Small Bird Series: Pipsqueak Penguin
Trillium Brewing Company

Small Bird Series: Pipsqueak PenguinSmall Bird Series: Pipsqueak Penguin
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From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #108
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,113
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.76%
Ratings:
179
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 30, 2022
Added:
Dec 29, 2016
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  29
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Small Bird Series: Pipsqueak PenguinSmall Bird Series: Pipsqueak Penguin
Notes: A refreshingly hoppy American pale ale, Pipsqueak Penguin is another edition in our "Small Bird Series" of lower ABV offerings, this time brewed for the colder months! The nose is a fusion of lime zest and pineapple. White grape and clementine fill out the flavor profile, balanced by a structured grainy backbone and a crisp, dry finish.

MALT: English Pale Malt, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley, Dextrine, C-15

HOPS: CTZ, El Dorado, Nelson Sauvin
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4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida on Jan 30, 2022
 
4.25 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Jan 06, 2022
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3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

On tap at Trillium @ Thomson Place brewery. Served in a nonic pint glass.

O - A nice pale ale. A true pale ale. Easy drinking. Citrusy burps - Yum! Another hoppy good tasting low ABV beer. 4.0

A – Pours a cloudy dull orange juice, with a nice one- finger head. Not as ugly as the legroom. 3.75

S - Low aroma with citrus. 3.75

T - Citrusy, resiny, herbal and grassy. Not over the top hoppy. The best trillium beer I’ve had today. 4.0

MF – A light body with a safe easy dry finish. 4.25

Dec 15, 2021
 
4.62 by drewmuni from California on Jan 24, 2021
 
3.92 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Jan 22, 2021
 
4.43 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on Jul 17, 2020
 
4.12 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Apr 11, 2020
 
4 by MTKATL from Georgia on Mar 14, 2020
 
4.18 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Feb 27, 2020
 
4.38 by Naughead from Massachusetts on Mar 18, 2019
 
4.17 by moltch from Massachusetts on Jan 31, 2019
 
4.5 by egrandfield from Massachusetts on Jan 18, 2019
 
4.65 by ER527 from New York on Jan 05, 2019
 
3.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands on Aug 19, 2018
 
4.04 by jhavs from New York on Aug 01, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by alextastic from California

Dark, amber orange, with a head about a finger thick that stays there until you're halfway done with it. Very satisfying nose, with hints of orange, pineapple, and apricot. Really refreshing body, smooth, mildly hoppy flavor, with a crisp, clean finish. Sometimes you forget how enjoyable a quality pale ale can be. This beer will remind you.

May 31, 2018
 
4.02 by cp45 from New Jersey on Apr 28, 2018
 
4.1 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts on Apr 28, 2018
 
4.19 by beantownsour93 from Massachusetts on Apr 18, 2018
 
4.24 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Apr 17, 2018
 
3.75 by rspauldi from Texas on Apr 16, 2018
 
4.18 by Dirtyhands from Maryland on Apr 15, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

Canned 3/28/18 and purchased 4/5/18 at brewery.

L: Mostly hazy orange with golden tinges. 2F+ head at beginning with good retention, but eventually leaves nothing but a thin ring, no lacing.

S: Orange and lime zest seem to be the predominant items in the nose.

T: Lime zest and white grape juice up front, as the orange seems mostly absent from taste. Fair amount of flaked oats evident as well. Finish fairly neutral.

F: Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Construction and balance are OK. Decent drying.

O: A nice, pretty-easy drinking session ale.

Apr 10, 2018
 
4.05 by LoudRed from Massachusetts on Apr 09, 2018
 
4.06 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by eppie82 from Illinois

Draft at Trillium-Canton. Not your typical NE IPA. Not overly juicy. More clean, with a hop bite at the end. Dry. Bitterness comes out as warms.

Mar 10, 2018
 
4.02 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2018
 
4.26 by littlestevie14 from Massachusetts on Feb 21, 2018
 
3.96 by alexsergio from New York on Feb 20, 2018
 
4.5 by msondel from Massachusetts on Feb 19, 2018
 
4.25 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Feb 11, 2018
 
4.65 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Feb 10, 2018
 
4.68 by StormAles from Canada (ON) on Feb 05, 2018
 
3.9 by NelCet from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2018
 
4.02 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 02, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Canned on 1/23/18, drank on 2/1/18; as a frequent drinker of hoppy Trillium beers, this one just seems a bit off to me; it is good, but a little bitter and thin; definitely my least favorite on the Small Bird Series

Feb 02, 2018
 
4 by qcbrewer from North Carolina on Feb 01, 2018
 
4.16 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Jan 29, 2018
 
4 by LPresant from Massachusetts on Jan 26, 2018
 
4.17 by pprichar from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2017
Small Bird Series: Pipsqueak Penguin from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 179 ratings