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Tiny Chicken | Trillium Brewing Company

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Ratings:
76
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
16.09%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With the New England summer fast approaching we release Tiny Chicken, another edition in our Small Bird Series of lower ABV, hazy pale ales. Deceivingly diminutive in name, Tiny Chicken packs a hoppy punch with a powerful combination of Galaxy and Amarillo. Engaging aromatics pop with notes of bright citrus and peach, while flavors of tropical fruit, melon, and orange sweep over the palate in refreshing waves. Finishing crisp and dry with slight earthy/spicy grain character from the use of locally malted wheat and Danko rye.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Valley Rye, Valley Wheat, Flaked Oats, C-15, Dextrine

HOPS: Galaxy, Amarillo, Columbus

Added by BearsOnAcid on 08-28-2013

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 76
Reviews by BearsOnAcid:
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4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pillowy head; light golden body. Amazingly fresh and robust hop aroma. Extremely sessionable. Soothing spicy finish from the hops and rye. Dry with some prickly carbonation. One of the best I've had so far from Trillium. Such a simple but well executed beer.

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4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jaydoc
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 5/17/16; drank on 5/21/16

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.81/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a 2-finger fluffy white head. Leaves lots of clingy lacing.

The aroma is quite tropical, with notes of mango and sweet melon. I also get some grapefruit and spicy bread. Not a lot going on, but pleasant.

The flavor brings lots of orange and sweet citrus up front, followed by some notes of melon and peaches. Finish is slightly peppery and spicy.

Feel is medium bodied with good carbonation. Slightly dry finish with some lingering bitterness.

Overall, a good pale ale that is nicely balanced. Doesn't match up to Fort Point but it's still a very solid beer.

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4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy gold color with a finger's worth of head. This is about what I've come to expect from Trillium's hazy offerings.
S: Very citrusy. Again, fairly similar to some of the other beers I've had from Trillium with one notable difference: this beer doesn't have nearly the "dank" aroma that the others have.
T: Very dry. Definite citrus notes. This is kind of like a toned down version of some of their heavier hopped higher ABV beers. Don't take that as a knock though; this is one of the better 5-6% ABV beers I've tasted and I can drink a lot more of this in once sitting that I can their heavier DIPAs.
F: Crisp, medium body.
O: This is a great beer in context of what it is. If I were having just one glass this wouldn't be my first choice, but if I want something lighter for a long night of drinks I haven't found many that I would choose over Tiny Chicken.

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4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hophead717
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmlewisjr
4.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pnihan
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of THSmusicman
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Userme59
3.99/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of gcamparone
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass. Thanks Steve for picking this up for me.

Pours a very hazy, orange juice body with a thick white head that reduces very slowly to leave heavy lacing and chunky retention.

Aromas of pungent citrus, oranges, creamsicle, grapefruit. Taste is citrusy as well, with melons and tropical fruits in there too. A little light on the mouthfeel but to be expected considering the ABV, medium low carbonation.

"Trillium Lite" is what I'd call this. All the flavors but less body.

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Tiny Chicken from Trillium Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.