Photon | Equilibrium Brewery

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4.18/5
Exceptional
95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Equilibrium Brewery
New York, United States
eqbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Photon is our light and crushable American Pale Ale loaded with pacific northwest hops. It pours a very hazy orange, releasing well-blended notes of apricot, tangerine, peach, mango, and pineapple. It tastes of soft juicy tropical fruits, hop resins, and a hint of biscuit. A smooth rounded bitterness with a touch of dryness ensures you’re ready for the next sip. This drinking experience is further enhanced with a soft and billowy mouth-feel that has made this the go to ale for the EQ crew, especially when a productive day needs to follow a fun night.

Added by WillieThreebiers on 11-14-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,648
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
95
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of agreenman19
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - warming fireplace orange with a floofy head. Inviting.

S - lemon candy and grassy pineapple. Fresh and bright and tropical.

T - bright is a great descriptor. Light and gentle green citrus fruits a la tangerine, nectarine, lemon, and a hint of lime. Pithy pineapple and a gritty hoppy residue..ness. Gentle all around and crazy refreshing.

F - just as light as the flavor suggests. Low carbonation, but an overall energetic fluffiness. Well done.

O - this is a great post-beer beer. Light and refreshing with amicable citrus flavors that aren't too sweet, and far from too bitter.

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Photo of buzzy
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jdotbrone
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light orange with a very well retained inch and a half white head that left tons of lacing. Smells predominately of tropical fruits with a bit of citrus and malts. Tastes of peach, mango, sweet oranges, pineapple, some bready malts and just a touch of grass. Medium bodied and carbonated, slightly dry finish. Amazing beer at 4.8% ABV.

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Photo of Teames95
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of the tastiest pales I’ve had. Bags of flavour for the abv and fantastic mouthfeel which belies the style. Brewing some great stuff of late they are

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Photo of allentownpaguy
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bootdown21
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knickfan3
3.54/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Big_V
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale orange with a finger of bright white head. Decent lacing.

Creamy citrus in the nose with a little peach behind.

More peach-forward in the taste, still somewhat on the light side, with an earthy, tea-like quality added to the mix. Very little bitterness, with a lightly fruity finish.

Light bodied with strong carbonation.

The tea quality here isn't to my personal taste, but this is still a very solid take on a delicate, refreshing, NE-style pale ale.

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Photo of ivyman
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moestavern
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light matte orange color. Completely opaque Thick frothy white head dissipates slowly leaving behind a residual layer of sudsy foam and tons of white lacing. Gorgeous looking beer.

Aroma has notes of tropical fruits, orange, mango, and peach. Incredibly aromatic and pungent - especially for an APA. Quite nice!

Flavor has notes of orange, mango, peach, biscuit malt backbone with some light hop notes. There is a touch of grassy hops on the finish but no real bitterness. Very nice depth of flavor for an APA - really it drinks like an IPA. Hint of sweetness to the beer that compliments it quite well.

Feel is full bodied for an APA with a moderate amount of carbonation. As you drink the beer the finish starts to dry the mouth out a bit and it takes on a drier finish.

Overall its a fantastic APA - just everything you'd want in a low ABV beer - lots of flavor and aroma while being easy drinking.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TedStrosser
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photon from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 95 ratings