And now for a different kind of fluctuation! Right on the heels of another Equilibrium collaboration I enjoyed the other day, this next beer was a joint effort between Equilibrium and District 96 Beer Factory (which apparently has some connection to a burger place as well). Again, this was a gift beer.
Beer Name: Sexual Fluctuation
Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery (Middletown, NY) & District 96 Beer Factory (New York, NY)
Style: Double IPA
Description: As noted, this was another collaboration brew, this next double IPA offers up a blend of Citra and Galaxy hops.
Appearance: It poured a glowing golden/amber body with a thin bubbly white head.
Smell: Pineapple upfront, with a light citrusy bitterness in the background.
Taste: Tropical fruit juice, pineapple, and citrus zest gave this brew a juicy front end before it came to a creamy, lightly bitter ending featuring mango and a blend of earthy/piney hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.
Hype: Slightly elevated. I recall seeing a bit of buzz around this when it was released.
Overall: It was a good double IPA but not particularly one that stood out for me, especially in comparison to how much I loved Dreamwave Fluctuation. Still a very solid brew though.