Pier American Wheat Ale | Trillium Brewing Company

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Pier American Wheat AlePier American Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 30% wheat, this hoppy, golden American ale features Galaxy and Citra in the dry hop. Bright aromatics of overripe peach, orange rind, and green, herbal hops flood the nose while balanced flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, and creamy wheat excite the palate. Refreshingly light bodied with a soft, fluffy mouthfeel, Pier finishes dry with a slightly mineral bitterness.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Dextrine

HOPS: Galaxy, Citra, Columbu

Added by westcoastbeerlvr on 09-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,282
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
470
pDev:
6.79%
 
 
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39
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Photo of Bshaw22
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super solid wheat beer. More like a wheat pale ale. It has some wheat/Weiss characteristics, but doesn't have any of the eterery banana notes. Crips with a hoppy bight and a little tropical.
Beautiful orangy/yellow beer with a big white head.

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Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of djm444
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wedge
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can stamped 04/25/18

Cloudy dull gold with little flecks dancing around the bottom of the glass and a tall, lumpy head of white foam. Aromas of ripe stone fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, wheat, and a subtle sticky herbal dankness. Juicy tropical fruit flavors - definite heavy Galaxy presence with passion fruit, mango, peach, spruce, and orange juice. Medium-light, creamy, and dry. Essentially an (NE)IPA - as expected - and a tasty one at that.

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Photo of Icka31
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hawls
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoudRed
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pubes_DDH_DIPA
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not my fave.

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Photo of tscanlon51
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinMc
3.32/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citra+Galaxy

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Photo of zbloom
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iski100
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian1357
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This brewery should be outlawed. Not fair to other breweries for them to exist. Well done.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint can 10/10/17 opened on 11/27/17

A slightly hazy gold with light amber hues. A tall, fluffy and bubbly white foam rises high with moderate retention abilty. A bit of sticky lace hangs on for good.

The aroma is very interesting, an abundance of fruity hops permeates the nose, sweet mandarin orange, zesty lemmon, minerals and grains with a vanilla-ish creamy sweetness, most likely from the wheat. Sour and zesty notes with a big malt complixty in the aroma. Big hops, excellent light malt and wheat really do make for pleasant aromatics.

The citra and Galaxy hops are just an outstanding combo, bold citrus and sweet tropicals abound in the flavor. A dry, yet juicy mouthfeel has slightly bitter herbs, grainy and earthy wheat tones that range from, dry grasses and creamy vanilla notes. The blend of excellent wheat malt and pilsner malts is just the best. Bold and deep flavor but still allows the hops to shine through. Back to the mouthfeel....dry, juicy, creamy in the finish with a light herbal bite. Soooo goood!!

A wheat IPA , man, its the best of both worlds. Each spectrum in the flavor profille compliment eachother perfectly. Love the balance of flavor's. The hops are deep....earthy, zesty lemmons, citrus fruits and green grasses. Sour and earthy with a nice wheatie tang to end it. Complex, interesting and unique.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 16 oz can into a conical pint glass; canned 10/10/17.
A: Pours a murky, golden-Brown color with a less than quarter inch head, low retention, and moderate lacing.
S: Aromas of pink grapefruit and grapefruit rind and just a touch of tropical fruit, eg, mango. Slightly marshy.
T: Palate largely follows the nose, although gently roasted malts and biscuit flavors are also evident. Bitterness more noticable at end of consumption.
M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.
O: Like the other Trillium offerings I have tried at the edge of the style with leanings toward IPA. In most cases, they have been flavor forward. Here, I would not have been able to identify this as an American Pale Wheat, the flavors are so muddled. Drinkable, but just.

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Photo of Tim725
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pier American Wheat Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 470 ratings