Trillium / Bissell Brothers - Luxurious Tiles
Trillium Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #776
Ranked #6,846
4.38 | pDev: 5.48%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: This one was a long time in the making. We first met Peter and Noah Bissell at a Vermont beer and music festival back in 2015 and we've since watched each other's paths continue down parallel trajectories. Despite remaining close both personally and in a literal sense, the hectic schedules that coincide with starting families and managing growing breweries in our respective cities has kept us from collaborating until now.

When we were finally able to carve out some time to work on a project together, we dove all in. Combining a favorite beer from each of our catalogs, we took the gently spicy rye malt and Mosaic hops in Bissell's Lux Pale Ale and paired them with raw local wildflower honey found in our Cutting Tiles series. The resulting Double IPA, Luxurious Tiles, is a wonderful expression of each base beer while simultaneously offering something singular and fresh. The collaboration didn't stop at the recipe development process. We conducted a full creative swap for Luxurious Tiles, enlisting Co-Owner Peter Bissell for label design and Marketing & Events Manager Lucy Henson for photography.

Pouring an opaque golden yellow with a fluffy white head, Luxurious Tiles boasts an extremely complex bouquet of aromas ranging from mango and honey to blueberry, pine, and white pepper. Full-bodied and pillowy on the palate, each sip leaves a hint of sweetness and a balanced bitter bite that leaves us wanting more.
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4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Summary: 2/3 HF Abner, 1/3 Congress Street....seems like Maine-based Bissell Brothers injected something Vermont into the Trillium cans.

Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass on 10/17 from a growler filled maybe 30 minutes before on the day the collab dropped.
L: brownish orange with a 1.5 finger head
S: this smells like HF Abner
T: orange, mango, then hop burn
F: enough not to overpower the beer, but a little more carbonation would be appreciated, but I admit I prefer sometimes too many bubbles
O: Great

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Trillium / Bissell Brothers - Luxurious Tiles from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings