Pow Pow | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pow Pow is hazy, pale orange in appearance and emits aromatic qualities of orange zest, apricots and honeysuckle on the nose. Bright flavors of citrus pith, along with soft notes of melon are accentuated with a lasting and balanced bitterness.

The idea for Pow Pow was born when 2 very passionate individuals joined forces during the epic 2016 beer festival Beer Camp Across America. Devil’s Backbone, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Stoudt’s, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, and Trillium collaborated to create one of the festival’s signature beer Pat-Rye-Ot, a pale ale that pays tribute to America’s original homebrewers. During the process two brewers in particular were fascinated by a new hop product that was used in Pat-Rye-Ot. The product: lupulin powder. The fascinated brewers: Sean Lawson and JC Tetreault.

Lupulin powder is essentially a super concentrated hop product made by flash freezing and then shattering intact hop flowers. In early November, the team experimented with different ways of utilizing the lupulin powder in both the whirlpool and during the dry hop, taking into account beer and wort temperatures, contact time, lupulin powder temperatures, and consistency of the powder.

MALT: American 2-Row Barley, English Pale Ale Malt, Flaked Wheat, White Wheat Malt, C-15, Dextrine, Dextrose

HOPS: Citra Lupulin Powder, Simcoe Lupulin Powder, Mosaic Lupulin Powder, Galaxy, Nelson


Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-12-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
187
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a hazy dark pear-like semi-pale burnt to muddy orange color. Finger’s worth of white foamy head started and dissipated at a decent pace. The aroma had some mango, passionfruit, citrus, grapefruit pith, danky sweet onion, with a dusty resinous backing flowing over a soft yeastiness. Some orange zest and honeysuckle slide in underneath. The flavor takes all previously mentioned aromas to coincide well blended and still exacting the sweet, bitter and zesty portions flowing all along my tastebuds. Its a freefall in the aftertaste as it just seems to flow so smoothly in a liquous crushing semi-sticky finish, different, but I like that. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Mild carbonation feels good and the bitterness is there, but seems to just slide. Overall, what a great DIPA that I would love to have again.

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Pow Pow from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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