Keytar Bear | 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): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our latest Double IPA serves as a tribute to the beloved Boston based busker, Keytar Bear. Known to many Bostonians for his welcoming perma-smile and funky 80’s Prince covers, a Keytar Bear sighting is a surefire way to brighten the day, or at the very least your commute on the T!

Keytar Bear Double IPA is brewed with local wildflower honey and a little lactose, then conditioned on vanilla beans, and presents a milky haze of deep orange straw. Intense aromas of orange oil and pineapple leap out of the glass. Flavors of tangerine, slight marshmallow, a whiff of coconut cream and rich Madagascar vanilla bean lead the palate and meld into a tropical profile that hints at piña colada. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft back end bitterness, Keytar Bear is an instant Boston classic!

ABV: 8.8 %
MALT: Pale Malt, Flaked Barley, Honey Malt
HOPS: Citra, Galaxy

Added by bhatch729 on 06-12-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,550
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
54
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Canned 06/12/18, 08:23:14.

Pours a pale hazy gold, with a creamy white head that bubbles away quickly. Thin but even lace.

The nose bursts with vanilla out the gate. Takes a second, but creamsicle aromas come through next. The tropical mango and poya combined with the milky lactose make for an awesome combination of smells.

Bitter citrus comes through first, but after a moment you get a nice balance from that lactose. Pithy rind and subtle dank overpower the vanilla slightly, but don’t get me wrong.. this is great.

Creamy, milky body. Low soft carb and a silky smooth finish.

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Keytar Bear from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 54 ratings