Product description: “Still Shinin’ India Pale Ale(6.5%) in collaboration with LIC Beer Project is a wheat and oat based IPA with tons of Citra and some Mandarina Bavaria and Cashmere hops to back it up.”
Other Half Brewing – Other Half / LIC Beer Project Still Shinin’ – 16 oz. can poured into specialty glassware – 6.5% abv.
During a recent trip to New York, I stopped by Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn to sample their latest concoctions. Everything I tried was superb with Still Shinin’ as our favorite of the evening. Luckily, they were still selling cans of their latest hazy IPA. I’ve been very happy with the latest “haze craze” for these high aroma hop, low IBU beers with my local breweries like Modern Times, Pure Project, and Burgeon (among others) making phenomenal canned versions. In a similar vein, these cans are strikingly gorgeous and also pricey at $18 for a 4-pack of 16oz cans (similar to San Diego).
The beer is a fully hazy straw golden in color with healthy foam that dwindles down after a few minutes. The aroma is similar to Dole Whip, that amazing pineapple soft serve. The flavor is sweaty and yeasty but with tons of soft pineapple juice on the front end. In the mid-palate, it is rich and filling with vanilla and herbal hop leaves. For the finish, the yeast in suspension gives this a chalkier taste and loads of green, spicy hop matter give it a sharp bite. The palate is soft, silky, buoyant, and refreshing with the 6.5% ABV not really coming into play. It’s a familiar “Northeast IPA” package that I’ve come to love.
Overall, Other Half has done a phenomenal job hopping onto the hazy IPA bandwagon. I can say with certainty that this is just as good as what we consider the best hazy IPAs in San Diego.