Space Hallucinations
Other Half Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #91
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #981
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 5.18%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
87
From:
Other Half Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  7
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: Smoothness for days with big oats and a hint of lactose accompanied by huge doses of Galaxy.
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 87 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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
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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
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CHickman from New York

4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
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
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Morning sunrise over fields of pastel grain.

S: Pure fruit slushie sensation as the sweetness is tempered by the oat.

M: Rich, creamy, decadent, med. body.

T: Peach chobani, pineapple pops and a slightly sweet papaya.

Aug 26, 2019
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MFMB from Idaho

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well it’s creamy and it’s Galaxy soooo ya! ;) pours a turbid bright straw yellow with white head. Nose is tropical with light herbal and floral qualities. Taste of tropical fruit notes. Pineapple, mango and papaya. Pith citrus and light stone fruit as well. Light herbal quality as it warms. Fairly balanced with sweet doughy malt shining through. Creamy rich body with a hoppy pithy finish.

Nov 27, 2018
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stoumi from California

4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Space Hallucinations pours a thick and creamy honey orange color with a 1-finger off white complex head. A very attractive smell with strong fruits, both tropical and citrus including ripe mango, pineapple, stone fruit, papaya and passion fruit with a hint of earthiness and pine. The taste is “oh so smooth” with a nice orange, grapefruit flavor with a fruit puree included. It's very creamy with a candied sweetness and that hint of pine bitterness.

Nov 17, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours cloudy with a honeyed hue and a one finger head; splashy lacing

Smell: Pineapple, mango, orange, kiwi and passionfruit tones

Taste: Pineapple and mango forward, with orange flavors building; through the middle a hint of kiwi emerges and passionfruit carries the palate through the swallow; moderately high bitterness and some burn from the high ABV in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; somewhat creamy with warmth in the gullet

Overall: A powerful showcase for Galaxy hops

Thanks, thirsty4beer, for the opportunity

Nov 08, 2018
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remingtonsteele1987 from California

4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy amber color with an almond color and creamy two finger head. Slight dank grass and herb in the smell along with an Asian like fruit and spice aroma. Big roasted pineapple and peach flavors with burnt orange rind, spice, resin, and sweetened vanilla cream. Full body feel with a very creamy texture. The big fruit flavors are very well balanced with the lingering hop bitterness.

Oct 31, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can sent from Beerchaeology.
Oh man, this beer is so incredible. Here's the deets :

Starts off with one of the haziest, juiciest pours I've ever seen. Thin 1/2 finger of head in my Crane Snifter.

Aroma is intensely herbal with strong fruits of banana, pear, peach, mango, dried apricot, papaya, and spice. It is SO pungent!!

Flavor likewise blows me away. It's like orange juice, grapefruit juice, and mango puree all got drunk and had a beer baby. Tons of OJ and grapefruit juice, mango, papaya, apricot, green banana, pear, and a slight lemongrass and bright herbs/grass on the finish. Wow.

Feel is like, dead on perfect. Perfect CO2 burn, really nice slickness, and the resins get out of the way quickly but make their presence known. Nice mild alcohol burn, well hidden at 10.5%.

Overall, mind blown. Other Half are artists at beermaking. You can't go back after this, beers like this ruin every other beer for you.

Aug 06, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a super hazy light orange color, with a small head and lots of sticky lacing.

This smells like super ripe mango and pineapple, with some passionfruit, weed, and pine.

You would have no idea that this is 10.5% ABV- it's crazy. It's just smooth juicy goodness here- with very little bitterness- just a hint of dank greenness. The fruit flavor is mostly creamy mango and candied pineapple. There's not much in the way of malt character.

This is medium bodied, surprisingly thick and creamy, as I didn't know this was such high ABV when I started drinking it.

This is yet another delightful IPA from one of the best producers of the haze in the country.

Jul 24, 2018
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Worcester90 from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not much to say except this is smooth, pours super cloudy and tastes like tropical fruit juice. Only complaint is the 10.5% is noticeable in the sweetness. Otherwise, it’s a Galaxy lovers dream

Jul 22, 2018
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 6/13/18, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a two finger white head.

S- Bright citrus, some lime zest, pineapple, touch of sweet malts, dank.

T- Oranges, some citrus zest, pineapples, some malt sweetness, somewhat dank.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A big and fairly drinkable 10.5% IIPA, I like it but feel it would be better dailed back some on the ABV/malt bill.

Jul 16, 2018
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6/13/18 (22 days ago)

L - 1-finger dense white head atop a super murky opaque orange body.

S - strong grapefruit, pineapple, orange, pine, touch of herb.

T - bitter grapefruit. Sweet orange. Quite dank. Smooth, clean middle. Moderate bitterness. Moderate-low sweetness. Moderate booziness.

F - medium-full body with average carb.

O - a bit boozy, but to be expected for almost 11% abv.

Jul 05, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tall can ... 6/13/18

Full on squash soup cloudy NEIPA OH pour, supports a long lasting light khaki cap, leaving great looking and extensive fine sheeting.

Ripe pineapple, mango and kiwi on the nose...yum yum yum

Completely over the top delicious, smooth, complex and awesome creation. Waves of ripe tropicals - grapefruit, pineapple, mango, kiwi, lime..all with the 10%(!) nowhere to be found on the palate, although I do feel it in the cranium...

Wonderful creation in brewing....

Jul 04, 2018
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

**
06/29/18

Can to sampler glass.

LOOK: Super thick yellow. Medium white head.

AROMA: Guava, mango, lemon, hay.
TASTE: tropical fruit....I taste some strawberry which is just awesome. cactus, leaves, pine. A decent amount of complexity for an IPA.

FEEL: super smooth and drinkable.

Awesome beer for a hot summer night with no AC.

**

Jun 30, 2018
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curtis6290 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Acquired from brewery on release day, poured into my platinum Teku. Beautiful foam that lingers and builds nicely. Deep orange, nicely blended. soft pineapple juice that is amazingly crushable. Alcohol is present (only downfall) but not overpowering. This is an mazing beer, OH really knocked this out of the park.

Jun 17, 2018
Space Hallucinations from Other Half Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 87 ratings