Archive for the ‘Other Half Brewing Co.’ Category

Val and I had to go into New York City for a concert and went to the Whole Foods in Columbus Circle. The bar there had Other Half on tap, but I have never seen a food store so crowded. I got hit in the ankles at least 10 times trying to get to the bar. We stayed for a beer and then left.

otherhalfcitraequinox

ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Other Half Brewing Company was founded in 2014 by Samuel Richardson and Matt Monahan. 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. Our tap room is open to the public and we also offer tours of our brewery (by appointment).”

Random: I could never live in New York full time. I need my space.

This beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated slowly and it left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, lemon-yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with tropical fruit. Specifically, I picked up mango, papaya and guava and passionfruit. There wasn’t any malt in the nose. The taste was equally tropical with a lot of mango and passion fruit. There was a drying presence from the alcohol. There was also some crackery malt. The body was light for the style and very crisp. It had a lot of carbonation as well. The finish was lengthy with tropical hops and mango. I thought this beer was outstanding and had great hop flavor. If you haven’t tried this beer, you need to do so immediately.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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.

foreverever

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