Space Hallucinations
Other Half Brewing Company

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From:
Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #50
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
97
Ranked #592
Avg:
4.42 | pDev: 5.2%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
94
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 18, 2022
Added:
Jun 08, 2018
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  8
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: Smoothness for days with big oats and a hint of lactose accompanied by huge doses of Galaxy.
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Rated: 4.27 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Jul 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.52 by chiefz1 from New York

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by StanleysCup from Maryland

May 29, 2022
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Full thick creamy head on pale hazy slightly murky gold/ orange body. Soft fruity bubble gum nose. Explosive citrus, peach, papaya, banana, moderate Galaxy dank flavors. Perfectly deep velvet mouth feel. Overall an outstandingly rich DIPA from OH. Delicious and so smooth.
A favorite.
May 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hendry from Vermont

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by BeerBeast from Florida

Dec 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Drank from a 1 pt. (16 fl.oz.) can purchased at Fenway Beer Shop, Boston, MA
10/8/21
Served in a tulip

The beer poured a full bodied and completely opaque, yellow ochre hue and was topped by a finger-tall, super tight and creamy, off-white crown. The head quickly dropped to swirls atop the liquid. A spotty wall of lacing cascaded down the front of the glass and a streaky blanket stuck along the back.

The aroma was solid initially but a touch more subdued than I anticipated. Peach notes came through strongest. Perhaps some nectarine as well. Mango was also detectable. Bit of papaya too. As the beer warmed, the nose intensified. The peach presence turned sweeter and became more pronounced, as did both the mango and papaya. Touch of boozy warmth. There was a hint of dankness as well.

The flavor profile was solid initially but turned quite boozy and bitter on the back end and the finish. Peach and nectarine came through strong on the front end. Citrus notes were also detectable. Orange was most noticeable. Hint of mango. Tart lemon and pineapple notes appeared in the center. Lots of grapefruit and pithy grapefruit peel on the back end and in the finish. An intense bitterness lingered after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was perhaps the most impressive aspect of the beer. It was fuller bodied for the style. Super creamy, slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence that was spot on for the style.

While the mouthfeel on Space Hallucinations was amazing and the aroma very solid, the flavor profile was much too pithy and bitter for my palate. All in all, this is a respectable beer but definitely not on the level of most hoppy offerings by Other Half.
Nov 11, 2021
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Reviewed by ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is... actually my first canned Other Half offering! That's weird, probably. I'm not sure what their distro is like in Mass, but I haven't really seen them around frequently at all, so I'm going to assume this isn't gonna really be a regular thing. Space Hallucinations was canned on 10/8/21, meaning this can is almost a month old. Luckily, this is a big ol' TIPA, so I'm thinking it'll hold up decently well.

Pours a fairly standard but decent looking opaque orange color with a sizeable head of chalky white foam that retains loosely at about a half-finger after the initial showing of two (or so) fingers of suds. Lazy but chunky lace show and legs that don't really stand out but that are definitely there; it's kind of a par-for-the-course NEIPA approach with this one, and that should satisfy most people who would be grabbing this one from their local store.

The nose has a lot of candied grapefruit, some red grape skin, notes of cannabis and dank earthiness, and a light mango sniff coming out as it opens up a bit. It's definitely a prominent and well-defined smell, dealing out a good amount of complexity while also making the ethanol presence known. Triple dry-hopped with Galaxy, it seems, and that hop doesn't feel like its usual self here. Could be that the month this has had on it has tampered with its typical profile, but it's still a beast in its own right. I'm not really sure about Other Half's weird "oat cream IPA" nomenclature, but I think it means they use lactose and a lot of oats. Not exactly novel or anything these days, but there is a hint of vanilla-like creaminess in the nose as well.

Tasty stuff, and definitely filling with a strong booziness and flavors of passion fruit, mango, and caramel-like malts backed up by dankness and a light earthy undertone. Soft and smooth profile with a little heat in the swallow. More ripe papaya and melon-like flavors coming out as it warms. This is a decent-enough TIPA that I would've probably liked to have had a bit fresher. However, it seems like a sticking point that breweries can't get beers like this to stay "fresh" for longer than a couple weeks. There's definitely something to be said for shelf stability, after all. Oh well.
Nov 04, 2021
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Rated by entheos from California

3.58/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
It’s really good, but boozy.
Nov 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Oct 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 16 days ago. Brewed at Brooklyn location

Suuuuper grape and mango forward, with a decent amount of that Galaxy-induced green onion/sweaty character. Explosively aromatic. Tasted more like El Dorado or Nelson than a Galaxy single-hop, interestingly. Quite sweet, which made all the flavors candy-like. Soft mouthfeel and very drinkable for the ABV

87/100
Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a thick, hazy golden orange color, perfect foamy head. Aroma is citrusy, lots of lemon and orange, some mango, a little boozy. Flavor is sweet mango, lemon and orange, tropical fruit. Delicious. Thick and creamy texture. Overall a delicious, massive beer.

10/10/21
16 oz can dated 8/20/21
4.5 rating
Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by Belthorm from Pennsylvania

Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by jdhops from Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Canned 8/20/21 at Brooklyn.

