To be quite honest, if you have never used Equinox, you might use them as a single hop in a pale ale. It is a pretty dynamic hop. I think it's profile is similar to centennial on steriods with a punch of columbus dank added to it if that makes much sense. I've done a single hopped equinox APA and it was really good. Equinox has become one of my favorite hops, because of it's versatility being used only and working well with many others. It has so many layers of goodness!
Thanks for the feedback. I only ordered 4 oz which makes it difficult to do a single hopped beer. I suppose I could do a lower OG smash pale ale with magnum for bittering?
A smash would be fine, but don't change your plans if you want an APA. Equinox works well with the C hops. Cascade won't take away from it and work well with Equinox. I was just making a suggestion if you had more Equinox that it works well by itself