hidden. Overall a delicious triple IPA, would buy again.

7/23/20
17 oz can dated 7/9/20
4.75 rating

Jul 24, 2020
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can (3/18) into a small glass taster

L: hazy yellow gold, nice white head and solid lacing especially considering the abv

S: nice tropical nose, hits the notes you'd expect but nothing life changing. Mango, pineapple, orange, lemon/lime, peach. Not boozy, a little sweet

T: Nose carries through, get a good amount of sharp citrus plus pineapple. Pretty sweet, to be expected of course. As I drink it the aroma melds into a more general"tropical" and sweet note than anything nuanced. Medium finish, had this nice lasting peach note on the first few sips

F: very smooth, well carbonated, mouthfeel a little thin vs. expectations

O: a decent triple that does a great job concealing the abv (if that's your kind of thing) while also delivering some solid tropical notes. Creamy and easy to drink, but lacking anything differentiating overall. Not bad, but OH has better

Apr 03, 2020
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Orange juice body with a finger of fluffy white foam and tons of lacing, a real looker. Decently basement dank hops lead a ripe fruit bouquet: papaya, mango, lemon, peach, grapefruit, pear, pineapple and flowers. Taste is so juicy and ripe, all of those fruits plus lime, guava, pomegranate, and lactose sweetness. Lush, smooth, juicy, dank with the hops in the finish. This is a beauty by which the next generation of neipa's will be judged.

Nov 22, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid lactose brewed beer with tons of oats and various hop combinations including Wai-iti, Kohatu, Ekuanot, and Citra. Its creamy and has a great smell.

Sep 08, 2019
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mdfb79 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fruity and super smooth, very creamy body and easy to drink. Oats, fruity malts, citrus hops, and tropical fruits. Overall a good beer. Some candy and fruit and less of a hop bomb compared to their other beers but good.

Mar 30, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Even more so than my baby mama and mine’s Valentine’s night circa 2014, this thing is hog wild! I mean, just like Raul on that beautiful evening at the Ritz, OH came prepared and ready to dominate! And dominate my taste buds they did! Think of cream, then think of the creamiest of cream, then take some cream, and add it to that! It’s like Claudia Cardinale and Sophia Loren coming at me from both sides - I don’t know what to do! But nah, I got this! Woo baby...it’s lush, it’s decadent, it’s sweet (maybe a tad too sweet) but Raul ain’t complaining.

Rawhide!

Feb 22, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

L - huge offwhite head atop an opaque yellow body.

S - orange, honey, candy, floral.

T - lots of honey, candy, and floral hops. Prominent lactose. Some grapefruit. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with average carb.

O - hides the alcohol amazingly well.

Feb 17, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can. Poured out a very, cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of caramel, milk and tropical fruits. Great caramel taste with pineapple, mango and grapefruit bitterness.

Nov 26, 2018
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dleurf from New York

4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A very good beer. Pours a cloudy, dark orange. The nose is sweet and tropical. The taste further reveals tropical fruits. Notes of pineapple, guava, and orange. Very silky and smooth mouthfeel. Even at such a high abv, I barely tasted any alcohol.

Nov 18, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

another beer from these guys that would be comical and force an eye roll if it was from anyone other than these guys, i mean, triple cream triple dry hopped? thats just absurdity for the sake of it right? well, not here, it all makes perfect sense, except maybe what i perceive to be wedges of brie cheese on the label, yikes. the beer is astonishing, light and bubbly for its strength, not overly sedimented and with a beautiful white rich lather of head on it. it smells killer too, more hops than i can specifically make sense of, but its both citrusy and tropical to me, not way different than some of the others i had from them this weekend, with orange and lemony notes in the nose and a deeper, even slightly sweet tropical fruit complexion in the flavor, australia and new zealand varietals predominantly i would guess if i had to. what makes this one different, and so remarkable really, is the base, the lactose actually works to highlight the fruitiness of the hops, not just make the beer feel creamy and sweet, and all the oats give it a dry starchy earthiness that grounds the whole thing, and really supports the hops well, it would be heavy and too much without the high carbonation i think, so good call there, even though i didnt find it to be particularly boozy. impressive in its refinement for a huge multiple dry hopped hazy one too, these always feel so forced and kitchen sinky to me, but this one works incredibly well. nailed it!

Nov 14, 2018
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated 11/01/18. Served in a tulip.

Pours a thoroughly cloudy, dull orange juice colour with a finger of super-soft, creamy, ivory head. Retention is about meh but leaves a nice silky collar and a thin curtain of slippery lacing.

