Equilibrium Fractal Riwaka

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 6.8%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA

Brewer Description: (from untappd) We are excited to bring you Fractal Riwaka. This is the first beer in Equilibrium’s history using our own hand selected Riwaka. Fractal Riwaka investigates the interplay between our newest Riwaka lot, our revised hopping processes, and simple pale malt base. Fractal Riwaka pours a resinous-hazy-straw yellow releasing aromas of tropical fruit, grasslands, and dank honey dew with complex flavors of passionfruit, assertive grapefruit, earthy grass blades, lime marmalade, and a hint of pink peppercorn packed in a flowable mouthfeel with a firm but rounded bitterness.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 12th January 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy, slightly murky orange colour, with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, grapefruit, lime, with notes of diesel, burning rubber, and roasted sesame at times (but not in a bad way).
Taste: Fruity mango, passionfruit, grapefruit and lime are there, but it’s not as juicy as it would suggest. Grassy, forest leafy, and somewhat dank.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: While not as juicy as I hoped it would be, it was still qood and worth a try.

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