Moon Island | Trillium Brewing Company

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nestled in the bay just off the coast, Boston's Harbor Islands are rich with history and intrigue. Each is known for its unique appeal and backstory, with a string of larger narratives tying them together en masse. The Harbor Islands IPA series grew out of the exploration that took place in our Permutation Series, where we developed a new series of IPAs that showcases extraordinary hops, building on our team's experience brewing hoppy beer at Trillium. Learn more about the Boston Harbor Islands from Boston Harbor Now.

During colonial times, the island, then known as Manning’s Moone, was mainly used as a grazing site for nearby farms in Dorchester and Quincy. Today, a ¾ mile long causeway actually connects the Island to the Squantum neighborhood of Quincy. Moon Island has an elevation of 98 feet providing exceptional views of downtown Boston and Peddocks Island.

Pouring a amber orange with moderate haze, Moon Island IPA’s signature Simcoe dry hop gives off an dank and spicy aroma bursting with notes of pressed orange, ripe mango, pineapple rings, and lively grapefruit zest. The palate builds upon the nose with a touch of fresh squeezed lemon balanced against a light, pillowy biscuit malt backbone. Moon Island IPA has a soft, mild mouthfeel and finishes with a gentle, clean bite of pine tips.

MALT: Pale Malt, Honey Malt, Victory Malt

HOPS: Simcoe

Added by Luscious_Malfoy on 11-05-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
42
pDev:
7.31%
 
 
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0
Gots:
5
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Photo of WunderLlama
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11.15.18, opened 12.16.18, poured into a teku glass

Deep hazy orange, one finger off white soapy foam crown, settles to a foam layer, some lacings

Fragrant on the pour, citrus orange, candied orange, pineapple, mango, whiff of grapefruit, whiff of spice

Taste of citrus orange , hint of pine

Hop taste , no bite

Good beer

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.66/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of a light mango, lots of pine, and some bready malt. Has a little bit of a funky nose. Tastes has a nice spicy hop zing on top of the pine. Nice right up front. Dies off and turns to a little mango sweetness and some grapefruit back end. No bitterness. Bready and a little chewy malt backbone. Medium body. Starts off nicely. Maybe doesn't fully pan out, though. Good.

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Photo of BAsbill
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanflc
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopLuva
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.74/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to tzieser for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 11/05/18

Poured into a Tree House glass a very nice cloudy yellowish/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, nectarines, pineapple), very nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, nectarines, mango, pineapple), some pretty nice sweetness, very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a pretty nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive! Orange Julius! Milk Shake! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. Thanks Tom!

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Photo of twizzard
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gerred
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soze47
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. In general, I think these beers need a week in the can to achieve optimal balance. Stone fruit and melon tones get a great malt kick of honey and wheat tang. Good stuff.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Rainintheface
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeersAndPretzels
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WanderingFool
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrandfield
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Moon Island from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 42 ratings