Imperial IPA • 8.5 % ABV • Brooklyn, New York USA
Was I in for a treat when I popped into work on the 25th May to find a package sat at my desk – All wrapped up and just begging to be opened.
Contained within its cylindrical wrapping was a surprise Howler from Honest Brew. You might remember the review a did before Christmas for Honest Brew and their Howlers.
This time however, I was lucky to receive the gift of Other Half – Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale.
A beer that is doing amazingly well according to Ratebeer, currently scoring 99/97 for overall and style respectively.
This version of All Citra Everything is double dry hopped with an additional dose of Citra lupulin powder to really kick things up a notch.
Also contained was a really nice message outlining why I was lucky enough to get this beer and why it was so special!
It gives me great pleasure to crack this one open and share it’s contents with you!
All Citra Everything is a rich, murky and golden Imperial IPA which produces a massive white head and manages to stick around for some time after pouring.
The aroma initially hits you with massive amounts of juicy pineapple and passion fruit then provides smoother and sweeter notes of mango and peach.
Really clean, fresh and uplifting on the nose.
The juicy, fruity and hop forward qualities are really prominent in the flavour too. A mixture of tropical and tart fruits such as orange and passion fruit combine with the smoother and sweeter fruits including pineapple and peach. A big resin bitterness takes over at the end but settles enough to allow some sweetness to shine through which lingers for a while.
All Citra Everything is a medium bodied imperial IPA with a medium level of carbonation and a smooth body. The Higher than average ABV also offers a little warmth too.
This is one outstanding Imperial IPA which is packed to high hell with hops.
Lots of fruit throughout ranging from the tangy and tart to the smooth and sweet. There is some malt for balance and the clever bitterness at the end which is big and bold whilst settling at the right time to allow some sweetness to come through.
Once again, massive thanks to Honest Brew for sending me the amazing gift of beer!
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If you have had an opportunity to try a can then visit @biertaster and let me know what you thought of Other Half’s Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale.