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First, Jim Boyd pops the cap on a bottle of Pacifico.
He pours a couple of ounces into a small cup.
“That’s the base,” he says. It is bright, light bodied, and it has little aroma.
He squeezes a few drops from a vial. “How much mouthfeel do you want?” he asks. This addition certainly adds texture.
He pours another, adding drops from a second vial. This sample is hazy.
Once again, he fills a cup, adding a few drops from a third vial. The result smells and tastes of New World hops.
Then he combines the three pours. The blend doesn’t taste like Other Half HDHC Dense, but compared to Pacifico, it is a good-sized step in that direction.