Category Archives: New England / Hazy Triple IPA

Equilibrium Super Fractal Kangaroo Set

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 10%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA
Other Notes: Triple India Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from website) On Pete’s recent trip to Australia, he created a new Super Fractal without even knowing it. A can of Come At Me, Bro pictured with some of our new found friends being fresh sticking out her tongue with the baby roo looking longingly waiting for his 21st bday (look closely on the label). These are BuckWild Roos inside Roos inside Roos inside Roos with those Limited edition Payton Roo shoes. With Aussie forward hops and a picture like that, Super Fractal Kangaroo Set was born. (Note: no Roos were actually allowed to drink).
Super Fractal Kangaroo Set starts off with a fractal grain bill and keeping the hops All Aussie Everything, Galaxy leads the way on the dry hop with some support from Sabro and Citra. Super Fractal Kangaroo set pours a hazy intense yellow with aromas of tropical fruit, coconut, and assorted citrus. The flavors of orange, melon, and gummy bears permeate with under an umbrella of Pina colada. Tiki drinks on an Australian beach come to mind with each sip. This beer is extremely smooth for its size and contains our explosive #EQjuice profile giving you melon and gummy notes on the backend. It’s a great example of what happens with you let your mind fractals flow freely. Drink responsibly and enjoy this Kaleidoscope of Roos raised to the fifth dimension.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can with no clear canned on or best before date, although I believe it was canned on 8th May 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong citrus, orange pulp, orange juice, mango, pineapple, coconut, with notes of melon.
Taste: Citrus rind, mandarin, orange, melon, pineapple, and notes of coconut.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: Lots of fruit going on here, and although not my favourite combination, it was still enjoyable. In addition the alcohol was well hidden such that it was easy to drink.

Garage Project Super Fresh Vol.2

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 10%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA
Other Notes: Malts – US Ale and Wheat Malt. Hops – Mosaic Cryo, Mosaic, El Dorado and Galaxy. Yeast – Wyeast 1318 London III

Brewer Description: (from can) It’s time to get super fresh. More hazy goodness, more malt mouthfeel, and more hops bursting with juicy tropical fruit, citrus and pine. All this packed into a guaranteed brewery fresh 440ml can. It’s so fresh it’s super fresh. Get your booties on the dance floor.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.41
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 19th August 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky dark orange colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, tropical mango, citrus pith and rind, orange, sweet mandarin, and a touch of pine.
Taste: Very citrus fruit forward, lightly bitter, orange zest and pith, sweet mandarin, with hints of mango.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: I’m usually not a big fan of Triple IPAs, but this was very enjoyable with a good balance between bitter and sweet on top of nice fruitiness and well hidden ABV.

Garage Project Turbo Fuzz

Brewery: Garage Project
Country: New Zealand
ABV: 10%
Style: New England / Hazy Triple IPA

Brewer Description: (from can) Your fuzz box just got an upgrade. Turbo Fuzz, Triple Hazy IPA, amplified and distorted in an even bigger wall of haze and hop feedback. Galaxy, Nelson and Mosaic riffs punch through a warm fuzz of juicy malt and tropical fruit noise. Plug it in and play it loud. It’s fuzzy ugly dialled all the way up to 11. Now in long play 440ml cans. Brewed in collaboration with Sydney’s Rock God Pizza Tossers Frankies. Play it loud!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 440ml can, with a best before date of 3rd July 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a nice two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy mix of citrus and tropical fruits, orange peel and rind, mango, and a splash of sweet mandarin.
Taste: Sweet malts, citrusy orange, grapefruit, citrus rind and peel, mango, boozy, with a lasting moderately bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, boozy, full bodied, with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful fruity aromas. Taste had a nice balance of citrus and tropical fruits but, although knowing it’s a Triple IPA, I still felt that it was a touch too boozy.