Beer Review: Other Half Brewing Cabbage

20170413_180457Name: Other Half Brewing Cabbage

Style: Double IPA

IBU: N/A

ABV: 7.9%

“Cabbage Imperial IPA (7.9%) hopped with Vic Secret, Motueka, Mosaic and Simcoe.”

I am making another stop on my hop tour of Northeast Breweries; this time with Other Half Brewing’s Cabbage Double IPA. Other Half is another brewery pumping out juicy hazy IPAs in the Northeast that has opened in the last 5 years. They believe that local breweries play a crucial role in their communities and for that reason opened up shop in Brooklyn, NY in 2014. Their beer has quickly become one of the most sought after in the US. They are consistently pumping out some highly rated beer, so I am looking forward to trying Cabbage their Double IPA , which they have only brewed once.

The beer pours a hazy orange amber with about an inch of white head that leaves a heavy lacing around the glass as you drink it. The nose gives notes of grapefruit, apricot, flowers, pine needles and bread. The beer tastes similar to the nose with big apricot and grapefruit notes, as well some cherry blossom and pine on the finish. The beer is smooth with a medium to full body packing tons of flavor. The beer is very easy drinking with medium carbonation, I think it is a good thing I only had one because I would be pouring myself another right now. The beer is a great representation of a Northeast Double IPA with tons of flavor. It is juicy, but balanced out nicely with some pine and bread notes. I would recommend trying to get your hands on a can but I think the only way that is going to happen would be through a trade. Regardless, check out some of the other great beers from Other Half Brewing. Cheers!

Editor’s Note: Please excuse any grammar or spelling mistakes as I am a drinking alcohol while writing since this is a beer blog after all.

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