L: Pours an opaque yellow-orange with a thin creamy white head that quickly dissipates, except around the rim. Incredibly thin coating of lacing.

S: Aromas of orange, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, tangerine, ripe peach, and lemon/lime. And a touch of alcohol. Lots going on here, although nothing dominates. The ripe peach emerges beatifully as the beer warms.

T: Tropical fruit up front, then the citrus joins in a tasty melange. Finishes slightly dry and bitter. Some late warmth, as expected with the ABV. But not much.

F: Medium to low carbonation. Mouthfeel is pleasantly lighter than expected.

O: An outstanding TIPA. Full-flavored without being sweet or hot.
Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by Dgman8053 from New York

Jul 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by ptat from Delaware

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy orange with soft, fluffy head.

Smell is juicy and sweet with notes of mango, blood orange, pineapple, booze and some toffee.

Taste is intense, sweet, jucy and boozy. Notes of mango, orange, peach juice and bit of caramel. Quite drinkable and balanced despite it's heft.

Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and well carbonated.

Overall, a great TIPA, toeing the line between too much and balanced.
Feb 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Jan 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by Cmm1985 from Nebraska

Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by JapDK from Denmark

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 10/12/2020. 473ml can.

Three weeks old it still tastes fresh. Very creamy and juicy. The high abv is noticable but not unpleasant. This is what you want from a TIPA.
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Nov 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Nov 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by dalevins10 from New Jersey

Oct 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by Khaack from New York

Aug 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by crobinso from Colorado

Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.32 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by kush0687 from Connecticut

Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by petewheeler from Maryland

Aug 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.68 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Feb 03, 2020
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
After reviewing 300 beers from Other Half on here, I keep coming back to them because their brews are tasty, accessible, and always have just enough nuance relative to everything else that I've had from them. That was the case with this brew as it was amazingly smooth and flavorful for being so strong. Much of this was typical but for being a Triple / Imperial brew, it sure came across as something that I'd reach for during a random session!

This poured a muddled honey with plenty of head to top it off, as a ton of webbed lacing was left behind. Several small rings stood out among the suds as this beer head the initial appearance of being full-bodied. That was confirmed in the taste as the aroma contained lots of oats, cream, lactose, and orange. The taste really opened up with cracker, peach, apricot, dank hops, and ripe tropical fruit coming into play. Slick, sweet, and dank in the back, this had a wonderful depth as everything melded together nicely from the get-go. It's not often that I say that about a beer on here!

Yes, this was potent and the booze made itself known as I could feel a pronounced buzz well before I finished this off. That wasn't a detraction for this beer as the body was full and the carbonation was spot-on - allowing the flavors to shine while keeping them from lingering too long. Some beers don't stand out in one particular area but shine in many, and this was one of those. The orange juice mouthfeel tied everything in together and gave this the sweetness that smoothed out the rough edges. Canned on 10/17/18 with "1ST ALL-TEAM ASTRONAUT" written underneath that, I was really impressed with this - from the label, down to the last sip. It's a beer like this that has me coming back to Other Half time and time again!
Jan 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Dec 11, 2019
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Reviewed by TheBrewsky from California

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned 8/14/19
L: Murky light yellow in color with complete opacity. Looks milky and murky, and the coloring is great. About a finger of head and moderate lacing.
S: Lemon, orange, pineapple and hints of lactose sweetness. Smells very sweet and inviting. Zero booze warmth on the nose.
T: Delicious. Loads of ripe fruit, namely orange, pineapple and peach with hints of mango. The lactose is prevalent adding a welcomed sweetness. The beer taste sweet, but it isn't the sort of boozy syrupy sweetness that is common in TIPAs. The lactose adds an additional layer of complexity to the profile that I feel really works here. Mild hop presence at the finish, but I could not necessarily recognize it as being Galaxy.
F: Medium in body, medium to heavy in weight. Low carbonation, very minimal booze presence. Smooth and creamy.
O: One of the smoothest TIPAs I've had, and one of my favorite brews I have had lately from Other Half. The flavor, look and feel is all there. Plus, the can art is colorful and nice to look at. I am very glad to try, and I would drink again/recommend. Cheers!
Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by AD17 from New Jersey

Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Canned 10/15/19, It pours cloudy orange color with a dense 2+ finger thick khaki colored head that was packed with very tiny bubbles. The head faded very, very slowly and left excellent foamy lacing rings that didn’t move at all. Another great looking brew by OH.

“Smoothness for days with big oats and a hint of lactose accompanied by huge doses of Galaxy.” That about sums up how tasty and enjoyable this was. The nose was tropical smelling with pineapple, guava, tangerine, passion fruit, apricot, mango, orange juice, graham cracker, caramel and buttery biscuit. The sweetness of the aroma is not over the top as the mix of citrus hops and tropical fruit keep it complex and enjoyable.

Real nice flavor which matches the nose in every way listed in the paragraph above. Add in red grapefruit, orange and some malty sweetness and this beer does an outstanding job of hiding the 10.5% ABV. The oats and lactose smoothed this out so well that this was session-able IMO.
Oct 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by raycoll from New York

Oct 20, 2019
Space Hallucinations from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 118 ratings