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You know I couldn’t get just one beer from Trillium last week.  This new arrival came out the day before my visit and seemed like a pretty good choice as well.

Beer Name: Permutation Series: Number Thirty-Three

Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 7.6%

Description: The most recent entry into the brewery’s line of small batch, experimental beers, this double IPA featured pilsner and honey malts in combination with Vic Secret and Citra hops.  Full specs are available here.  My can was all of four days old when it came up for review.

Appearance: Cloudy, straw yellow body that looked quite a bit like juice once the thin white head bubbled/got drank away.

Smell: Pineapple and mango upfront with a thick layer of earthy hops hanging out in the background.

Taste: Mellow tropical fruits and various berries that gradually mingled into a palate-warming dank haze of bitter mango, pine resin, and earthy hops.  A slight hint of booziness appeared after sitting in the glass for a few minutes.

Mouthfeel: Creamy Medium-plus body with low level carbonation

Hype: Elevated because of the source and the fact that Permutation Thirty-two was very well received.

Overall: I thought this was alright, but not quite my thing.  It started out tasty enough for me, but I wasn’t a fan of that mildly hot hop finish.  From what I’ve seen online my opinion is in the minority so don’t let me stop you from checking this out if you’re interested.