Green City
Other Half Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #424
ABV:
7%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,563
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 5.62%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
206
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Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  30
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Green CityGreen City
Notes: Oat IPA with Citra, Centennial, and Simcoe.
Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 206 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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dank203 from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brewed at DC brewery according to can. Pours orange woth gold hue, 1 inch of white head that sticks. overall very well balanced. lot of citrus and floral notes, very drinkable.

Mar 20, 2021
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this from the can.

A: pours a hazy golden body with thick white head with good retention.
S: smells like hip nuggets; subtle lemon notes
T: subtle, sweet earthy hop notes, with subtle lemon zest.
M: full bodied; very smooth
O: great beer; well balanced

Mar 14, 2021
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mikeinportc from New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/05/20 , so 51 days old. Let warm to ~45F +/-

Hazy orangey-gold, with one finger of creamy off-white head, that leaves a thing ring,and scattered foam on the surface.

Smell is unripe peach/peach pit, pineapple juice, grapefruit, tangerine,papaya, and a hit of creaminess. Some green onion,pine, and stronger(than from the glass) grapefruit pith from the open can.

Taste is unripe peach, grapefruit rind, very ripe, sweet-ish orange, and a hint of dried pineapple. Moderate, slightly drying bitterness, that lingers for awhile past finish.

Feel is on the thicker side of medium,initially slightly creamy, with moderate, fine, medium-sharp carbonation coming in mid-taste, and lingering past finish.

Overall, another top-notch NEIPA from Other Half. Guessing that it would be even better slightly fresher, but at 7 weeks old it's still very good.

Nov 26, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into a pint glass. Tiny freshness dating might be 11/1/20, so 3 weeks old. (Or might not). Tavour shipment.

Looks outstanding in the glass. Dirty dull orange body with a strong white head. Head shrinks to a fat ring and covering leaving excellent lacing.

Slightly musty fruit & hop aroma.

On tasting, comes off as a bit of a hybrid. Soft, hoppy, somewhat juicy. The dry hopping adds a dry slightly spicy element. Finally there is a decent bitterness, with a light grapefruit note. Liking this.

Mouth close to full, finish slight grapefruit bitterness.

Overall, very good beer, pushes the NE ipa envelope a little. Glad to have tried it.

Nov 22, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dirty, pale yellow body; murky; immensely thick and rocky white head; sheets of foam paint the glass. Fine, fresh fruit aroma highlighted with a biscuit-like tone; a light touch of oats. A dull fruitiness and bread crust flavor topped with a bold hop bitterness describes the taste; old fruit juice; a faint hint of citrus and grapefruit. Medium heavy body; velvety and dry on the palate.

I couldn't read the date on the bottom of the can, but I got it through Tavour (which already means it was a bit old to begin with) and have had it sitting around for maybe two months. And the beer still tastes good let alone looks fantastic and smells great. Oh, to only have tried this sooner....

Nov 07, 2020
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StoneTSR from Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Very cloudy orange color that leans more towards yellow than red. The head made up of tiny and very homogenous bubbles with a dozen or so large outlying bubbles was about a half inch thick and just stuck and stayed. Lacing is thick, layered, and spectacular.

S: Oddly enough, as excited as I have been to try a beer from Other Half, I was not expecting a lot due to the fact that this beer was at least two months old. I wasn't planning to even review it until I stuck my nose in. Orange peel, vanilla, and a light dose of pine hit me and changed my mind. It smells amazing.

T: The flavor did not disappoint after the high bar the nose set. That orange is aggressive, along with some melon, all the vanilla from the nose and a little more dank pine. I also detected hints of passionfruit and grapefruit, the latter of which provided just enough bitterness.

M: This could have been a very sweet beer, and it still isn't dry, but it's not overly sweet. The grapefruit on the palate balances out the vanilla for a beer that's right down the middle. The body follows suit, right down the middle medium. Great, clean finish as well.

O: Spectacular beer. Hype beer with high expectation rarely lives up to itself. This is an exception. Wow. The sum of this beer is greater than it's parts.

Oct 25, 2020
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Pentastar from New York

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy yellow with foamy white top.
Smell: Hops come through as grassy and herbal, along with citrus; lemon and orange.
Taste: Citrus peel and pith dance with darker bitter elements. Some apricot and melon.
Feel: A light spirited beer, a little less carbonated than most but good.
Overall: A nice bitter IPA.

