Minot's Ledge Lighthouse | Trillium Brewing Company

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Minot's Ledge LighthouseMinot's Ledge Lighthouse
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Minot’s Ledge refers to the notorious rock formation located about a mile off the coast of Cohasset and Scituate. Between 1832 and 1841, approximately 40 ships were lost in the vicinity of these rocks, leading to the construction of a 70 foot iron tower to help guide ships in late 1849. This initial tower was knocked over in a massive storm in April of 1851. Recognizing the need for a stronger design, the second Minot's Ledge Lighthouse utilized over 3,514 tonnes of perfectly interlocking dovetailed Quincy granite reinforced with iron shafts. Completed in 1860, this engineering marvel was the most expensive in the history of the United States. Even as waves have been known to crest over the top of the Lighthouse, the strongest gales and storms cause little more than a strong vibration inside.

Minot's Ledge Lighthouse' eponymous beer is a Double IPA brewed with Australian Galaxy hops and pours a light marigold orange with heavy haze. The nose displays a bevy of ripe fruits as diced mango, sweet pineapple, and orange candies entice the palate. Extending through to the palate these flavors present themselves as layered tropical smoothie with an accent of freshly squeezed white grapefruit. Minot"s Ledge Lighthouse has a soft, pillowy mouthfeel and a medium body, with a restrained bite on the finish.

MALT: Pale Malt, Honey Malt

HOPS: Galaxy

Added by bhatch729 on 11-20-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
27
pDev:
5.47%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
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3.87/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the source.

Pours murky gold with a minimal head of whipped white. Moderate retention and lacing. Pungent and juicy in the nose. White grape, mango, pineapple, and orange. Medium bodied with a creamy, rounded mouthfeel. Ripe, juicy tropicals on the palate with zero malt and some honey sweetness. Grape jam, candied peach, orange creamsicle, and sugar-dusted pineapple. Finishes a bit sweet with juicy hops for days and minimal bitterness.

Great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy bright yellow color with off-white head. Aroma has fermented pineapple juice, really hoppy, grape forward and slightly boozy. Taste is sweet and fruity, a bit nutty, well balanced by a light grassy bitterness. Easy drinking for a DIPA.

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4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks goes out to tzieser for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 11/20/18

Less than 2 weeks on this can, AWESOME!

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, peaches, nectarines, pineapple), very nice diesel like. The taste is very nice, hoppy, malty, with a very nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, peaches, nectarines, mango, pineapple), some pretty nice sweetness, very nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a pretty nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a very tasty brew. Addictive! Orange Julius! Milk Shake! Glad to have gotten a chance to try it. A very nice take on the style. Thanks Tom!

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4.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great head retention, delicious beer. one of my favorite new beers from trillium in recent memory

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4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
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Minot's Ledge Lighthouse from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 27 ratings