Equilibrium Brewery

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American IPA
Ranked #690
Ranked #7,403
4.17 | pDev: 6.24%
Equilibrium Brewery
New York, United States
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 33 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark orange with two fingers of white foam. Orange, clementine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, nectarine, and melon in the taste, smell has most less intensely except pineapple and orange. Generally juicy and hazy yet clean very crushable, good hop textures through out. All around good ipa

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REVZEB from Illinois, May 27, 2020
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3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a typical hazy IPA. Good mouthfeel for the abv. Aroma is citrus. Taste follows aroma. Good IPA for sure, but another overrated IPA from this brewery.

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Drank from Illinois, May 24, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 5/1/20; drank 5/14/20 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big white head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Dry grass, grapefruit & faint cream of wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Cream, lemon, dry grass & grapefruit peel flavors.

A bit abrasive, but drinkable in a pinch. Not one I'll seek out again.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, May 15, 2020
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3.39/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Is this what's passing for a good brewery and beer these days? I'm glad I didn't know about the scores on here for this beer before I tried it, because my wife and I both agree that this beer is thoroughly nothing special. I'm not saying it's bad. I'm just saying it's not worth a 4+/5 in any rating category. It's slightly above average.

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tkdchampxi from New Jersey, May 08, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a yellowish color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very good aroma of hops, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, malt, and melon.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish; not a big factor), some citrus fruit (orange and grapefruit, in particular), a light hint of melon, a decent amount of hops (not overdone, but definitely present), and some tropical fruit (papaya and mango). This is a zesty, light, and sweet flavor. It's terribly well-balanced and focused.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A rock solid, easy to drink IPA. Worth a try.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Apr 30, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- 16oz can pours into a pint glass with a fairly hazy pale yellow hue. The head rises quickly to a finger high with a creamy consistency and fairly good retention. Lacing begins right away with some small webs and then some drizzle beneath.

S- Fresh, ripe and juicy hops play that line between tropical nectar and dank weed with a hint of citrus fruit in there as well. Melon, bubble gum and papaya leads into notes of tangerine, cantaloupe, peach, nectarine and floral hops. Suggests moderate sweetness and light malt hints.

T- Tropical and stone fruit nectar hops are the highlight with a medium level of sweetness. Melon, bubble gum, papaya, mango and peach supported by ripe nectarine, tangerine, slight grapefruit, lime, citrus zest and floral hops. Dank weed notes throughout and hints of crackery grains.

MF- Light-medium bodied with a crisp feel overall and a texture that is slightly creamy and a bit frothy but perhaps a bit on the slightly thin side. Carbonation is at a high level and it ends with a light bitterness and some sweetness.

Downright juicy with stone fruit and tropical notes first and then big dank as well as some citrus and floral hints later. Overall clean and something I would definitely get again.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Apr 22, 2020
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4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can dated 3/25/20 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head that dissipates quickly, leaving lots of lacing.
S - Smells of citrus.
T - Tastes of tropical fruits, mostly pineapple, with a nice bitterness.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Really nice beer. I could drink 2 or 3 of these without a problem.

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Griffin2 from Virginia, Apr 18, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

03252020 stamp on the label. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Hazy lemonade hue with frothy 1-finger white head with decent retention and a curtain of lacing from the first, long sip.

S: Citrus and tropical fruit hoppiness with orange, lime, pineapple, guava, mango, and passionfruit with a sneaky herbal streak in the background

T: Flavor is intense (but a bit less so than the aroma) with pineapple, lime, orange, mango, peach, guava, and passionfruit with the same slightly leafy, grassy, not quite close to tea-like character in the finish. Low-medium bitterness and plenty of Fruit Stripe gum types of character in the yeast esters.

M: Soft without being juice — still feels like a beer — with low carbonation and medium body.

O: Very impressive first try of an Equilibrium beer. Looking forward to their other two offerings in the fridge.

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argock from Virginia, Apr 07, 2020
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