Green City
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

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New England IPA
Ranked #426
Ranked #1,759
4.26 | pDev: 5.4%
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
New York, United States
Green CityGreen City
Notes: Oat IPA with Citra, Centennial, and Simcoe.
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 166 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
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...

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of Lobina
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
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

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Photo of agreenman19
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of Tony210
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

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

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Photo of Act25
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Sprowt20
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
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

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Photo of CHickman
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap it looked like most Other Half IPA's, and it had the nice cloudy/hazy orange gold body capped off with a 2 finger off white foamy head that faded slowly and left impressive rings of foamy lacing. I drank it at Emmy Squared in Brooklyn, and it seemed super fresh. More than the nose, the taste was super hoppy with a lot of different citrus flavors coming through, along with some mild spices and floral hints. The malty backbone was timid but provided enough contrast and sweetness from what seemed like biscuit and graham cracker to make it balanced and really easy to drink. Nice feel with mild to average carbonation and very little bitterness, this brew hid the ABV well and went down smooth.

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Photo of FLima
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely this looks like a mango juice.
Nice aroma with notes of mango, sweet oranges, peaches and pleasant pine.
Flavor with notes of stone fruit, oranges, ginger, white pepper, green resin, pine and passion fruit. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium towards full body with perfect carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is disguised.
Very well-made juicy American IPA with lots of green resiny flavors, spices and tropical and citrusy notes. Outstanding and worth trying.

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Photo of jykleo
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap @Coals 0n 12/27.
A:Nice Peach, hazy colour. 1 finger of coud. Looks fine.
S:Not strong aromas. Pine, orange applicot. Aromas.
T:Pine, mango, pineapple. But not strong fruit notes as well as bitter hops notes.
M: Smooth and slightly creamy. Not Too sweet and not too bitter,
Quite well balanced. Low Carbo.
O: Fruitiness was not in front. Sweetness is also not in front. Bitterness is not in front.
But well controlled, well balanced enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rattle N Hum West in New York.

Pours a hazy orange with soft foam.

Smell is juicy and tropical with notes of mango, pineapple, tangerine and a hint of vanilla.

Taste follows the nose and ups the ante with a soft, but palpable bitterness, some earthiness and hint of licorice.Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and well carbonated.

Overall, a terrific, drinkable IPA.

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Photo of arcadeproject
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could only drink one beer for the rest of my lift, Green City would be it. The body is substantial but not too heavy; the flavor is complex but doesn't make you work to enjoy it. It's a perfect, hazy NE IPA.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe in Brooklyn, NY

Pours a densely hazy and glossy orange with a pillowy finger and a half cap.

Aroma strikes off the bat with smooth notes of oats, almost creamy but never becoming too sweet, and raw hops and pine before moving to dank citrus; sweet peach, mango, and a bit of orange zest.

Taste is both citrusy, herbal, and creamy in one of the more balanced ways I've encountered; the way it meshes so nicely in the profile really has my attention. Peach, mango, delicate pine and earthy notes, and some pineapple brightness in there as well.

Mouthfeel is so smooth and juicy. The balance carries over appropriately and the result is effortlessly, pillowy soft on the palate.

My first offering from Other Half does not disappoint whatsoever. They balance this beer's strongest elements and make something imminently sessionable and easy on the palate. I had hesitations of an IPA too "creamy" for my tastes, but this one did everything to assuage that and then some.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-cloudy tap pour with a 1 cm foam cap. The aroma is pleasantly citrus (orange) and floral. The flavor is sweet, mango and a bit of spruce. The mouthfeel is very smooth and clean. This is a treat.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 2nd beer at Dive 106, NYC. Enjoying as I watch Croatia and Denmark go into extra time at the WC round of 16.
Pours a very murky, beige straw, almost brown lime color. A thumbnail head shows average retention and yields lacing. A milkshake looking NEIPA all the way.
Aromas of tropical fruit and citrusy hops hint at juicy flavors. The malt aroma suggests honey, nuts and oats.
At first the taste has a clean malt taste, somewhat neutral with neither sweetness nor bitterness. However, soon enough, juicy flavors of pineapple, melon, grapefruit and tangerine burst through. The oats also shine; they offer a fullness of taste. A semi intense citrus sting, light pine, and mild bitterness fill both the middle palate and finish.
Medium bodied with a full and chewy malt texture. Frothy, creamy, juicy and gently carbonated.
A NEIPA through and through. Easy to drink and a good example of the style.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

so much hype around these guys, and so many new beers all the time, i wish i could keep up, but it was fun to be in the city and find this one on tap, an oat based ipa, east coast style of course, and heavily dry hopped with many of the usual suspects. in a lot of ways its not that different, and could have come from any of these highly touted dry hoppers, but from a quality standpoint its excellent, and seems to me somehow better and more complete than what a lot of others are doing with this style. its very murky from the oats, past a little starchy to almost milky looking, but its so lightly colored as to be pretty, and its frothing and alive still, as are the hops, which explode in the nose, simcoe first for me, grapefruit and pine, a classic northwestern oily complexion that somehow gets new life here, more simcoe than simcoe in a way, i dig it. some mellow citrus in there with it, lime peel, fresh lumber, white pine, wet forest, lemon candy, delicious! the flavor is right there with the nose, but the hops are tempered a little bit by the forwardness and sturdiness of the oats, it really is sort of creamy and heavy, but i enjoy the earthy grounding provided by the malt. this also has a little bitterness which is nice, still definitely juicy first, but this has some back and forth. an emulsified oil kind of feel to it, slick and frothy, its just right if you like a little heft and a little glide, which i do. fun stuff, i wish i could get my hands on more of their beers...

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Photo of mdfb79
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Murky brown-yellow cooor. Lots
Of citrus, pine, and resin. Little bitterness in the taste.

A good IPA worth getting cut sure if you like their beers, but I like a lot more of theirs better.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall this one was easy to rate. It's a really good beer. However nothing stands out that makes me think this is different than a myriad of other other half's I've had personally. When you want something tasty but you may not remember it's name.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a milky yellow-orange. Big white head leaves huge sheets of lacing. Smell is tropical fruits and a bit of resin. Taste follows. Nice smooth feel. Good NEIPA.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in 12oz snifter.

Pale straw color, cloudy, but not as thick as others in the style. The 1f white froth retained and left sweeping lacing.

Very hoppy. Lots of pineapple and other tropical fruit with a touch of citrus.

More pineapple over a light malt base. A touch of lemon.

Well carbonated, chewy medium body. Feels like rind is there. Easy and refreshing.

The oats beef it up a bit but it has a pale ale - like quality, just right.

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Photo of Jlabs
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another enjoyable NEIPA from Other Half..nice citrus and melon flavor, not bitter at all and the abv isnt noticable..medium carbination and the body is just right..had this on tap at one od the bars near work, served in a 12oz snifter glass

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

hap on tap in craft beer Kiosk in Chelsea Mkt, had all the necessities, fruity, bitter, hazy etc etc. but unless it was tap setup or older offering was just too flat, no carbonation. Dissapointed.

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Photo of Billolick
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap a time Brew and co, Bedford,NY

Typical OH NEIPA clouded pour

Sniff is all about the ripe pineapple.

On the palate it’s more smooth and tasty ripe pineapple

Fresh, tasty and quite delicious

Happy to be able to savor this one on tap

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