“MC² is Photon’s big brother. We literally took Photon’s hopping rate and squared it. This DIPA is our tribute to the amazing relationship that energy and mass are balanced, proportional to the speed of a photon squared. It pours a hazy tangerine color, releasing bright tropical notes of mango, pineapple, and apricot. MC² tastes like succulent mango juice loaded with chewy hop resins. It’s very drinkable for 8.0%; be careful, this one can sneak up on you.”
Appearance: Hazy pastel orange with a thumb of white foam atop. It reduces pretty quickly but still manages a wavy lace down the glass.
Aroma: Wow the intensity is next level. So juicy and tropical it literally does smell like fruit juice. Huge wafts of mango, lychee, pineapple, guava, papaya, apricot and peach lift out. Followed by a nice oat creaminess, coconut and canned fruits. Definitely picking up some honey sweetness from the malts too. Brilliant!
Flavour: Follows on from the nose…it’s awash with sweet tropical fruits and stonefruit plus a slight emphasis on sweet orange citrus. A hint of pine resin and dank weedy herbals as well. Honey really underlining the tropical fruit sweetness then it’s all tidied up with a dry piney finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and aerated…really coats the whole palate too. Medium-full body, finely carbonated. The 8% ABV is well buried.
Overall: This is an absolute corker. The first we tried from EQ (Energy Equals) was a little lackluster but this one steps it up big time. Punchy aroma and a big yet well balanced flavor profile. Diggin it!