Other Half Forever Ever

Posted: June 9, 2016 in American IPA, Other Half Brewing Co., Reviews

Val and I went to Brooklyn awhile back and she took me to Other Half. Unfortunately, it was so crowded that we couldn’t even get in the door. So, we headed to the bar at Whole Foods in Gowanus, who had this on tap.


ABV: 4.7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Other Half Brewing Company was founded in 2014 by Samuel Richardson and Matt Manahan. We brew craft beers for draft consumption, bottles, and cans in limited release. We believe local breweries play an important role in their communities which is why, despite the challenges of running a brewery in NYC, we couldn’t choose anywhere but Brooklyn as our home’ The brewery is located on the edge of Carroll Gardens, only two blocks from the subway.”

Random: I have never seen a brewery so busy as Other Half.

This beer poured with a one finger, pillowy white head. It hung around for awhile and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was very cloudy and bright orange. Because of the cloudiness, there wasn’t much carbonation apparent. The nose was fragrant with the expected pine hops. It also had some herbal notes with a hint of orange peel and floral perfume. I couldn’t place the exact flower that it was, maybe lilac? The taste started with pine, but it was definitely towards a pine resin note. I didn’t pick up much of the citrus or the floral note, just really oily pine needles. It was quickly followed up by pale malt that gave it some balance and body. The body was thicker than I’m used to for a session IPA, which is a good thing. It had plenty of carbonation and went down easily. The finish was sticky with pine oil and needles. For my first beer from Other Half, I thought this was an exceptional example of a session IPA and wouldn’t hesitate in having it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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