I do plan on reviewing something other than a Trillium beer sooner or later, but I only have so much time in which to “research” these reviews and honestly this is all I’ve been drinking these past few weeks. Talk about a good problem to have.
Beer Name: Adult Human
Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company (Boston/Canton, MA) and The Veil Brewing Company (Richmond, VA)
Style: Double IPA
Description: Another collaboration double IPA, this one was brewed with blood oranges. You can get the official write-up here. Four packs were going for $20.20 though I personally took advantage of the brewery’s willingness to split them up this time around. It’s been an expensive few weeks.
Appearance: Super cloudy, bright straw yellow body with a thin layer of yellowish/white foam that formed with the pour and quickly faded away.
Smell: Pineapple soaked in dank hop resin.
Taste: Opened with mellow tropical fruit and gradually became increasingly bitter by mid-sip whengrapefruit and orange pith began to take over. After sitting for a minute or two, the beer took on a nice orange cream taste here as well. The finish I found a bit raw and hot, as a combination of earthy and piney hops joined with the aforementioned grapefruit to rather assertively close out the brew.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that left me with some happy little bubbles on the end.
Hype: On the basis of being a special release alone I’ll say high, though there had also been some speculation online about when this particular collaboration would become available. Despite this anticipation I was able to just walk in and out at Fort Point. Go figure.
Overall: This was good, but not quite as good as the other collaborations Trillium has put out in the past few weeks. That’s admittedly some tough company for comparison’s sake, but it seems like a fair standard in this case. I loved this beer until about the halfway point and then I felt the finish was just a bit too harsh for my preferences. It’s nowhere near Never & Again levels, though perhaps in a couple of days that will tone down some. Still a solid pickup.