One of Other Half Brewing’s earliest double IPA offerings back in 2014 was their Green Diamonds. Towards the end of 2014, Other Half teased the beer community with a photo of their prototype Green Diamond cans. It wouldn’t be until a few months later, in February 2015, that the Green Diamond cans were released to the public. Now on their third canning of this beer, I have finally got a chance to write a review for it.
One of the most striking aspect of this beer is the design on the can. Other Half got local NYC designers Small Stuff to create the design. They are also responsible for the amazing design on the Other Half Hop Showers can.
This 9.2% ABV Double IPA is brewed with Australian Galaxy hops which can impart flavors of passion fruit, citrus, melon, and black currant. Other Half doubles down on the fruity hop flavor by adding Amarillo hops. This is all balanced out with Golden Promise malt.
Appearance: Golden Orange
Aroma: Fruity, Citrus, Piney
Taste: The lovely tropical taste of Galaxy hops mixed with Amarillo. Smooth bitterness on the back end with slight astringency.
Mouthfeel: Medium Body. Typical DIPA.
Overall. One of OH’s best beers.
So here’s to drinking more Green Diamonds in the future!