Florida Plates
Other Half Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #420
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,776
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 8.29%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
49
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Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Imperial Spelt Cream IPA. Brewed with peach and pineapple. Citra and Simcoe hops brewed with Golden Promise, spelt, oats and lactose.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Amity83:
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Amity83 from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy IPA that looks like fruit juice. Smells like pineapple juice with peach thrown in. The smell is incredible. Mouthfeel is slightly thick and extremely juicy with a touch of bitterness. It hardly tastes like beer its so juicy. Quite enjoyable overall and I think it would please a lot of palettes. It may be too sweet for some.

Nov 19, 2017
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this beer since I was away in November - in Florida of all places. Of course, I had to have this since I was in J. Wakefield's neck of the woods for a good portion of my time away from home. To be frank, I expected this to be light and breezy but in actuality, this was wonderful stuff that grabbed my attention from the first sniff and held it until I finished this off, down to the last drop in the can!

Nice pour to this as the beer was dank, orange, and topped off with plenty of big bubbled-head that was white and fast-settling. The only (and minor) drawback of this beer was the near-nonexistent lacing but that was more than compensated by the surprisingly wondrous aroma of pineapple, orange, and peach that was just as good as anything that I've had from a Farmer's Market in these parts. The smoothness of the smell was repeated in the taste as this was one of the juiciest and boisterous beers that I've ever had. No artificial slickness or overbearing dankness here. Just pure juice that went down as smooth as something that I could squeeze here on my own. This nearly reminded me of the freshly-squeezed libations that I'd get from Hale Groves back when I'd see my family in the Sunshine State in the '80's and '90's but this did it one up as there was no acidity to speak of. Just a hint of pina colada here to give it the sweetness that had me wanting more, and reminding me that this wasn't anything that was freshly-squeezed.

The amount of alcohol here was high but I couldn't taste a drop of it. I almost expected a bit of pulp to be waiting for me on the bottom of the can but alas, there was just a hint of sediment to remind me that this was indeed, a malted barley beverage. I was so impressed with this and how juicy it was without being a cliche. After all the cold, drama, and crap that I've had to endure over the last month here, it's tempting to head south and seek out something like this in the Sunshine State. This was the best of both brewers involved and ultimately, of what a beer from Florida should be. Get this and then get away with it!

Jan 08, 2018
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WeisGuy from New York

4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 03, 2017
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 26, 2019
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joemochas from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 07, 2018
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 08, 2017
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 03, 2017
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petermethot from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 17, 2018
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SkiBum22 from New York

4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 08, 2018
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cosmicevan from New York

3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can from yesterday's releases. Tried to get myself but sold out in less than 2 hrs from open...so missed that. Good thing my boy rowmark has a brother, jason, who is the man and was able to get there in time.

Gotta say as far as looks and nose...this is the most impressive beer I've encountered. Literally fruitier than pineapple itself. Hints of peach on the nose. Sadly the magic of the nose doesn't translate as well to the taste. Make no mistake, this beer tastes exactly as.it smells with HUGE pineapple and peach but they just seem to clash a bit with the ipa underneath. The taste actually really doesnt work at all but the nose is so good that it makes up for it from the scent filling my face as i sip it...it almost makes you forgive the undrinkable flavor. This beer is like that girl who you can't tell if she is super hot or just weird looking.

Nov 18, 2017
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 18, 2017
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DerekE4750 from New York

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 28, 2017
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vfgccp from New York

4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dec 01, 2017
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deonreds from New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dec 05, 2017
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 24, 2019
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alexsergio from New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 02, 2019
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 02, 2017
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jvillefan from New York

4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jan 13, 2018
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beer456 from New York

4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer tasted like a beer pina colada. Loads of pineapple. Very nice pineapple orange coloring. The smell emanating from this beer is pure pineapple and tropical fruits. Tasty as heck.

Dec 17, 2017
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - big, billowing, offwhite head atop a murky yellow body.

S - damn. Peach, pineapple, grapefruit, cotton candy.

T - follows the nose. Super tropical. Low bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - very fruity.

Feb 17, 2019
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rdoggg from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 05, 2019
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Vivs85 from New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 10, 2017
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Bieniek30 from New York

4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 27, 2017
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bl00 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 08, 2019
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EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 24, 2017
Florida Plates from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 49 ratings