5th Anniversary | Other Half Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with pilsner malt, malted oats and oats and hopped at 8 lbs/bbl with Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin and Citra Cryo.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 60
Photo of DefenCorps
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sam, you are too generous. From a can.

Hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is pure juice. This actually reminds me of the Triple Crush from Reubens I had a few nights back, but better. Peach, nectarine, mango, passionfruit and a little melon are present. Bitterness is minimal, and this beer is pretty clean with the focus being the fruit extraction from the hops. The palate opens juicy, incredibly so and moderately sweet, with stone fruit, citrus and tropical fruit present in gobs. Mango, passionfruit, peach, minneolas, mild honey, and some nectarine are present. A little melon even. Oat flavor, with a little vanilla, is noticeable. Sweet on the finish, this beer is silky smooth on the palate, juicy as heck, medium light in body and softly carbonated. An excellent hazy IPA, though I don't know that this needs to be a 10% beer.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy straw color with significant white head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant grapefruit that is slightly sweet. Taste is also a very pleasant grapefruit.

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Photo of stairway2heavn
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried same day, two weeks out, three weeks out, and four weeks out. More malt than last year, less bite. Plenty of juiciness. Bit of booze on backend only.
More of a 4.4 perhaps? Very good triple though, and holding up well after a month only really losing some "green" qualities (that is, hop bite).

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Soft hazy sunshine and tangerine hues with a foamy white head and ample lacing; a little lighter than expected
S: Mango, candied peach rings, and oranges
T: Bold pineapple, grapefruit, melon flavors underpinned by a subtle piney hop bite on the finish
F: Soft, pillowy, and well carbed
O: Another knock-out anniversary IPA from Other Half; not quite on the level of 4th Anniversary for me, but this one packs a punch all its own. Well done.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

L - 2-finger dense yellowish head atop a murky yellow body.

S - cotton candy, orange, herb.

T - follows the nose. Sweet candy, orange, a little dank, anise. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium-full body with average carb.

O - the anise taste knocks this down a notch.

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Photo of alextastic
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

This beer's ridiculous. Pours the pretty color you'd expect it to be; a light, creamy, almost opaque yellow with a substantial, fluffy head about 1" tall. Smells like peach sorbet topped with some sort of magical blend of pineapple, guava, and the syrup in a can of peaches. The taste, obviously, cannot quite match that level of fruitiness, but it's a nice follow up, coming across as very refreshing and bright. ABV is hidden well, drinks far too easily. If you've had the 4th anniversary, I'd say this is definitely a smoother, sweeter beer, with a fairly low level of carbonation. Wish I had more of this one, awesome stuff.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Tree House snifter; canned 02/05/19 and obtained at the brewery on its release date. Note, my friend got on line at 4:45 am when there were already at least 200 people there (thanks MB!)
A: Pours almost an cloudy, aged bronze color (graduating from lighter to darker down the bowl), with a much less than amone finger head with retention to no more than a rim and spotty lacing.
S: Caught to fruit as I poured it, bringing a tear to my eye. Full on aromas of tangerine, nectarine, pineapple and caramel. Pine and bubble gum become more evident as warms.
T: Semisweet. Palate largely follows the nose, although bitterness blends with a sweet black licorice/star anise flavor that lingers deliciously in the mouth.
M: Light to medium bodied with light to medium effervescence.
O: Just a gorgeous flavor experience. Yet another DIPA home run from Other Half. Yum!

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Teku glass. Released 7 days ago.
A: No head, sticky lace, yellow opaque mud.
S: Incredibly tropical, just dripping with fruit without being too sweet, and a serious scent of earthy bitterness. A hard candy wreathed in hops.
T: That's really good. Resinous flavors hit first and scintillate the tongue, then the main body does have some candied pineapple, hint of banana, melon, and gummy bear. Very, very long finish is heavily hopped without being aggressive or too bitter, hint of spice.
M: Not much to write home about here. Solid, balanced, hides the ABV well.
O: A killer DIPA. Absolutely exemplar of the style. You may not like it if you're not a hophead, but the nouveau styling isn't too piney or in your face. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Giantsquid
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at OH for the anniversary.

Looks basically perfect. Creamy and almost opague but clean.
Smells like a bitter hop bomb. In a good way. So much aromatic hops it’s almost overwhelming. In a good way.
Tastes like a hop bomb. Not as much residual sweetnesss as most OH kinda like a Mylar Bag. But the alcohol hits hard on the palate.
Feels pretty smooth but the alcohol still bites and there’s so much hop it doesn’t all balance out but not everything in flavor needs to be in balance. I’m actually really enjoying the effect.
Overall it’s a delicious beer but the 3rd anniversary is the winner for me for side by side comparison. But this is obvs still a very good beer. Very fun. Thanks OH for 5 years of pushing the envelope.

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5th Anniversary from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 60 ratings