North Brewing X Other Half Double IPA


71545955_1177342469116563_2769423555597697024_n“We are in awe of this beer! Super chuffed, humbled and proud! This is what it’s about, people coming together to create something great. During the madness of Hop City Leeds, Antony from Other Half Brewing Company squeezed us in his busy schedule to weigh in on how we should brew this beer together.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Pastel orange with a heavy haze. It manages a thumb of finely beaded white head which slowly recedes. Seeing blotchy lace as we go.

Aroma: Pretty conventional hazy IPA notes – bright citrus, stonefruits and pineapple supported by peppery spice, dank weedy herbs, pine and frosty fruits. There’s a really interesting scent which is hard to isolate…reminds us of kumquat and or mangosteen. A bit of warming booze giving the nostrils a tickle too!

Flavour: Remarkably smooth. It’s a total fruit salad upfront – everything from citrus and stonefruit to tropical fruit and melon. Nice hit of frosty fruits giving it that sugary artificial sweetness. Pine and herbal spice come through before a spike in warming booze tapers off in to a smooth and fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth and somehow approachable for an 8.3% Double IPA. Medium body. CO2 is spot on.

Overall: This is our first crack at North Brewing however this is not our first crack at Other Half! We don’t have to cast our minds back too far to recall the masterstroke they collab-brewed with Garage Project…it’s obvious these guys can brew an epic NEIPA. And yes we think the one with GP was better!