Other Half Brewing Co.
Double Citra Daydream Double Dry Hopped Imperial Oat Cream India Pale Ale
American Double/Imperial IPA
New York
16oz, 4-Pack
Finger plus head of basic white foam with an even surface that displays below average retention, the lacing initially forms broad streaks but has minimal stickiness. The liquid literally looks like orange juice, it's not cloudy nor hazy, it's pulped, a completely opaque yellowish color, every now and then you see a bubble rising up against the glass sides. Peppery nose, straw and hay, tar, plenty of white grapefruit zest, while green and herbaceous not really that dank, not all that floral, however, you get a consistent blast of papaya, pineapple, nectarine to star fruit scents, the textural muskiness lingers well. In the mouth it's full-bodied and dense and also feels like pulped juice, albeit with a subtle underlying carbonation. A bit more pine to flowers on offer, the white grapefruit supplemented by tangerine tones. Caramel and honeyed bread help fend off bitterness. Again, the hops are clean and bright and without much residual dankness. The mango, papaya, pineapple fruit tends to crest just through the mid-palate and mostly gone by the finish. High degree of drinkability given the ABV and no arch dryness through the end.
5 out of 5