Spicy Meatball
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

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American Imperial IPA
4.29 | pDev: 5.59%
Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: Spicy Meatball Imperial IPA (8.6%) collab with Cellarmaker Brewing is a delightful mix of some of our favorite Southern Hemisphere hops: Galaxy, Vic Secret, Motueka and Wai-iti balanced out with some good old fashioned oats.
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Photo of StJamesGate
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pure milk; melon, lychee, + anise, with greasy herbal + grass; shortbread, then papaya, sneaky mint oil, apricot baby food, honeysuckle, grass + lemon chiffon; creamy but dry.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4.25

Galaxy, Vic Secret, Motueka, + Wai-iti

Paler than usual with a light, delicate nose. That follows in the taste - a noble spice (Motueka, most likely) undercurrent, though there’s Vic Secret menthol, too. “Not shouty” sez Simon, and I agree - subtle. Not the usual OH; I’m curious what Cellarmaker brought to the table.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is a hazy gold, with minimal head in this 5oz taster glass, and not much residual lace.

The nose features sweet tropical fruit, ripe mango and pineapple, with a balancing malt presence. Very smooth.

The flavors continue with a balance of sweet and hoppy. Ripe tropicality make a return, but this time with a good earthy, subtly piney hop presence that cuts through this supremely smooth Imperial.

Body is a good medium thickness, with a present but not unsettling carb. Predominantly creamy and juicy.

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Photo of larryi86
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you CanConPhilly for this
16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head

S- Mangoes, oranges, peaches, some citrus zest, mild spicy earthiness and a little dank

T- Tropical fruits, some mango, melons, citrus zest, some peach, touch of oats, earthy bitterness.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A really good IIPA, great balance, very drinkable.

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Photo of thebeers
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super cloudy pale yellow-orange with a finger-and-a-half of dense near-white head. Possibly the most smoothie-like NEIPA I've seen. The head leaves heavy lacing.

Huge peach, mango and cream in the nose with a strong herbal undertone and hint of white pepper.

Not as fruity tasting as the nose suggests. There's more orange juice citrus, a continuation of the herbal element, a sloppy wet kiss of alcohol and some fairly strong bitterness that lasts into the aftertaste.

Mildly creamy feel with a nice seltzer-like fizz cutting through.

This is not entirely unlike a screwdriver with bitters and herbs. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of jhavs
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a big hazy DIPA collaboration from two breweries known for their IPA game.

Beer is hazy straw, grapefruit juice in appearance. Thin foamy head that settles into thin collar and leaves sticky foam lacing.

Aroma is ripe tropical fruits, peach and grapefruit. Zesty, and additional earthy hops.

Flavor is sweet tropical hop juice with a big backing of earthy resins and pine. Fresh peach flesh, sweet grapefruit juice and zest.

Moderate carbonation with a little bit over medium body.

Tasty brew, smooth, sweet, enough bitterness to balance things out somewhat.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Spicy Meatball - Other Half feat. Cellarmaker
IIPA - 8.6% abv
Purchased for $22/4 pack
Canned 5/3/18 (10 days ago)

L - 2.5 finger pillowy, yellow-white high-density head takes minutes to even budge. Body is a murky, dirty brown-orange. If this was supposed to look like meatballs, then mission accomplished.

S - grapefruit, papaya, pine, slight dankness. A little floral.

T - surprisingly bitter grapefruit. I assume this is Cellarmaker’s influence. A slightly dank middle, mixed with pine and dirt. A spicy kick (yeast burn?) on the finish. Zero sweetness, moderate bitterness, low booziness.

F - typical medium body, with slightly higher carb than usual for OH.

O - I like the OH / Cellarmaker combo. The increased bitterness makes this a delight that won’t offend old-school ipa lovers. Still hazy and creamy though.

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Spicy Meatball from Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 36 ratings