Sep 19, 2020
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VoxRationis from New York

4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a custom Captain Lawrence, muffin top pint glass; canned 08/22/20, no code. Purchased (cold, G-d Bless Them) at Half Time, in Mamaroneck, NY.
A: Pours a hazy, golden color with two finger, pillowy, lemon chiffon head, very solid retention, and decent, if spotty, rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, honey, and very light pine.
T: Sweet to semisweet. Flavors a gorgeous melange of the nose. Solid bitterness, but still more sweet on balance.
M: Medium bodied with medium effervescence. Creamy, smooth, and luscious.
O: A solid and delicious AIPA. The blending of flavors is exceptional; this just works. This could be my favorite AIPA from OH and I have had quite a number of them.

Aug 31, 2020
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can

Pours hazy golden. White head is finely textured and retains well.

Aroma is of fresh sweet citrus, tropical fruits, bready malts, and zesty and earthy hops.

Flavor is orange citrus, citrus zest, bready malts, hemp, and earthy hops.

Medium to full body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Very good NEIPA, nice flavor. Drinks smooth, welcoming body. Could drink this regularly. Very easy to like.

Aug 29, 2020
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bret27 from California

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

can courtesy of forum8417. Don’t see date but presumably fresh.
L: light tropical juice, fluffy head with retention and lace.
S: stonefruit , honeydew.
T: Same + light malty presence, sweet.
F: juicy.
Overall: Pleasantly balanced neipa. No specific flavors dominated. Definitely tips towards sweet rather than bitter scale.

Jul 31, 2020
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, dated 7/6/20. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a heavily hazy, sort of milky straw-gold with two fingers of lathery foam. Retention is decent, leaving a thick sudsy cap and fat gobs of lacing.

The nose is relatively faint - what I’m getting is a clean, soda-like sharpness and citrus, maybe orange and lime.

Taste is in line with the aroma, sweet orange citrus and a soapy-saline-bitter baking soda-like flavour. Finishes with some lime, then a lingering grapefruit pith bitterness.

Feel is softly juicy, tongue-coating, medium bodied and amply carbonated. There is a boozy warmth in the gullet which feels a tad bigger than its stated 7% abv.

Overall, a good IPA with a bit more (welcome) bitterness than I expect from OH (i.e., typically very little). There is a peculiar macaroni or pasta water aftertaste which comes and goes which must have something to do with the oats but which I’m otherwise at a loss to account for.

Jul 24, 2020
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden hazy, some tropical aromatics. There was a lot of citrus and papaya. I am not the biggest fan of papaya but that's not to plague this one with the albatross of my disapproval. This was a good IPA.

Jul 13, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well, yeah, here we are - another offering from Other Half. And what do you know? It’s explosive like what made Alfred Nobel famous. Honestly, at this point, what would surprise me more is if I had an underwhelming offering from the boys at OH. You know, like if a Kardashian donated money to charity or something.

Yep. Maybe not world class like Candice Swanepoel in a two piece, but Candice in overhauls? Yeah, I’m still lookin’.

Jun 04, 2020
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jbarkleyb17 from New York

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. A wonderful citrus-like flavor, obviously typical of a NEIPA, but it's subtle, adding more to the overall flavor without pure bitterness. It's as good a NEIPA as I've ever had. I bought a 4 pack and gave away 2 to a friend, which I now regret.

May 25, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; deep gold in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: orange, pineapple, vanilla, and apricot;

T: follows the nose up front, then it's all apricot in the middle, then back to everything at the end; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; soft;

O: really nice; more complexity of flavor than most other NEIPAs;

Apr 28, 2020
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hops_for_thought from New York

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

Poured from a can (3/26 or 3/28, somewhat blurred) in a Teku

L: solid slightly dark/dirty orange color (what I would say is the non-creamy standard color of NEIPAs) with a great white head that sticks around for a bit. Great, thick lacing

S: soft and dank, incredibly tropical and inviting. Lots of pineapple, orange, cantaloupe, mango. Really nice aroma with a bit of citrus bite to it

T: taste follows the nose, led by mango on a nice citrusy backbone. Medium-long finish where I get a bit of citrus/hop bite with some deeper melon flavors. Sweet but in a way that welcomes a next sip more than comes off as sugary

F: very smooth, medium/high carbonation. Really coats the tongue

O: likely some grade inflation as this is one of those "changed the game" for me beers when I first had it (summer 2017?) but this is just a really great NEIPA. Not overly sweet, incredibly tropical, light in abv compared to current offerings (which is nuts), and just very drinkable

Apr 07, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Loved the label as it was green and had a representation of the New York skyline on it but this was must a bit too "green" for me to rate any higher on here. Sure, it was a good New England IPA but it was a bit too dank, weedy, and full of stone and tropical fruit for me to rate any higher on here. If you like your beers to be dank, outdoorsy, and a bit exotic, then you've found you're match here but for a regular imbiber like me, this left a bit to be desired!

