Big Bird | Trillium Brewing Company

Big BirdBig Bird
BA SCORE
4.4/5
122 Ratings
Big BirdBig Bird
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#863
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
122
pDev:
5.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbutova
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the can Kevin!

A- Classic Trillium pour from the tallboy to a wide tulip with a very cloudy, almost murky pale golden body and a frothy white cap. The head makes it to about a finger tall with decent retention before slowly dying to a small ring at the edges. Lacing is formed with a few spots and webs but overall not a ton.

S- A plethora of fruity and dank hops with immense overall strength, it bursts out of the glass. Grapefruit, fresh lime juice, cantaloupe, dank weedy herbs, tart clementine, oranges, mango and bubble gum from the beastly hops. The yeast and grains only serve at basal levels to accentuate the hops.

T- Sticks to its guns with a similar overall balance of flavors that were presented in the aroma. Bubble gum, mango, grapefruit, intense citrus oil extract (is this some sort of hop powder/oil), clementine, oranges, dank herbs, floral, pine and earthy hop notes. A bit of cereal grains, light sweetness, yeast bread and crackers to form a base for the intense hops.

MF- Medium-heavy body with an extremely silky and creamy texture. The smooth brew has a high level of carbonation which comes off like a pillow on the palate due to the overload of grains with long chained sugars. Ends with a sharp citrus bitterness.

Trillium has the best bodies and often the best aromas in the business with obvious competition from their MA brethren right down I-90. This beer finds a great balance of everything citrus, stone fruit and herbal without really throwing all the chips into one character.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Trying to get caught up on ratings

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.12/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MorpheusIPA
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can thanks to Kevin

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4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev -2%
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can. Hazy pale orange. Smells of sweet pale malt, a hint of caramel, orange hops, and a zippy back end that's a little woodsy and limey. Taste has more of that zippy hop. Woodsy, more citrus, sweet tropical fruit. A little booze. Resiny finish. Medium heavy. Very nice, but big.

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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoosier84
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arober22
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
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Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -3%
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Big Bird from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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