Photon | Equilibrium Brewery

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4.19/5
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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:
#3,151
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
76
pDev:
7.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Photo of FBarber
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TedStrosser
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the growler into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy golden-apricot with a 1-finger white head on top. Good amount of sheets of lace on the glass.

S: Very strong nose for an APA: Juicy tropical fruit, with ripe mango, papaya and pineapple.

T: Follows the nose, with a big rush of pineapple juice and tropical fruit in general, then a bit of citrus (oranges, tangerines) and ripe apricot or under-ripe peach. Finishes with a faint piney bitterness that provides a bit of balance.

M: Felt a bit thin at first, but after a few sips, I no longer feel that way. Juicy in feel, call it medium in heft, maybe a touch lighter.

O: Really good stuff - a nice NE-style APA. Packs a lot of flavor into a sub-5% ABV beer.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kuges
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psychgawsple
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edmiglia
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent session from equilibrium. Nice aroma with nice lacing. Easily crushable. Light but full of flavor. Big fan of equilibrium look forward to more from them.

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Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photon from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 76 ratings