Climb the Ballmer Peak
Equilibrium Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,017
Ranked #8,791
4.36 | pDev: 5.05%
Equilibrium Brewery
New York, United States
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Notes: Collaboration with Trillium Brewing Company

The Ballmer Peak - Steve Ballmer of Microsoft discovered a correlation between cognitive ability, creativity, problem solving, and performance after you indulge in an alcohol beverage and are in the 0.129% - 0.138% BAC range. This sweet spot is known as the Ballmer Peak. When we had the pleasure of having JC from Trillium here, we talked about how much we loved the Ballmer Peak collaboration we brewed in Canton in back in 2019 (possibly mid-peak). Keeping the recipe similar, we wanted to revisit the beer that helped form precious moments, enhanced BBQ recipes, friendships, and of course delicious recipes. To help you obtain this experience, we will help you Climb the Ballmer Peak.

Climb The Ballmer Peak uses our Super Fractal base and fermentation and is hopped exclusively with Citra. This TIPA pours an opaque bright orange and has an intense juice forward aroma of Mango, Passionfruit, Pineapple, and Rainbow Melon. We don’t know exactly what rainbow melon is, but we want to stay true to our emotional responses that occur while we Climb the Ballmer peak. Flavors and bright notes of deep navel orange, passionfruit, grapefruit and lime go along with a touch of berry and lychee. The EQ juice profile is extreme, and this beer can easily pass as a juice drink, although reaching your Ballmer Peak after just a few sips may say otherwise.
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours of an opaque calendula cream, and of a sunlit pastel marigold dress. Expressive aromatic tones of golden pineapple chunks, mango slices, Valencia orange peel twists slightly crushed to release an essential mist; and, altogether one big can of tropical nectar. Suggestion of honey and faint solvent. Grates against the thicker side of medium bodied with a tacky, resinous mouthfeel. Wistfully sipping on the crazed juice cocktail in the saddle between the Ballmer Peaks is like drinking a grove of citrus trees--lime and grapefruit--that might share a boundary with a neglected, rotten papaya orchard, or possibly, is it the dew on a fresh hemp harvest? Underripe stone fruit, nectarine and longan, interspersed with creative dashes of malted biscuit sweetness. However, the medium hop burn, mild throat warmth, and floral bitterness balance the scales.

May 20, 2020
Climb the Ballmer Peak from Equilibrium Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 14 ratings