Super Fractal Mandelbrot Set - Equilibrium Brewery

Super Fractal Mandelbrot Set

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Overall: 9.65/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American IPA - Imperial New England (INEIPA)

ABV: 10.50%

Season: Occasional

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  • Color: Pale Gold
  • Purchased from Iron&Glass; via a special sale. No date on can but definitely fresh.

    Pours cloudy. Half inch, maybe, of white foam covers. Not much staying power and none hangs out on top; it all dissipates. Sporadic light lacing.

    Initial aroma on pour jumps out. Huge, sweet orange and tangerine. Surreal. This gives way to orange citrus, peach and a bunch of tropical grassy scents (Galaxy has been doing this lately for me).

    Taste is smooth. Orange, tangerine, peach, apricot, and grassiness in the finish. Sweet. Lingering mild hop burn. No alcohol. Stone fruit in the finish that lings with orange/tangerine.

    Medium body with similar carbonation. Juicy.

    The initial aroma is so intense and inviting, possibly the best IPA I have had the pleasure of wafting. Taste isn't far off from the aroma. If you include the well hidden ABV, easily one of the best NEIPAs I have had. The only issue I would have is the price point. Wonderful burps. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 18:03:09
  • Tasted: Saturday, April 18, 2020
  • $7.99 for 16 oz. can
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Beer Notes
  • The Mandelbrot Set is named after Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. It’s a set of complex numbers for which the function does not diverge and are bounded in absolute value.

    Following the previous Fractal Sets and continuing the series framework, we scaled up from Fractal using a super simple grain bill of 2row and our specific fractal fermentation profile before intensely hoping it with a Citra whirlpool and a dryhop of Sabro, Strata Galaxy, and Amarillo.

    Super Fractal Mandelbrot Set pours a vivid hazy yellow with an aroma of tropical citrus and grapefruit. The flavor comes alive with decadent tangerine, stone fruit, and berry, with a touch of coconut and a zesty lime finish. Dramatic fruit notes take the lead as a crushable and #EQjuice profile builds up into a smooth and creamy finish that will leave you seeing the biggest fractal reflections yet.
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  • $7.99, 1 serving(s), 16 oz. cans
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