Of course, this had a "green" look to it as the hue wasn't that color, but the liquid was quite dense and turbid gold with enough head topping it off as that didn't take long to settled. Most of the lacing left behind was in the some deep and soapy segments near the top half of my pint glass. Lots of green(!) apple in the nose, along with stone fruit, weedy hops, and a bit of grass as there was some guava, citrus slickness, and pineapple dankness in the taste. Smooth, relatively easygoing, and a bit deep, this went down easy when it came to consistency but was just a bit too much for me to take in at once. I'm not a huge fan of the "green" taste but I can see why this beer has the rating that it does on here!

Canned on 6/4/19, there wasn't anything left at the bottom of the liquid when I finished as there wasn't anything floating in it either. This was a nice beer to accompany their festival of the same name and a decent take on the style. Worth a go every now and again...

Mar 18, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Superfly DMC in Penfield, NY.

This one pours a fairly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like stone fruit, orange, tangerine, and mango, with some light grassiness.

This doesn't quite have the same hop burn a lot of OH IPAs have had lately - it's much smoother. Maybe it's the lack of lactose, and the fact it kind of feels like a real IPA. There's still a ton of juiciness, a touch of piney/grassy bitterness, and a very smooth and crisp bite on the finish.

This is light bodied, clean, and crisp, with a pretty high drinkability.

I definitely want more OH IPAs like this - lower ABV, not doused in lactose. I dug this.

Nov 22, 2019
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Lobina from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Loring Place in Manhattan, an excellent New England IPA. always fun to get to the East Coast and try new brews. Best beer of the trip by far.

Oct 22, 2019
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy bright orange color with some amber and dark yellow towards the center. On tap, so 1/2 finger thin white head

S: mango, tangerine, pineapple, guava, strawberry, and huge juicy apricot. Touch of sweet malt as well

T: follows the nose so close. Juicy apricot, tangerine, and mango upfront. Passionfruit and pineapple behind that. A hint of grapefruit and peach with a slight cracker note as well. Finish is sweet and juicy

M: medium, slightly fluffy with low carbonation

O: very solid NEIPA. Juicy and tropical with good hop complexity. Easy to drink fast and multiples of. Well done

Sep 18, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - OH murk with brownish rotten yellow fringes and thick haze. Nice lacing this time around. Seems like it's either fluff city or instant dissipation.

S - sweet, candied orange and grape must. Dank caramelized onions and apricot. Fresh, fruity, slightly green tropicalia.

T - papaya and apricot cream. Pineapple pith, earthy hops, and pine. Comes from a few different angles. Exhibits hop saturation that sneaks up on you, bouncing playfully between that and soft stone fruit fruitiness. Hops continue to assault into the finish, leaving things dry and lip-smacking.

F - full, creamy, and velvety. Perfect viscosity and even better given the ABV. One of the better parts about this beer.

O - on one hand, this seems simple and straightforward, a great showcase of quintessential OH haze, but on the other, it's a delightfully restrained amalgamation of underrepresented flavors (non-juicy fruits) with a smattering of whole cone hop goodness. Drinkable and full of flavor.

Aug 20, 2019
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an iridescent medium straw color, very hazy and turbid. Ample white foamy head. Aroma is of tropical fruits; pineapple, guava, mango, ample citrus. Interesting hop profile, not my favorite, but very good. Light bitterness, juicy, citrusy and dank. Carbonation is appropriate, body is on the light side. Overall a very good IPA!

8/15/19
16 oz can dated 8/5/19 - thanks Roach
4.25 rating

Aug 16, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

loved this. at bricolage park slope. which has well-paired beers to its sea cuisine.
a - built up over a cold, golden amber body spouts nice lasting lacing head.
s - Pine, orange, apricot.
t - brings on pine and balance.
f -Smooth, creamy. balanced soft.
o - lovely must try 24.

Aug 14, 2019
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Sprowt20 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The NEIPA masters at Other Half strike again! Pours a thick yellow haze with the viscosity of fruit juice. Tropical flavors are light on the nose, but heavy on the palate. The finish, however, is super clean. Hardly bitter at all. For a thick beer, it's light and goes down easy.

Mar 02, 2019
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty straight-forward but well-done Citra forward IPA: some pineapple, light citrus / orange, some grassy / mildly bitter hops on the finish, lighter body

Feb 28, 2019
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