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FrauGruber Cloak Of Feathers

Brewery: FrauGruber Brewing
Country: Germany
ABV: 8.6%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Mosaic Spectrum, Simcoe, Galazy, Rakau and Citra BBC

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial India Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 440ml can, with a fresh before date of 2nd June 2022. Poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy, slightly murky orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, melon, grapefruit zest, citrus rind, resinous, pine.
Taste: As you’d expect from the aroma, fruity, mango, melon, grapefruit zest, citrus rind, floral, a bit soapy, resinous, piney.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: This was interesting and mostly fine, but it had this soapy, floral, zesty flavour mix that didn’t quite work for me.

Equilibrium dHop 2

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) dHop2 is a DIPA that investigates the interplay between our ale strain and an intensive Mosaic and Citra forward hop bill woven four times into its creative process. It pours a very murky tangerine color, releasing notes of orange juice (with pulp) and earthy grass. The taste is highly resinous, dank-citrus, pine juice, with a chewy mouth feel and a firm and pointed bitterness.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 7th April 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a one finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange juice, citrus rind, melon, mango, with notes of grass.
Taste: Juicy, sweet and bitter. Sweet, tropical, mango and pineapple to start, followed by citrus, mandarin, citrus rind, and resinous, dank, piney notes, with a lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, with soft to moderate carbonation.
Overall: An excellent NEDIPA that’s just delicious and goes down so easy. It has a good sweet and bitter balance with the type of juicy combo that I enjoy.

Equilibrium x Homes Lab Flasks

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery x Homes Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Following up from our last collab Lab Tubes, we are back at it with our friends from Homes to create a brand new beer using our Incognito process.

Lab Flasks uses flaked wheat, white wheat, flaked oats, and oat malt to lay the base for a large Citra Incognito, Citra, and Strata whirlpool before we dry-hopped this beer with Citra LUPOMAX, Citra, Strata, and Michigan Copper.

Pouring bright milky yellow, hop saturated aromas of orange creamsicles and pineapple dominant before flavors of assorted citrus, Hawaiian Punch, honeydew melon, cannabis, lime nerds candy, dank earthiness, and a pop of rainbow melon.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.27
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 5th April 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A nice bright hazy orange colour, with a just over one finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, dank, pineapple, mango, orange juice, orange zest.
Taste: Light to moderate sweetness, tropical and citrus juicy, mango, pineapple, melon, orange rind, candied citrus, with light dank and bitter notes.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Balanced sweet and bitter flavours with lots of juicy and dank notes. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Equilibrium Double Fractal Penrose Tile

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA

Brewer Description: (from Untappd) Using our Fractal fermentation process, we combined a simple 2-row base malt bill and a whirlpool of Mosaic and Idaho 7 before a dry hop of HBC586 (“mango hop”), Mosaic, and Strata. Pouring a bright mango yellow, aromas of mango smoothie, cannabis, and hop fields lead you to flavors of clementine marmalade, passionfruit, pineapple and mango smoothie, red currants, and weed all wrapped up in a chewy mouthfeel. This tropical medley has a saturated flavor with a balanced dank and earthy #EQJuice finish.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 30th March 2022, poured into a winebar glass.
Appearance: A hazy mango orange colour with a just over one finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus fruit with light tropical notes. Grapefruit, orange zest, dank, melon, and light mango notes.
Taste: Light sweetness and bitter notes, mango, melon, grapefruit, citrus zest, dank, grassy, weedy, light but lasting bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Good balance between sweet and bitter with nice tropical, citrus and dank earthy notes.

Equilibrium x Cerebral Y’all Need Science

Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery x Cerebral Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: New England / Hazy Double IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra, Motueka and Strata

Brewer Description: (from website) We recently had a zoom session with our buds from Cerebral and thought it would be funny to mesh our logos together and pay homage to one of our favorite Astrophysicists, Neil deGrasse Tyson. The advocate of science and free thought is often heralded as a champion of rationality and we are big fans. Y’all Need Science uses a big base of oats and wheat and adds a hop bill of Citra, Motueka, and Strata. Upping the dry hop yet again with an exclusive 2020 harvest, Y’all Need Science pours bright yellow with an aroma of assorted citrus and dank grass. The flavor profile is loaded with citrus, peach fruit cup, mango and weed in a crazy drinkable dank finish. Our #EQjuice equation checks out with an A+ here and our thirst for massive flavor through science is indeed satisfied.

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

Intro: A 1 pint can, with no canned on or best before date, but should have been released on 22nd October 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Mango, orange, citrus zest, melon, slightly dank.
Taste: Mango creamsicle, peach, orange, lime, citrus pith and rind, grass, with a bitter and dank finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable with a good sweet and bitter balance.