Fluctuation | Equilibrium Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DougAtlantis on 03-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#323
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
97
pDev:
5.58%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whats_On_Tap95
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of buzzy
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - deep shade of solid orange red. Mango juice. Fluffy head with loads of lacing. Slick and shiny.

S - bright and simultaneously dank. Thick, sweaty mango tropicalia along with ripe peach, cantaloupe, and apple. A fruit bouquet.

T - juicy fruit up front with a punch of.. fruit punch? Banana mango smoothie with touches of bubblegum and cream cheese. In signature EQ fashion, the bitterness comes from the oat presence, exuding an almost sour graininess. Certainly unique.

F - floofy and light, fuzzy to the touch. Medium viscosity and a dreaminess to it.

O - hits hard from juicy fruitiness to tart tanginess. Perfectly unbalanced is what it says on the tin and I think they knew what they were doing the entire time.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shadrack
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Can from Kevin

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is an absolutely delicious ipa, and i owe a huge thanks to my brother for sending this one out from new york for me to enjoy! its fully on trend, but so much better than just about everything else out there in this style. its cloudy orange tinted when i pour it, and it holds several inches of thick white head like beaten eggs, stuff and peaky and lasting. no visible sediment but the cloudiness makes it appear quite thick and substantial. the aroma is killer, to me fresh tangerine, orange tic tacs, and even orange soda, canned mandarin oranges too, it would make sense if someone told me they added fruit to this, but i dont think thats the case. its all hops, i just have absolutely no idea which ones could have produced this striking aroma. its even more pronounced in the flavor, which might be the most impressive part of this beer overall. so often with the heavy dry hopped brews they are so aromatic but fade in the flavor, thats not the case at all here and in fact quite the opposite is true. its even more pungent in the taste, orange tic tacs and soda too, sweet for a minute, oily and rich, grounded only by the starchiness of the grain base, and barely at that. this thing is so unique, i cant even guess which hops might be responsible for such a distinctive and interesting flavor, but its awesome. seems like wheat or oats in the malt, maybe both, this is frothy and almost creamy feeling, which is great with all the orange character in this. dry and well carbonated, but i burp these one of a kind hops for awhile after the beer is gone. this was enormously impressive, my first beer from the acclaimed equilibrium. stoked to have gotten to try this one, its really special beer!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Quite different hop profile on the nose with some oniony notes, vegetal, dank, fruity but with some unique notes. Taste follows with fruity notes like melon but also chives and dill. Medium body and carbonation. Tasty and quite unique.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TSpartan4
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mig100
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Slack
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WeisGuy
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Hazy murky yellow with small white head. Has low carbonation.
Smell: Tangerine, mango, pineapple, and kumquat.
Taste: Tangerine, melon, mango, and kumquat.
Mouthfeel: Thin for s dipa.
Overall: A very good ipa from equilibrium.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sirsteve42
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fluctuation from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 97 ratings