Equinox Brewing Company
Active Beers: 66
Beer Ratings: 266
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bditty187:
3.28/5 rDev -23.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I can sum-up Equinox in one word: underwhelming.
I was thrilled to have another brewpub to visit in Fort Collins and so close to Coopersmiths as well. The vibe at Equinox wasn't working for me as it felt like an art gallery means mom & pop coffee shop. It didn't feel like a brewpub or beer place at all. It felt cozy, yes but too stuffy and not "fun." The look of the place is not a knock as the clean, modern yet woody look could be cool... I just found it to be a tad uptight and drab. Still, all can be forgiven with good beer and good service.
The service at our visit was fine, we stopped in mid-afternoon on a Friday and there were a handful of people throughout the fairly small place. We ordered three beers at the small bar in the back. The bartender was nice and quickly served us our beers. We found a table in the room next-door.
One of us got the pale ale, the other got an ESB, and I got the IPA. The pale ale was the best of the bunch. It was largely forgettable however. The ESB was off. There was an odd peatiness and yet overly caramely flavor at the finish. One even called it metallic. My IPA claimed to be 70+ but it didn't taste the part, it was too malty and sluggish. We finished our pints, paid up and left. Once outside the three of us kind of all said at once, "That was it?"
We heard the good buzz about Equinox but I didn't get it. First impressions are everything and mine was mixed at best. Bottom-line, I didn't think the beers was that great. I'll try it again next time I'm in Fort Collins but it is nothing I will recommend people to seek out.
07-29-2010 21:57:31 | More by bditty187
More User Reviews:
4.59/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Currently undergoing much needed expansion, can be very crowded on Friday and Saturday night when live music scheduled. The line can get long, try the window on the north side of the bar. The small outdoor beer garden is a great place to sit and enjoy a enjoy a great beer. Great selection of beers. Try the Space Ghost IPA, one of the best I have ever had. Jason's recipe of dunkel is also a favorite of mine. The pour staff are great. Happy to answer any questions about the beer. Friendly local hangout.
03-05-2014 14:15:43 | More by KaanKant
4.26/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
One of the best, if not the best, micros (in terms of beer quality) I have ever been too. Each beer seems crafted with an extreme amount of care and attention to detail. My only complaint would be they don't seem particularly adventurous in their brews, and usually stick to pretty recognized standards. This may also be one of their strengths though as the several beers that I've had over the last few months from Equinox have been outstanding examples of their respective styles. Can get busy and very cramped on the weekend, but the beers definitely make it worth rubbing elbows. Staff (What up Tyler?) is usually very friendly, but they will ignore you if they're talking to one another which is a little annoying. No food, but sometimes there is a cart outside.
12-10-2013 20:41:07 | More by ZoomanCru
Equinox Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO
94 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.