Photon Citrus | Equilibrium Brewery

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4.19/5
Exceptional
21 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TomMorris on 05-13-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
pDev:
4.06%
 
 
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Hyptochrons
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

lots of lemon and grapefruit, bright orange and grainy malts, mellow grassy green quality. overall very clean and some pleasant hoppy character.

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Photo of smi69
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Green Growler, Croton on Hudson, NY

Pours heavily clouded, minimal head and no lacing

Fruited up nose

Delicious fruity quaffer, with complex notes of oranges,tangerine, apples, pears and mango

Light and refreshing - go get some

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Photo of Noelito76
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of malfunxion
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of mkmarth
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kniles38
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler filled at the brewery.

Pours an opaque golden orange color with a finger of bright white head. The head has solid retention, leaving some splotches of lace before settling into a creamy film.

The aroma is very light, but still pleasant. There are notes of grass, lemon drop candy, and oranges. The back end has the absolute faintest hint of pine.

The taste is just straight up like biting into an orange. There's some rind and subtle pine notes, but the orange flavor is the star of the show here.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nicely crisp with a very dry finish.

Overall, a very tasty pale ale that absolutely lives up to its name. A nice, refreshing beer for a hot day.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a light and hazy golden orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like sweet tangerine, orange marmalade, pine, and grassiness.

The citrus infusion here makes for a pretty sweet and juicy beer. I'm not necessarily sure that the beer here is better than the regular base Photon, but it's still quite tasty, as we are talking about Equilibrium after all. There's a very slight bitterness, and the whole spectrum of tropical citrus character- your usual mango and pineapple and tangerine and all that. You've heard it a million times.

This is light bodied and crisp, with a surprising amount of flavor for only 4.8%. The carbonation level is normal.

I don't usually like hoppy beers that have fruit added to them, and to be real, I don't think this is an improvement on the base beer. It is very tasty, however, and that's the important part in the end.

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Photo of Stockatron
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomMorris
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photon Citrus from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 21 ratings