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Equinox Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Equinox AleEquinox Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-23-2002

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 24
Photo of spacecake9
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber for $3.99!
A little hoppy on the nose, nice flavor.
Another solid, drinkable beer from Lagunitas.

Photo of dabear85
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlakeAM
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A genuine pale oat ale. 8% ABV. OG 1.078. 50 IBU. Tasted 1 Pint 6 Oz bomber on March 28, 2015.

Photo of Norseman
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bdubja0
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuzzFee
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nolang84
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bottle says 8% Abv. good hop taste

Photo of Chiefy770
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint 6 Fluid Oz Bottle
Bottled on March 9th, 2015 (Julian code printed on the neck of the bottle)
Reviewed on March 21st, 2015
Served in a Laguintas Mason Jar
(8% ABV for the 2015 Release)

Eyes
Poured a hazy gold body with a slight orange glow. A white, bubbly head formed, took its fair share of time to collapse and left a decent amount of frothy lacing throughout.

Nose
Hops dominated the nose, producing pleasant notes of grapefruit. Very mild notes of grains were present, but nothing significant.

Mouth
Hops hit the tongue first. Grapefruit was the prominent taste. The hops developed an earthier taste as the malts kicked in. The malts did not play a significant role in this brew, providing a faint presence of grain. There was a detectable hit of alcohol as this brew finished out. Light, leaning toward the medium side in terms of body. Dry finish.

Notes
I paid $3.99 for a bomber of this brew...clocking in at 8% ABV. That is a steal in my mind. Easy drinking, slightly hopped-up pale ale.

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elmocoso
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

whoa! hard to keep the head down on this one. 2-fingers, hangs. Craggy surface - lunar landscape. Cloudy, gauzy yellow. max carb. Looks good.
Nose is winy malt. Grape-fruity smell? Not a fruit beer smell, though. Man i want a drink. Wow, this is exceptionally tart. That is really all i can taste. kind of disappointing. Mouthfeel is decent but drinkability suffers.

Photo of Zorro
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow brew.

Smells mildly sweet with a distinct tea scent to it.

Taste is mildly sweet with a wheat grain flavor. Mild perfume of hops gives more flavor and a slight bitterness.

Mouthfeel is OK.

A mild drinkable brew, similar to an American wheat beer in flavor and body.

Photo of chriscolby
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This has been sitting in my fridge for a little while, but doesn't seem any worse for wear.

The beer pours a light golden shade and is nearly clear. A moderate head with fine bubbles remains for a good, long while. It gives off a light malty/estery aroma with an almost bready character. The beer has a nice pale malt graininess with just enough hops for balance. There is a mild creaminess to the mouthfeel -- presumably from the oats and the somewhat light carbonation -- and the beer is full bodied. The mild aftertaste clings for awhile without really resolving itself pleasantly.

To me, this beer would benefit from a little extra crispness. As is, it seems a bit "blah" on the tongue. This, however, is a small criticism of a very good beer.

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Equinox Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.