Other Half Double Crushed Gems
I picked up some Other Half beers the other day because I haven’t really been drinking a lot of beer the last year or two, but the opening of Other Half has renewed my interest in beers.
Other Half is known for their IPAs and when I would travel to NYC over the last couple of years, I’d always go out looking for IPAs.
So having Other Half in the neighborhood and a pandemic going on has meant that a few trips to the brewery were in the cards.
So this is an interesting one.
As you can see, it has a nice yellow orange color to it.
I don’t know if it is unfiltered or not, but you can’t see through it.
On the nose, you get some stone fruit.
There’s a certain hop that gets used in this one that I can’t place, but I notice it because it is a newer hop or one that has become more commonly used.
It does have a hint of orange juice to it and the hint of orange on the tongue.
This is a nice beer, very drinkable.
For me, it is missing a little something that would push it into the upper reaches of beers I’ve had like Pliny the Elder, the 120 minute IPA, or Other Half’s All Green Everything.
But I could totally see this as something I’d crush during a warm afternoon on the deck because it has a very summery feel to it and with the citra hops, I’m sure that would only be enhanced by the heat.
I’m going to give this one an 85.