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Equilibrium South Street Experimentum

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Double India Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from website) Juice experiments are well underway here to explore some of the new toys we have at our new South Street facility. We had two leading theories on how to best use one of our new toys, both rooted in solid science, preliminary results both looked good… but different. So we thought… lets try both! We brought back the South Street version of the familiar companion set Experimentum and Imperium (Latin for Experiment and Control). Both feature our DIPA sized 2-Row Fractal fermentation, fractal grain bill, and a hop bill of Citra, Mosaic, and Sabra. These beers are parallel in recipe but not process. The difference focuses on two distinct uses of an exclusive piece South Street equipment and Experimentum utilizes our coveted Energy treatment process #twovariables. Both beers have a candy-like-tiki-cocktail aroma. South Street Imperium has notes and flavors of assorted citrus, peach, and crushed Pez candy with dank and slightly resinous finish and punchy rollercoaster of #EQJuice. South Street Experimentum offers flavors of bright tropical fruit, deep navel orange characteristics with mango and papaya in a distinctly succulently soft body while and crossing the finish line with our EQJuice. With the same ingredients but two different processes, a showdown is underway. Which one do you prefer?

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 29th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a two and a half finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, lemon, lime, orange zest, with notes of melon.
Taste: Citrusy, orange, orange zest, melon, notes of papaya.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Not my favourite of fruit flavours, but still enjoyable. I preferred this Experimentum over Imperium.

Equilibrium South Street Imperium

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Double India Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from website) Juice experiments are well underway here to explore some of the new toys we have at our new South Street facility. We had two leading theories on how to best use one of our new toys, both rooted in solid science, preliminary results both looked good… but different. So we thought… lets try both! We brought back the South Street version of the familiar companion set Experimentum and Imperium (Latin for Experiment and Control). Both feature our DIPA sized 2-Row Fractal fermentation, fractal grain bill, and a hop bill of Citra, Mosaic, and Sabra. These beers are parallel in recipe but not process. The difference focuses on two distinct uses of an exclusive piece South Street equipment and Experimentum utilizes our coveted Energy treatment process #twovariables. Both beers have a candy-like-tiki-cocktail aroma. South Street Imperium has notes and flavors of assorted citrus, peach, and crushed Pez candy with dank and slightly resinous finish and punchy rollercoaster of #EQJuice. South Street Experimentum offers flavors of bright tropical fruit, deep navel orange characteristics with mango and papaya in a distinctly succulently soft body while and crossing the finish line with our EQJuice. With the same ingredients but two different processes, a showdown is underway. Which one do you prefer?

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.92
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 28th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a nice two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of great lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy orange zest and pith, peach candy, guava, pineapple, with notes of melon.
Taste: Orange, orange juice, with notes of peach gummy candy, dankness, and onion.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was nice, but taste didn’t quite match for me. I preferred Experimentum just that slightly more.

Other Half Double Dry Hopped All Together

Brewery: Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: New England / Hazy IPA
Other Notes: Togetha 4eva. Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale. Hops – Cascade, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe

Brewer Description: (from website) A world wide collaboration hosted by Other Half, Stout Collective and Craftpeak to support the enormous amount of hospitality workers laid off during this difficult time. We are donating 100% of our proceeds to the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation. We brewed this recipe with 2-row, oats and carapils and then hopped it with a beautiful blend of our hand selected Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Cascade. This second batch gets the addition of an additional dry hop with the same hops for those of you that think there are never enough hops in beer. We intentionally kept the recipe simple so that every brewer that wants to do it can do it. Keep an eye out for versions from over 700 breweries worldwide all working to help others in need. Visit alltogether.beer for all the details and a list of breweries involved. Collect them all 🙂

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 4th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus rind and zest, dank, earthy, melon, with notes of tropical stone fruit.
Taste: Lightly bitter and lightly sweet, citrus rind, orange peel, citrus zest, melon, mango, pineapple and maybe a slightly herbal finish.
Mouthfeel: Moderate to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good balance between sweet and bitter. Enjoyable and easy drinking.

Bruery Terreux Frederick H.

Brewery: The Bruery (Bruery Terreux)
Country: USA
ABV: 4.4%
Style: German Berliner Weisse

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Berlin-style tart wheat beer. Aged in an oak foeder.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.97
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml bottle, bottled on 17th February 2017. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: It poured a lightly cloudy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, peach, apricot, wheat, lemon zest, with notes of apple cider.
Taste: Sour, tart, apricot, apple peel, apple cider vinegar, with notes of wheat, oak, and lemon peel.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and refreshing. Great for a hot summers day.

Evil Twin NYC Chocolate-Hazelnut Marshmallow Spread

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing NYC
Country: USA
ABV: 12.8%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial Stout brewed with Nutella and marshmallow.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.03
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 31st January 2020. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Poured black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, chocolate, marshmallow, caramel, and Nutella.
Taste: Sweet malts, chocolate, chocolate milk, cream, vanilla, marshmallow, with notes of nuts and Nutella.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: On the borderline of being too sweet for me, but still a nice sipper.