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Hi everyone!  I feel like it has been a while since I’ve kept to my regular posting schedule but with Fall rapidly approaching I am hopefully inspired and ready to start getting back on track.  I drank this timely release over the holiday weekend, happily far outside the city of Boston. Not only does Labor Day weekend mark the end of summer in these parts, it also means the return of the college kids as the city’s many campus welcome back their students.  As you can imagine navigating the city is somewhat hectic at best during this time of year, and a central stretch of road named Storrow Drive can be a particularly challenging place to be.  Although it is clearly marked as inaccessible to trucks and buses on account of its low clearance bridges, inevitably some unfortunate driver of a small moving truck misses the signs and ends up hitting a bridge, much to the anger of everyone that piles up behind them.  This event is something the locals call getting “Storrowed” and I actually witnessed it happen once several years ago when a do-it-yourself moving truck nearly tore its top off hitting a bridge and did not emerge from the other side.

Beer Name: Storrowed

Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company (Boston, MA / Canton, MA)

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.4%

Description: To summarize the official notes provided on the company website, this double IPA was brewed with Vic Secret and Citra hops to give a smell and taste bursting with tropical and stone fruits.

Appearance: Dark yellow/amber/orange body topped off by a yellowish/white head of foam.

Smell: Huge blast of tropical fruit juice, coming out of both the can and the glass.

Taste: Juicy to the extreme with tons of pineapple and mango upfront.  The fruits slowly blended into a haze of sugary, tropical hops and finished with a throat warming bit of heat.

Mouthfeel: Creamy body on the heavier end of the spectrum with a carbonation level just a bit shy of moderate.

Hype: Elevated, and not just because it’s from Trillium.  They’ve canned this one a few times now and compare it Headroom, one of their most anticipated releases.  For reasons discussed above, it was seasonally appropriate as well.

Overall: I was a fan of this.  Despite the big juicy flavors and warm finish, this somehow managed to be a rather mellow drinking experience that I really appreciated.  Definitely glad I was able to check it out.