Equinox Ale – Lagunitas Brewing Co. (Petaluma, CA, USA)

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Equinox Ale – Lagunitas Brewing Co., 8% ABV, 1 pt. 6 fl.oz., (Petaluma, California, USA)

  • Style: (Oat) American Strong Ale
  • Taste: Biting bitter hoppy forest
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 – 1 pt 6 fl.oz., June 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: hopheads only, still a bit unbalanced

Visual: pours deep copper orange with a smallish super creamy head, 2mm retention, streams upon streams of steady bubbles, a bit of lacing.

Nose: resin-spruce hops, soap undertones. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp-creamy, immediate pine-hop biting bitterness,

Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) pine-spruce forestiness, toffee-caramel malts.

Finish: barley malt, spruce, biting lingering bitter hop finish.

Summary: Initially quite good, decent fullness to the body, very biting hops that compound sip after sip. Lots of green foresty flavours in this, gave me a mild headache halfway through. Super sharp hops.