Other Half Brewing Co.
Centennial India Pale Ale
American IPA
New York
16oz, 4-Pack
Modest finger plus head of pure white foam, even surfaced but airy enough that retention is so-so, the lacing is very thin, however, there's lots of streaks across the glass. Hazy dark yellow hue falls short of amber, extremely large and active bubbles fill the glass while doing little once they break the surface. Fresh nose of orange peel, apricot fuzz, rock salt and resin/tar notes, it takes awhile for the damp leafiness to begin to register, smells a bit like the illicit stuff which tends to overpower more delicate floral nuances. Medium-bodied and the dryness sucks out sufficient moisture that the inherent creaminess is short lived. Never gets full-on bitter, likewise never lets loose juicy tropicality. The pink grapefruit, tangerine, lime citrus restrained and any mango, papaya flavors folded back into more straight-up apricot and peach. More baking dough than bread and cleaner here without much dankness. Finishes with pine cone, lemongrass to basil notes. Good drinkability, a bit monochrome and you kind of wish it had that one signature element. Yet, could easily throw back 2-3 cans without thinking too much about it.
4 out of 5