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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.

Métaphore x Lajka Mars 2021

Brewery: Métaphore x Pivovar Lajka
Country: Czech Republic
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Lager – Märzen / Oktoberfest

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Märzen beer with local organic spelt. Brewed in March and aged in a cellar till October in freshly emptied biodynamic Pinot Noir barrels from Burgundy. Brewed with organic local malt, hops and raw spelt. Homage to those early times, when beers were made in a season for the season and the notion of time had a different meaning. A collaboration with dear friend Jan K. of Pivovar Lajka with whom we share the mutual love for the classic and rustic beers. Here we present you with Mars. The resulting beer is the reflection of the love of both brewers for classic beers and their affinity for delicately rustic beers. Not quite Märzen, not quite Bière de Garde. This malty little rustic beer with a sense of time and place is ready for you to enjoy here and now.

My rating: 3+
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.85
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle, with a best before date of 1st November 2022. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A clear dark copper amber colour with a two finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet malty, caramel, apple, red wine grapes, and wood.
Taste: Sweet malt, bready, caramel, plums, with light vinous notes.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking with the Pinot Noir barrels making an interesting impact on the aroma and flavours.

Phase Three x Weldwerks Tropical District

Brewery: Phase Three Brewing Company x Weldwerks Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: IPA – Milkshake Double

Brewer Description: (from can) Milkshake India Pale Ale – guava // coconut // lactose // mosaic // sabro.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 5th July 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy murky orange pinkish colour with a one finger dark orange head that dissipated fairly quickly, while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Guava, coconut, papaya, orange, with some cream soda notes.
Taste: Sweet, tropical fruit forward, coconut, guava, pineapple, orange, vanilla, and some booze.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied, with soft carbonation.
Overall: The aroma was nice and I would love to see guava in beer more. But perhaps the combination of the sweet, richness and some booze, did not make it entirely easy drinking.