Photon Citrus
Equilibrium Brewery

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #309
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,594
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 4.12%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
30
From:
Equilibrium Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
89
Very Good
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy light orange with an oversized, very airy, off-white head that leaves some moderate soap-bubble lacing.

Lemon and orange citrus, honeydew and white pepper in the nose.

Orange juice, a lemon twist, pepper and toast in the taste. Citrusy bitterness in the finish. Maybe a touch of formaldehyde in the aftertaste, but it’s very light.

Full bodied for a pale ale with moderate fizz.

This is fine.

Aug 10, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a ha y orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of citrus up front including some lemon, lime, grapefruit, and orange. Some lighter floral notes in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and some bready maltiness. Mostly lemon, lime, and orange. Light-moderate bitterness. Floral notes present towards the finish

M: Light-medium bodies with moderate carbonation

O: A very good pale ale that has a big focus on the citrus. Super easy to drink. Definitely worth checking out

Jun 20, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on August 3, 2020.

Oct 12, 2020
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Eziel from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 19, 2019
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly nice pale ale, great tasting and good overall. No date printed on can. Pours a darker medium golden color with some fluffy white head and small rings of lingering lacing. Smells of fresh grapefruit and pineapple, some orange and vanilla. Also some malt and bread. Taste follows the nose, quite juicy and flavorful, good balance, smooth slightly sticky mouthfeel and good carbonation. Will have to try others from this brewery.

Aug 11, 2020
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 12, 2020
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hoponit from New York

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 23, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.09/5  rDev -1%
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

Nov 21, 2017
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Noelito76 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 26, 2017
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kniles38 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 16, 2017
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grahuba from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 05, 2017
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Jun 14, 2017
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 23, 2017
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malfunxion from New York

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 03, 2017
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Jun 01, 2017
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Hendry from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 17, 2017
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TrackcoachLVPA from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 09, 2017
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knicks19947 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 24, 2017
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smi69 from New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 25, 2017
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mkmarth from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 25, 2017
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edmiglia from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2017
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TBonez477 from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 14, 2017
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TomMorris from Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 18, 2017
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CharlesK from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 08, 2017
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Aug 14, 2018
Photon Citrus from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 30 ratings