Category Archives: New England / Hazy Triple IPA

8 Bit Mug and Thunder

Brewery: 8 Bit Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 10.4%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Nelson · Galaxy · Citra.

My rating: 4-
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.91
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 16 fl. oz. can, canned on 18th May 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy pale orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, lots of orange, orange peel, orange rind, dank, with notes of grass and booze.
Taste: Juicy, bitter, citrusy, orange rind, orange zest, with light tropical notes, a touch of booze, and a peppery bite.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Good citrus flavours with a nice bitterness, and surprisingly filling.

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FrauGruber Super Sonic

Brewery: FrauGruber Brewing
Country: Germany
ABV: 9.8%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Select, Galaxy, Citra BBC and BRU-1

Brewer Description: (from can) Double dry hopped Triple India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.91
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, with a fresh before date of 1st June 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger off white head that dissipated quickly, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tropical, sweaty, mango, papaya, pineapple, with notes of citrus orange zest and maybe pine.
Taste: Light to moderate sweet beginning, tropical, papaya, mango, pineapple, light bitterness, orange, citrus rind and zest, light onion notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The flavour profile was not my favourite, but it was still quite good, just not ‘wow’. There was a good balance of sweet and bitter, and despite nearly 10% abv, any alcohol was well hidden.

Equilibrium Super Fractal Julia Set

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 10.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA

Brewer Description: (from untappd) The Julia Set is named after the French mathematician Gaston Julia. This complex set exists as a by-product of the Mandelbrot set and was devised while studying complex dynamics during the early 20th century. This set of complex numbers can cause drastic changes in the sequence of iterated functions.

Tying this into the newest beer of our series, we scaled up from Fractal using a super simple grain bill of 2-Row and our specific fractal fermentation profile before intensely hoping it with a Mosaic and El Dorado whirlpool and a dry hop of Citra, Mosaic, Strata and El Dorado.

Super Fractal Julia Set pours a vivid hazy yellow with an aroma of tropical citrus, ripe red berries, and candied lemon peel. Big flavors of navel orange, mango, stone fruit, currants, and berry come alive in a dangerously drinkable and smooth #EQjuice finish. The quest to have you seeing spirals and weird shapes continues.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 21st April 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a big three finger beige head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Tropical and citrus notes, pineapple, guava, orange juice, lime zest.
Taste: Juicy, tropical and citrus fruits, mango, pineapple, guava, orange, lemon zest, with notes of melon. Nice bitterness on the finish with ever so slight booziness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very easy to drink NE Triple IPA that’s very juicy and has a nice bitterness to it, and doesn’t feel like 10.5% ABV at all.

Garage Stood There In Wonder

Brewery: Garage Beer Co.
Country: Spain
ABV: 10%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Galaxy, El Dorado, HBC 630 Cryo and Idaho 7 Cryo

Brewer Description: (from can) TIPA featuring Galaxy, El Dorado, HBC 630 Cryo and Idaho 7 Cryo.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.83
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 10th January 2022, with a best before date of 9th July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy deep orange colour with a one finger white head that had decent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus forward, grapefruit, lime, orange pith, citrus rind, with notes of yellow stone fruit.
Taste: Grapefruit rind, orange pith, melon, grassy, light tropical peachy notes, with a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to light carbonation.
Overall: It’s not as juicy forward as I would have expected, but I’m happy that it’s not overly sweet like many TIPA’s. It’s may also be a touch boozy, but not overly so, or any more than the average TIPA. I think in the end, there’s nothing wrong with the flavour profile, it’s just not one of my favourites.

Equilibrium x The Eighth State Super Fractal Phoenix Set

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery x The Eighth State Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 10.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA

Brewer Description: Super Fractal Phoenix Set uses a simple grain bill of 2row and our specific fractal fermentation profile. For Phoenix Set we used our hand selected Citra and Idaho 7 in the whirlpool and a dry hop of hand selected Citra and Galaxy along with Sabro and Strata at an even higher hopping rate than Batch 1. Super Fractal Phoenix Set pours an opaque yellow tangerine and has a big citrus nose. The flavors are a unique blend of tropical fruits, big peach, citrus, “our melon thing”, passionfruit, coconut and an underlying dankness. This beer is extremely aromatic, crushable and smooth with an BIG #EQjuice profile that might just leave you seeing beautiful shapes and spirals.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.33
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 20th January 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky slightly dark orange colour, with a one finger white head that had good retention, and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus pithy, candied orange, mandarin, melon, with light mango notes.
Taste: Juicy, citrus, zesty, pithy, tangy, lightly bitter, orange juice, melon, mango.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Very easy to drink with wonderful aroma and flavours, and the alcohol is well hidden that it does not seem like 10.5% ABV at all. Also love that it’s not too sweet and has good balance.