Small Bird Series: Itty-Bitty Goose | Trillium Brewing Company

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Small Bird Series: Itty-Bitty GooseSmall Bird Series: Itty-Bitty Goose
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshingly hoppy American pale ale, Itty Bitty Goose is another edition in our "Small Bird Series" of lower ABV pale ales. The nose is an ripe apricot, lemon, and lightly toasted malt. Citrus peel and grassy hop flavors fill the palate and ends in a soft yet crisp mouthfeel. Dry and effervescent, light to medium bodied.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Malted Triticale from Valley Malt, Flaked Oats, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: Amarillo, El Dorado, CTZ

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,494
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
202
pDev:
6.93%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 202
Photo of gcamparone
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass. Thanks Steve for getting this for me.

Pours a hazy orange body with a nice fluffy white head that reduces to a layer of foam and leaves good lacing.

Aromas of oranges, light citrus, pine. Tastes light, not too much going on, seems watered down. Orange, citrus, finishes with peppery zest and a touch of bitterness. Easy drinker but a little watery, medium carbonation.

Not bad.. but not up the Trillium standards.

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Photo of Smokee
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, freshly canned today. Looks decent, the head dissipates a little quickly. Orangey-yellow and cloudy. Not a ton to smell, more malt than allot of other trilliums, Just an okay mouthfeel. A little pepper lemon and apricot, then malt, then hops. Overall, good to very good, a little different than the usual Trillium offerings a nice change.

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pours hazy, lemony yellow with a full, billowy white cap.
S: fruity hops, grass, bread.
T: Biscuit, lemon, hay, Finishes dry and with a hoppy bite.
M: creamy, soft mouthfeel with light carbonation.
O: Great creamy APA with a nice balance between biscuit/malt and tropical, fruity hops.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was poured from a growler bought at Trillium Brewery today. I believe the beer was produced in the last week. It was dry hopped with Columbus and Simcoe, listed at 4.8% ABV.

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Photo of thegerm87
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thin feel. Lemon pledge and dry, crackery, spice-y malt smell/taste. Light lingering bitterness, grassy, earthy, saltine-like finish. Not trillium's strongest offering in my opinion.

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Photo of Chazari99
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trillium is doing some great things, and this beer is no exception. (Their DIPA, Mettle, is as good or better than any beer - including Heady, Double Sunshine etc. - that I have had, and Sprang is just remarkable). This brewery continues to brew judiciously and this beer is no exception. I had it with a dozen oysters and the freshness was outstanding. It had the perfect bitterness and fruity aroma. This beer was head and shoulders better than the recent releases of A Street IPA and Treecreeper.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a half growler of this last week from the brewery. I am so glad Trillium is in Boston - tired of driving hours to get to a great small brewer. I am committing a foul, in that I had this beer a few days ago, but I want to note how good this beer was. It hits you as a very solid pale ale of course, but it seems to be bordering on IPA level with its bitterness. I was so surprised to see a 4.7 ABV....it doesn't seem that way. Session beers are the rage - I would call this a go-to for me from now on. Well done

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slight decent foamywhite head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is hazy and orange. The beer smell has strong orange and floral hop notes with a hint of oatmeal sweetness that reminds me a bit of raspberries when combined with the rye notes. The beer itself has strong orange and floral hop notes with a raspberry sweet aftertaste from the oatmeal and rye. The rye is fairly subtle and acts more to work with the oatmeal than anything else. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and smooth with a light body but on the heavy side. Overall, a pretty good and unique pale ale that hits the spot on a warm night.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lemon, orange, some pineapple and tangerine. Large, dry cracker malt profile. Maybe a hint of Pilsner malt flavor. Light bodied, fairly bitter and short finish. Lower level of sweetness. Pretty solid session.

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Small Bird Series: Itty-Bitty Goose from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 202 ratings