Harvester Of Simcoe | Equilibrium Brewery

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4.35/5
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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): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harvester of Simcoe has aromas of passion fruit, bright pine, berry and earth, followed by some bready notes. The taste is a creamy pine flavor supported by tropical notes and a firm but rounded bitterness.

Added by TomMorris on 09-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,026
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
40
pDev:
5.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Bruno74200
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - hazy yellow one finger head some sediment

S - dank,overiped mango, passion fruit, peach

T - cannabis, peach, mango, bitter orange

M - juicy

O - an enjoyable neipa. Dull at fridge temp. Nice when it warms up

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JmanEspresso
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 32oz Crowler a few hours after purchase. Poured into a Teku style glass, this beer pours a HAZY, almost perfect orange juice color. Think Sunny D, but with a hint of molasses added to darken the color a hint. Nice solid creamy head that leaves adequate lacing.

The Aroma on this beer is BIG. Its not overly complex, I get mostly Mango and Pineapple, and in a really big way. Let someone unfamiliar with the style smell this beer and the result is amazement at the fruity aroma.

Taste is just, well, JUICE. This is one of the juiciest NEIPA style beers Ive ever had. Its straight Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit. There is a little bit of pine dankness to the finish, but its subtle, and welcomed. The other main point, is the mouthfeel. Equilibrium does this part of the beer very well. This is a creamy beer. I go back to my original mention of Sunny D. This beer 100% has that Sunny D creamyness.

This is honestly a world class beer. In the world of the New England IPA, this is a beer that deserves the hype of Heady Topper or Julius, or any other major hyped NEIPA. This one is a MAJOR winner.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NextBestThing
3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

OK this beer is not what I would normally have expected from what I had been told by others. I anticipated a Heady Topper knock-off but got an inferior version of any number of Tree House juice bombs.

This is a relatively dark and definitely hazy beer. I'm pouring this from a crowler into a pint glass and getting a burnt orange, hazy beer with 1/8 inch of impersistent head of foam. Looks quite a bit like a Heady, maybe darker, but minus the head. I can smell the standard collection of tropical fruit descriptors as soon as I pour the beer. Very good nose, in my opinion the most pleasant characteristic of this beer. I like it.

Taste essentially follows the nose, but what I am getting is overripe mango with the emphasis on over. It's not bad but it's indelicate. What I do like and what I have unfortunately found in the last 2 or 3 cannings of Heady and not in this beer is unpleasant bitterness on the back palate. The taste is consistent all the way down. The type of beer anyone can drink and find perfectly inoffensive. Again - think Tree House although I find this a click beneath equivalent-ish beers from Tree House in terms of the overall experience. Mouthfeel is medium and presents no problem. I find this beer neither negative nor exceptionally positive in this regard.

This is a good beer. I hate the 32 ounce format but if it's all I'm drinking I can live with it. NOT bitter. Recommend.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber orange with thick head, lots of retention. Tons of citrus, grapefruit in nose. Taste is all citrus, tropical fruit - grapefruit, blood orange - creamy and reminiscent of orange and cream ice cream. Finishes with some malt balance and warm alcohol finish. Drinks very smooth. Very very good DIPA.

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Photo of Jbavi360
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, deep amber coloration, turning bright orange when backlit, with a medium, frothy head. Smell is bright and juicy, with zesty notes of citrus fruit: grapefruit, tangerine, lime and light tropical notes: mango, papaya. Just a hint of pine coming through as well. Taste follows the nose, with a very hoppy character and just a tiny hint of biscuity malt coming through. Quite juicy and zesty notes of citrus fruit: grapefruit, tangerine, lime, complemented nicely by slight tropical notes of mango and papaya, with the slightest hint of pine Finishes with a light bitterness followed by a strong, almost acidic citrus zestiness that lingers on the palate in the aftertaste. Smooth, soft mouthfeel with a light/medium body and lively carbonation. There's more to this than just the awesome, Metallica-inspired name. A very bright and zesty Neipa that makes what it lacks in bitterness up with a quite pleasant citrus acidity.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released 12/16/17; drank 1/14/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge white head; a thick, impenetrable wall of lace.

Dry grass, orange citrus, faint banana & faint cane sugar notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus, cream & faint cane sugar flavors up front; dry wheat & faint baking soda notes on the finish. As this warmed, faint booze heat notes emerged.

Better than the other Equilibrium's I've had so far; less dry/bitter & less baking soda notes. Still not amazing, but one I'd have again.

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4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

This smells absolutely fantastic- almost Hill Farmstead-esque in that sort of zesty and bright aroma. It reeks of Simcoe in the best way- with sugared grapefruit, clean and zesty pine, passionfruit, and mango. The aroma just explodes out here.

The taste is pretty solid, but not quite what the aroma promised. There's a nice bitterness here, as to be expected from Simcoe hops, plus sweet citrusy goodness- orange and grapefruit. There's a nice little sweetness, but it plays off nicely against the bitterness. Simcoe is a great hop to be used on it's own, and Equilibrium capably handled it here.

This is light bodied, crisp and very clean, with a good level of carbonation. There's no sign of the booze anywhere here, which is amazing for 8.8%.

These guys are turning into one of the best breweries in NYS. Once they move a little past the IPA factory vibe they've been putting out- they'll get even better.

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Photo of jhlosito75
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Harvester Of Simcoe from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 40 ratings