Pier American Wheat Ale
Trillium Brewing Company

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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #3
Ranked #1,757
4.27 | pDev: 6.79%
May 10, 2021
Sep 20, 2014
Pier American Wheat AlePier American Wheat Ale
Notes: 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
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4.42 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

Traded for this recently as a friend of mine made a run up to Trillium this past weekend. Never had this before and it's nice to have a beer from them that's different than what I'm accustomed to. It might have poured and looked like one of their more famous IPA's, but this was an great example of a Wheat Beer that felt familiar throughout my session.

Of course, this poured like juice and was cloudy as all heck with plenty of head topping it off. That slowly settled but didn't leave behind much lacing as I sipped this as only a faint ring remained about a quarter of the way down the side of my pint glass. Lots of wheat and Pilsner Malt in the nose with some tangy citrus underneath it as the tangerine and *very* sharp grapefruit burst forth in the taste once this fully warmed up. Slick, full, and a bit dry in the aftertaste, there was an undertone of peach here that helped tie everything in together. The soft mouthfeel gave way to a dank presence on my breathe once I finished this off as the Citra quietly gave way to the Galaxy...

Not a lot of booze here but it felt stronger than it was in actuality, because of the strong hop presence. Just a few bits of blond sediment settled at the bottom of the liquid but otherwise, this beer dated 9/8 held up well as it tasted as fresh as could be and true to it's description. Enjoyed this take on the style as it was on par with Trilllium's other offerings as the onion and garlic spice that stuck with me left me wanting a chaser of water and ultimately, another one of these!

Nov 04, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DD420 from Massachusetts

Canned 9/8/20
Drank 10/7/20

Held very well, looks fresh like the day it was canned, orange juice color and consistency, a tiny bit of bitterness/carbonation upfront, other than that it would be a top level Trillium beer!!! B+ Trillium beer grade

Oct 08, 2020
4.52 by Spluger from Massachusetts on May 01, 2020
4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 13, 2020
4.15 by Van_boi from New Hampshire on Apr 10, 2020
4.17 by Ajlvt from Washington on Aug 23, 2019
4.42 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Aug 09, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mntlover from Tennessee

Pours a pale dull cloudy yellow color with a one finger white head.

Aroma is nice soft wheat notes but fruity hops pineapple, mango and mandarin orange with a mingled citrus rind and herbal bitterness. Pretty much an NEIPA with some wheat thrown in the mash, that being said it is pleasant.

Taste is pretty much like the nose, NEIPA nice fruity tropical hops with a little wheat malt actually find that to be a good change up for a tad different flavor for the malty base the hops ride on. Bitterness in the finish is citrus rind and herbal notes like the nose also.

Mouthfeel is medium with little higher then medium carbonation little fizzy but not quite too peppy.

Overall a pretty good hopped up wheat ale, no surprise I guess it is following the hazy kick. Just so you guys are aware not all IPA's have to be the NE style.

Aug 02, 2019
4.6 by MunduMugo from Massachusetts on Jul 22, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

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.

Aug 03, 2018
4.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Jun 26, 2018
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Jun 16, 2018
4.28 by jaydoc from Kansas on Jun 03, 2018
4.5 by Juggerr from New York on May 29, 2018
4.5 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on May 24, 2018
4.09 by djm444 from Tennessee on May 20, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by wedge from North Carolina

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.

May 18, 2018
3.83 by Icka31 from Ohio on May 12, 2018
4.33 by Hawls from Connecticut on May 09, 2018
4.13 by LoudRed from Massachusetts on May 03, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Pubes_DDH_DIPA from Massachusetts

Not my fave.

May 01, 2018
3.98 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts on Apr 06, 2018
3.32 by KevinMc from Illinois on Mar 29, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts


Feb 07, 2018
4.64 by zbloom from New York on Jan 21, 2018
4.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2018
3.97 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Dec 17, 2017
4.53 by Brian1357 from Virginia on Dec 10, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

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

Nov 29, 2017
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4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

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.

Nov 28, 2017
4.18 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Nov 27, 2017
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3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by VoxRationis from New York

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.

Nov 26, 2017
4.39 by Tim725 from New Jersey on Nov 23, 2017
4.02 by Skellbop from New York on Nov 19, 2017
4.02 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Nov 11, 2017
4.3 by Mike from New Hampshire on Nov 09, 2017
4.21 by IBUBrew from Vermont on Nov 08, 2017
4.25 by alexsergio from New York on Nov 05, 2017
4.25 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2017
Pier American Wheat Ale from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 480 ratings