Name: OG’s Axe (Equilibrium version)
Brewers: Equilibrium Brewery, Fidens Brewing Co. (United States)
Style: Hazy IPA
Review Year: 2022
Equilibrium Brewing was joined by Fidens Brewing Co. to create OG’s Axe, a collaborative spin-off to the latter’s recipe, Eugene’s Axe. OG’s Axes starts off with a massive oat base before Citra, Strata, and Galaxy hops were poured in.
This beer is being evaluated as a Hazy IPA (21C) in the context of the 2021 Beer Style Guidelines of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). The most current version can be found on the BJCP website.
Pours hazy straw; white head with great head retention. Moderately high aromas of lemon balm, cantaloupe with a hint of orange were joined by soft bready malts. Medium-full-bodied; moderate carbonation. Flavor profile was complex, melding moderately high lemon/orange zest with cantaloupe, lychees with a white grape accent. Bready malt was supportive. Medium-low bitterness; sweetness at a notch lower. This beer finished with lingering lychees and lemon zest.
OG’s Axe is one of those Hazy IPAs that despite being dry, remained juicy and vibrant flavor bomb. The appearance is spot on, while the lack of residual sweetness, as perceived, may have even contributed to this beer being more drinkable. Hop flavor profile was complex and is another positive point of this beer. Overall, OG’s Axe is an excellent take on the Hazy IPA style.