Here we are with another highly anticipated release by Trillium Brewing Company. This one was brewed for the recent Hop Jam Festival in Vermont but was also available in bottles and growlers at the brewery. It seemed too good to stay away from, so I went out to grab a couple of bottles on release day last week.
Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
Description: A juicy Double IPA brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Columbus hops.
Pour Info: Refrigerated bottle into a snifter glass.
Price: $12 per 750 ml bottle. Pretty much their standard price for this sort of release.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy light pale body that is just slightly golden orange. If pushed a half inch foamy white head forms that is quick to dissipate.
Smell: Citrus juice and sweet hops. Starts smelling even sweeter as it sits in the glass for a bit.
Taste: Bursting with citrus juice and hops. Up front the juice is most apparent; I want to say mango/orange/tangerine dominate here. This combines with a very heavy hop presence beginning mid sip that is piney/resiny with an almost spicy finish.
Mouth Feel: Medium bodied as appropriate for the style and accompanied with light and happy little bubbles for carbonation.
Hype Factor: Another beer where the hype was very high. The line wasn’t quite what it was for Green Street but people definitely came out for this one as well and I had about a half hour wait for bottles on a Friday afternoon. Again, the brewery handled the release quite well and kept the line orderly and moving. Cheers to them.
Overall: Another release by Trillium that met the high expectations. It seems like they can’t miss on hoppy offerings these days and this beer continued that streak. What we have here is another world class offering that is highly recommended if you come across it.