Category Archives: New England / Hazy Double IPA

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 Double Mosaic Daydream

Brewery: Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: 30 min or less. Double Dry Hopped Imperial Oat Cream India Pale Ale. Hops – Mosaic. Others – Lactose, Mosaic Lupulin Powder, and Oats

Brewer Description: (from website) Smidge of lactose, heap of oats, and a mountain of Mosaic and Mosaic lupulin.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.63
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 7th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellowish orange colour with a just over two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet peach and apricot ice cream, mango, citrus zest, grapefruit rind, with notes of melon and dankness.
Taste: Light to moderate sweetness, overripe mango, orange creamsicle, mandarin, grapefruit rind and zest, light to moderate lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to moderate bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice and smooth. Sweet and bitter balance is perfect with lots of tropical and citrus fruits.

Other Half Double Dry Hopped All Citra Everything

Brewery: Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Citra de mayo. Double Dry Hopped Imperial India Pale Ale. Hops – Citra

Brewer Description: (from website) Double dry hopped imperial single hop IPA w/ citra.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.29
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 5th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy yellowish orange colour with a one finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus rind and zest, lime, with notes of passionfruit, mango, pineapple and orange.
Taste: Lightly sweet, mango, papaya, melon, orange, light bitterness, citrus rind, dank, with notes of mandarin zest.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, crushable, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice Citra beer with lots of fruit in the aroma and flavour, and a good balance between sweet and bitter.

Other Half Double Dry Hopped Citra + Galaxy

Brewery: Other Half Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: New centre of the universe. Double Dry Hopped Imperial India Pale Ale. Hops – Citra, Citra Lupulin Powder, and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from website) Double dry hopped imperial IPA w/ citra, galaxy + citra lupulin powder.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 28th April 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A cloudy yellowish orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical notes of melon and pineapple, grass, herbal, with a touch of grapefruit rind.
Taste: Melon, pineapple, peach, light bitterness, citrus rind and zest, notes of mango, grass, herbal, dank.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy, juicy, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice, easy drinking and balanced.