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Equilibrium mc²

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Photon . Squared . DIPA

Brewer Description: (from website) mc² is Photon’s big brother. We literally took Photon’s hopping rate and squared it. This DIPA is our tribute to the amazing relationship that energy and mass are balanced, proportional to the speed of a photon squared. It pours a hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and apricot. mc² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.5
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange colour with a two finger fluffy pillowy white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Every time I give it a swirl, it gives me a blast of this wonderful fresh mango juice aroma. As it settles, hints of grapefruit, mandarin peel and pine appear.
Taste: Tropical and citrusy fruits with mango, papaya, melon, grapefruit and citrus rind juiciness at the beginning followed by a nice light lingering bitterness and spice on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Taste doesn’t quite live up to the stunning aromas that I experienced, but nonetheless, its juicy, refreshing and easy to drink.

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Threes x Alefarm Misnomer

Brewery: Threes Brewing x Alefarm Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.2%
Style: American Double IPA

Brewer Description: Not much information available, but from what I can gather: “Hop Dust, Coconut Tropical Extract, Superfruit, Cornucopia, Soft. Collaboration with Alefarm.”

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 18th October 2017 and printed “make it right”. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy mango orange colour with a one and a half finger fluffy white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Nice fruity grapefruit, pineapple and mango.
Taste: Lightly bitter grapefruit and lightly sweet pineapple and mango along with some grass, pine and a hint of coconut on the backend.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: My first Threes Brewing (although not Alefarm) beer and it’s nice, juicy and highly drinkable. Can’t wait to try more.

Finback x Alefarm Whale Farm

Brewery: Finback Brewery x Alefarm Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra, Mosaic and Enigma

Brewer Description: (from can) Double IPA dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Enigma. Brewed with our friends Alefarm Brewing.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint can with no canned on or best before date printed on it. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy bright golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some lacing.
Aroma: Very tropical beginning and citrusy finish with lots of mango, peach, apricot, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Mango, peach, apricot, sweet mandarin orange, citrus pith and light pine with a touch of booze.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Very nice juiciness in both the aroma and taste. It would have been even better if it could completely hide the slight booze I got in the taste every now and then. But otherwise, it was great DIPA.

Evil Twin Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPA

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 9%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and canned by Overshores Brewing Co., East Haven, CT, USA

Brewer Description: (from can) India Pale Ale brewed with lactose and vanilla added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.23
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 6th October 2017, with the words: “This one’s for you kidz” printed on the bottom. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A murky dark orange colour with a two finger frothy white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy and tropical strong with lots of mango, peach, apricot, grapefruit peel, orange rind and a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Orange juice, mango, peach, pineapple, citrus peel with a touch of vanilla. Finish is lightly sweet and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: Wonderful fruit aromas while very easy and relaxing to drink. I wasn’t sure how the vanilla would match with IPA’s, but in this case, it balances very well with the tropical and citrus fruits.

Prairie Phantasmagoria

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: Brewed and canned by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from website) You don’t always think of big DIPA’s when you think of Prairie, but we have taken the perfect blend of malts and hops to create this explosion of citrus and piney flavors and aromas. This beer is so good we had to make it a Prairie staple!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.18
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can with no canned on or best before date other than a stamp of ‘PHANTAZ_24272’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Mango, apricot, papaya, mandarin, orange rind, grass and pine.
Taste: Lightly sweet and bitter, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple and pine.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice enjoyable DIPA with a good balance of sweet and bitter as well as citrus and tropical.