Big Bird | Trillium Brewing Company

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our "small birds" are a series of pale ales experimenting with combinations of adjunct grains and hop varieties to create seasonal, sessionable pale ales. Big Bird is a continuation of some of these experiments in an amped-up Double IPA form. One of the hoppiest beers we've made to date, Big Bird is featuring a new signature hop. This new hop gives Big Bird an intense nose that zaps the senses with aromas of lime, overripe papaya, and pithy citrus. Flavors of pineapple and tangy grapefruit are balanced by a light body and dank, resinous finish. Pumped up with hop forward flavor and weighing in at 8.5% ABV... there's a new bird in town, and this clucker is big!

MALT: American 2-Row Barley, White Wheat Malt, Dextrine Malt, Flaked Wheat, Valley Danko Rye, Valley Triticale, Malted Oats, Dextrose

HOPS: ?

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-29-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
5.8%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Virby44
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dank. Earthy grass, pine resin, Grapefruit pith, orange zest and tangerine. Tongue tingling, citrus rind bitterness. Cracker malt profile. Lower end of the sweetness spectrum. Medium bodied. Delicious.

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Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grover37
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: hazy golden yellow, little to no head, solid lacing along the cup
Smell: lemon grass, pine, pinaple, light citrus
Taste: big lemon grass, citrus and pinaple followed by a piney finish
Feel: insably clean, medium body and light carbonation... finished semi dry... stupid easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - Murky yellow body with almost no head

S - Lemon, sherbet, musty farmhouse, hop oils, white wine, and grapefruit

T - Lots of acidity and oily, spicy hops. Plenty of lemon and grapefruit too. Bitterness runs rampant.

F - Full and creamy. No alcohol presence. Cant find the 8.5%.

O - Not the most drinkable DIPA thanks to the crazy amount of bitter hops, but has enough citrus to keep you around.

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4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BRoweski30
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Celtics76
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fireazzi
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IcemanCometh
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vess
4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Big Bird from Trillium Brewing Company
4.48 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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