Fairly faint, sweet, candy-like nose of peachy yeast, orange and lemon.

Taste is dank and doughy, white dinner roll and seville orange marmalade, grass, mint, and bhang water. A bit of tingly grapefruit peel bitterness going into the finish and a very little sour booziness at the very end.

Feel is creamy-soft and smooth, medium-hefty bodied and brightly carbonated. Nice. A very slight welcome boozy warmth in the gullet.

Overall, nice. It's very obviously a big beer but it steers its 10% well, probably better than any other, similarly amped-up triples I can remember having had recently, without getting all dense and dripping. The alcohol is evident but the oats and lactose smooth everything out and the flavour profile remains clean. A well-crafted brew.

Nov 10, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky orange with a finger of white foam. Head retention is pretty good, with a pillowy appearance. Aroma is pineapple, guava, papaya, tangerine, and orange with hints of toasty, earthy malts. Malts absolutely buried by hops. Flavor profile is pineapple, papaya, tangerine, guava, and orange. Malts are whispers, and hit notes of toasty, biscuity. Hops absolutely run the show here with a heavy tropical fruit presence that is just tweaked slightly from the standard tropical fruits. It's good, just a blast of flavor. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a fuzzy, graininess that borders on 'chalky'. Overall, big flavor matches the 10% ABV. Very good for those seeking a shotgun blast of flavor, but very little nuance or refinement here.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

Nov 10, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Red Session. Aroma is sweet and fruity with dank hop notes. Taste is sweetish, citrusy and a bit astringent with a light bitterness on the finish. Really well balanced for a triple IPA.

May 31, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange pour, nice foamy head but not much residual lace

Tons or sweet citrus, some subtle lingering bitterness

Big bold, beautiful. So smooth, creamy, tropical, slightly bitter. Sweet citrus. Awesome.

Super smooth, light crisp carb, creamy

Feb 19, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 12/27/17, it pours cloudy gold yellow color with a 2+ finger white foamy head that was packed with tiny bubbles, dissipating very, very slowly and leaving incredible thick foamy lacing coating the sides, leaving rings as it went down. Looks like a glass of pineapple juice with a world class beer head. It's not just textbook NE-style IPA looks, this could be the dictionary picture for the style.

Smells of pineapple, guava, grapefruit, orange juice, lemon zest, pungent citrus hops, Razzles candy, tropical fruit, peach, faint caramel, passion fruit, light floral notes and coriander, biscuit, piney hops, more citrus and faint earthy accents. There is enough malty backbone to add balance to this hop bomb, and white the oats are stealthy the citrus hops dominate in the best way possible. Juicy. Pungent. The triple hopping is evident.

Tastes as good as it smells with pineapple, grapefruit, orange juice, guava, mango, lemon zest, dank, pungent citrus hops, Razzles candy, tropical fruit, peach, faint caramel and/or brown sugar, passion fruit, honeydew melon, dry floral hops, earthy notes, fresh cut flowers, peppery spices like coriander and white pepper, white grapes, biscuit, roasted grains or wheat bread toast with maple syrup, piney hops, more citrus fruit or citrus hops and a fruit smoothie like a mix of strawberry and pineapple. Really damn complex, I get tons of citrus hops and then the malty aspects plus the dry hopping help tie it all together. DDH beers can be over the top with dry floral hop notes, but this triple dry hopped DIPA borders on perfection.

C'mon, is this really a 10% ABV DIPA??? It's so smooth with zero sign of the high ABV, it flows down with a very creamy, buttery smooth feel that has a mild bitterness, a nice medium to thick texture, plenty of sharp citrus notes, and a great complex ending that is mostly sweet citrus fruit mixed with some bready/malty notes that showcases balance and delicious flavor. Overall an outstanding DIPA, even better for a triple hopped oat DIPA. Seek this out upon the next release, this is Other Half at it's best.

Jan 21, 2018
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's face it - Other Half puts out some stupidly good stuff.

Really good.

World-class good.

With that in mind, I had no idea that this would be one of their best offerings that I've had in quite some time. Yeah, I'm in this line nearly every Saturday and increasingly during the week as they've ramped up production upon opening their new space. This beer was so smooth and enjoyable that it was hard to find what was wrong with it and to pace myself enough to keep it in my glass for the duration of my session!

