Fluctuation | Equilibrium Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.47/5
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90 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DougAtlantis on 03-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#795
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
90
pDev:
5.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by plaid75:
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4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler purchased from the source.

This one pours a dark hazy and thick looking orange, with a small white head, and lots of lacing.

This smells ridiculous, like freshly squeezed orange pineapple juice, dank weed, crackery malt, and mango.

This is just absurd, there's so much hop flavor packed in here, like fresh squeezed hops, basically. There's wonderful creamy mango and orange pineapple hop flavor, with minimal but supportive malt character, and a nice herbal and green bitterness on the finish.

This has a really creamy mouthfeel, with a good level of carbonation, and a surprisingly high level of drinkability.

Equilibrium are a bunch of wizards.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on draught at the brewery. 12 oz. pour in a goblet. It pours a pretty, opaque yellow-orange color with a foamy, milk-white head and amazing lacing that coated the glass and retained its integrity through the pour. This is as pretty a pour as any NE IPA. The nose features lemon, grapefruit, ripe melon, and floral hops. The taste is luscious: lemon, grapefruit, sweet tropical fruit, and a touch of vanilla. It finishes with a slight bitterness. There is no strong hop taste. The flavors are fresh and they blend wonderfully. I love the mouth feel: it is creamy, almost viscous, with pleasant carbonation. It's simply a pleasure to drink. Overall, this is one of the best DIPA's I've had in a long time. It's delicious and has the perfect feel. There aren't a lot of reviews yet but I think the BA Score on this one is way too low. This is a World Class DIPA. I wish they had more cans left!

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Billolick
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can w/o canning date info

Typical EQ over the top turbid juice bomb look going on here

Juiced up tropical sniff

Loaded with orange juice, mango, some peppery spice, pineapple as well...full on NE IPA...tropical all the way...more fine beer from EQ, well worth seeking out this and other of their beers

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Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avas
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MalterNate
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.88/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
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 fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jjwilli2
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KingforaDay
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mineo
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScaryEd
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 oz growler filled at the brewery.

Pours an opaque orange color with 2-fingers of creamy white head. The head settles into a film that rests atop the beer, leaving an asinine amount of lacing as it goes.

You ever been slapped across the face by a mango? That's essentially the aroma here. There's some pineapple and melon, as well as plenty of oranges. But this aroma is a mango Armageddon.

The flavor is delicious, though a bit less balanced than I had hoped. Sweet citrus and pineapple, followed by mangoes and orange sherbet. Very low on bitterness.

The feel is medium bodied with relatively low carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Soft like a pillow. The alcohol is hidden well, and makes for a highly drinkable brew.

Overall, an outstanding DIPA that is exceptionally tasty and drinkable. What it lacks in balance it more than makes up for in flavor. Very well done.

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Photo of Mjmoney23
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WeisGuy
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Fluctuation from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 90 ratings