Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Dream

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.5%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.59/5 (Top 250: #116)
- Untappd: 4.51/5
- RateBeer: 3.96/5

"Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Dream is our standard Double Mosaic dry hopped a second time with a mosaic lupulin powder. Lupulin powder is a new hop product that is similar to our standard hops but with all the extra plant filler stripped away. It’s pure hops and it’s awesome."

Pours a hazy, golden orange with a solid two fingers of white head.

The aroma is nice. Overly ripe peach, blood orange, and other sweeter fruits come through the most. A subtle dankness and herbal quality are here as is a doughy malt character.

The taste starts off with the aforementioned sweeter fruits. Peaches, pears, blood orange, cherry, and raspberry all lend a helping hand. The transition is sudden and delightful as a deliciously dank character becomes the dominant flavor. Lots of herbal notes and spices are scattered throughout with mint, tea leaves, black pepper, and even some cedar or wood. I get almost a (not quite saison) barnyard quality to this and it keeps reminding me of farmhouse ales. Maybe it's the malt or yeast strain used, but that barnyard quality won't let me escape. It has the same taste as a lot of Tree House IPA's, and that's quite the compliment.

Mouthfeel is full, but not thick or syrupy. It is easily drinkable for 8.5% with no alcohol burn. That (sorry to sound like the proverbial broken record) farmhouse quality sticks to everything, but I am not complaining.

DDH Double Mosaic Dream not only packed a ton of Mosaic into this beer, but the mouthwatering barnyard qualities added layers upon layers of complexity. This was a juicy, dank, and herbal explosion in a glass. I used to be down on Other Half beers, but their recent stuff has made me a fan and they are competing with the best in the Northeast.


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