Gay Head Lighthouse | Trillium Brewing Company

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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:
Gay Head Lighthouse' eponymous beer is a double IPA brewed with Mosaic hops and pours with a hazy orange straw coloring. Bursting aromas of fresh and vibrant citrus lead through to a palate ample with flavors of sweet tangerine, lemon granita, candied grapefruit slices, and overripe pineapple. With a medium body and carbonation, Gay Head Lighthouse has a gentle floral bitterness.

ABV: 8.9%

MALT: Pale Malt, Honey Malt

HOPS: Mosaic

Added by Luscious_Malfoy on 11-27-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
36
pDev:
5.92%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWolf
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewandbbq
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can.

Pours murky gold with a dense, short head of off-white. Retention and lacing is moderate. Dank and garlicky in the nose. Honey-drizzled guava rubbed with green onions. Medium bodied with a creamy, chewy mouthfeel. Sweet malt with resinous weed and onion-rubbed citrus on the palate. Finishes sweet with plenty of honey, weed, and garlic.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hos
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11/27/18. Both the Lighthouse and Harbor Islands Series are a cool concept, highlighting local landmarks and destinations. And those places should be honored to have such amazing beer named in their honor! With Mosaic being the highlight hop here, tropical citrus is obviously the main flavor. I’m not getting the flavors in the description because I don’t have a professional palate, but I believe what they say. Properly pungent and dank without being bitter. Drinkability off the charts, naturally, and a creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat dry in the finish and also a tad sweet, almost approaching cloying. This is a palate wrecker and a beer to end the night with, as few beers can come after this. Another stellar beer from Trillium.

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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange beer with a finger of slightly off white head. A few random globs of lacing left behind. Smells sweet with pineapple, tangerine, mango and grapefruit. Tastes sweet and pleasantly bitter with a lingering tangerine flavor. Mainly it tastes like pineapple, mango and tangerine with a floral and pithy finish. Really great beer.

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4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 11.27.18, opened 12.22.18, poured into a teku glass

Hazy orange liquid , two finger soapy off white foam cap, sticky lacings, settles to a ring

Aroma is citrus , candied orange, tangerine, pineapple, whiff of spice

Taste is tangerine, pineapple,

Hop taste lingers but does not bite

Good beer

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrandfield
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A beer to be reckoned with. Dank, spicy, and extra thick (but not syrupy!).
Look: Dark, cloudy amber
Smell: Hops and alcohol
Taste: Thick. Not that boozy, spicy
Feel: Zesty mouthfeel
Overall: Wow

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Gay Head Lighthouse from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 36 ratings