Category Archives: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Equilibrium x Weldwerks Tera Bitrate Fluctuation

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery x Weldwerks Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Our collab with Weldwerks amps up the hop bill to near extreme levels. Using the same base with an adjusted hop schedule, Citra Incognito, Citra T-90’s and Idaho7 was added to the whirlpool with a huge dry hop of Strata, Citra, Galaxy, and Bru-1. Tera Bitrate Fluctuation pours with aromas of pineapple chunks, mango, and lime with juicy flavors of pineapple in syrup, ripe mango, lime gummy wedges, fruit punch box drink, and a touch of Anjou pear. Despite the amount of hops, this beer is extremely bright and crushable with a pulpy mouth feel and a dank lime custard note and our #EQjuice finish.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: A little weak, but there’s pineapple, citrus zest, lime.
Taste: Lime, citrus zest, pineapple, candied citrus.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was a bit weak, and while flavours were interesting, they weren’t among my favourites.

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Equilibrium x Toppling Goliath King Al

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery x Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 7.9%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) King AL uses a mashed-up grain bill from MC² and Toppling Goliath’s King Sue before introducing Equilibrium’s absolute biggest dry hop to date with an all Citra Incognito, Citra LUPOMAX, Citra Cryo, and Citra T-90 hop bill. Pouring a milky opaque yellow with aromas of mango sorbet and orange creamsicle, we get chewy saturated flavors of tropical smoothie, fresh squeezed navel orange juice, dank grass, fruit salad in syrup, and lime gummies with a thick and custard like creamsicle finish and a huge blast of EQjuice rainbow melon flavors. King AL is dangerously soft and smooth and may have you questioning the laws of physics, space, time or just how we got a melted orange creamsicle fruit bomb into the can.

My rating: 4+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy milky orange colour with a one finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Creamsicle, orange zest, tangerine, mango, with notes of pineapple.
Taste: Mango, orange, creamsicle, a touch of grass, and a lasting melon finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I love the creamsicle notes which really makes it for me. Easy to drink with enjoyable flavours.

Equilibrium x Widowmaker Astral Projection Into Multiple Galaxies

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery x Widowmaker Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Astral Projection into Multiple Galaxies is our first collaboration with our friends from Widowmaker Brewing. We set out to have an out of body experience with mind, body, and soul and travel into multiple galaxies by using a hop combination of Galaxy, Strata, and Apollo Hops. Astral Projections into Multiple Galaxies pours milky yellow with aromas of passionfruit creamsicles, lemongrass, and pineapple and a cosmic flavor profile of mango, orange sherbet, dank passionfruit, grapefruit, and lime PEZ candy with an assorted melon salad #EQjuice finish that will mentally transport you to the galaxies above.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy milky orange colour with a one finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Creamsicle, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, vanilla.
Taste: Juicy, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, orange pith, grapefruit, lime soda, with a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Loved the creamsicle aroma, and too bad it wasn’t replicated in the taste as the citrus bitterness was quite obvious. However, it was still enjoyable and easy to drink despite not heading in the direction I hoped it would after my first whiff.

Craftbros LIFE NE Double IPA – HK Junk

Brewery: Craftbros Brewing Co.
Country: South Korea
ABV: 8.2%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 45 IBUs. This beer is made in collaboration with HK Craft Beer Co. in Hong Kong, partner of Craftbros. Scene of boats on the water in Hong Kong, China, 1960. Photo by John Dominis

Brewer Description: (from can) Dry hopped with Galaxy, Enigma and Citra. The wooden junk is not only used to move goods across Victoria Harbour, but also the home for many people in old Hong Kong. They are also docked in typhoon shelters for people to sell and stock up supplies.

My rating: 3+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 26th August 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a half finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Cantaloupe and orange zest with maybe notes of grass.
Taste: Melon, cantaloupe, orange zest and rind, with a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma and flavours were a little one dimensional, but it was still quite nice as it was balanced.

Craftbros Once Upon A Time Double IPA – Sobans

Brewery: Craftbros Brewing Co.
Country: South Korea
ABV: 8.7%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 50 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) Double dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 21st July 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger white head that had great retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, melon, grassy.
Taste: Citrus, tangerine, orange rind, pineapple, grassy, a touch dank, with a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Balanced and easy to drink with its good aroma and flavours.