Sure, the pour was a dark apricot with plenty of perfect head to top it off, a nice murkiness, and lacing reminiscent of tree rings as I worked my way through this. Something this good shouldn't have come as a shock though it was among the better of Other Half's beers that I've cracked open recently. Lactose, oats, passion fruit, and stone fruit were in the nose but all those exploded on the palate once I gave this a sip. Balanced, full, and sweet, this had *so* much going for it as there wasn't any hop burn and just gave the impression of coming directly from the land of milk and honey since it had the best aspects of both of those notes. Soft and bright, this had a prickly mouthfeel that kept things lively as the carbonation was present just enough to scrub the flavors away, leaving me wanting the next sip.

Each one of those sips was somehow potent from start to finish, as the alcohol was strong enough to be felt but not enough to detract from feeling the full body, orange slickness, and lactose sweetness that combined for a totally unique sensory experience. Buttery in tone like a good Brie, this was amazing to behold as it warmed up as everything meshed together wonderfully. Quite possibly Other Half's best brew this year, this is a *must* for anyone wondering what the big deal is with them. Dated 9/8 on the bottom with "CUT THE CHEESE" written below it, it's hard to imagine anyone not wanting more of this after one serving!

Oct 19, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a modest head that leaves a few strands

Smell: Citrus and tropical tones, with pink grapefruit and pineapple as well as peach

Taste: Pineapple forward with the pink grapefruit tones building as well as the peach tones which soften things out; through the middle, the grapefruit pith builds in bitterness; a bit boozy, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation, with a creamy element from the oats

Overall: It is rare that I think the mouthfeel is the best thing about the beer but that is the case here; quite good, otherwise, but it is the mouthfeel that sets this one apart

Oct 15, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with lactose and oats; featuring Wai-iti, Kohatu, Ekuanot, and Citra hops; triple dry hopped with Galaxy and Citra lupulin powder... another stupid good beer from Other Half... 10% abv... Creamy, smooth, lots of tropical fruit impressions and - unsurprisingly - an oatmeal-like element... Opaque, dark fruit-juice-looking beer - let's call it dark gold... Mildly sweet, mildly bitter... Softly carbonated and lush... C'mon - you'd be a fool to pass it up...

Oct 08, 2017
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had last night. Pours insanely hazy tan color with a small tight head. Smell is pretty inviting, it's big and hoppy but I swear you can really smell creamer here. Very fresh and citrusy. Flavor is a bit all over the place. There's tons of resinous and juicy hops upfront, big malt presence with sweetness from the lactose and oats. Fusel alcohol burn in the back. Very thick beer, smooth, huge body. A cool beer to try but I wouldn't get it again.

Sep 25, 2017
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - super appetizing name I tell you hwhat. OH does a great job with that. Pours a shockingly dark murky brown. It wants to be orange, but hot damn the swamp cannot be resisted. Fluffy head that appears a darker shade or burnt orange what with all the darkness starting to peek through.

S - silky pineapple and orange. The nose is definitely smoothed out by the oats, and I suspect the flavor will be too. Candied peach and maybe a hint of licorice. Touch of vanilla orange creamsicle.

T - robust and boozey. Lupulin burns the deep recesses of my gums as grassy, earthy hops are pumped into my system. Raw grapefruit peel bitterness and a delicate oaty graininess pervades throughout. Chalky orange peel that leaves you smacking your lips as the pure hop residue just sits on your tongue. Earthy pineapple rounds out this murky assault on the senses. For how sweet, sticky, and boozey this is, it's balanced by top notch bitterness and naturally occurring flavors. Irresponsibly drinkable considering its ABV.

F - as previously mentioned, all the goddamn hops make it feel like you're drinking liquefied hops. Like, the brewer didn't use water, he just put some more hops in a juicer and used that. Chalky, tangy, a bit hot, and resinous. Toes the battery acid line that some beers cross, but stays tastefully on the drinkable side.

O - hell of a beer. Lots going on and bold without remorse. Not the best beer and a bit unbalanced, but I'm not rating this on technicals or else it'd fail for being hazy. It's an awesome brew that pushes boundaries and slaps your shit with hype galore. That was supposed to say "hops" but autocorrect got me. Gonna leave it tho because reasons obv.

Sep 23, 2017
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EMH73 from New York

4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with a quarter inch white head that was well retained but left minimal lacing. Smells of citrus fruits with some tropical notes in the background. Tastes of sweet pink grapefruit juice, pineapple, peaches and grapefruit rind. Medium bodied, ABV hidden very well, medium carbonation, plush mouth feel, medium bitterness.

Sep 15, 2017
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