Small Bird Series: Pocket Pigeon | Trillium Brewing Company

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Small Bird Series: Pocket PigeonSmall Bird Series: Pocket Pigeon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Part of our Small Bird series of seasonal, sessionable pale ales, Pocket Pigeon features malted spelt and a large dosing of Mosaic, Galaxy, and Columbus hops. Deep gold in color with a heavy haze and bright white head, Pocket Pigeon emits aromas of freshly squeezed orange juice, tart pineapple, and spicy hops. Light in body with a delicate mouthfeel, this beer ends bone dry with a lasting, lemon pith bitterness.

MALT: American 2-Row Barley, Spelt, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: Galaxy, Mosaic, Columbus

Added by JCTetreault on 02-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Nugget40
4.77/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eziel
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iski100
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kell50
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinL
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque apricot with a tall but extremely airy foam head, settling to a hollow grid of webs.

Ain't nothing wrong with these aromas! Spicy eucalyptus pine. Pineapple, orange, lemon, white peach. White bread and biscuit.

Taste starts out spicy again, with that almost eucalyptus and pine bite, then in comes orange rind, lemon, and cracker with a more beer-centered bready, round fulfilling finish.

Light, fluffy, crisp and semi-wet.

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Photo of Mike
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emount91
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Trillium beer garden on the Greenway. Certainly very good as far as sessionable, hoppy ales go, but lacking the unique character of some of their other offerings

82/100

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Photo of agreenman19
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - the label is so tiny! It's hazy, just a little less so than their IPAs. Orange of course. Big boisterous head that settles quickly but leaves a hell of a bubbly mess behind.

S - smells of mosaic and wheat bread. Coriander and Mandarin oranges.

T - earthy lemon and orange. Mild candy sweetness. A touch buttery. Grainy but not grassy. Finishes heavy and dry. Not what you'd expect from a pale ale.

F - honestly feels better than their IPAs. Viscous and full-bodied with just the right amount of (minimal) carbonation.

O - as far as pale ales go, this is fantastic. Trillium does the boring styles justice. Lots of breweries focusing on the biggest and bestest, but we can't forget about the little people!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of griffey123
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trapp2424
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dp15
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of qcbrewer
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of littlestevie14
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joberlander
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color with minimal head. Taste is big, sweet orange juice with light orange and lemon rind. Light bodied, nice mix of sweet and bitter, and medium bodied. Really really enjoyable orange juice bomb. Super impressed with all the flavor from such a low ABV beer. Trillium has a lot of strengths and I am finding that their small birds series are some of the most enjoyable beers I have had from them. I will be getting more four packs of this.

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