Feels Like Outerspace
Other Half Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,408
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,490
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.52%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
55
From:
Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Feels Like Outerspace Imperial IPA (10.5%) is a triple IPA brewed with Golden Promise, torrefied wheat, malted wheat and oats and hopped with Galaxy, Vic Secret and El Dorado.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 55 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Booze. It's in beer and has been ever since the stuff was first brewed.

Guess what? It's in this too. Probably to too large an extent.

Not all the cans and bottles that I've had from Other Half have been so overt when it comes to their heft but this one was as it felt every bit the 10.5% ABV listed on the label. If you need to take your time with something and not have it sneak up on you, that would be a great thing but in this case, it was a distraction from what could have been a fine example of the style.

Yes, the appearance of this was nice as the turbid, murky apricot hue was in line with the heavy-handed nature of this beer. A moderate head and soft rings of lacing left behind were all in line with each other as I thought they'd be a bit thicker because of the oats, The malt and wheat presence saved this from being a drain pour since they gave this body, balance, and plenty to chew on between to shots of alcohol that accompanied each sip. Brightness from the wheat, fruity sweetness, nectar, and spelt combined with a strong melon feel to give this plenty of taste - just a shame that was drowned out by to much warm, syrupy, potent booze that forced me to take my time with this.

Canned on 4/18/18 with "ALIENS EXIST" written underneath it, this beer almost seemed from another world because of how unusual it was to the sense. In my eyes, this was an American Imperial IPA that I had quite a tough time downing. More carbonation and less nectar and honey stickiness might have saved this but as it was, this was a "one and done" that I didn't wish to have again. At least I got to add the label to my collection!

Dec 27, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one pours an exceptionally hazy orange color, looks like milk + OJ, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like hop burn, with sharp citrus, booze, and ripe fruit.

This one doesn't do it for me, but I also tend to think that most triple IPAs are unnecessary. It's syrupy and boozy, and burns a bit, with not enough juicy goodness to overcome that issue for me.

This is thick and just too much, with a fairly low level of drinkability. The booze lingers.

I don't love this, unfortunately. I usually dig most of the OH IPAs, but this didn't do it for me.

May 20, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a stemmed harmony glass.

Pours an opaque golden orange color with two fingers of creamy eggshell white head. The retention on the head is real, hanging around for millennia before settling into a thin sheet of foam. Leaves a crown of sticky cobweb lacing along the way. The perfect appearance for a NEIPA.

The aroma brings waves of tropical fruits up front: Peaches, pineapples, and overripe mangoes. Then comes the citrus; namely grapefruit, tangerines, and lemon meringue. The back end is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, bread, and a very subtle tinge of grassy pine.

The flavor flips the script a bit, bringing loads of citrus up front; grapefruit, candied orange and tangerines. Some lemon. There's plenty of peach rings and pineapple, as well as some mango and honeydew melon. Finishes bready, with a subtle honey note.

The feel is medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. The alcohol is present, but only just.

Overall, an absolutely fantastic "triple" IPA. The flavors and aromas are just exploding out of the glass, and despite the ABV this one is surprisingly drinkable. It's difficult to make a good, balanced IPA above 10%, but Other Half seems to have that down pat. No need for 'tose here.

May 10, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky orange with a thick cap of soft foam that leaves a ton of curtains on the glass. The epitome of what a NE IPA should look like.

Smell is juicy and sweet-tart. Notes of mango, passionfruit and nectarines.

Taste is intense and juicy. Big notes of mango, nectarines and citrus give way to a slight tartness and a hint of booze. Moderate bitterness and long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, soft and smooth, with good carbonation.

Overall, a terrific triple IPA, perfect look and feel and great flavors.

Jan 08, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in an 8 oz (237 ml) snifter at the Other Half Brewery in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
A: Pours a cloudy orange color (looks like pulpy OJ) with a one finger head, which resolves very quickly to a rim, so little retention. Moderate lacing.
S: Aromas of pitted fruit (sub-ripened peach), citrus (grapefruit), and tropicals (mango, pineapple). Thought there was a caramel note.
T: Sweet to semisweet. The flavors follow the aromas, but leaning more heavily on grapefruit, mango, and caramel with the addition of toast and pine. Alcohol very much in the background (until consumed). Light to moderate bitterness provides the right offset to establish balance.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinks crisp and clean.
O: Billed as a "triple IPA." A fun, complex, and highly enjoyable AIIPA from Other Half.

Dec 16, 2018
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Gajo74 from New York

4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid orange juice color with a modest head that quickly dissipates. There is some light lacing.
Aromas of freshly squeezed orange juice dominate. Notes of peaches, some lemon, floral and grassy and melon. Modest bready aroma highlights the malts.
The taste is juicy with orange pulp sweetness and bright grapefruit pith. A light and clean alcohol present but not boozy. Additional flavors of citrus peel, peach, melon, grass and pine add complexity. The malt flavors are bready and honey like. Light to moderate bitterness balances it nicely.
Medium to full bodied. A soft mouthfeel is complimented by a light crispness. The carbonation is gentle. Juicy and zesty with a light alcohol spice in the finish.
A bright and complex offering from Other Half that is quite drinkable for the high ABV.

Dec 10, 2018
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Loosecannon from New York

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Usually anything from Other Half will get 5’s across the board from me, but not this one. Distinctive alcohol aftertaste. Look and smell is incredible, however the alcohol aftertaste takes away from the smoothness of their typical “oat cream” brews. It’s still a pretty damn good imperial considering; it’s just that Other Half is the gold standard in IPA’s. And yes the power on this one will hit you like an NFL linebacker!

Dec 09, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Canned 6/26/18 (27 days ago)

L - 1-finger yellowish head atop an opaque orange body.

S - orange, grapefruit, pine, herb, melon.

T - very dank orange. Pine, dirt, hard candy. Moderate-high bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Moderate booziness.

F - medium-full body with appropriate carb.

O - a sweet, boozy monster of an ipa.

Jul 23, 2018
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El_Hern from New York

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon opening the can you get a nice swath of flowery aroma, with a subtle sweetness. First taste and and you know you're drinking a D/IPA, but it is not so overpowering on the alcohol taste. With this beer you're getting a strong, flavorful triple with fruit notes that is easy to drink but will hit you like a truck.

Jul 08, 2018
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alextastic from California

4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours on the darker side of haze, murky and dense. Head about two fingers thick, that quickly fades to a bubbly ring, with no visible lacing. Smells dank, sweet, and awesome, with notes of canned peaches, honey, ripe orange, and gummy peach rings. Not sure if this make sense, but the smell matches the color. Flavor follows suit too, and the hop blend works together nicely. Tastes like outerspace. Really enjoy the level of carbonation on this one. Not too heavy, not too light. Feels good as you sip, and has a pleasant imperial bite on the finish, yet no detectable booziness. This one tastes big in the best of ways. Huge fan of this one.

Jun 01, 2018
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 55 ratings